Children and Families

AT MUDDY FEET® NATURE CONNECTION RUNS THROUGH EVERYTHING WE DO!

 

In fact, it’s all based on a growing body of research that we use in our programme development.

 

We use natural items from the woods in the activities, we believe Forest School should be a wild experience and not just taking the indoors outdoors.

 

MUDDY FEET® delivers a range of creative and fun woodland activities throughout the year. All events are designed with a screen-free nature connection focus, to enable you to experience all the woodland has to offer.

 

Events are planned using the latest research on developing nature connectedness so the more you attend the more you notice, learn, connect, and feel the benefits. Scientifically proven to be great for your mental health and wellbeing!

 

All events are delivered by experienced and fully trained professionals with DBS checks, fully risk assessed and insured.

 

All events are held at the beautiful locations of Evenley Wood Garden in Northamptonshire and Heath Farm in Oxfordshire with the kind permission of the landowners.

 

Muddy Feet is an amazing forest school that offers so much for a whole range of ages.

My children have been goining for the last couple of years and always look forward to their next visit.

The team encourages children to be inquisitive and give them the opportunity to learn skills they wouldnt get elsewhere.

The children are encouraged to be independent whilst also working in groups. The help build such great confidence. I can’t recommend it enough. 

Charlotte Robson , 2021

 

MUDDY FEET ® Family Days.

 

Join MUDDY FEET® in the woods, we put on family events throughout the year.

Each event is a different theme to reflect the season.

Each event is two and a half hours long, and it’s a great opportunity to come into the woods for some fun and learn a new skill or two.

Family events are aimed at families. Previous events have included den building and fires, fairies and elves, trinket making with pewter, and pirates.

 

MUDDY FEET ® Muddy Tots Preschool Sessions (16 months to 5 years).

 

 

Weekly little MUDDY FEET® Forest School preschool adventures, this is our most established programme it is now going into its 9th year!

A fun parent and toddler session with many attending sessions all year.

Each session starts with a welcome circle. We will cover a range of activities, some of which may be familiar to you as you may have done them as a child.

Activities will include stories, playing games, making bird feeders, making wands, mud painting, making woodland creatures, treasure hunts, hill rolling, mud sliding, mini beast hunts, natural art, den/ shelter building, campfires, using real tools such as bow saws, knives and drills and much, much more!

Each session includes catching bubbles, drinks, snacks, and some time for free play in the woods.

A parent or carer must attend with the child; unattended children will not be allowed to stay at the session. This is due to Health and Safety and Insurance purposes. Please ensure you and your child are dressed for the weather and mud!

 

 

Muddy Explorers Holiday Club (5+ years).

 

 

Re-wild your child with MUDDY FEET® and a full day of immersive woodland fun, these holiday club days will inspire your children as well as teach them new skills.

This popular club runs throughout the holidays, ensuring the children experience the woodland in different seasons.

The children love this experience so much they go home and asked to be booked on again and again!

The holiday club runs from 9.00 – 4.00 at Evenley Wood Garden based on the border of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Buckinghamshire.

A full day of action-packed adventure in the woods, activities include shelter building, fire skills, cooking on the fire, woodland games, natural arts and crafts, bushcraft skills, making items from wood such as bows, arrows, whistles.

Children will need to bring their own packed lunches and be dressed for the weather, they will be outdoors all day no matter what the weather! We do have shelters and toilets available for use.

 

 

This is a wild child zone and absolutely NO PARENTS ALLOWED!

Ofsted registered, childcare vouchers accepted.

 

 

I just wanted to say James has loved the last two days! I asked him how he would score the two days out of 10 and he said 200% more than 10!

He is particularly proud of his little mushroom which now has pride of place in his room.

Thank you! He will definitely be back!!

Parent Review, 2021.

 

 

The holiday club sessions are amazing for kids. Fresh air, exercise, water, mud and fire – what’s not to love!

The setting is beautiful too. Thank you for offering something different for those who need help in the school holidays. 

Rebecca Worrod, 2021. 

 

 

 

This club is limited in numbers and is not suitable for children under 5 years old. 

 

Muddy Adventurers (12 years +).

 

 

Muddy Feet® sessions are designed to get your teenager away from screens and outdoors.

Research shows us that from 9 years young people disconnect with nature and face a decrease in self-confidence and mental health.

With many young people now spending most of their time on phones, tablets, and computers this session is designed to reconnect with nature, develop social skills and improve well-being.

These sessions cover a range of skills including shelter building, making natural cords,  fires, team building, and tool use.

These sessions are all delivered by experienced and qualified Forest School nature mentors.

Sessions will cover different themes throughout the year and young people will be able to decide what they wish to do.

 

 

 

Young people will need to bring their own packed lunches and be dressed for the weather, they will be outdoors all day no matter what the weather!

 

This club is limited in numbers and is for 12 years + this session is not suitable for younger children.

 

 

Please check the events listings for current event details and online booking.