We offer two hour outdoor birthday parties with a qualified Forest School leader, plus another leader/assistant or two. We have set themes with games and craft to choose from, along with the permanent rope swings, hammock, mud kitchens, water play wall, trees for climbing; and a variety of tools available throughout the party. Suitable for age 3 and older.
Themes we offer:
Dinosaurs: dinosaur egg hunt, dinosaur sensory play, dinosaur mud play, making volcanoes
Elves/Faeries: make a fairy potion or a magic wand, make a leaf/flower fairy, and a fairy/elf garden
Gruffalo: hunt for Gruffalo in the woods and logpiles, made muddy gruffalo footprints, make a salt dough gruffalo
Birds and Nests: gather material to make a nest and look for things to put in it, make a fluttery bird, make a bird feeder
Alice in Wonderland: make a mad hatters hat, have a teacup race, search for the lost looking glass keys, have a tea party in the mud kitchen!
Den Building: (suitable for children 6+) make a single woodland den or a couple of smaller ones, and we'll test them for waterproofness! Have a go at firelighting, and cook a marshmallow on the fire
Morning parties are 10am - midday.
Afternoon parties are 1.15-3.15pm.
Dates for 2021 are 29 May, 31 July, 7 August and 25 September. Book here.
Prices start at £100 minimum, for up to ten children. Any additional children attending are charged at £10 each, apart from non walking baby siblings of the birthday child or their guests. Max children 18. Parents expected to stay, up to a maximum of 30 people (adults and children).
If you don't want to bring your own food, we can, for an additional £40 provide you with a fire and cooked hotdogs in rolls, or veggie campfire pizza, for the children only. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink even if you do have a fire, for children and adults, but please arrange to take all rubbish from your food away with you. Please bring all extras that you might need, such as cups, plates, rubbish bags, serviettes, matches.
We do not provide birthday cakes or party bags, but you are welcome to bring your own. Our fire and seating area is under cover and we have serving tables. We do provide tea/coffee for adults, and water refills for the children. Please bring your own cups.
A £30 non refundable deposit is payable upon booking; and you will be asked at checkout if you want the fire option. The balance will be payable ten days before your party, when you know your final numbers. You can tell us your choice of theme then too, and what food choice you want on the fire. Please also advise us of any food allergies.
A 2 hour party will be 1.5 hours of play, craft and games, and 30 mins for food. Adults attending will be expected to help or supervise the children with games and craft where necessary, to enable the forest school leaders to support the fire or tool use activities.
We have handwashing in the woods and access to a toilet; shelter for baby changing and pushchairs. Our seating area is under cover. Access to the site is hilly but suitable for all terrain pushchairs.
Guests, both adults and children, should wear suitable warm outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Our parties take place in all weathers, except high winds or lightning, and the site is muddy at times. Check the bottom of this page for our cancellation policy.
The party will be hosted by a Forest School leader with outdoor first aid, food hygiene certificate and dbs check; and one or two assistants. The adults organising the party will be responsible for all children at all times, including taking them to the toilet during the party.