Themed Parties

From birthday parties to a group booking for a special occasion, we can help you design your perfect day from a huge list of activities. We provide parties for children aged 3+. Please take a look at the themed parties below and get in contact via our Online Booking Request Form.

Our Ethos: We are forest school leaders who promote appropriate risk taking and challenges and we advocate initiated adventure. We ask for all children and guardians to kindly respect the woods and the leader. Immerse yourselves into the adventure!

Adult supervision: The children are the responsibility of the guardian booking the party. We encourage guardians to attend, help, particpate and enjoy the wonders of the wilderness.

Please note: The party content may change slightly if we have to use different sites within the wood due to woodland management. The leaders will ensure the activities stay as close to the descriptions given.

 


3 years +

Adventures of the Gruffalo – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle. Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, Reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children get involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, we go in search of the Gruffalo and although this is the end goal its more about what happens along the way. Learning how to get camouflaged, searching for clues and characters from the story. We will weave in and out of fantasy, finding habitat homes and seeing what’s really going on in the wood to! It’s an active exploring session and the children enjoy recognising the animals hiding in the woods.

*Please discourage dressing-up outfits for health and safety purposes.

Online Booking Request

 

Mini-Shelters, A house in the woods – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
It feels like this book was written for wilderness wood! Our very own theme tune in a story. When two little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in- Moose and Bear. It’s very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help from the beaver builders and LOT of peanut butter sandwiches, that’s exactly what they do. Set in a idyllic woodland world. The children are invited to bring with them their favourite bear, dinosaur or woodland toy, or let us provide soft toy animals to share in small groups. We can then go for a walk around the secret path to collect materials to make a home for our little friends. Learn how to make a shelter, collect food, add a table and chair, a garden, swings and a slide! Once finished we can share and take turns to visit each shelters, ask questions and allow children to talk about their house in the wood! This party is endearing and industrious!

Online Booking Request

 

Bear Hunt – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
A woodland adventure for bears and their owners – We’re going on a bear hunt through the ancient woodland….. we’re not scared! This party is aimed at our younger audience 4 years and under….. Find the (not so scary) bears, story tellingn circle and read this lovable classic! Go and search for materials to make the best bear hut, or bear shelter using natural materials to help them make a bear kingdom. Share a Teddy bears picnic (if you want to bring a little picnic treat for the children to eat with the bears). Play games with your bears on our walk back.

*Please discourage dressing-up outfits for health and safety purposes.

Online Booking Request

 

Fairy & Elf Gardens – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
Delightful activity in a magical corner of the woodland. Find the secret path where magical things happen…..Look out for the story telling circle and listen to a story about woodland fairies and elves. Decorate a beautiful willow wand, then walk through the secret path collecting things along the way. Find the fairy and Elf toadstools and makea fairy or elf garden in the wood with all the things you have collected! Come dressed as a fairy or Elf or anything else that takes your fancy! Where? Where are the fairies? Where can we find them! We have seen the fairy rings…..They leave behind them! When they have danced all night…. Where do they go?

*Please discourage dressing-up outfits for health and safety purposes.

Online Booking Request

 

Wild Things – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
Where the wild things are – Maurice Sendak. This story has an incredibly grounding effect on its readers because it is so real to everyone, it is a story we still hold dear because There is, or was, a WILD thing in all of us. A story that speaks to the heart of every child. Become king of the wild things in our own magical forest. Find the secret path and the story telling circle. Here we will read this classic story. The Children will be inspired and will start to explore the wood with new eyes. Make a Wonderful wild thing to take home using clay and natural materials found in the wood. The leader will have a few secret supplies of rainbow feathers, string and wool. Create a wild tree creatures to leave on a tree at the wood….

Online Booking Request

 

Bug Hunt – £130, 1.5 hrs (April- September only)

Suitable for: 3 yrs +, 16 children max
Discover and identify creepy crawlies in the wood, we visit different locations in the wood to find out who lives where and who eats who!!! Make your very own bug from natural clay, it can be based on a bug you find or you can create your very own creepy crawly! We will walk for about half a mile , as we go off the paths in search of bugs visiting the Christmas tree plantation and the secret path.

Online Booking Request

 


6 years +

Woodland Baking – £195, 2.5 hrs

Suitable for: 6 yrs +, 12 children max
For over a 1000 years, damper, a simple bread made from the flour of a variety of grains, has filled the bellies of adventurers sitting around campfires. Its attraction is the simple base ingredients and its ease of cooking. A favourite way to make damper is to cook it on a stick over a campfire. Join us to make traditional damper bread out in the wood, as the bake-off begins mix and match different ingredients for a taste sensation!On the menu: Rosemary and sea salt, raisins, cinnamon, nuts and seeds, thyme, chocolate and chilli!!! We are always keen to see what secret ingredients you would like bring along! We ask the family of the party or all the children to bring a small offering to share in the bake-off.Once we have made the bread, We will set off into the wood… learn how to collect tinder and kindling then make a fire! We will then get comfy and cook our dampers in the wilderness over our fire using hazel sticks.

Online Booking Request

 

Den Building – £130, 1.5 hrs

Suitable for: 6 yrs+, 16 children max
Build a shelter in the woods for yourselves or your teddies, make an army camp, a dinosaur encampment or simply the best biouvac in Sussex….Learn new skills and get prepared for a night in the wild.

Online Booking Request

 

Castaway – £195, 2.5 hrs

Suitable for: 6 yrs+, 12 children max / 8 yrs+, 16 children max
Stranded in the wilderness! You will need to build a shelter or two with your tribe. Forage for kindling and tinder, light a campfire and cook sausages and marshmallows. Learn bushcraft techniques for building a strong structure to withstand wind and rain. Learn how to use the wood’s natural resources for coverage and camouflage. Make your shelter unique by creating a warm homely space inside with seating and a small fire pit or build path. The children are encouraged and given time to do this. The second half of the party is the fire lighting and cooking around the fire pit. The children are shown and given the opportunity to use a flint and steel. The birthday child has the chance to light the fire using this technique.

We provide:

  • Fire lighting equipment
  • Fire wood
  • cooking utensils
  • Experienced ranger for 2.5 hours
  • Lots of fun!

What you will need to bring:

  • Wear old clothes
  • Bring pre-cooked chipolatas or boiled sausages as quicker to cook (frankfurters don’t cook well on a stick). Remember veggie options if required.
  • Either marshmallows and chocolate digestive biscuits to make s’more’s OR apples with a container of mixed sugar and cinnamon to make toffee apples (one option only and enough for each child.)
  • Simple, easy-to-carry picnic snacks if you require.
  • Refreshments – keeping packaging to a minimum if you can!
  • Bin bag.
  • No Birthday cakes please (not suitable for activity). Cupcakes welcome. We can sing Happy Birthday with a ceremonious fire out!
  • A sense of adventure and waterproofs if it’s raining!

Online Booking Request

 

Flower Fairies – £135, 1.5 hr (April to August only)

Age: 6 yrs+, 16 children max
SShh! The fairies have arrived at the wood! Find the enchanted story telling circle and listen to a story about woodland flower fairies and cheeky gnomes, Make a beautiful flower fairy to take home and find the secret garden for the fairies to enjoy and create a garden to play in!

Online Booking Request

 

Pizza and Dens – £195, 2.5 hrs

Suitable for: 6 yrs +, 10 children max
Together make our pizza base, head out into the wilderness to make/collect kindling, tinder and fire wood, add our toppings on the pizzas and get cooking… While the pizza is cooked over the fire have a go at making a den fit to eat your feast in!

We provide:

  • Fire lighting equipment
  • Fire wood
  • Cooking utensils
  • Experienced ranger for 2.5 hrs
  • Lots of fun!

What you will need to bring:

  • Wear old clothes
  • Pizza dough, tomato passata, grated cheese, olive oil. Consider any food allergies if required
  • Pre-cut pizza toppings – (Ideas: mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn and grated cheese)
  • Simple, easy-to-carry picnic snacks if you require
  • Refreshments – keeping packaging to a minimum if you can!
  • Bin bag
  • No Birthday cakes please (not suitable for activity). Cupcakes welcome. We can sing Happy Birthday with a ceremonious ‘putting the fire out!’
  • A sense of adventure and waterproofs if it’s raining!

Online Booking Request

 


8 years +

Survive in the Wild – £195, 2.5 hrs

Suitable for: 8 yrs +, 16 children max
Learn and test survival skills in the woodland – Survive in the Wild is a basic bush craft activity. Learn about wild food (especially what not to eat), how to get drinking water in the wilderness, building survival shelters to withstand wind and rain and lighting fires without matches. Learn how to use the Kelly kettle and make a hot chocolate.

Online Booking Request

 

Super Shelters – £195, 2.5 hrs

Suitable for: 8 yrs +, 12 children max
This is an experience to learn how to build the ultimate woodland shelter from the materials to hand. This is an extension of our castaway, or for children who want to learn more about survival techniques who may have some experience already. The shelter will be big enough for a couple of people and their gear, better insulated and ventilated than a tent, with scope for a fire to keep you warm! The second half of the party is the fire lighting and cooking around the fire pit. The children are shown and given the opportunity to use a flint and steel. The birthday child has the chance to light the fire using this technique.

We provide:

  • Fire lighting equipment
  • Fire wood
  • Cooking utensils
  • Experienced ranger for 2.5 hrs
  • Lots of fun!

What you will need to bring:

  • Wear old clothes
  • Bring pre-cooked chipolatas or boiled sausages as quicker to cook (frankfurters don’t cook well on a stick). Remember veggie options if required.
  • Either marshmallows and chocolate digestive biscuits to make s’more’s OR apples with a container of mixed sugar and cinnamon to make toffee apples (one option only and enough for each child.)
  • Simple, easy-to-carry picnic snacks if you require
  • Refreshments – keeping packaging to a minimum if you can!
  • Bin bag
  • No Birthday cakes please (not suitable for activity). Cupcakes welcome. We can sing Happy Birthday with a ceremonious ‘putting the fire out!’
  • A sense of adventure and waterproofs if it’s raining!

Online Booking Request