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announcement***PLEASE NOTE: Postage may be slow at the moment - this is out of our hands as the issues are with all delivery companies, so please be patient if ordering***

Shipping and Handling



Christmas Opening Hours 2021

We’re keeping things very simple this year. 

Due to issues with HGV drivers, and us being busier than ever, we are going to be closing the website for orders on the 15th December. This will mean that ALL orders must be received via the website by this time. The website will be open for orders again in January 2022.

We don’t usually close over the festive period – but we don’t want to let anyone down, and we feel that with unprecedented demand on delivery services this year, there could be delays, so we’re closing early to service all orders within good time!

We will also be closing our email support during this time – so please contact us in January once the website is open (there will be a closed message blocking use on the site until we’re back).

Last posting dates

Free Delivery (No Rush Service) - Last orders 8th December.
Standard Delivery – Last orders 15th December.




UPDATE 18.11.21 -  Parcels are currently leaving within 3-5 business days (estimate) and arriving within 1-7 business days. We are slightly slower than usual as we're very busy and working with limited warehouse staff due to strict working conditions, plus a HGV and fuel shortage. Please bear this in mind when placing your orders. Should you need to contact us about your delivery, please allow at least 7 business days to have passed (12 business days for 'no rush' orders) before emailing us. Thank you.

NEXT DAY SERVICES: Since COVID, we have made the decision to stop offering next day shipping. This is because some carriers are a little more unreliable than usual, and also because we have to observe to strict working conditions, it means we have less staff in the packing rooms. HOWEVER, many parcels still arrive next day as standard - we just can't make any guarantees.  Next Day shipping may be back in the future. 

INTERNATIONAL: We are not currently shipping internationally. We anticipate the option to be available again in the future, when things settle down post COVID / BREXIT. 


Here at the Forest School Shop we offer a fast service and pack thousands of products each and every week. On these pages, you will find all of the important delivery details that you will need to select the appropriate delivery service for you.

Forest School Shop shows prices including VAT as standard - the prices outlined in the tables below will show including VAT for ease. You can toggle between different views using the VAT feature (top right hand of the website).

All parcels are sent to the address provided at the time of the checkout, or if using Paypal as your payment choice then we will deliver to the address that Paypal provide to us. It is vital that you keep these details current.

Below we have provided a table detailing shipping methods used, along with an estimate of delivery timescales. These are to be used as a guide, and whilst the vast majority of orders shall arrive on time, there are, on occasions times when events beyond our control may delay delivery.

In the rare event of a lost parcel, we will require up to 14 business days before being able to replace or credit for any lost goods.

Due to the nature of some of the goods that we supply, please also bear in mind that we have to carry out age validation checks on anyone purchasing restricted goods, such as knives or saws. If this is the first time you’ve placed an order for age-restricted goods from us, there may be an additional delay in your first shipment whilst we validate your credentials, regardless of the method chosen.

Business to business orders placed with us via telephone, email or post, may be charged at different rates to those shown below. The prices stated below are for orders placed and completed online.

UK Delivery Service Options

Delivery Method
Estimated Delivery Time
Cost of Delivery
Standard (over £70.00)*
DISPATCHES within 14 Business Days
DISPATCHES 3-5 Business Day

* Standard Free Service [Free above £70.00 as an option] - This service is available to all non-restrcited UK postcodes - if your postcode is a restrcited one, we will need to contact you as there may be a cost involved. Parcels are sent by Royal Mail or non-express services. This method sometimes requires a signature upon delivery. This is a no-rush service and LEAVES US WITHIN 14 business days (sooner when we're less busy).

** Standard - Typically sent with Royal Mail or non-express services. Typically LEAVES US WITHIN 3-5 business days.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have ordered age-restricted goods we need to verify your identification and date of birth. This is usually a swift and easy process, but on occasions may take longer. It is vital that you supply a valid contact number and email address that you check frequently as if we need to speak with you and can't, your order may be placed on hold.

European Union

Delivery Method
Estimated Delivery Time
Cost of Delivery
Standard (EU)†
5-10 Business Days

† Standard delivery to within the EU may be sent via Royal Mail or our chosen carriers. It's important to note that you are responsible when importing goods, so please always check your current laws. Also be aware that on occasions we have to cancel some items from these order if they are regarded as dangerous goods or if there are any other restrictions on them when we come to ship your order. In these cases, we will contact you and offer a replacement product or a full refund.

INTERNATIONAL: We are not currently shipping internationally. We anticipate the option to be available again in the future, when things settle down post COVID / BREXIT. 

Rest of World

Delivery Method
Estimated Delivery Time
Cost of Delivery
10-20 Business Days

‡ Rest of World. This means all other countries that we currently ship to. You can find if your country is included by adding products to the shopping basket and scrolling through the options.

Some goods and brand names may be restricted within your country and as a result, there may be times when we have to refuse your order. In these rare instances, we will contact you at the email address provided offering an alternative solution or full refund.

If your country is not listed on our website, then please contact us for a shipping quote.

INTERNATIONAL: We are not currently shipping internationally. We anticipate the option to be available again in the future, when things settle down post COVID / BREXIT.