Carymoor Environmental Trust

Mini Explorer Outdoor Toddler sessions

Mini Explorer Outdoor Toddler sessions

Monthly outdoor fun for parents and toddlers

Starts: 23rd Jan 2023 to 31st Dec 2024

Join us for lots of outdoor fun on our nature reserve, learning about wildlife through activities and crafts.    


  • Outdoor play
  • Nature crafts
  • Wildlife discovery
  • Muddy play
  • Den building
  • Treasure hunts
  • Songs and more!   


Each month will have a different theme:











Our feathered friends

Mon 18th

Tues 19th

Discover more about the brilliant birds that share our nature reserve: games, exploration, crafts, songs and more!



Peculiar Pond Creatures

Mon 22nd

Tues 23rd

Discover more about life in and around our ponds: Explore our nature reserve, play fun games, get crafty with natural materials, sing songs and more!


Tremendous Trees

Mon 20th

Tues 21st

Discover more about all things leafy by exploring our nature reserve, playing fun games, getting crafty with natural materials, singing songs and more!


Buzzy Bees

Mon 17th

Tues 18th

Get buzzy around our nature reserve and discover more about these amazing creatures! Games, crafts, songs and more!


Fabulous Flowers

Mon 22nd

Tues 23rd

Explore our nature reserve and have lots of flowery fun! Games, crafts, songs and more!


Marvellous Minibeasts

Mon 19th

Tues 20th

Discover more about Carymoor’s creepy crawlies, through exploring our nature reserve, playing fun games, getting crafty with natural materials, singing songs and more!








£12 (£12.50 from April) per session for an adult and one child aged 2-4.  Additional children aged 2-4 are charged at £4 each.  There is no charge for younger siblings. 


We would like to encourage repeat visits, building on the activities learned the month before, although sessions can be booked individually if required. We are offering a 10% discount if more than 4 sessions are booked at once and this discount includes paid for siblings.  *Enter discount code MINIEXP24 to get 10% off your booking of 4 sessions or more.


Places must be booked in advance here.


Further information:


  • Our Mini Explorer sessions are most suitable for children aged 2-4 years. You are welcome to bring younger siblings along too, but we ask that each adult brings a maximum of 2 children. There will be a maximum of 10 adults plus their children each session.


  • Whilst at Carymoor Parents/Carers are responsible for their children and must supervise them at all times.


  • The session runs from 10am - 12noon. Please arrive promptly so we have lots of time for outdoor play! 


  • Each session will take place outdoors in our woodland and nature reserve and will go ahead whatever the weather (except high winds*). So please make sure you and your child ‘dress for mess’ and ready for the weather conditions on the day. Long trousers and enclosed shoes/wellies are ideal as there is a chance of picking up ticks onsite as we have deer. Bringing a change of clothes for your child is a good idea too!     


  • In windy conditions when it is not safe to use our woodland, we may have to cancel the session, but we will try to provide an alternative outdoor space away from tree-cover or postpone to another day.


  • After a short starter activity while we wait for everyone to arrive, each session starts and ends with a short walk to/from the woods (10 minutes approx. at toddler pace). You are very welcome to bring a buggy for this if you feel your child will struggle.


  • During each session we will stop for a snack/drink break. We will provide fruit, biscuits and drinks (e.g squash/water, tea/coffee), so please let us know if you or your child has any food allergies that we need to accommodate.


  • Our education centre has toilets and baby changing facilities and we will encourage everyone to use these before we leave for the woods. We have a simple camping-style toilet at the woods too.



If you have any questions or queries about our Mini Explorer sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact Beth on 01963 351350, or e-mail

We're always on the look out for people with time to spare!

Whether that's the odd hour, a regular day or even a longer work experience placement, your time is very valuable to us. Our growing team of volunteers makes a vital contribution both at the centre and at events across the county.

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