Den Building

Den building is an important part of children’s imaginative and creative play.
Dens, cubbies & forts provide a private and personal play space, allow problem solving and co-operation- plus they’re great fun!

We love hosting Den Building days – they are a simple and easy session to run, and the children know exactly what to do!



At our weekly Little Foxes Play groups and also at our Family Nature Club we have a focus on Loose Parts Play.

Loose parts play is where a collection of objects are collected, laid out or found for children to play with.  They allow for open ended, non competitive play.

Our Den building days fits right in to this focus.

We provide a collection of loose parts – branches, blankets, palings and other bits and pieces for making cubbies, hiding holes and play spaces.

We also offer sign making & bunting making equipment and some natural materials for children (& grownups!) to make their own face paint from (little wildlings!)

The den making day is a multi-age event – probably best suited to 5 – 12 year olds, but we provide a some mud kitchen play and a story mat for younger children who might come along.

It’s a great family day out and we always encourage you to bring along snacks and lunch, drinks and a picnic mat.

You can check for upcoming Den Building days at


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