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Birthday Parties

Our wild birthday parties are designed to give your children a fun-packed day and to keep yours stress free!

Our ever-popular birthday parties are stuffed with fun activities and wild games to give your kids a day to remember.

Each party has a theme ranging from Woodland Fairies to Bushcraft so there is something to suit everyone. The parties are suitable for children aged 5-11 and can be held at one of our centres at Bay Pond or Nower Wood, or we can come to you if you have the space available. Each party lasts two hours during which we keep the kids busy and happy with an hour and a half of themed games and activities followed by a half hour birthday tea provided by you. We also provide wildlife-themed party invitations for the birthday child to give to their friends.

 

Availability

Bay Pond in Godstone is available for parties on weekends & during school holidays at 10:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:00.

Nower Wood near Leatherhead is currently closed for redevelopment, however will be available again from April 2017 for parties on weekends & during school holidays at 10:00-12:00 or 13:00-15:00.

 

Booking

Our birthday parties are £13.50* per child with a non-returnable deposit of £50

To book your party at Bay Pond or Nower Wood, or to find out more:
Please call 01372 379509
Or email education.centres@surreywt.org.uk

If you are interested in us bringing our parties to you, and you have suitable grounds:
Please call 01483 663300
Or email outreach@surreywt.org.uk

 

Party List

All parties are for a maximum of 17 children unless stated otherwise


Pond Dipping – available at Bay Pond 

Use a net to dip beneath the surface of the pond and meet the animals living in the weedy water! Look closely at the tiny creatures to find out how they move, how they breathe and how they catch their dinner. You’ll also play some fun, sensory games on our beautiful nature reserve.


Spark, Whittle and Drill - available at Bay Pond & Nower Wood
Maximum 12 Children 

Experience using a firesteel to create a spark to light your fire at base camp.  We will show you how to use simple tools for whittling and hand drilling and you will use these new skills to make a wooden medallion and a stick man!  Sitting around your camp fire, bring your stick man to life with stories of his adventures.  Finish off by toasting a delicious marshmallow!


Woodland Minibeast Hunt – available at Bay Pond & Nower Wood

A minibeast safari to discover what is living in the wood through a series of minibeast themed games, sensory activities and searches. During the party you will hunt under logs, sweep through the grass and shake trees to discover the many creatures living in the habitats of Nower Wood. The woodlouse trail will show you just what it feels like to be a creature wandering around the wood at night.


Orienteering – available at Nower Wood from June 2017

Use a compass and clues to find your way around the wood. A short session in the party room will teach you all you need to know about compasses and setting a bearing – a skill that should last a lifetime! We will then set you off in groups to make your way around the wood, collecting clues about a mystery animal and discovering more about our woodland habitat as you go.


Treasure Hunt – available at Nower Wood from June 2017

Find the Pirate’s hidden treasure by following clues and completing tasks around the wood. We will equip all the treasure hunters with pirate scarves and treasure maps before setting off on a big adventure around the wood. To find the treasure you will work your way through mazes and along blindfold trails, using your map reading and problem solving skills along the way. No treasure hunt would be complete without a sword fight and walking the plank.


Ugly Bug Ball – available at Bay Pond & Nower Wood

A chance to host your very own bug party for some extra special guests! There’s lots to think about when planning a party – you’ll need to build a venue for your guests (think worms, beetles, centipedes and slugs!), collect food to lay out in the banquet hall and finally hunt for the guests in the woodland and bring them to the ball.  During the planning, you’ll also have a chance to experience the world through a minibeast’s senses, with games and activities that will bring the woods to life.


Woodland Fairies – available at Bay Pond & Nower Wood

Do you believe in fairies?  Of course you do!  A host of different activities await you on our magical fairy trail around the wood with a “Good Weather” spell and plenty of fairy dust to help you on your way.  You will make your very own fairy to take out into the woodland and together, you’ll visit lots of flowers, plants and trees to find out about the fairies who look after them.  You will also explore the tree tops using magic mirrors, look at the woodland through a fairy’s eyes and visit the fairy gardens.


Woodland Survival 

There are two options for this party - just let us know which one you would prefer:

Option ACTION - available at Nower Wood.  For those wishing to have an action-packed, non-stop adventure through the woodland, let us show you how to navigate your way through the woodland using nature’s clues, survive on nature’s larder and shelter from the elements. You will even have the chance to walk through the wood "in the dark" (blind-folded)!

Option BASE CAMP (maximum 12 children) - available at Bay Pond & Nower Wood.  Alternatively, for those wishing to concentrate on building a magnificent shelter and learn how to construct a camp fire safely, this is the party for you!  You will collect natural materials to make your shelter and fallen wood to fuel your fire.  Once the fire is roaring, you'll have the chance to toast a marshmallow in the flames!


* Please note that the price is £15 per child for parties taking place on or after 1st April 2017