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Fridays: 3.30-6.00pm
Saturdays: 3.00-5.30pm (extra sessions during Forest School break at 9.30am on Saturdays)
Sundays: 9.30-12.00pm, 3.00-5.30pm

Get Outside and Play in the Wild!

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."

- John Muir

Complimentary Activity Book

Nature Playtime is self-guided so we provide you with an activity book, with activity passport, to help you and your children to make the most of your session.

Nature Playtime Packages
Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do if there is rain or lighting?

We have installed two 63 sqm shelters with lightning protection system and we are now more weather resilient than ever before. Should lightning begin during your session you can stay and play in our shelters or head to the cafe until the storm passes. 

If we face adverse weather conditions at the time of your session start and in our area in Dempsey we follow the process below. We never take any action until at least 1 hour before your session start. 

Please check your emails for updates. if you do not hear from us please assume the session is going ahead as usual or its too early to make any decisions to alter plans. 

If our shelters are booked for parties and we judge that the weather is not or will not be compatible for successful play for a large portion of the session we will issue rebooking vouchers. We seek your kind understanding in circumstances with changeable, difficult and often unpredictable weather. The verbal abuse of our staff in person or on the telephone will not be tolerated. We aim to act fairly, and in the best interests of the majority of our customers at all times. 

NP Policies



60 mins before opening


Warn customers of a possible delay or cancellation or reassure that its business as usual



Bad weather persists. 


Plan to arrive 30 mins after your scheduled start time.

We usually delay starting first, to give weather a chance to pass


Only in extreme cases do we postpone parties or group visits. 

Forest School is never cancelled but may be delayed. 

Nature Playtime is more likely to be cancelled, and vouchers issued, due to bad weather

What is the minimum age to attend? 

The minimum age for entry to Nature Playtime is 18 months old. Nature Playtime is recommend for children from 2yrs to 10years old. Children accompanying a child 18m and older may enter but will require a ticket if they are walking. 

How many adults can accompany one child? 

One adult is included with every purchased ticket. Extra adults can top-up at the gate. The small wear and tear fee for extra adults in our nature space helps us to keep the ecosystem healthy despite higher footfall. 

I would like to bring my baby with my older child, do I have to pay?

Children who are walking require a ticket. 


Can I cancel or reschedule? 

Please see our Standard Terms and Conditions.


Should I pre-book? 

Yes please. Minimum bookings are required for some sessions to go ahead and we make this decision based upon pre-bookings. So if you would like to come please do book in advance. If we do not meet the minimum number to run the session you will be offered a rebooking or refund. 

Can we walk-in?

Yes! Please do check availability first no more than one day in advance as we are often booked exclusively and may not be running Nature Playtime as per our regular timetable. We may also have taken the decision to cancel a session and focus on maintenance and training if we have not met our minimum advanced booking numbers. 


What shall we wear? 

For your own comfort, we recommend you and your children wear appropriate clothing for play outdoors in a wild space. This includes;

Long sleeves

Long bottoms

Closed shoes

Mosquito repellant



UV rash vests and water play clothing is also a good choice


We have messy play opportunities so please bring a towel and a change of clothes so that your children can indulge their play-urges unrestricted. It is not a requirement that you or your children are dressed like this. 


Are there bathrooms to change and toilets? 

Yes, located at Core Collective.


Are there facilities for babies?

Yes at Core Collective and you may find our new all weather tentage comfortable for babies. Babies who are walking require a ticket. 


What safety issues do we need to consider? 

Please read our hazards poster and code of conduct which are displayed around our premises. 

You are required to sign our waiver before entering our site.

Do we need ot tell you if we are running late?

No. You are free to arrive and depart at your leisure as your play session is self-guided. 

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