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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.  

We have a range of different party themes to suit everyone.

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: enquiries@learning-with-nature.org or phone Carron on: 07719 717902

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A 2 hour party costs £200

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

Extend the party to 2.5 hours - £50 (This includes making popcorn over the fire)

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

  • Confirmation of final numbers, notification of any allergies and full payment for the party is due 2 weeks 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.

  • We will meet all the party guests at the LWN flag at the Welcome Building at the party start time and take them over to our party area.  At the end of the party time, guests make their own way back to the Welcome Building or are free to enjoy the arboretum.

The cost includes entrance for up to a maximum of 4 adult helpers.  A minimum of 2 adults must stay with the party.

Every party includes:

Up to 10 children

A Level 3 Forest School Leader

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

Water for each child

Entrance to the Arboretum for the rest of the day

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Party Themes

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Forest Adventure

 

Explore the woods.

Den building.

Woodland games.

Have a fire and whittle a stick to toast your marshmallows.

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Bug Hunting & Animal Tracking

Search for mini beasts, and creatures homes and 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.

Whittle your own gnome or enchanted house (to take home).

Make a magical wand to take home.

Woodland magical games.

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

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Bushcraft Survival Skills

(10+ years)

Learn survival skills in the woods.

Shelter building.

Fire lighting skills.

Whittling.

Campfire cookery, e.g. campfire biscuits

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.

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Natural Crafts

 

Seasonal natural craft activities in a beautiful woodland setting, all to take home.

 

Whittling round the fire.

 

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

(Maximum of 10 children, due to the nature of the activities).

Party Bags

  • £3.50 per person

  • Fabric bag with a wooden disc attached for you to add the party guests name if you wish.

  • Contents: Something to plant, a paracord bracelet and something to make.

  • The 'something to make' activity will be themed depending on the party theme and include instructions:

  • Forest Adventure, Bushcraft Survival and Natural Crafts - make your own paracord keyring.

  • Bug Hunting and Animal Tracking - bug hotel making kit.

  • Enchanted Woodland - dream catcher kit.

  • Woodland Magic & Mayhem - wand casting instructions, trick or treat treasure hunt during the party.

Party bags are plastic free.

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