Birthday parties run from mid February to mid November.
I get a high volume of enquiries during the summer, please email me with your enquiry to ensure that i get your message. I am often in woodlands or teaching so often not able to reach the phone! thanks, Nadine
Welcome to Green Fox Wild Crafts. Please read the following information prior to confirming a booking.
Please contact me by email for a booking form. Provisional dates will be held for 48 hours. Payment is needed in full to secure the party date.
At Green Fox we pride ourselves on being friendly, flexible and fun. If you require an experience that doesn’t quite fit with what is listed here please contact us to discuss your ideas. Please note that we are happy to provide parties, celebrations and adventures to children and young people of all ages.
Green Fox Wild Crafts is covered by public liability insurance, our party leaders are level 3 Forest School trained, DBS checked and first aid qualified. Green Fox Wild Crafts has permission from the Sheffield City Council Woodlands Officer to deliver activities on council sites and we pay relevant site hire fees to do so. All activities are risk assessed and the safety of attendees is paramount.
Choose a Party
All parties follow your chosen theme for the first hour and 15 minutes. The second part of the party involves lighting the campfire, having party food and singing Happy Birthday plus time to ‘waterproof’ test or finish off dens etc.
Dens and fires
Recommended age 5 – 12 years
This is our most popular party with boys and girls alike. The party has a woodland surviors theme. We camouflage ourselves with face paint, go exploring, make dens, play games and have a campfire. The birthday boy or girl starts the fire, then we have the party food that you have brought with you. Then onto toasting marshmallows,* popcorn and water testing the dens! If your child has a specific interest in something we can usually incorporate this.
*(vegetarian mallows available)
Woodland elves and Fairies.
Recommended age 3 – 5.
This runs in a similar way to the dens and campfires except we go on a hunt for the little people of the woods and rebuild their little woodland village for them. We play parachute games and make a woodland magic wand. The children create their own elf / fairy houses and create a woodland clay bogart to protect them from the Ecclesall woods dragon! The birthday boy or girl then can help me start the fire, then we have the party food that you have brought with you, cake etc. Then onto toasting the marshmallows.* If your child has a specific interest in something we can usually incorporate this.
*(vegetarian mallows available)
The cost for parties is £190 for up to 16 children. The price includes Woodland Discovery Centre site hire fees, a party leader, marshmallow, popcorn and resources. Parties last 2 hours. Each party includes lighting a communal fire, which is started by the birthday boy/girl. Bring your own party food and drink as advised below.
Parties are offered at the following times:
- Saturdays – daytime: 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Thursday evenings (Summer months only) 2 hour slots between 4.30 – 7.30pm as preferred. *
- School holidays – morning and afternoon slots available.
All parties take place in Ecclesall Woods. We meet at the JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, S7 2QZ. The party site is not open to the public and is fenced off. There is a car park, café, toilets and hand washing facilities on site. The parties run outdoors in all weathers with the exception of very high winds or extreme cold. The party site has a covered wooden hut for the cake and food but if you would like to book indoor space this can be hired at an additional charge by contacting The JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre on 0114 2356348.
What you need to bring
Please ask children not to wear their best party clothes, we will probably get dirty!
Long trousers and wellies are advised at all times to protect against prickly plants. Plenty of layers are advised in cold weather and waterproofs are always a good idea due to the unpredictable nature of the British weather! Also we will be around a fire so nothing flammable like fairy dresses and long hair etc needs to be tied back!
Please bring party food and drink. We advise easy finger food such as sandwiches, crisps, buns etc and a birthday cake. There is an under a cover area available to store your food until required but ensure food is well contained, it may be hard to believe but the squirrels in Ecclesall Woods have become expert at getting into boxes and packets, a piece of cling film provides no challenge!
Also bring party bags and a cake if desired. You may wish to bring decorations personal to the birthday child such balloons/banners etc, (this is not necessary unless desired as the site has its own outdoor charm!) if you wish to do so, please allow time before and after the party to put up and take down. All litter and leftover food must be removed from the site prior to departure.
To book, first contact Nadine at Green Fox Wild Crafts to enquire about available dates and time slots. You will then be sent a booking form which you are required to complete and return by email along with payment in full by bank transfer.
A provisional booking will be held for 7 days from the date of enquiry. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of your payment and booking form.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
Woodland parties take place in all weathers with the exception of very high winds. In rare circumstances we may need to reschedule parties as a result of severe weather conditions causing safety issues. We will contact you if this is likely to be problem at your party and try and find an alternative date / time to rearrange delivery.
Bookings for birthday parties are often made well in advance and slots are hard to fill at short notice. Therefore if you cancel your party with us the following refund policy applies:
- Parties are non refundable but in extreme circumstances we can transfer to a different date.
In extreme cases there may be exceptions made to this refund policy. If you would like to reschedule rather than cancel we will try and accommodate you as far as possible.
We hope this document provides all the information you need but if you have any queries or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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