The natural way to party
Shouldn’t birthday parties be a little special? With A Touch of the Wild, they are! Our woodland Birthday Parties are the ideal way for your child and their friends to have an unforgettable and unique birthday experience. We offer themed options too!
When can I have a party?
At weekends (Saturday and Sunday) we have two slots –
Morning: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Afternoon: 1.30 pm – 4.00pm
(9.30am- 12pm & 1pm-3.30pm in December, January & February)
How much does a party cost?
For a 2.5 hour party for up to 15 children
£210 without food
£255 with food
Add up to 5 additional children
£10 per extra child without food
£14 per extra child with food
Add a birthday cake
£15 (to feed 15 children)
How do I book?
To book your child a party, check our Party booking system using the link below to see if your slot is available. Can’t see your date available? Pop us an email to enquire! Please note that booking will close approx. 2 weeks before the day so do book your party well in advance.
What others have to say...
Thank you Hannah and Ellie for a great party today. All the boys loved it. ‘Best party ever’ I heard a few times and the time just flew by. Thank you thank you xx
Can I just say how excellent the whole party was. Hats off to the guides they were fantastic. The children said it was the best ever party they had been to thank you. You will see us again.
What a brilliant party; fun had by all! Best party ever…
Thanks, Sara Northcott.
We had a really amazing party – great to see kids doing what they should be doing – building dens/ making (controlled) fires, building bridges, scrambling over nets and playing in hammocks. Definitely recommend thank you very much.
She had an amazing time thank you! The best party we’ve ever had
Ruth Wills – Anna’s mum
Harry had a fantastic time yesterday – thank you so much to everyone who helped make it such a fab day. Lots of his friends mums have texted saying how great it was.
We picked possibly the wettest weekend in March for our five year old’s woodland explorer’s party, and yet Hannah’s empathy with the imagination of little people and her passion for the forest meant that spirits were not at all dampened by the weather. Hannah’s experience in engaging children in confidence inspiring activities is abundant, and the delight on the faces of children and parents alike at the joys of toasting marshmallows on an open campfire was lovely. Whether you take inspiration from the “Magic Faraway Tree”, “Chronicles of Narnia” or “Swallows and Amazons” a woodland explorers birthday party has some of the magic of all.
Jessica Taylor and Family, Devon
Thank you for a fantastic morning, it was just as we wished it to be, perfect.
Thank you so much for yesterday, all of the children and adults who attended had an amazing time. I have been inundated with messages complimenting you and the experience in general.
Thank you so much for hosting Morgan’s birthday party – we all had a fantastic time. The children loved it, and everything worked really well. I’ve already passed on your details to other Mums who were impressed!
Thank you very much, Kathy Cotter
Forest School Birthday Parties near Exeter
Our woodland Birthday Parties take place in a secret location deep in the woodland at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter. We’ll make our way to our camp with our Forest School Leader and Assistant. We’ll gather around the campfire to welcome the guests and learn about lighting campfires without matches safely. We will then head off for a blindfolded obstacle course and rope trail. There will be plenty of opportunity for the children to try out their den building skills and enjoy our woodland playground and mud kitchen followed by games and marshmallow toasting over the campfire. There’s time for delicious campfire sizzling sausages in a roll (if booked), before the party ends with a Happy Birthday song for the Birthday Boy or Girl. Got an older child or have a specific idea for the party? No problem – just let us know. We run events for all ages – children, teens and adults and will adapt our party activities according to the needs and ages of the group. Make their party a really wild one!
- Forest School Leader & assistant
- A Touch of the Wild Birthday Party invitations
- Hot and cold drinks & marshmallows for toasting
- Campfire food (if booking with food)
- A cake (optional extra)
- 2.5 hours of woodland fun
- 15 happy, tired children at the end of the party – guaranteed!
Add Scrummy Food
We’ll provide drinks for the children – squash or hot chocolate (weather dependant), tea & coffee for adults and of course marshmallows for toasting. If you book a party with food, we supply & cook campfire food, consisting of delicious hot dogs for each child (meat or vegetarian) plus snacks. The two adult helpers who stay will also be fed by our hearty campfire fayre. Don’t forget the cake! We can also provide a birthday cake with candles (optional extra). If you would like to bring your own food you are welcome to bring a cold picnic/finger food but please let us know beforehand and take away any leftovers/rubbish with you.
Choose a theme...
We now offer a selection of themed options for your birthday party, if you wish. Please put in your booking notes if you would like to add a theme to your party!
- Dragons and magic (for 4+ years) includes a dragon egg hunt, magic wand crafting and our very own potion parlour!
- Fairy and Elf (for 4+ years) includes a Teddy Trail, crafting Fairy/Elf crowns and moulding Fairy doors from clay.
- Pirates (for 4+ years) includes map reading, a treasure chest hunt, digging for gold coins and shells, making swords, flags and telescopes!
- Campfire Cooking and Crafts (for 10+ years) includes gathering wild wood, cooking campfire treats, a fire lighting challenge and dream catcher crafting. (Must be booked as a party with food.)
- Survival and Camouflage (for 10+ years MAX of 12 children for this theme) includes gathering and splitting wood, lighting a fire using natural materials, campfire cooking and building survival shelters! (Must be booked as a party with food.)
The group will be safely supervised in all these activities by our trained and experienced Forest School Leaders. All staff are first aid trained, DBS checked and qualified group leaders.
We will provide 2 members of staff but two adults are also required to stay with the group – usually the parents of the birthday child. We regret we are unable to welcome any more adults except to accompany children with additional needs or very young children via prior arrangement.
Please ensure you download the Birthday Party forms from our Important Documents page as they contain important information about where to meet us and what to bring as well as our “A Touch of the Wild” Birthday Party invitations for you to print and send out.