Nature Tots

We are running a limited range of blocks from March 2022 across Sussex, and numbers are limited to facilitate social distancing. We will continue to review the situation as new guidance is issued.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

If you are not already on our mailing/contact list to be advised when online booking opens for your group, please contact the leader here and ask to be added to their list, stating your preferred location and day of the week. We do not have a waiting list, bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Booking will open in late January/early February for the March blocks.  You can also visit our Go Wild at Home pages for fun ideas and activities.

Our programme of weekly parent and child groups:

  • Tuesdays: Woods Mill, Henfield  (Age 3-5)
  • Wednesdays: Woods Mill, Henfield & Rye Bay (Age 3-5)
  • Thursdays: Tilgate Park, Crawley (Age 3-5)
  • Saturdays: Woods Mill (Age 3-6)

We apologise that our Brighton, Horsham and Seven Sisters groups are on hold until further notice due to site unavailability. 

For details of our Saturday groups for ages 5+ please visit our Wildlife Watch page

Nature Tots is a Forest School programme providing a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to experience and learn from nature. Hands-on outdoor activities are themed around wildlife and the changing seasons. Tots are encouraged to tackle woodland craft skills for themselves, and gain a sense of achievement from successfully completing tasks such as using a bow saw or building a den. The sessions will encourage independent learning and team working – all of which will help to boost communication skills, problem solving, physical development and creativity. This is child-led learning and the role of the accompanying adults is to assist the Tots in doing as much of the task for themselves as possible. Sessions are booked in blocks of 4-7, in line with school half terms, and the cost works out at £8 per session for Family Members of the Trust, and £9 per session for non-members.

We go outside rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and be ready to get wet and muddy, long trousers and stout shoes or boots recommended. Why not come along and give it a go!

Volunteering with Nature Tots

Would you like to volunteer with us to help run Nature Tots sessions?

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Forthcoming Nature Tots sessions

Book a Nature Tots session near you

Contact the Nature Tots team

Get in touch with our Nature Tot leaders

Nature Tots Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Nature Tots Venues

Directions to sites used for Nature Tot sessions

Nature Tots Testimonials

"So much more than I imagined, we both had a wonderful time"

Pre-school and Nursery

Find out more about our Forest School Nursery programme