Happy Halloween Children’s Fun in the Forest

We’re very excited to announce details of our Happy Halloween Children’s Fun in the Forest event. Taking place on Friday 26th October from 6 – 8pm in Ray Outdoor School in Ray, Rathmullan, this event is perfect for children who want to learn about Halloween in a fun way.


There will be tales in the forest, traditional Halloween games, homemade pumpkin soup and lots of yummy treats. It’s open to everyone, so please feel free to come along and join us for a great evening.


Booking is essential so call us on 086 410 7974 or email



Ray Outdoor School Open Days

We’re hosting two open days in Ray Outdoor School for children who are eligible for ECCE places in September. We’d love if you could join us in our forest school to explore, investigate and create in our outdoor classroom. Our open days take place on Wednesday 21st & 28th March 2018 from 9.30am – 11.30am. All are welcome.
For more information contact Sally on 086 858 9339 or

A Fun-Filled, Jam-Packed January!

We’ve had a very busy January welcoming lots of new faces to our outdoor settings. We’ve enjoyed experiencing the different types of weather that January brought and had fun exploring the ice and temperatures. We even had icicles in our river…

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We made boats for our puddles and found our favourite trees to climb.

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We had fun with art, mixing paints and gathering leaves for natural art creations.

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We also celebrated a birthday making our own cake in our Dutch oven.

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And today we celebrated the tradition of making crosses out of rushes for St. Brigid’s Day. What a busy, fun-filled and adventurous month that was! Looking forward to seeing what fun Spring brings….

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New Job Opportunities

Early Learning Schools is now recruiting and we’re looking to fill a number of positions. If you’re looking for new opportunities within childcare and in an outdoor setting, apply now!


CV’s can be sent to or can be dropped into Park School, Mountain Top, Letterkenny.

The True Spirit of Christmas


Following the success of our Hallowe’en Fun in the Forest event, we’re delighted to announce a very special outdoor Christmas experience at Ray Outdoor School. Join us for one day only (Wednesday, 20th December), when we will bring to life the true spirit of Christmas in the forest.
Early booking is advised and all proceeds will go towards the Ray of Sunshine Foundation.

To book call 086 858 9339.

Hallowe’en Mid-Term Break Camp

Hold onto your broomsticks…Ray Outdoor School has some ‘spooktacular’ treats in store! Due to popular demand, our Hallowe’en Mid-Term Break Camp will run from Tuesday 31st October – Friday 3rd November. We’ve got lots of fun and games planned which includes creepy crafts, building a witches’ den, scary spiders and webs made from natural materials, cooking our Hallowe’en haystacks on our forest fire and lots more.

To finish the week of fun, we’ve got our Hallowe’en finale! Keep your eyes peeled for witches and other spooky creatures and catch our special annual Hallowe’en showdown in the forest on Friday 3rd November from 6 – 8pm. There will be storytelling, fun traditional games and some delicious pumpkin soup made from our very own forest fire.

For more information to book our Halloween Mid-Term Camp or Halloween Fun in the Forest call the Early Learning Schools’ team on 086 410 7974.

Here’s what people said last year:

“Fabulous effort. Well done to all the staff who set everything up and for making such a great show. Everyone who I spoke to, including my own family, had a great time.” P. Crawford

“How lucky are the kids to have such imaginative teachers. Very well done to all.” Donna

“We had the most fabulous evening with you all. My daughter’s Anna and Emily were in awe of everything. The effort you all went to was tremendous and hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thank you for a wonderful experience.” J. Jordan

“How amazing! We are so impressed, it’s just magical. Well done all for all the hard work.” A. Kelly

“Absolutely fantastic night. Forest is just amazing. Well done to everyone who did a great job – really had a fab night.” S. McHugh

International Literacy Day

The 8th of September marked International Literacy Day and the children at Glen Outdoor School had a great day marking the special event. The children really enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with their friends and we had great fun in our teepee. Here’s some pics from the day…


Busy First Week at Ray Outdoor School

It was a busy first week at Ray Outdoor School, Rathmullan. On their first day back the children were busy making mud paintings and leaf puzzles in the forest and they had great fun exploring the outdoor setting.

Check out our picture special from the children’s first week back.


Naíonra Now Available at Glen Outdoor School

We are delighted to let you know that Glen Outdoor School, Barrack is now taking bookings for Naíonra. Park Outdoor School, Letterkenny, started Naíonra in 2015 and it has been a major success.

Studies have shown that there are added benefits to the development of children including linguistic, cognitive, academic, literacy and self-esteem to name a few.

Call the team at Glen Outdoor School on 086 173 7748 to find out more.

Summer Camps 2017

Join us in Glen and Park Outdoor School this summer for lots of fun and games. We’ve got seven jam-packed weeks of summer fun with something to suit everyone from baking, science experiments, water fun and much more!

Our weekly Summer Camps are suitable for children of all ages, including babies and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces.

We’re also offering family discounts and discounts when you book more than one camp. Call the Early Learning Schools’ team on  086 173 7748 to find out more.

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We’re really looking forward to our summer camps in Glen Outdoor and Park Outdoor