Holdfast Beach School –  inspirational learning opportunities to nurture connection between children, their families and the amazing natural environment on their doorsteps.


We are based on the East Kent coast and our pioneering Outdoor Learning practice has been running since 2018. At Holdfast we believe in creating places of curiosity, where everyone can connect with nature, other people and themselves.

Our flagship Beach School is – put simply – Forest School on the beach. Children attending Beach School will also grow in confidence, self-esteem, develop language and understanding and their fine and gross motor skills. All through fun and play in one of the most dynamic and diverse habitats in the world. The natural world is an extraordinary classroom. Explore our beautiful Beach School groups here.

We’re here to help you explore our amazing coasts. But we’re also here to help you connect with your own natural environments. We’ll provide plenty of ideas of how you can be creative with natural materials and the natural forces around us and, most importantly, to have lots of fun. Discover our creative workshops here.

We also provide inspirational coastal learning experiences for schools, nurseries and playgroups. Work with us to create a bespoke package for your setting here.

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