Looking for a unique birthday party? Is your child into the outdoors? If so, Delamere Forest is certainly the place to bring your child and their friends.
We have made our parties even better! They now last 2 1/2 hours and include ALL party food and drinks, pizza baked in our cob oven.
Parties include Forest Fun (3-5 years), Fairies and Wizards (April-Sept only) (3-5 years), Stick Friends (age 5-7 years), Mud Monsters (April-Oct only) (age 3-6 years), Forest Creations (age 6-12 years), Minibeast Hunting (April-Oct only) (3-12 years), Den building (6-12 years) or Bushcraft (8-12 years) and Bushcraft Plus (age 10+.)
We promise they will be talking about it back at school for ages!
Our Forest Fun party takes place all year round in an established forest play area. The party starts with a ranger-led activity which can include den building, mini beast hunting, woodland games or a forest art activity. The children then have free play using the resources in the forest play area. Activities will vary according to the weather on the day.
The Fairies and Wizards party is seasonal and more suitable for girls but don’t worry if you have boys coming along as well we have never had any complaints from the boys, they seem to love it as well! The party is based around a story that we read, the fairies ask the children to complete tasks in order for the fairies to make an ‘appearance’ at the end of the party. Tasks include making wands, crowns to take home and mini dens using natural materials they scavenge for on the forest floor.
Stick Friends is one of our most successful family events but did you know we can run this theme as a party as well? This party can run all year round. We start with a story, then make a character from the story using sticks and forest materials. But our Stick character might get lonely so we will then make a friend for them out of clay and natural materials. We can then play with our imaginations and build a fabulous home for our characters, little mini dens. The characters can be taken home at the end of the party to continue the story and play.
So who likes to get muddy in the forest? We do! Are you a Mud Monster? This party can be run April-October, and don’t worry, if it’s a warm dry spell of weather….we’ll MAKE the mud! At this party we’ll make lots of muddy fun, we will make a mud monster out of clay and forest materials to take home, followed by a choice of lots of muddy activities in our mud kitchen, mud painting or artwork. Who will be the first to splat mud on the bullseye of the mud target? (wearing old clothes and bringing a change of clothes is advisable!)
Does your child have an artistic flair or just enjoy making things? Then the Forest Creations party is for them. We will explore the forest looking for those beautiful and perfect works of art from nature. We could create a big piece of Forest Art on the forest floor using leaves and pine cones and sticks on our own or as a team, or we could make a clay face for a favourite tree? We will make jewellery out of elder that we have found and cut or wool bracelets woven from a high branch. Nature provides the beauty, we will create the rest.
We can run our Mini beast Hunt party from Spring through until the end of Autumn. The children use our equipment to explore the forest area which has plenty of dead logs where the bugs love to hide! We come together at the end of the hunt to see what we have all found. The children then decide which is their favourite mini beast and have a go at making it using a piece of clay and natural materials found on the forest floor. Their clay mini beasts can be taken home at the end of the party as a memento.
During our all year round Den Building party, the children split into small teams to construct a survival shelter made from logs and bracken or pine needles (depending on time of year). After having time inside their dens we will play woodland games.
Our Bushcraft party is for older children who love the outdoors. The party is similar to our den building party, building survival shelters, then we whittle sticks and learn basic fire lighting. Each child will try their hand at lighting a piece of cotton wool using a flint and steel – most definitely the highlight of the party!
Already had a go at Bushcraft and want to do more? Are you older and want to join in the fun?
Then a Bushcraft Plus party is for you. Yes adults, you can hold an outdoorsy get together on this party with your friends too! At this party you will be shown how to find and collect firewood to build your own perfect campfire. You could have a go at lighting it using our bow drill, or fire strikers. We will build sophisticated shelters using lashing and learning knots. True survival skills!
Each party activity finishes by toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate! What more could they want?
Food is included in the cost and will be pizza, made and baked in our forest cob oven, served with squash/water in our forest outdoor party area. The forest party area will be decorated in a natural forest theme with bunting and banners. Most allergies can be accommodated with care, please provide details at point of booking.
There is shelter in bad weather. We will also provide you with invitation templates.