under 5's fun and learning

We have re-imagined our under 5's groups! We hope we have met your needs and made them simply more fun!

Nature is the ideal, sensory learning environment. At Mini Mudders your child will be surrounded by nature that will stimulate all of their senses. The play-based learning will cover all areas of learning within the EYFS.
Activities are all child led and could include obstacles, nature walks, mud potions, mini beasts, patterns, colours in nature, stories, songs and more.

Sessions are led with a play based learning ethos covering all aspects of the EYFS.


 Being outdoors in a forest schools setting will  add to your child’s emotional intelligence, help to develop physical skills, increase confidence and mental well being. Not forgetting the benefits for the adults! Meet like minded people for a good chat and spend some quality time outdoors with your child.

We have two sites!! 

Mill Hill Woodland, Thistleton,   


The Meadow, St Michaels-on-Wyre

Groups will be split in to age ranges including a babies to walkers group to focus on their sensory experiences.

Sessions are facilitated by lovely Lisa. Led with a play based learning ethos covering all aspects of the EYFS.

Lisa is an qualified Forest school practitioner level 3, Early Years Educator Level 3 and has forest school and outdoor first aid training to help you have fun and keep you safe.

Bring a drink and a snack and enjoy some fun and learning in  beautiful setting

We are doing our bookings in monthly blocks to keep up with the ever changing government guidance so please check you dates before booking as we don't run through school holidays.

                                                      Mini Mudders leaflet PDF format 

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Muddy Parents

This support class is for expectant parents to relax, connect and meet other new parents.

New classes will be announced later in 2021

If you need some space and time to breathe check out our Adult group called Woodland Breather 

Image by Matt Walsh

Baby Mudders

Sensory session for babies and early walkers under 12months

Lisa is currently training to be a tree babies guide and will be running these baby led sessions for new parents and babies with a forest school and tree babies inspired ethos.

Starting September 


Mill Hill wood, Thistleton

Booking opens mid August

Friday 1pm

The Meadow, St Michaels-on-Wyre

Booking opens mid August


Mini Mudders

Exploring sessions for toddlers up to age 5.

Toddlers are ready to master new skills. Stories, trails, craft and more to build gross and fine motor skills, confidence and resilience. (90minute session)

Wednesdays 10am or 1pm 

Saturday 10am or 1pm (sat on hold due to catch up training #covidcatchup) 

Mill Hill Wood, Thistleton 

Booking opens mid August

Friday 10am

The Meadow, St Michaels-on-Wyre

Booking opens mid August

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