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Children's Parties

Learning With Nature hosts children's birthday parties 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 and a half 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: parties@learning-with-nature.org or phone Henry on : 07900 020402.

Party Levels

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Copper Beech - £180

2.5 hour party

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

Extend the party to 3 hours - £60 (This includes making popcorn over the fire)

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Silver Birch - £210

2.5 hour party

Includes a party bag for each child.

Additional children £13 per head, up to 6 additional children allowed. (Maximum of 16 children in total).

Extend the party to 3 hours - £60 (This includes making popcorn over the fire)

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Golden Maple - £350

3 hour party

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

Choice of party bag for each child.

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, marshmallows and chocolate biscuits)

Bottle of water for each child

Entrance to the Arboretum for the rest of the day

If you wish us to provide the adults (up to a maximum of 4) attending the party with the same food as the party children, this option is available for £10.

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

  • Confirmation of final numbers 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.

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Stick Man

 

Listen to the Stickman tale in the woods near the family tree.

 

Go on a Stick Man adventure through the woods.

 

Make your own Stickman (take home).

 

Have a fire and toast marshmallows.

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.

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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. 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.

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Natural Crafts

 

Spend your time immersed in natural craft (to take home).

Examples of natural craft include:  willow weaving, whistles, bird feeders, Christmas decorations, Easter craft and paracord.

Toast marshmallows over an open fire.

This party is generally held in the undercover area if available.

Only available as the 'Silver Birch' party option.

(maximum of 10 children)

Party bag options:

Enchanted Woodland - fairy or elf door, twig pencil, sweets.

 

Bugs - bug hotel kit (to make at home), twig pencil, sweets.

 

Woodland creature - bird feeder kit (to make at home), twig pencil, sweets.

 

Magical Mayhem - quill pen, wand instructions, sweets.

 

Natural crafts - make a dream catcher kit, twig pencil, sweets.

 

Growing green - planting kit, twig pencil, sweets.

Survival (only available for Bushcraft Survival Skills parties)

The children can choose either a karabiner, compass or survival whistle or Paracord                       bracelet to take home at the end of the party, plus a chocolate bar.

(Please note:  only 1 themed party bag option can be chosen per party)

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Party Bags

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