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Our Beach School

From firepit cookery and bushcraft to imagination and storytelling, learn the art of whittling, practical conservation behaviour and survival skills. Our forest school-inspired beach sessions build confidence and social skills in Watergate Bay’s coastal environment. 

Beach school is returning for July and August.

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Beach School Kids' Zone Tent


In association with the Forest School, our qualified Coastal School Leadership team share knowledge of the marine and coastal environment through beach games and activities. 

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Learn the art of whittling, practical conservation behaviour and survival skills. Groups will build shelters, light fires and cook on an outdoor fire. Activities will be tailored for the age group and develop primary skills and confidence in coastal settings. 

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Survival Skills - 5-10yrs old

Use carving techniques with different tools safely, creating wooden crafts. Learn how to light fire, keep it burning and safely extinguish it.

Curious Creations - 7-12yrs

Hunt for seashells and rockpool dwellers, listen to beach storytelling and create beach inspired crafts.

Beachside whittling

Learn the art of whittling with Forest school-inspired woodworking sessions on the sand. Beginning with potato peelers (depending on age) and advancing onto knives.

Whittling has been shown to promote focus and creativity, interdependence and life skills.

Beach School Kids Zone Whittling
Beach School Kids' Zone (1)

Shelter building

Make a shelter with only ropes and a tarpaulin, develop resourcefulness by foraging on the beach to make shelters stronger and unique. Understand the importance of protecting yourself from the elements in the wild.

Outdoor cooking

Besides the outdoor fire, toast marshmallows and pizza on the flames. Any five-hour session will include a meal as part of the beach school experience, prepared and cooked by the children.

Beach School Marshmallows Fire Kids Zone

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Beach School Kids Zone

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Reserve a place on the guest app, or complete an enquiry form

Beach School Marshmallows Kids' Zone

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Drop the Beach School team an email if you have any questions.

Beach School Kids Zone Bucket And Spade

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All sessions are subject to availability. Activity types will vary depending on the weather, age group and tidal conditions.

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