At Saplings our mission is simple – to get children playing, learning and exploring outdoors. Inspiring them to live a naturally healthy lifestyle that builds resilience, confidence, independence and self-motivation.

We aim to achieve this through

  • Our fully outdoor kindergarten for children 2-5 years.
  • Nature based holiday clubs for children aged from 3-8 years.
  • Forest School programmes that can be booked by schools, nurseries and home education groups for children and young people of all ages.

All of our services are run from our base on the beautiful Durham Coast at Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve. Here we have the wonderful privilege of playing and learning in over 500 acres of protected ancient woodland and meadows.

Saplings is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which means that we exist for the benefit of the community we serve. Any profit from our trading is used to directly further our mission in education or conservation.

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