Having a wild time
When it comes to Little Hiccups Family Fun Day we do strive to stretch the boundaries and explore new activities and events. Things that you would maybe not think about normally doing with your child. We want parents to experience new activities in a safe environment. And despite the uneven ground and the campfire, this one was a major success. It obviously wasn’t suitable for our children that used mobility aids due to the uneven ground but despite this we were fully booked. So much in so that when a second slot opened up that one booked up quickly too.
So what was Forest School? When I arrived the woods were set up into different areas. There was a sign welcoming up and inviting us to go on a Gruffalo Hunt. Cuddly toys of the animals found throughout the book were scattered around for the children to find. There was a fairy dell hidden away in the corner and in another corner there was an owl book to enjoy with some cuddly baby owls. There was a swing over a small ditch which my son spent an age on. There was a Potion Corner with pots and pans and bottles full of magic which the toddler disappeared straight to and conjured up spells. There were dinosaurs and digging, bug books and bug toys and supervised craft making. All the children came home with a necklace made out of wood and string that they drew a design on. They then had to use a manual hand drill that they wound themselves to drill a hole for the string to go through. As well as all this we had hammocks scattered around which we lost various children and adults into. They had the capability of enveloping the person completely and could leave the user cosy and isolated while surrounded by people.
And of course there was the campfire. And the food. We had tortilla pizzas roasted over the fire followed by Digestive S’mores. There was many a sticky and happy face after that treat! All guided and supervised by the Grassroots Muddy Boots team.
The children and adults alike loved this event. I think we’d like to do this event again but in the meantime the Grassroots team are now hosting special sessions for children with additional needs so make sure you give their Facebook page a follow and give their website a glance.
“Had such a great time this afternoon thankyou very much!!! Kids loved it..!”
“What a fab day!”
“He did lots of activities like make a necklace and bracelet, mud kitchen, hammocks, leaf printing amd frames, pizza making and marshmellow toasting on a fire, potion making, den building and much more.. Would definitely recommend grassroots muddy boots forest school for the little ones.”
“Absolutely brilliant time at forest school today, thank you Little Hiccups. Sooooo much to do, kids loved all the activities! Thank you x”
“We’ve had a fantastic day with our Little Hiccups family in the forest. Owen was so happy! Just the kind of day we needed to bring an end to the school holidays. Thank you guys!”
“Thank you Little Hiccups. A fantastic morning. “Kody with a K” as he’s apparently now known 😂 would like to say a big thank you to Simon and Nick who were ‘awesome’ at cooking outdoor pizzas. And of course Sally for making s’mores… that just made his week! One of Kody’s favourite little hiccup events.”