The weekly group is based at Howe Park Wood in Milton Keynes and is run by The Parks Trust, the charity that cares for the parks, lakes and woodlands within the city.
The sessions take place every Thursday from 10 am to 11.30 am and allow children aged between one and five to develop their social and fine motor skills through playing in the great outdoors.
Tree Tots sessions are designed to help to build confidence, encourage physical play and support children’s imagination and creativity. The sessions vary each week to keep them engaging, interesting, and to allow the children to learn something new.
Some of the activities included in the sessions are: playing in the mud kitchen, taking a wander through the woods to discover wildlife, free play in the woods including crawling through tunnels, painting, playing musical instruments or even swinging in hammocks. At the end of each session, the children and their parents are invited to enjoy a story and a hot chocolate in the woodland clearing.
Tree Tots is an outdoor session but in the event of bad weather it moves indoors to the education centre at Howe Park Wood, where a variety of activities such as exploring natural treasure baskets, making nature crowns or leaf kebabs from items found in the woods and a story for the children to enjoy all take place.
Each session is £2.50 per child, with a maximum of three children per adult. To book onto Tree Tots, please visit: www.theparkstrust.com