Parents and toddlers love coming to our monthly sessions in the woods. Spend quality time in nature with your little ones and embrace our Forest School approach to outdoor play.
We host monthly sessions for parents/carers accompanying their children aged up to 4 years old.
You’ll love relaxing in our woodland camp whilst your children explore our forest school space. Quality time in nature is so important for us and our kids, fostering healthy, curious minds for them and some time out for you. Our aim is to create a space where families can socialise whilst their kids have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with both guided and child-led activities available. You’ll discover a range of sensory and explorative activities designed to stimulate and engage your child with nature.
For upcoming dates check out our EVENTS PAGE HERE
Our Forest Babies sessions take place over 2 hours, 10am – 12pm. You can arrive late or leave early to suit your child’s daily routine. In case of wet weather we have a huge parachute shelter which gives you plenty of cover around our crackling campfire. Our staff are trained and experienced at engaging with young children and we offer a range of guided activities each session for them to get stuck into. We also allow plenty of scope for those that want to play freely in the woods – we know they love it.
Your session is all set against the backdrop of mixed woodland, wetland and open meadows of Park In The Past, with 120 acres of wild space to explore. You can explore this country park after your session with discounted entry, so why not stay for a picnic, or visit the cafe to check out their cakes.
Lots of good stuff goes on at Forest Babies, including;
Kids get muddy and creative in this Forest School classic
It’s a jungle out there! Go on the search for creepy crawlies
Kids try their hand and being a Campfire Masterchef! Expect sticky fingers.
MUSIC & SONG
Singalong to tunes around the campfire. Blow pipes, beat drums, shake pots & twang strings
Relax, take the weight off your feet & enjoy the canopy view. You might even fall asleep
Get creative with clay, chalk, play-dough. Nature is your canvas
Toys to engage your little one’s senses. Colours, shapes & light come to life
A BREW FOR YOU
We didn’t forget you. Tea (and coffee) is served fresh from our campfire kettle
Nature-based books you can enjoy together
All activities are based around our Forest School shelter and surrounding woods. You and your children will make new friends and learn new skills whilst enjoying a fantastic time out in nature, all led by experienced activity leaders.
“Lea and James are really down to earth and inspiring people, great with the children and very knowledgeable. We always enjoy the sessions and can’t wait to be back after half term.” Leah Pugh (parent)
Professional childminders are also welcome to attend our sessions. And before you ask, yes you can get (most) buggies up to site.
Take a look at our upcoming events to find when the next monthly session is happening. If you don’t see any listed or you have any questions about Forest Babies then please get in touch.