Forest Tots

Woodland based activities for preschool children who are able to walk well through rough terrain to 5 yrs

Forest Tots takes place at Newbottle Wood, on Fridays in term time (March - Oct). Each session lasts 2 hours and continues in all but extreme weather events. 

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. there are no toilets or changing facilities on site. Please ensure you and your child are dressed for the weather and mud! 

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Registration Event Product Description
Select as many registrations as you need to book for this event, add to the cart and proceed to checkout.

Please let us know if you cannot make a session, just drop us a text. If you do not attend for 3 sessions in a row we will assume you have left and give your place to the next person on the waiting list. We will give you as much notice as possible when we cancel sessions, texts and calls will be made to the contact number you provide us with.

The sessions will be running in most weather e.g. rain and snow, but in case of extreme weather events sessions will be cancelled due to safety. When sessions are cancelled you will receive a text or phone call before the session starts. Social media accounts will also be updated. So please ensure we have your up to date contact details.In these circumstances we will offer you a refund or you can come to the next session for free..

Please dress for the weather so if it is cold base layers, waterproof trousers and coat, gloves, hat, wellys. Please ensure that you/ your child wears old clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. In hot conditions please wear sun hats, sun cream, and insect repellent . There are brambles, ticks and stinging nettles on site so dress your child in long sleeves/ trousers. If your child is allergic to anything or has health issues you need to ensure we know about it and you bring appropriate medication for them.

For holiday clubs / all day events you and your child will need to bring packed lunch and a drink

At Newbottle wood please park in the layby along the road at the Newbottle end of the wood near the Muddy Feet Banner, the leader will be there to greet you and lead you to the site. Please park sensitively to other users.

At Evenley Wood Garden please use the car park provided