excursions

Our exciting excursions uncover the fun and wonder in nature. Available for schools, clubs and other private groups. 

Our Forest School leaders love to share their passion and knowledge of the environment.  Have them guide you through our carefully selected locations, engage with nature and enjoy our specialist activities.  Our excursions are a great way for clubs, schools and groups to learn in a fun and hands on way in the great outdoors.

"Let them once get in touch with nature and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life"

- Charlotte Mason, 1891

Bukit Batok

Nature Park

PULAU UBIN 

JELUTONG CAMPSITE

The Learning Forest @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
 

Introduction

We bring The Learning Forest to life for your young explorers. The Learning Forest is packed full of fascinating mysteries waiting to be revealed, from the taste of the wild fruit growing in the Wild Fruit Grove to the Pong Pong trees with their dangerous uses and large floating seed pods. We will provide an excursion far more exciting than the usual school visit with a personalised tour and hands on activities delivered in the style of the Forest School approach to learning. 

Details

Time: 2hrs - 2.5hrs

PAX: 10-20 children

Ratio: Minimum 1 adult to 4 children (N2), maximum 1 adult to 10 children (K2) plus your Wildlings Leader

Age groups: N2, K1, K2

Cost: $30 per child

 

Programme:

Welcome circle & warm-up game

Nature Walk

Activity time:

We will advise you on the activities suitable for this location.  

Reflection Time

Mindfulness

Story or story stones

Discussion

Exit the forest

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Introduction

Bukit Batok Nature Park is a wonderful environment for an excursion. Containing all of the elements required for an enriching encounter with nature. From its wild fruit trees, beautiful quarry, natural streams and enchanting sheltered spaces amongst the trees, 

We bring the nature park to life for your young explorers with our detailed knowledge of the park and hands-on nature connection activities. We can provide a personalised tour delivered in the style of the Forest School approach to learning. 

 

Details

Time: 2hrs - 2.5hrs

PAX: 10-20 children

Ratio: Minimum 1 adult to 4 children (N2), maximum 1 adult to 10 children (K2) plus your Wildlings Leader

Age groups: N2, K1, K2

Cost: $30 per child

 

Programme:

Welcome circle & warm-up game

Nature Walk

Activity time:

We will advise you on the activities suitable for this location.  

Reflection Time

Mindfulness

Story or story stones

Discussion

Exit the forest

Pulau Ubin Campfire Cooking Session

Introduction

This is a full day excursion for older children which introduces the learners to fire safety, fire-lighting best practice and how to set up, light and manage a campfire for cooking. 

We will develop numerous skills as we work together to create a meal which we will sit down to enjoy together before we play a game and reflect on our experiences. 

We will provide one Forest School Leader and one Forest School Assistant to manage the excursion at the Pulau Ubin Jelutong Campsite. 

This is a truly wonderful excursion which seeks to strengthen the bonds of friendship through shared experiences and overcoming challenge all in the magical setting of Pulau Ubin.

 

Details

Time: 4.5hrs

Meeting Point: Changi Point Ferry Terminal

PAX: 10-20 children

Age groups: K2 to P6

Cost: $60 per child, $20 per adult (includes lunch)

 

Programme:

 

Travel

Welcome Circle & safety briefing

Take the boat to Pulau Ubin Jetty

Walk to start of the Jelutong Campsite (10 minutes)

 

Preparation

Collect firewood

Set up camp and make the fire pit safe

Order fuel and fire safety talk

How to lay and light a fire

Practice one minute fires

 

Cooking

Light main campfire

Food preparation and cooking:

Campers stew

Bread and rice

Forest fruit salad

Social meal time

 

Reflection

Team game

Fire closing ceremony

Discussion

Reflection, pack-up and return to the Jetty

Fort Canning Park Excursion 

Introduction

Immerse your learners in culture, history and nature during our magical excursion back to the origins of Singapura - the Lion City. Starting at the Gothic Gate, we'll journey through the spice garden and ignite all of our senses. We'll learn about Sang nila Utama at the new themed garden. We'll explore Fort Canning's military history on our way to find a secret passage and along the way we'll visit some trees with their own stories to tell. 

We'll stop at key points to bring the learning to life through team games and carefully crafted experiences. As an optional extra to cool off after a physically challenging morning we can wade in the new bathing pool and swing on the community swings before collection at the Fort Canning MRT.  

 

Details

Time: 3hrs approx

Meeting Point: Gothic Gate, Fort Canning Park

PAX: 10 (1 Leader) -20 children (2 leaders)

Age groups: K1 to P6

Cost: $25 per child

 

Programme:

Welcome circle & warm-up game

Nature Walk

Through the spice garden where we'll have the chance to taste some special plants, to the new Sang Nila Utama Garden 

Activity time:

Snack time at the Sang Nila Utama garden

We'll learn the story of the founding of Singapore

We'll do a nature treasure hunt to make a nature rainbow

Nature Walk

We'll head up the hill and past the old guns and walls of the fort looking for a secret passageway through the walls and up to the heritage trees where we'll learn a thing or two about the trees here

Activity TIme:

We'll play a classic Forest School game of 1,2,3 Where Are You? Amongst the magnificent trees

Reflection Time

We'll re-cap the highlights of our session

We'll finish with yoga or breathing exercises

Optional collection here at the visitor centre. 

Optional Visit to the Bathing Pool, Community Swings and Collection at Fort Canning MRT - allow an additional 45 minutes

 

Example Nature Connection Activities for Your Excursion
Tea Tasting

Colourful flower tea tasting: we will provide at least two flower teas to taste along with a story. 

Gift Making

We will collect rubber and saga seeds and other attractive items to make gifts for loved ones

Natural Boats

Making nature boats which wont sink: we will use pong pong seeds and other items to make boats which (actually) float, then we'll have a go. 

Leaf Painting

Painting on tropical tree leaves: we will collect giant tree leaves such as Terap and then use items found from nature such as sticks and seed pods to paint them.

Tree Spirits

Tree spirit faces from clay: we will use purified river clay and items from nature to make faces which reflect the spirits of the trees.

Nature Shapes

Nature shapes ink stamping & pattern making: we use the fascinating shapes of nature, including leaves. lotus roots and star fruit to practice making patterns reflecting the order found in nature.

Story Stones

Story telling with story stones: for older children, we will end our session with an alternative type of story telling which involves everyone in its making.

Nature Collage

Nature collage and photography: we will collect beautiful items from nature, arrange these and take a photograph of our nature collage.

Journey Sticks

Journey sticks: we find a stick and collect the interesting things we find in the forest to make a sculpture which reflects our journey.

Jewellery Making

Jewellery making: using seeds, wood or clay we will make jewellery from natural objects.

Natural Paints

Exploring with natural paints: we make natural paints using natural pigments and mineral clay..

Mini Beast Hunt

Mini-beast hunt: for older children, the children are challenged to find a min-beastie and identify what it is. 

Can't find anything that you like? Contact Us with some more information and we will come up with some ideas more suited to your needs. 

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