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Mud Pies Classes…

Sticks and Stones – classes from birth to 24 months
Mud Pies – classes for 2 to 5 year olds
Summer 2017

Sticks and Stones

Aberdeen’s activity class for the under 2s and their adults to have fun in the outdoors!

Spring 2017
Wednesdays
Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Classes are on Wednesday mornings, 10am to 11.30am, at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen. We start with a 30 minute pushchair walk at adult pace through the woods, followed by an hour of play amongst the trees. The walk gives parents some fresh air whilst the play session encourages children to have fun through exploring and investigating.*

Meeting point – the layby on Groats Road, beside the small swing park in between the main park itself and Hazlehead Academy. Here’s a map.

Summer 2017
Sticks and Stones will be running for three weeks during August. Come along to one, two or all three sessions!
Wednesdays 2 August, 9 August and 16 August – all 10am to 11.30am.
Cost – £5 per class payable in advance by session. Adults go free!
Meeting point – the layby on Groats Road, beside the small swing park in between the main park itself and Hazlehead Academy. Here’s a map.
Please bring a snack for your child if they would usually eat during this time.
Click here to book!

Early years education encourages children to experience outdoor spaces in their own way, so this is deliberately a very informal class. Those not yet walking can investigate baskets of natural items such as cones, stones and household objects. Mobile tots collect sticks and stones in little beach buckets, dig in the mud patch, draw with chalk and play with the toy cars and diggers. We also explore in the woods, feeling the bark of trees, touching soft leaves, rolling balls down hills and lots more!

* this half hour walk is optional. Feel free to meet us at the woods around 10.30am for an hour of play if the walk is not your kind of thing!

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 2017
28 August to 9 Ocobter
(7 weeks)
Times – 10am to 11.30am or 1pm to 2.30pm
Cost – £49. £7 per class payable in advance by session. Adults go free!

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!

Autumn 2017
24 August to 12 Ocobter
(8 weeks)
Times – 10am to 11.30am
Cost – £56. £7 per class payable in advance by session. Adults go free!

* 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).

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Summer 2017

Wild gardens to explore, puddles to splash in, sand dunes to slide down and marshmallows to toast. If your tots like their Summer adventures outdoorsy then Mud Pies might just be able to help!

Garden Tots Summer Special
Friday 21 July – 11.45am to 12.45pm or 1.30pm to 2.30pm
The Barn, Banchory, AB31 5QA
Discover nature with your little one in this special early years workshop – come and play, explore and get messy in the wild garden!
Age – 2 to 5
Cost – £5 per child. Book online (scroll down the page to find “Garden Tots”) or call the box office on T: 01330 825431.

Splish, splash
Wednesday 26 July – 10.30am to 12 noon or 2pm to 3.30pm
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Burn o’Vat car park, Muir of Dinnet, by Aboyne, AB34 5NB
Come for a watery adventure, collect natural treasures and (weather dependent) scramble 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 strongly recommended (or a change of clothes). All adults to be accompanied by at least one child!
Age – 2 to 8
Free admission – booking essential. Call Catriona Reid, Reserve Manager, on T: 01339 881667.

Sand dune superheros!
Thursday 3 August10.30am to 12 noon or 1pm to 2.30pm
The Sand Bothy, Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, AB23 8GX
Come for an explore around the amazing sand dunes at Balmedie Country Park. Collect some natural treasures to make a superhero’s cuff then, with the help of a space blanket fly, jump or slide your way down the really high sand dunes!
Age – 2 to 8
Cost – £7 per child. Adults go free. Book online.

Camp fire s’mores
Thursday 10 August – 10am to 12 noon (fully booked) or 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Hazlehead Park woods, Aberdeen – meet at the small swing park on Groats Road in between the main park itself and Hazlhead Academy. Nearest postcode – AB15 8BE.
Collect some sticks, watch a camp fire being lit then learn how to make (the British version of) a s’more – the gooey, far too sweet combination of a toasted marshmallow and pieces of choclate sandwiched between two biscuits! There will be tea and camp fire coffee for adults too.
Age – morning: 2 to 8; afternoon: 8+
Cost – Adults: £7, Child: £7. I.e. you need a minimum of 2 tickets! Book online.