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Mud Pies Classes…

Sticks and Stones
Mud Pies – classes for 2 to 5 year olds
Summer 2018 – outdoor adventures during the hols for 2 to 8 year olds

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones, classes for children from birth to 24 monthes, is unfortunately not running this school year due to me working in several Aberdeen schools. Sorry about this! You are welcome to come along to Mud Pies classes instead during the session within which your tot’s second birthday falls.

Mud Pies

Outdoor adventures for 24 months to 5 years!
Classes run on Monday mornings and afternoons at Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen and on Thursday mornings at Countesswells Woods, on the westerly outskirts of Aberdeen.

Sibling (10%) and twin (15%) discounts available – just enter “sibling discount” or “twin discount” in the “Coupon code” box on the cart page when you book!

Mondays
Hazlehead Park,
Aberdeen
Come and explore a secret wood in Hazlehead Park. Squelch in mud, jump off rocks, climb mountains, make things and find out about wildlife! We meet at the small swing park on Groats Road, towards Hazlehead Academy and the swimming pool. Here’s a map. The park’s cafe is also open for lunch and coffee.

Sibling (10%) and twin (15%) discounts available – just enter “sibling discount” or “twin discount” in the “Coupon code” box on the cart page when you book!

Autumn 2018
Mondays 27 August to 8 October (6 weeks)
Please note – due to a previous work committment there is NO class on Monday 3 September.
Times – 10am to 11.30am – fully booked or 1pm to 2.30pm
Cost – £42. £7 per class payable in advance by session. Adults go free!

Click here to book.

Thursdays
Countesswells Woods*
, Aberdeen
Splash in puddles, balance along logs, look for woodpeckers and build dens – there’s loads to do in this great wood!

Sibling (10%) and twin (15%) discounts available – just enter “sibling discount” or “twin discount” in the “Coupon code” box on the cart page when you book!

* Please note – the Forestry Commission charges £1.50 to park for up to 3 hours at Countesswells. (You can also buy an annual season ticket for £30 that gives access to several woods in the area that makes things much cheaper. Call their local office on T: 0300 067 6200 to pay over the phone).

Autumn 2018
Thursdays 30 August to 11 October
(6 weeks)
Please note – due to a previous work committment there is NO class on Thursday 6 September.
Times – 10am to 11.30am
Cost – £42. £7 per class payable in advance by session. Adults go free!

Click here to book.

Summer 2018

From exploring gardens and nature reserves to foraging for berries and making mud pies for your favourite teddy bear – Mud Pies has something for every 2 to 8 year old who enjoys being outdoors!

Garden Tots Summer Special
Tuesday 24 July
Times – 10am to 11am – fully booked, 11.45am to 12.45am or 1.30pm to 2.30pm – fully booked
The Barn, Burn O Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA
Ages – 2 to 5
Come for an explore in the Barn’s intriguing wild garden, have a look in the pond and make a dragonfly to take home!
Tickets – child: £5, adult: free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Book online at www.thebarnarts.co.uk/whats-on.

Splish, Splash!
Wednesday 25 July
Times – 10.30am to 12 noon – fully booked or 1.30pm to 3pm – fully booked
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NB
Ages – 2 to 8
Come for a watery adventure! Collect natural treasures and (weather dependent) climb into one of the most amazing places in the north east, the Burn O’ Vat. Inside, we will make mini-rafts and dams, puddle jump and generally have fun playing in the water! Wellies and waterproofs and/or a change of clothes are strongly recommended!
Tickets – free, although booking essential. Please phone the reserve on T: 01339 881667. All adults to be accompanied by at least one child.

Playday Clay
Wednesday 1 August
Times – 10am to 11.30am – fully booked or 1pm to 2.30pm – fully booked
The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, AB23 8XG
Ages – 2 to 8
Celebrate National Playday with a messy adventure full of sand and clay! We will explore around the sand dunes near to the Sand Bothy, collect natural treasure then back at the Sand Bothy use these to decorate a piece of clay you have formed into your first initial! We will also make time to explore the huge sand dunes a 10 minute walk from the bothy and have a drink and a biscuit.
Tickets – child: £7, adult: free

Blaeberry Bash
Wednesday 8 August
Times – 10am to 12 noon – fully booked or 1.30pm to 3.30pm – fully booked
Countesswells Wood – on the westerly outskirts of Aberdeen between Kingswells and Cults. Nearest postcode – AB15 8QD.
Ages – 2 to 8
Not far into Countesswells Wood is a lovely patch of wild blaeberries. Come and pick as many as you can eat as well as some sticks for a camp fire and make some delicious blue squidgy blaeberry pancakes!
Tickets – child: £7, adult: £7. NB – you need to book a minimum of 2 tickets!

Teddy bears’ picnic
Wednesday 15 August
Times – 10am to 11.30am – fully booked or 1pm to 2.30pm – fully booked
Dunnottar Woods, Stonehaven. Nearest postcode – AB39 3XL.
Ages – 2 to 8
This week is national Afternoon Tea Week so why not celebrate in muddy style with a Mud Pies’ picnic for your favourite teddy bear?! We will collect “ingredients” and use these to make some of the most delicious mud pies and other afternoon tea items around. Juice and biscuits available for children too. Dock leaf sandwich anyone? Please remember a favourite soft toy!!
Tickets – bears and other soft toys: £7 each, child: free, adult: free.