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Thrive Nature Adventures

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πŸ’š Scroll down to access the schedule of our sessions

πŸ’š Term time we offer Monday,Tuesday & Friday stay & play session's 10.15am - 11.45am - please see the schedule below for dates

πŸ’šAll sessions must be pre-booked

πŸ’šWe understand that things come up and you may not be able to attend so you can transfer your booked session up to 24hrs before. We do not offer transfers or refunds if you cannot attend on the day.

πŸ’šPay as you go, class discount passes and childminder discounts offered

🎁 Gift vouchers are available to purchase - see the voucher tab below for more information 🎁

πŸ’šOur sessions embrace the good old British weather & we will run all year round except in high winds and thunderstorms.

πŸ’šIf the session is low in numbers attending the session will be cancelled and people booked on will be notified via email and offered a refund or transfer

πŸ’šIf the session is not running it will not appear on the schedule below.

πŸ’š We recommend dressing in layers and always wear old clothes (grown ups too) we offer messy sensory play and children love to wipe their hands on their grown ups !

πŸ’š Please add our email address to your known contacts so our emails go to your inbox rather than spam folder.

πŸ’š The farm is located within the grounds of Dedham Therapy Farm, Mill Lane, Dedham, CO7 6DH
What 3 words location: ///jeering.mastering.pancake

πŸ’š The nearest public car park is Mill lane and parking charges apply. We find the app Miipermit the easiest way to pay for parking - the car park identification number is : 737843

πŸ’š Please note the farm is a busy working farm with livestock and therapy sessions running throughout the day so we operate a one way system to help ease congestion throughout the farm

πŸ’š The farm is a strict No Smoking 🚭 & No Vaping site

πŸ’šPrams are welcomed and can be a bumpy ride through the grass.- please note when you leave there is a small footbridge bridge to negotiate with a pram back to the car park.

About us
Here at Thrive Nature Adventures we pride ourselves on offering a safe friendly space supportive to everyone's needs. We welcome families, groups, schools, young learners and adults to come and play the forest school way and offer a variety of activities to keep you busy whilst learning new skills at the same time.

We are a small business which started in November 2020 created from the covid pandemic and a need for families and friends to have a safe space to come together and reconnect. Debbie is the business owner and has many years of working with children & families in a variety of settings. Debbie is passionate about providing a welcoming, nurturing and fun space to enable play no matter your age. Working alongside Debbie is a wonderful team of forest school assistants and volunteers.

We aim to make coming to a group as easy as possible, please do not worry if you are running late, just come when you can. Booking is easy and is flexible - you can book your session in advance and if something comes up and you can't attend you can log into your booking and transfer your session upto 48hrs before.

Discounts & Flexible bookings
Sessions can be pre-booked and transferred up to 48hrs before the session date
You can book to come and play on the day subject to availability. - If the session is not running it will not appear on the schedule
Class Passes are available to purchase at a discount
Childminder discount available

Dedham πŸ‘
We hire a space in the meadow at Dedham Therapy Farm which is surrounded by nature and picturesque views. You will be greeted at the entrance of the farm by team member of Thrive Nature Adventures and then you have time to meet the animals on your way up to our forest school area. Here you will find a large play space full of excitement and plenty to do. We offer a campfire at all our session's in Dedham for a tasty marshmallow treat and have free hot drinks and a fruit snack for your child.

The session is free flowing allowing your child time to explore and make the space their own for the session. When it's time to leave we invite you to leave via the top gate and walk down to the ford for a splash in the stream.

Birthday Parties 🎈
Parties are hosted at Dedham on Saturdays subject to date availability.
Parties are 10am - 12.15pm & 1.15-3.30pm.
The cost of the party is Β£145 for 12 children and 14 adults. Additional guests are welcome are at a reduced cost.
If you are interested in having a party please email Dena at and advise a rough date you are thinking about and we can check availability.

Private hire

Do you have a group of friends that would like a private session so children can play safely?
Are you part of a NCT group looking for a place to have a catch up whilst the children play?
Are you school looking for an educational visit or a space to come to come too for outdoor learning sessions?
We are able to offer private group sessions with extra treats on the campfire. Please email Debbie at and let me know what you would like for your session and how many people attending.

Schools and Early Years settings
Are you looking to establish a forest school environment for your site and need some advice on where to start?
Would you like to offer a regular forest school programme or one off outdoor learning session's?
Are you undertaking your forest school training and need some help and support with your portfolio and how to run your pilot session'st?
Debbie is a qualified Forest School Leader level 3 and has experience of working in schools & childcare setting running forest school session's on site and of site, supporting topics by offering outdoor learning days, working with the Inclusion team at High School to support pupils, supporting trainee forest school leaders to complete their qualification and helping schools develop their site so outdoor learning or forest school can be run on the school grounds. Please email Debbie at to discuss how she can help your setting.

If you would like any more information, please email

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