Woodland Birthday Parties.

An unforgettable party

Whether we’re camouflaging ourselves with face paint, exploring the woods, making dens, playing games or having a campfire – you can be assured a woodland party will be remembered by kids and parents alike for many years to come.

Our Woodland Birthday Parties run from mid February to mid November and spaces get booked up very quickly, especially during the summer.

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About our Woodland Parties

 Choose a Party

We offer two fun and exciting party themes to choose from. All parties follow your chosen theme for the first hour and 15 minutes, Then the second part of the party involves lighting the campfire, having party food and singing Happy Birthday, plus we’ll also test that the dens you’ve made are waterproof. 

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 and we tuck into the party food that you have brought with you. Then it’s onto toasting marshmallows,*  popcorn and testing the dens to see if they’re waterproof!

If your child has a specific interest in something we can usually incorporate this into the party.

*(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 use face paints and then go on a hunt for the little people.  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, and we’ll tuck into the party food and cake that you have brought with you, then it’s on to toasting the marshmallows.*

If your child has a specific interest in something we can usually incorporate this.

*(vegetarian mallows available)

Looking for something different?

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 then 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

The cost for parties is £190 for up to 16 children. Parties last 2 hours and the price includes hire fees for Woodland Discovery Centre, a party leader, plus tools and resources needed for the activities. We will supply marshmallows and popcorn but suggest that you also bring your own party food and drink.

How many kids can attend?

Up to 16 children can attend. Parents are welcome to stay and join in too.

Where do the parties take place?

Our woodland parties take place in Ecclesall Woods, after meeting at the carpark of the JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre.

JG Graves Woodland
Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
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.

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 235 6348.

Is a woodland party safe?

We take safety very seriously.

Green Fox Wild Crafts is covered by public liability insurance and 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.

When are the parties?

Our woodland parties run from mid February to mid November, most available dates are Saturdays and Sundays but week days can sometimes be made available by arrangement.

We offer two time slots on weekends:
10.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

To see the currently available dates and times please check out our online booking page.

What do I need to bring?

Advice on Clothing

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!

We will be around a fire so avoid flammable clothing like fairy dresses. Long hair should also be tied back.

Food & Drink

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.

Can I cancel or reschedule a booking?

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.

Because bookings for parties are often made well in advance it is hard to fill slots at short notice.
Therefore if you cancel your party with us the following refund policy applies:

Parties are non refundable
If you would like to reschedule rather than cancel we will try and accommodate you where possible.
In extreme cases there may be exceptions made to this refund policy.


Do you have any questions?

We hope this page provides all the information you need, but if you have any queries or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks.

Nadine Grundy
Green Fox Wild Crafts.