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Muddy Boots Forest Adventures

Does your baby/toddler love being outdoors?

Muddy Boots Forest Adventures is the place for them, an award winning, well established independent Forest School now in its 8th year, currently covering Essex and Suffolk.

Our unique Forest School is run by a highly experienced Montessori Teacher who is also a First Aid 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.

🌳MONDAYS - Highwoods
🌳THURSDAYS - Layer Marney
🌳FRIDAYS - Abberton
🌳SATURDAYS - Highwoods

🍼 Babes In The Wood for new parents to meet other like minded 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. Warm drinks for adults and Campfire Brunch for little ones)
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Muddy Adventures with Dad (Suitable for children 10+ Months Crawling/Cruising/Toddling up to age 7. Monthly on Saturday mornings, Campfire Brunch Included)
πŸ“š Muddy Totz Weekend Adventures (Suitable for children 10+ Months Crawling/Cruising/Toddling up to age 7. Monthly on Saturday mornings, Campfire Brunch Included)
πŸͺ“Bushcraft & First Aid Wokshops (Suitable for children age 4 to 12. Saturdays and School Holidays. Certificate of Attendance and Basic First Aid Kit Included (No Brunch)
🐌 Nursery & School Sessions (Nursery - Year 6)
πŸŽ‚ Woodland Birthday Parties - Email us for more info

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. Session will be cancelled if there are high winds or lightening forecast or if the forecast temperature is below zero degrees, we want to build resilience not endurance!!. 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.

Like Montessori, Forest School allows all children from very small to use real equipment like hammers, saws, screwdrivers and rakes as well as learning new skills like climbing trees, balancing on logs, hunting for bugs and being near a campfire. We feel everything can be played with and explored safely if fully supervised by their accompanying adult. This allows children to learn through play, develop new skills, discover how to be safe and build resilience.

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 for whatever reason, unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or transfers but we do allow you to transfer the ticket to a friend and get your money back that way.

We kindly remind you this is a group for young children, some of which have a fear of dogs, some have allergies to dogs and some just dislike any animals so unfortunately however lovely and friendly your pet dog is, please refrain from bringing them along as they will not be permitted.

Treat your loved one to a unique gift, time out in fresh air exploring Forest School, eating delicious campfire brunch and making new friends. Just drop us an email

We thank you for your understanding and continued support and hope to see you all very soon for lots of Muddy Adventures πŸŒ³πŸƒ

From 16 Apr 2024
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