Wild Play… For Children!
Join us on a journey of fun and discovery where children can just be children! Experience the wonderful woodland environment where your child’s love for the great outdoors will be nurtured, along with their self-worth and self-esteem. Learning outside engages and excites children in the most spectacular ways, allowing their imaginations to run WILD!
Our aim is to enable your children to Wonder, Investigate, Learn and Discover the great outdoors; developing their social, communication, physical, sensory and developmental skills with other woodland warriors, along with their awareness of the natural environment in the process!
Muddy Hogs – 2-5 Years
A term-time weekly session for children walking – 5 years where grown-ups can spend time with their little explorers investigating the woodland.
Muddy Hogs provides a combination of Outdoor Learning & Forest School experiences where each session offers something different!
Join Herbert the Wild Play hedgehog for lots of new adventures.
My daughter and I have been attending Muddy Hogs with Heidi & Denise and absolutely love it. The sessions are well planned but also give the children plenty of freedom to follow their own lines of enquiry. It gives us opportunity to get back to nature for an hour which can be tricky to do when life is so busy. My daughter now loves to find and observe mini-beasts and I can see her confidence developing every week. I have noticed how engaged all of the children are and as the children can freely explore they show such calm and positive behaviour. I would definitely recommend Muddy Hogs.
Explorers Holiday Club – 5-11 Years
School holiday sessions in the woodland for children age 5-11 years.
Offering a combination of Outdoor Learning and Forest School experiences where children are busy from start to finish. They’ll come home grubby, tired but full of new adventures!
Many of our sessions get booked up very quickly so please don’t delay to secure your space.
My children have been to a number of Wild Play Explorers sessions and absolutely LOVE it!! The first thing I was asked when I picked them up today was when would they be able to go again….always a good sign! It’s so great to leave my children in the hands of such a brilliant team who always make the day fun, whatever the weather. Thank you so much Heidi and Denise! We will be back!
Sunday Club – All Ages
A monthly session for children with Additional Needs (medical, physical or otherwise). Sessions enable children to investigate the woodland with parents/carers available to support where needed. There is always time to enjoy a campfire cuppa and chat with other parents/carers.
Just wanted to say thank you for creating Sunday Club. Our son really loves coming to see you, and it’s not just for the biscuits! He loves having kids like himself to play with, and really enjoys the freedom of being in the woods. He has the opportunity to try new things in a calm, safe environment, and the familiarity of boundaries and you lovely ladies mean he can relax and enjoy himself. Personally, as a parent starting their journey towards a potential ASD diagnosis for their child, I have found a massive benefit in meeting other parents who have already been through the process. Just being open about things with others and finding they have had similar issues stops us feeling so alone. More families need to know about our club and come and join us in the woods soon. Thank you.
Wild Play Party
Party options to suit you and your children where no two events are ever the same!
Suitable for up to 16 children. Prices are based on the event not priced per person.
We offer different food options including Campfire Cooking, Bushtucker Bags or just a snack. All children receive either a Wild Play water bottle OR drawstring backpack.
And with plenty of activity choices available, it’s all about making your event unique for you!
Simply amazing party today. So good to do something really different. Everyone had such a great time! Thanks again for your help and hard work!
Natures Newborns is a weekly group (term time) for our tiny explorers who can experience the sensory environment of the woodland with their grown-up, all from the comfort of a sling or carrier!
For grown-up’s it’s a combination of fresh air and a gentle walk in the woodland, finishing off with tea, cake and lots of chat!
This session is perfect for first time parents or those wishing to make new friends and have a good natter about life with little ones.
Read our blog to find out why we believe Natures Newborns is so important.
Thomas and myself have loved our woodland walks with Wild Play. Thomas loves being in his carrier and mostly slept when he was very little but now faces forwards and is fascinated with the trees and woodland. It is a great way to chat to other parents and such a laid-back atmosphere, making us feel so welcome. The tea and cake are a lovely bonus!
Brownies, Guides & Scouts
Bring your group of young explorers to the woodland and we’ll help them to enjoy some amazing times in the great outdoors! We can cater for small or large groups and tailor sessions to meet your needs. Whether you’re after opportunities to complete some badges, or want to provide a session just for fun and to gain experiences, get in touch and we’ll provide exactly what you’re looking for.