Lead Education Forest School Venues


Wynyard Hall

TS22 5NF (Follow signs for Gardens & Grand Marquee)

Surrounded by 150 acres of historical landscape, you’ll find it hard to beat the sense of tranquillity that encompasses Wynyard Hall. To reach our site you will easily navigate your way through the beautiful Woodland Walk until you reach the famous ‘Eagle Bridge’.  From there our Forest School leaders will walk you through the ancient woods to our site, identifying edible plants and even track animals such as badgers and deer along the way. 

Our Wynyard woodland site offers total seclusion and peaceful surroundings to enjoy the beauty of nature and learn in a safe and secure environment. 

Lumley Estate

DH3 4NU (Look out for entrance above, on A183)*

Set in 5.5 acres of woodland on the beautiful Lumley Estate, Lead Forest School works with a range of clients including schools, education providers, charities and private companies for corporate events. Our site, ‘The Ride’ boasts an array of wildlife, native woodland and wonderful flora. Our Forest School leaders work within our woodland site and also operate along the river where you will see plenty of wildlife including kingfisher, heron, deer and badger. The Lumley Estate is also home to the magnificent Lumley Castle dating back to 1389 where there are stories of betrayal, war and the visits of monarchs abound.  

*Directions: Enter through private road, continue over bridge for parking. 

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