Due to popular demand we have expanded our programme of parent and child groups for 3-5 year olds. We now offer five groups at Woods Mill nature reserve near Henfield (Tues, Weds, Sats), one at Seven Sisters Country Park near Seaford (Weds), one at Swallowtail Hill Farm woods / Pett Level beach near Rye (Thurs), and one at Tilgate Park near Crawley (Tues).
Online bookings are listed below. If the places are full, please click the link to add your email address to our contact list, and say which venue/s you are interested in. Nature Tots is a Forest School programme developed specifically for pre-school age children, providing a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to experience and learn from nature.
We engage children in hands-on outdoor activities themed around wildlife. 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 and bit and brace drill to make their own name disk to take home. 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.
We go outside rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and be ready to get wet and muddy! It is essential that the children are appropriately dressed as the temperature can be a little cooler in the woods, long trousers and stout shoes or boots are recommended. So why not come along and give it a go!
New Nature Tots Guidelines for Younger Siblings
Please state on booking if you are bringing a younger sibling aged two and under to enjoy the songs, stories and games free of charge.
If you are bringing a younger sibling aged two with an older Nature Tot that you wish to take part in the woodcraft activities, please ensure you book and pay for the additional place