Children's Parties

Learning With Nature hosts children's birthday parties, for children of 4 years and over, in the beautiful setting of Westonbirt Arboretum.  

There are a host of different party themes to suit everyone from mini adventures to big adventures for older children.

Everyone has a chance to toast something over an open fire.  

Food and drink is provided with all the parties.​

A standard party lasts two hours and the children get to explore amongst the trees, whilst taking part in a variety of games and activities, and cook over an open fire.

If the birthday child has a particular interest in the outdoors, or animal they like, let us know before the party and we will see if we can adapt some of the activities.


"Oscar and Oscar and all their friends (and parents!) absolutely loved their Westonbirt birthday party. Thank you very much for such a memorable and exciting forest adventure party. It was very well organised and Henry and Sam were just wonderful, they really made it a fun, engaging and special adventure." Shira Wilkins, 20th January 2020.

For more information about party costs and what is included in a Learning With Nature party at Westonbirt Arboretum please email: or phone Grainne on : 07964 249658

Party Levels


Silver Birch - £210

2 hour party

Additional children £10 per head, up to 6 additional children allowed. (Maximum of 16 children in total).

Extend the party to 2.5 hours - £60 (This includes making popcorn over the fire)


   Golden Maple - £350

3 hour party

Opportunity to cook popcorn, chocolate bananas or cinnamon raisin apples over a fire.

Choice of a Woodland Birthday cake or Woodland Cup Cakes.

Additional children £15 per head, up to 6 additional children allowed (maximum of 16 children in total).

Every party includes:

Up to 10 children

2 Forest Guides

Food (snack, hot dog and a roll and marshmallows)

Water for each child

Entrance to the Arboretum for the rest of the day

The cost includes entrance for up to a maximum of 4 adult helpers.

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  • A non-refundable deposit of £75 is payable on booking a party.  

  • Confirmation of final numbers, notification of any allergies and full payment for the party is due 1 week before the party date.

  • Additional adults who are not members will cost £6 per person (December - February) and £8 per person (March - November).

  • If the party has to be cancelled due to extreme weather, and Westonbirt Arboretum has to shut to the public due to safety concerns, we will re-schedule the party for a mutually convenient date or you may have a full refund.

  • There will be no refund for non-attending party guests.

Party Themes - Mini Adventures

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The Gruffalo


Listen to the Gruffalo tale in the deep dark woods.  


Discover the Gruffalo on a stroll through the woods.


Make a mouse and look for the owl, snake and fox on your adventure.


Build a den to hide from the Gruffalo.


Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

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Teddy Bear's Picnic


Take your own bear on a Bear Hunt through the woods, discover the grass, water, mud, forest, snow, the storm and into the cave…

Listen to the tale of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Make crowns, dens for your teddy, play games and discover bears in the woods.

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

Picnic mats provided on the grass to sit and eat your hot dogs on.

Big Adventures

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Forest Adventure


Explore the woods.

Forage for food or bugs (seasonal).

Den building.

Woodland games.

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

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Bug Hunting & Animal Tracking

Search for mini beasts, and creatures homes, animal tracking if we're lucky! 

Make your own bug or creature, or animal footprint to take home (please choose at time of booking).

Woodland games.

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

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Enchanted Woodland

Discover a magical world in the woods.

Make you own fairy or elf (to take home).

Create a fairy world and fairy home.

Make a fairy wand, natural mobile or dream catcher to take home (choose one at time of booking).

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.


Bushcraft Survival Skills

(10+ years)

Learn survival skills in the woods.

Shelter building.

Fire lighting skills.


Campfire cookery, e.g. flatbreads over the fire.

This party is only available as a 3 hour option.  (Maximum of 8 children).

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Woodland Magic & Mayhem


Create your own broom stick and wand (to take home).


Broomstick training, casting spells and making potions.


Have a fire and toast marshmallows.