Our offer to children and families

Little Explorers

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”     Mary Lou Cook.

Little Explorers offers fun outdoor activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers.  The group is led by an experienced and fully qualified Forest School leader and  allows children to play and explore the natural world in their own way. Children (and adults too) make huge gains in confidence.

Little Explorers runs on Mondays in term time, we run three sessions: 

  • 9:30am – 10:45am
  • 11:15am – 12:30pm
  • 1:15pm – 2:30pm   

We currently have spaces available on our 11:15am and 1:15pm sessions. Cost is £3.50 per child per session.  Concession rates for low income families are available, please contact us to discuss. 

Holiday Activity Programmes including Narrowboat trips

We offer holiday activities in all school holidays and half-terms except Christmas.
We keep prices as low as we can to help families and concessions for low income families are available.

The majority of our activity programmes include  family narrowboat trips, though  we do sometimes have to make sure the weather is warm enough for the February half-term trips!

The detailed programmes are made available on this website under What’s On about a month beforehand. These set out the nature of the activity, the age group for which it is suitable and the cost.

Open Cycle Rides and other cycling events

From time to time, we offer open family cycle rides, towards Wombourne or towards Aldersley.
There is always a free bike safety check first.
Bikes are available to borrow.
Bike maintenance courses and road safety training are also sometimes available.
All these will be advertised on Facebook and shown on the website under What’s On. 
If you are particularly interested, please let us know and ask to go on our mailing list.

One off special events such as Bird Ringing or Open Days

Look out for our special events like the Open Days. These are often free and provide a chance for all the family to try out what’s on offer at Wildside.
They will all be advertised on Facebook and on the website under What’s On.

Concessions for Families on Low Incomes

We have a concession scheme to help families on low incomes join our holiday activities. You will need to show us evidence of receiving certain benefits.

For details of the current concessions please call us on 01902 754612

Details of What’s On and current dates and times can be found on this website. 

You can also request to go on our mailing list and details of events and holiday programmes will be sent to you.