“How can our kids really understand the moral complexities of being alive if they are not allowed to engage in those complexities outdoors?” Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods

To help retain the gentle and unhurried approach of our groups, we are implementing a booking system for Brambles Outdoor Parent & Toddler Groups. However, we will still offer an option to drop-in at an increased rate (apart from Tuesdays) to offer families flexibility.

There is a need to bring in a booking option as some of our groups get too busy, especially with the warmer weather! The consistency of a core group helps to retain the quality of what we offer, whilst enabling us to better plan for activities and purchase food and materials.

It is our aim to also offer an open, supportive space for families where all parenting methods are respected and you feel supported and strengthened in your important job of parenting. Having a regular group where adults and children can really get to know each other enables this.

Please be aware this a new system, and we recognize there may be teething problems initially. That is the reason for implementing it now, so it can run smoothly for the start of the Autumn term. We welcome any feedback!

Discounted Rate for Pre-Booking (Optional)

Autumn Term Dates – 1st Half Term: 11/09/2017 – 20/10/2017 – 6 weeks 

Half Term Rate: £40 – 6 sessions for the price of 5, only £6.66/session per family per half term instead of £48.

This allows one free session per half term allowing for illness, holidays, other commitments etc. Please note this is an increase of only 66p per session.

*Please note unused sessions cannot be rolled over between terms or between groups.

Drop-In Rate: The drop-in rate is £8 per session per family. Please note this increase is only to cover our running costs. We do not make a profit.

£8 ‘Drop-In Tuesdays’: The Perry Wood Group and Rosehip Indoor Group will both remain as drop-in groups. However in order to cover our costs this will increase to £8 per session per family from September 2017.

*The fee for our Thursday Baby group will remain unchanged at £4.00 per session per family.

Further Details & Payment Instructions

Please review the booking form here. Please note due to the summer holidays, we will be accepting bookings from Tuesday 29th August 2017.

Your place is only guaranteed once the form and payment are received.

For any enquiries or to return the booking form, please email

Did you know we also offer Rosehip Indoor Group and a Baby Group? For further details please click here.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many outdoor groups!