Muddy Puddles

What is Muddy Puddles?

 Muddy Puddles is a fun play-based outdoor (or indoors if the weather is unsuitable), initiative for 2–4-year olds. Along with an accompanying adult, ‘Muddy Puddlers’ will explore nature through carrying out a range of fun play-based initiatives, that stimulate the imagination, encourage exploration, independence and learning. Most importantly the activities provide buckets (sometimes literally!) of fun. Please wear warm clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

The first half of the session will be about exploring the world around us which will include activities including singing, interactive nature games and nature exploration including bug hunts, making dens, gardening and wildlife identification. The second half of the session will be creative activities, with exciting creations to make or grow, and take home. Each week there will be a different activity, which will usually be run from the lovely outdoor classroom in CycloLand.

 

 

 School Term-Time Activities

Dates: Every Tuesday from 2nd November – 14th December: (7 sessions)

Time: 9:30am, 11am 

Duration: 1 hour

Age: 2-4years

Capacity: 7 (Max 1 adult per child).

Group Leader: Wendy

Price: £7.50 per session including free use of Cycloland for the day! (If block booking for 7 sessions in advance, this includes the 7 sessions for the price of 6)

Book: Advanced booking recommended to avoid disappointment on 01474 831 400 or book here

For further information: Reception@cyclopark.com / 01474 831400

 

Activities planned for 2nd November – 14th December:

On 2nd November, we’ll be exploring changes taking place around us as autumn progresses. As bonfire night is just around the corner we’ll be learning about fire safety,  and making our own flaming fire to take home!

We’ll be carrying out fun activities around our five senses: (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch) on 9th November and exploring how these allow us to enjoy nature! In our making activity, we’ll be holding our first ‘band’ practice using our own instruments, made from natural and reusable materials!

The 16th November we’ll be practicing being extra safe on our bikes and scooters (please bring them along if you have one!) as part of Road Safety Week. We’ll be following road signs so we keep safe in CycloLand. We’ll also be making a light up head band or bracelet to help keep us safe when out and about!

On 23rd November, we’ll be building a nest for Hattie the Hedgehog and her friends to hibernate and then you’ll make your own air-dry clay hedgehog.

We’ll be starting our Christmas activities on 30th November, and having some activities introducing the fast approaching winter! We’ll also be making our very own advent calendars!

In the lead up to International Animal Rights Day, our activities will be focusing around endangered wild animals on 7th December.

Our final session in 2021 is on 14th December. This will include a Christmas treasure hunt and exciting Christmas activity! Bring you own snacks for a little Christmas Party!

We do recommend that these are booked in blocks, in order to attend the last session completely free of charge!

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Muddy Puddles sessions?

Reception will be able to direct you to the session.

There is a site specifically for the sessions, in an area almost adjacent to the side of CycloLand, which is below the Play Park (on the side opposite the main road with the cycle circuit). If you are attending the sessions, please sign in at reception 10 minutes before the session starts and you will be shown to the session location. The session will begin with an introduction to site and tool safety and, on occasion we may adventure from this site, so please try to arrive in time.

If you need to get to the site, once in CycloLand, there is a gate, almost diagonally across from the main entrance. If you go through this gate, you should be able to spot us, the site will be surrounded by flags).

*Please note that subjects may be subject to change due to popular demand.

What do I get for £7.50?

As part of your ticket price, you will be entitled to free entrance, along with any participating child, in to Play Park and CycloLand for the day. This can be before and/or after your Muddy Puddles Session.

Do I need to book in advance?

We will be limiting the number of people in each group to 15 so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Will refreshments and snack be provided?

We ask parents/guardians to bring along any snacks and refreshments your child might require.

Is the session outdoors/what happens if it rains?

Most of the sessions will be partially inside and partially outside, we don’t shy away from a light rain shower but, when the weather is more severe, we’ll retreat to the classroom.

What should I wear?

Dress for the weather so bring along appropriate waterproofs for you and your child, if the forecast is for rain. Footwear is also really important as the ground at the Muddy Puddles site is uneven and may get boggy. Please do not wear sandals, flip flops, slip-off or high heel shoes.

Also, please could we request that you bring a pair of indoor shoes/clean outdoor shoes to change in to for the second half of the session, for the arts and creating, which will usually take place indoors.

Will my/ my child’s special needs and /or health issues be taken into account in the session?

Please let us know prior to the session if you have any special needs where you or your child might require extra help or assistance. Wherever possible we will cater for these needs.

If these health issues are in relation to coronavirus, please do not attend if you, or someone in your household, has been tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 2 weeks.  

For more information, please see a Cyclopark member of staff.

 Can I attend with more than 1 child?

One adult must accompany no more than one child attending the sessions (but if there is space in the group, a younger sibling may accompany a paying child) and will have the responsibility for ensuring those children remain safe throughout the session.

Can I take photo's or videos?

Yes, you will be able to take photo’s on the day but must return a signed photography and filming consent form prior to the event.

Can I bring my dog?

Pets are not permitted in to the CycloPark, with the exception of guide dogs.

 

Muddy Puddles Safe Covid-19 Operating Procedures at the Cyclopark

What should I do if my booking is affected by the latest government guidelines?

You will be notified by the Cyclopark if, for any reason the sessions have to be cancelled. If the government enforce a lockdown on your local area, we will ensure you do not lose the value of your booking. You will be refunded to the full value of the sessions remaining on your booking, which will allow you to reschedule once the restrictions are lifted again.

Reception@cyclopark.com / 01474 831400

If your booking is affected by local restrictions in your area (e.g. local lockdown) enabling you unable to attend, please call reception.

What if someone in my family has Coronavirus symptoms or is feeling under the weather?

You must not attend the session if you or someone in your family has any new symptoms. More common symptoms are fever, a new and continuous cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste). Non-specific symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, myalgia, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.