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Normally, as an Estate Agency dealing in property, we’re all about desirable Indoors – bricks and mortar. But we also appreciate the importance of the Great Outdoors. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting a great local initiative – at Highams Park Lake – for any budding Bear Grylls and junior Ray Mears.

In our latest sponsorship of local events and activities, McRae’s are helping the HIGHAMS PARK LAKE FOREST SCHOOL.


Run on Tuesday and Friday mornings for little ones aged two and over, it’s a chance to get exploring, adventuring and playing in the woods with your little ones. It’s also a chance to discover and enjoy our special part of Epping Forest.

Set up by Tinder Sticks Community Interest Company (CIC), Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through play, exploration and supported risk taking.

It develops confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in a natural setting. What that means is: Tree climbing, den making, hammock swinging, playing with mud, playing with sticks and holding bugs – connecting children with nature and binding the Forest into their hearts and minds, creating future Forest guardians.

Tinder Sticks CIC are a local social enterprise who have worked hard with support from Highams Park Planning Group to get the Forest School set up at Highams Park Lake and are looking forward to providing summer holiday activities for the whole family.

McRae’s provided the financial support to establish the Forest School with the City of London and bought uniform and kit to get it up and running.

The community café in the park, Humphrys, will also be providing picnic lunch deals for all participants. With this support and partnership from local businesses it is definitely embedding the Forest School deep within our community.

Courses start in June. Tinder Sticks strive to ensure their outdoor activities today have a positive impact on the future of UK woodlands.

We would point out these sessions are fully outdoors with limited wet weather provision.


“We always like to support community initiatives where we can,” says Craig McRae, Managing Director of McRae’s. “This is a lovely example of local groups and businesses pulling together to create a fun, rewarding, educational activity for little ones and families to enjoy. We were delighted to play our part.”