Proper outdoor playtime – a weekly child-led session for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers.
Outdoor nature play has many proven benefits for pre-schoolers. It supports their development, stimulates their senses, improves creativity, and boosts immunity.
That’s why our Outdoor Learning Team is passionate about creating space outside for children and toddlers to run free, discover play opportunities and become confident about being outside - whatever the weather!
Every Thursday, in a dedicated area of Howe Park Wood, Tree Tots offers a range of activities designed for under-5s. Connecting you and your little one with nature, you’ll enjoy lots of fun activities – from ‘cooking’ in mud kitchens, balancing on ropes and swinging in hammocks, to playing with water, exploring the great outdoors, and collecting natural treasure.
Tree Tots takes place in all weathers (unless it’s extreme) because we believe that children should have the opportunity to experience the wild outdoors – whether rain, wind, sun or snow. We advise dressing appropriately for the weather, including waterproof boots and clothes, as the site can get quite muddy. A spare change of clothes for homeward journeys is also recommended – just in case!
To minimise our impact on the planet, most of our toys and resources at Tree Tots are either handmade, donated, second-hand, or plastic-free.
Tree Tots weekly sessions run for 50 minutes, and start at 10am throughout the Winter months (roughly November to April). To make the most of Summer, we have sessions at 10am and 11am.
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Please note that children that can toddle or crawl will get the most out of the sessions, but babies under 6 months are more than welcome and do not need to book a space.
Accompanying adults are required to stay for the duration of the session, and are fully responsible for their child. Toys that are suitable for children up to 5 years are available at these sessions, please ensure your child is supervised at all times.
Bookings are non-refundable.