Wild Tots

A weekly toddler group for ages 0-5.

Join the Wild Tots, a weekly outdoor toddler & pre-school group for ages 0-5 based at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter. Your toddler or pre school child can play, explore and get muddy as we take part in exciting woodland themed adventures, have fun and get closer to nature. There will be a different Forest School activity each week as well as a variety of activities such as den building, campfire cooking, minibeast safaris, storytelling, woodland games and much more.

Term Dates

Winter Term 2020 – 5 indoor/outdoor sessions running 7/9 January until 4/6 February. Tuesdays or Thursdays 10-11.30am at Longdown Village Hall.


Spring Term 2020 – 10 sessions running 11/12/13 February until 5/6/7 May (Excluding half term 18/19/20 February). Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 10-11.30am


Summer Term 2020 – 10 sessions running 12/13/14 May until 21/22/23 July (Excluding half term 26/27/28 May). Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 10-11.30am

How much does it cost?

Per 5/10 week term – £37.50/£75 per 1st child booked


30% sibling discount available – each sibling accompanying a full cost child receives a 30% discount. Siblings aged under 1 year are free of charge with an older sibling.

Taster Sessions

Depending on bookings we may offer Taster Sessions at £7.50 per session/child.  Please enquire for details.

How do I book?

Pre-booking is essential.  To view current availability for the next term of Wild Tots or book online,  click on “Check availability” and then click on the start date of the course you would like to book.


What others have to say...

  • They loved following the flour trail, playing hide and seek and especially the marshmallows! Mud kitchen was also a big hit, and they have enjoyed the bouncy net and swing.

  • We have loved the campfire activities especially popcorn and marshmallow toasting and the mud kitchen. The camp is really well set up. We’ve enjoyed campfire songs too.

  • Really enjoyed looking for wildlife, den building and free play in the kitchen with the mud.

  • Love camp, mud kitchen, hot drinks! Popcorn is a winner! Loved finding teddies and making dens for them, love the freedom that they can wander round safely

  • We have loved the campfire activities especially popcorn and marshmallow toasting and the mud kitchen. The camp is really well set up. We’ve enjoyed campfire songs too.


What is wild tots?

Wild Tots is an outdoor Forest School toddler and pre school group based at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter. Sessions are suitable for ages 0-5 and take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We run our sessions in 10 week terms, throughout the year (with a short break in January). We are in the woods come rain or shine and can promise you a toddler group with a difference, where your child has the freedom to explore nature, learn new things and foster a lifelong love of the great outdoors while you get the chance for some great outdoor time with your toddler as well as a cuppa round the campfire and a chat with like minded mums and dads! Watch our Wild Tots on You Tube

What will we do?

Sessions will vary depending on the weather, the time of year and the wishes of the children; but to give you an idea a typical session might look something like this. It’s a short walk from the parking area to our camp, where your toddlers can explore the woods, help collect sticks for our campfire, take part in one of our Forest School activities, playing hide and seek, build dens  or get stuck into a craft activity. There’s a mud kitchen where we create our wonderful mud pies and more! No problem if it’s raining – our camp has a large covered area around the campfire. We know how to keep this age group interested, so the activities are quite short and we vary them each week. Each term is different too and we plan our activities according to the seasons and what is happening in the woods at that time. Our weekly cook-ups are very popular and with a different healthy snack each session, from apple pancakes to choccy bananas, they are often keen to try things that they may not usually like! There’s always time for hot chocolate and tea/coffee for the adults, followed by story time or a song to end the session. Please note: one or both parents (or carers/grandparents) are welcome and can swap or take turns to attend but at least one parent/carer must stay for the duration of the session. Babies in slings are welcome or you can bring a buggy, as it’s easy access to camp. Want a mum’s account? Visit exploring exeter and read local mum Stephanie Darkes’ great blog about Wild Tots….. but please note that we are no longer based at Haldon Forest Park. Is it your Wild Tot’s Birthday soon?  We now run Wild Tots Birthday Parties for ages 2 – 5 years, during the week. Visit the Birthday Party page to find out more!

Very Safe!

All staff are qualified group leaders, first aid trained and DBS checked. Wild Tots remain the responsibility of their parent throughout the sessions.