Children and Family Events

Muddy feet children and family events

Muddy Feet Events

Muddy Feet delivers a range of innovative 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 developed in line with the Forest School ethos so the more you attend the more you learn. All events are delivered by experienced fully trained professionals with DBS checks, fully risk assessed and insured. 

All events are held at the beautiful locations of Evenley Wood Garden or Newbottle woods in Northamptonshire with kind permission of the landowners.

Muddy Family Days

Join us for a Saturday morning in the woods, we run 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  its a great opportunity to come into the woods for some fun and learn a new skill or two. Family events are aimed for families with children under 10 years old. Previous events have included den building and fires, fairies and elves, trinket making with pewter, and pirates. Tickets start at £15.00.

Please check the events booking page for current event details and on line booking


Little Muddy Feet Forest Tots Preschool sessions (16 months to 5 years)

Weekly Forest School preschool adventures, this is our most established programme it is now going in to its 6th year! A fun parent and toddler session with many coming to 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, drink and 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! This session runs Friday mornings term time March - December. Prices start from £10.00 per session, discounts available for block booking (block booking tickets can be found on the first date of the term).

Please check the events booking page for current event details and on line booking


Muddy Explorers Holiday Club ( 4 - 11 years)

Re-wild your child with 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 for 14 days per year, the days are spread throughout the holidays to ensure 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!

This popular club runs from 9.00 - 3.30 at Evenley Wood Garden based on the boarder 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, bush craft skills, making items from wood such as bows, arrows, whistles. This is a wild child zone and Absolutely NO Parents Allowed! 

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 club is limited in numbers and is for children of primary school age, this club is not suitable for preschool children.  Tickets start at £30.00 per day

Please check the events booking page for current event details and on line booking


Muddy Adventurers (12 years +)

These sessions are designed to get your teenager outdoors. With many young people now spending lots of 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 cord,  fires, team building and tool use. These sessions are all delivered by experienced and qualified Forest School 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 year + this session is not suitable for younger children.  Tickets start at £30.00 per day

Please check the events booking page for current event details and on line booking


Muddy Parties

Choose something different for your birthday.  How about a fun woodland birthday party?

Each party lasts two hours for a minimum of 10 children and we need 3 adults to attend.  Adults are encouraged to get involved in the party activities. Parties cost £15 per child for the first 10 children then £10 per extra child and you are welcome to bring your own picnic and cake. 

In the words of Billy Connolly, "There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing."  Our parties are designed to be safe and fun in all but the most extreme conditions, but we do ask that parents check ahead and make sure that children are properly dressed for the conditions.

We can design a party around your own ideas or you can pick from one of the Muddy Feet party packages below

Pirates and Princesses

Swashbuckle on the high seas! Find the damsels in distress in the woodland. Find the treasure chest full of gold, make your own boat or crown from natural resources.

Fairies and Elves Party

Fairies and elves are all around us!  Discover the telltale signs, and follow them to find where they live.  Help make cosy and attractive homes for these shy but gentle creatures, and in return they will help you to make your own wands, and present the birthday boy/girl with their own special crown!

Witches and Wizards

All little Witches and Wizards need to learn how to make their own potions, broomsticks and wands, learn how to build a shelter to keep you warm on those dark evenings, and a fire to brew your mysterious potions and elixirs.

Bear Hunt and teddy bears picnic

Perfect for toddlers as they explore the woodland to find the lost bears. The children can bring their own bears to the party and create their own woodland teddy bears picnic.

Mud Mud Glorious Mud

Mud play at its best,  enjoy the creativity with mud including painting, and faces. See how the children explore the feeling and texture of mud. This party is limited only by the child's own imagination.

Den building and survival skills

Learn how to build shelters from natural materials, have a go at making fires and toasting marshmallows, learn how to make things from woodland materials and gain some survival skills.

Bespoke Parties

If your child's imagination runs even wilder, we are happy to develop a bespoke party for your needs.  Contact us to discuss your ideas and arrange an extra-special day.

If you want to capture fantastic natural photographs of your children on their special day we can recommend Alexandra Tandy Photography, as well as producing beautiful photographs she is able to connect with your children and she knows our site!

Contact us for availability and a booking form

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