Thanet Community Forest School is a newly founded
charity set up in Thanet to provide affordable forest
School programs and experiences to some of Thanet
most deprived individuals.
TCFS was registered as a Charitable Incorporated
Organisation in 2017 and permanently based in Dane
Valley Woods and adjacent allotment.
2017-19 With Thanet's extremely low tree population
density we planted over 200 mature species of trees
on site, engaging with many individuals, groups, schools,
Colleges and other local organisations.
During 2020 -2021 we will be planting 500 new trees
on site though the Isle of Thanet Trees and Woods
Initiative (ITTWI) Community Project.
What we offer:
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Home Educated - Forest School programmes Mondays
Arts & Crafts sessions Fridays 10am-1pm during
Schools - Forest School programmes and horticultural
and sessions for small groups
Holiday Club sessions - during school holiday
aimed at 5-12 year olds. Monday, Tuesdays & Fridays
10am-2pm £12 per session.
Bespoke sessions - Aimed at young adults not in
education or training or on a reduced timetable.
Themed Activity Days - free for families
Adults with learning difficulties - 1:1 or small group
Booking Terms - A minimum of 1 Term is generally
required with payment in advance.
Prices - Please contact us
Current procedures at TCFS in relation to the outbreak of the
The Forest school remains open at this stage with increased
levels of hygiene, in particular the washing of hands.
All participants, visitors and staff are to wash their hands
upon arrival, before consuming food or drinks and prior to leaving.
We are also daily cleaning all our surfaces, equipment etc.
We are following the daily updates from a number of government
and will implement recommended guidelines if required.
Any changes, for example if we decided to close for a period or
if we become aware of any individuals that have contracted
the virus/displaying symptoms that comprise Forest School
we will immediately make you aware. This information will be
shared on our Facebook, Instagram and Website as well as being
sent by personal emails. We formally request that if anyone becomes
infected or displays the symptoms, to inform us as soon as possible.
The safety and well-being of everyone is always our first priority at TCFS.