Muddy Boots Forest Adventures
Does your baby/child love being outdoors?
Muddy Boots Forest Adventures is the place for them, an award winning, well established independent Forest School now in its 7th year, currently covering Essex and Suffolk.
Our unique Forest School is run by a highly experienced Montessori Teacher and Forest School Leader who has worked with children for nearly 19 years, each session is 100% child led with lots of props and activities set up around the woodland. This allows children to go off and follow their own interests, will they choose to climb a tree, balance on the climbing ropes, swing in the swings, dig for treasure, hunt for bugs, use tools or watch the birds? The only thing stopping them is their imagination.
We pride ourselves in offering a relaxed informal environment where children lead and parents breathe! This provides a no pressure environment where children can be with others or be alone and parents can step back from their busy lives and be at one with nature. Please feel free to bring a cuppa with you.
NEW WEEKLY TIMETABLE (From January)
🌳MONDAYS - Highwoods
🌳TUESDAYS - Abberton
🌳WEDNESDAYS - Wivenhoe
🌳THURSDAYS - Layer Marney
🌳FRIDAYS - Ipswich
🌳SATURDAYS - Highwoods
GROUPS TO SUIT EVERYONE
🍼 Babes In The Wood for new parents to meet other likeminded families and enjoy some time out in nature with baby (Newborns to Crawling, warm drinks provided)
🌿 Muddy Totz Baby & Toddler Group (Suitable for children 10+ Months Crawling/Cruising/Toddling up to age 5. Nature Craft and Campfire Brunch included)
👨👧👦 Muddy Adventures with Dad (Suitable for children 10+ Months Crawling/Cruising/Toddling up to age 7. Monthly on Saturday mornings, Nature Craft and Campfire Brunch Included)
📚 Muddy Totz Weekend Adventures (Suitable for children 10+ Months Crawling/Cruising/Toddling up to age 7. Monthly on Saturday mornings, Nature Craft and Campfire Brunch Included)
🐌 Nursery & School Sessions (Nursery - Year 6)
🎂 Woodland Birthday Parties - (not currently available)
We run right through the whole year in ALL different weathers. It is so important that your child experiences all different weather conditions, the woodland changes, the smells are different, children develop a variety of skills, build resilience and learn all about the different clothing needed as well. Please note our sessions will only be cancelled if there are high winds or lightening forecast or on the very odd location when we have low numbers. If we do have to cancel you will be informed via email (may go into your junk mail) and a facebook message will put up by 7:30am so please always double check before you set off to avoid any unnecessary journeys.
Every person who attends our Forest School will be asked to use our hand sanitiser on entry (excluding babes in arms which have not been paid for) This is not only to ensure we follow the strict guidance from environmental health and continue to remain Covid secure but also to protect those most vulnerable children and adults who attend our group regularly as well as our staff and their families. Our hand sanitiser has no alcohol and no fragrance and is suitable for the youngest of hands, you are very welcome to read the ingredients or alternatively use your own hand santiser at the entrance. We ask that this is 100% alcohol free due to the campfire. If you refuse to use the hand santitser for whatever reason you will not be permitted to enter, nor will we be able to offer you a transfer or refund.
Please ensure both you and your child is dressed for the weather, we suggest layers, long sleeves and biting insect spray during the summer months. Crawling/Cruising children not yet wearing shoes, we suggest an all in one waterproof suit and waterproof booties. We understand wellies can be difficult to walk in when you are very little and just learning to walk so a pair of trainers might be more suitable (preferably ones that can be put in washing machine) as some days it can be muddy.
"There is no such thing as bad weather just unsuitable clothing" Alfred Wainwright
We offer a complimentary vegan friendly, gluten free, egg and nut free campfire brunch in your ticket price at Muddy Totz.
Sessions cancelled due to extreme weather will be fully refunded how you paid. If you decide you can no longer attend unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or transfers but you can offer your place to a friend and get your money back that way.
We continue to work hard to be Covid secure, our kit is cleaned after each session, you will be required to use hand sanitiser on entry and we will continue to wear a mask at registration and when we get within a metre of you or your child. You are very welcome to wear a mask throughout the session if you wish. Please be assured that should we have to cancel sessions due to Covid restrictions imposed by government or local council then you will be offered a full refund or credit. WE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 1 ADULT PER TICKET OR 1 ADULT PER FAMILY unless otherwise noted on the event, at this time it is not possible for 2 adults to attend with 1 paying child as we continue to do our best to make sure we have enough space for everyone to play safely.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support and hope to see you all very soon for lots of Muddy Adventures 🌳🍃