• Shelter building
  • Hapa Zome
  • Clay printing
  • Bug hunting
  • Dinosaurs
  • Frog spawn
  • Fungus spotting

Woodland Playgroup

Mondays 10:30-12:00
March 2024 dates now live!

The Deer Park
Maker Lane
Hoar Cross
DE13 8QR

Come to explore, play, learn and connect in the woods...

The Little Trees weekly outdoor playgroup takes place in the secret wood behind The Deer Park, and aims to help you and your children connect with nature through the seasons. There is lots of freeplay to enjoy, including the mud kitchen area, hammocks, nest swing and den building and invitations to learn and explore using natural materials.

The playgroup is best suited from age 1 up to age 5. However, even babies and the parents/carers can benefit from all the joys of being out in the woods. There are also sensory activities suitable for all ages available each week including wooden toys and curiosity basket.

We will often have a natural craft or tool work activity for those that would like to have a go, and later bubbles and group story time.

There are long and short walks to enjoy before or after your sessions around Deer Park, and a wonderful cafe serving hot drinks, cakes and breakfasts and lunches. Those with a Woodland playgroup booking simply need to show their booking confirmation to receive a free babycino in the cafe on the same day, when you purchase an adult drink.

Older siblings are welcome on inset days, as well as home school families with children of multiple ages, and we aim to have regular bank holiday and school holiday specials with activities designed for the older ones too (up to age 12ish).

£5.50 per child
Adult free
Childminder ticket £12.50 (includes up to 3 children)
Block booking discounts will be available after Easter holidays.