Birdwings Forest School are the Gold Coast’s first forest school for 100% outdoor learning and adventure.

All programs are planned and mentored by qualified early childhood professionals with extensive experience in  forest school leadership, outdoor playwork, creative arts and therapeutic practices. 

Our current programs include:

WildPlay Adventurers – A mobile nature playgroup for families who like to explore, create and play in nature. This playgroup moves between sites to explore a variety of natural locations around the Gold Coast hinterland. For families with children aged 12 months to 6 years. Creative arts, bush crafts and traditional oral stories are celebrated weekly. 

Little Birdwings Forest Kindy  A full-day bush kindy program for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Outdoors all day, children experience gentle, relaxed, creative, social and adventurous play in wild nature. Our days are so joyful, following a predictable and flowing rhythm, making our own fun, even our own toys!

Adventure Club – The best kind of school-readiness program, where children aged 4.5 – 6 years learn crucial skills for independence in thinking, problem-solving, dressing and personal organisation. Full day bush adventures in wild nature with play in creeks, waterfalls and beautiful bushland. Children keep nature journals and learn bushcrafts.

Bush Club –  This is an award-winning program (Outdoors Qld awards 2020) takes school-aged children into the creeks, wild rainforest and sclerophyll forest of Guanaba, at the base of Mt Tamborine. The children are involved in our conservation project to protect the habitat of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly and will develop skills in nature awareness, bushcraft, deep ecology, nature journalling and social group behaviours. Bush Club is a multi-age program for children between 5 and 10 years.

School Holiday Forest School – A fun and full day of adventure craft and games in bushland and the creek. Children aged 5- 12 years can get wet, build cubbies, cook on the campfire, learn bushcraft and PLAY with friends outdoors. Just how holidays should be for children.