Children and Family Events

Muddy feet children and family events
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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 bringing 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 connection so the more you attend the more you notice, learn, and connect. 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 or Newbottle woods in Northamptonshire with the kind permission of the landowners.

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  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. 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 online booking

 

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

Weekly MUDDY FEET® Forest School preschool adventures, this is our most established programme it is now going into its 8th 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, drinks and snacks and some time for free play in the woods. 

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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! Prices start from £10.00 per session, discounts available for block booking. 

Please check the events booking page for current event details and online booking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. This toolsis 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.

Ofsted registered, childcare vouchers accepted.

This club is limited in numbers, this club is not suitable for preschool children.  Tickets start at £35.00 per day

Please check the events booking page for current event details and online booking

 

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!!

 

Muddy Adventurers (12 years +)

Muddy Feet® sessions 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 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 nature mentors.

Sessions will cover different themes throughout the shelteryear 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 11 years + this session is not suitable for younger children.  Tickets start at £35.00 per day

Please check the events booking page for current event details and online booking

 

 

 

 

Muddy Feet® Parties

 

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

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 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 tell-tale 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 hoodieneed 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 MUDDY FEET® for availability and booking.

Fully Risk Assessed, Public Liability Insurance and DBS checked

 

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