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Bolton Forest School...
Adventures For All

Promoting confidence, resilience & independence

Welcome to
Little Bats Learning!

We are thrilled to invite you and your children to our Forest School in Bolton! Our expert-led friendly programme offers an all-weather, immersive learning experience where children can explore nature, learn outdoor skills and connect with other children and the community. With our inclusive approach, we welcome children of all abilities to come and build new relationships while developing essential life skills. Our tailored activities, from wildlife identification to shelter-building and campfires, are sure to captivate your child’s imagination. At Forest School, we’re dedicated to promoting a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world, making a lasting impact on families like yours. When you join us, you will create unforgettable memories through adventures in a safe and welcoming environment!

our local locations...

Harvey Family

The Roost At Bright Meadows

St Chad's Community Hub

Oldhams Family

Great Lever Family

Seven Acres
Country Park

A Little About Us

Little Bats is all about embracing the power of the outdoors to nurture, inspire and develop local children. Getting kids out of the confines of the traditional nursery and classroom settings; we empower and encourage children to explore, investigate, experiment and assess risk at their own pace. 

The natural environment gives young people an opportunity to flourish as individuals… To escape the confines of pressured learning environments, testing and academic led activities to capture their imagination, build independent thinking and raise their self esteem. As a team, we are all passionate about living and breathing the ethos of Forest School in everything we do…

Our Services

Local opportunities
for everyone

Age: 1-5 years

Stay and
Pre-School Programme

Join your little one and let them explore the great outdoors in a welcoming woodland environment that will help to develop their senses, encourage their independence and build curiosity in a safe setting…

5-15 years old

Holiday Activities & Food Programme

Adventurous activities during the school holidays for school children from 5-15 years old. Our HAF programme is jam packed with great things for your kids to do in an inclusive environment with fun and laughter guaranteed…

5-15 years old

After School
Sessions are Coming Back!

Coming back soon, our very popular after school club sessions for 5-15 year olds. Watch this space for the return of messy play, daredevil discoveries, excited exploration and noisy merriment which will be in plentiful supply!

for families

Perinatal Nature, nuture and natter sessions...

Are you a parent (or expecting a child) with a young baby that is looking for a welcoming place to meet new people? Our perinatal support sessions offer a perfect woodland experience for you and your little one…

Happy People...

Parents Testimonials

"My two children really enjoyed the forest school. They enjoyed den building and making journey sticks the most. They came back talking abut things they had learned every evening. The team are lovely and the kids really enjoyed spending time and talking to them."
Albert Muca

Local Partners
& Supporters

Our amazing volunteers...

We are so proud of our volunteer team here at Little Bats. As a CIC, our Forest School doesn’t run for profit, but for creating impact in our local community. Volunteers play a huge role in our operation and without them we couldn’t provide the opportunities for the babies, children and young people that we help today.

Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves...

Stephen Moss

Award Winning Author
Talking Heads...

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Registered Address

23 Ashley Avenue,

Breightmet BL2 5AR



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