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Reviews and Recommendations

KD9 Beavers had a fantastic evening with Sandra at Bodenham Arboretum last night. She had all 24 children and leaders/helpers hooked from the start. Sandra knew exactly how to engage with children and get them involved and excited with mini beast hunting and pond dipping. Everything was well planned and managed even with such a large group. The Beavers managed to find quite a few species and Sandra was then able to explain what they were and show them what they grow into. Even the leaders learnt new things and no one fell in!

Thank you Sandra, it was brilliant evening and we will be back again. xx

 

 

Thanks for a wonderful morning. My son and I had an amazing time building dens, making toast on the campfire and hunting for minibeasts. Helen was friendly and very professional, as well as brilliant with the children. We'll come back in the summer!

 

 

3rd Kidderminster Rainbows had a great time at Bodenham Arboretum with Sandra. The girls & leaders had a great time bug-hunting & pond-dipping & making their own necklaces. It was a lovely evening, which we'll certainly do again. Thanks Sandra x

 

 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making my son, 6th birthday so special last Saturday. We had a fantastic time and I know all his friends did too. The children have not stopped talking about it all week and all the parents have said their thanks. It is certainly a party that shall be remembered.

Sally -

 

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the party on Saturday.

Everyone commented on how much they'd enjoyed it, children and parents, and I had lots of messages when I got home to the same effect.

A perfect, stress free afternoon for us - best children's party we've ever had!

Rachel

 

Sandra is amazing! My son had his 8th birthday party recently and it was so wonderful to see the children to be free to explore and have fun! All of the kids said it was the best party they had ever been too! Sandra is so welcoming, warm and kind and always ensures she knows all the children's names and involves them in the running of the session. Wonderful!

 

 

Erin - Aged 7

Just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous party on Saturday morning,  Erin thoroughly enjoyed herself and her friends too (and the parents!)

 

Ali -  6th Birthday party

A huge thank you for making our party such a massive success today.  All the little ones had a fab time and I've already had loads of messages to say they want their parties in the same place next year.  It's not often that they get the opportunity to just get dirty and enjoy themselves outside at this time of year so thank you.

We will definitely be back and I'm going to tell everyone that will listen how great you are!

 

Emma

Just wanted to say thank you for this morning, Chloe had a great time :)

Was a bit worried first thing with the rain but they all just got on with what they wanted to do and didn't let the rain bother them at all!  Have had a lot of texts this afternoon from parents saying how much their children enjoyed it so thank you for such a great party for Chloe's birthday.

                                                                               

Robbie

I had a great time today and was really shocked to have the bug tub, I love it and enjoyed using it. Thank you so much.

I cannot wait to come again because I loved it.

 

Rachel,

I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you to you and Deb for Ben's party today.  All the children had a fab time and so many parents have been talking so positively about the experience as well as wanting to know more about the activities you offer in the school hols, so hopefully some of them will be returning to see you again over the summer

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and would definitely recommend to anyone who asks

 

Marie,

I just wanted to say a big big thankyou for making the girls day sooooo special !!! We all - including the parents had a great time and I am still receiving compliments from parents as their children have not stopped talking about how much they enjoyed it ! Thank you for making the day so special - it was fantastic !

 

Louise

'Just wanted to thank you very much for making Joseph's birthday party a fantastic morning! He really enjoyed it, we all did.

I have received txts from everyone, all the children and adults really enjoyed themselves. Think you might be contacted for another party!!'

 

Ayie

Many thanks for a lovely party for Alana. Your parties are not only great fun but they also help children develop self confidence and live a real adventure!  Children get a chance to be one with nature and enjoy the great outdoors freely.. All the children enjoyed their time with you immensely.. Thank you!!

 

Luke Wilson (7yrs)

Thank you for a fantastic party in September.  My friends and I really enjoyed running around in the trees playing in the mud kitchen and cooking our sausages and marshmallows on the camp fire.  My friends are still talking about it and say it was the best party ever!  I am looking forward to having another party where I would like to do some pond dipping for treasure and build a dam.  Thank you Sandra and will definitely see you soon!

 

Shelley Scott

Thank you so much for Harley's party on Saturday, All the kids loved it,

One child's comment to there mum when asked what they did was " I just can't tell you it was too awesome"  

 

Kate Benson

My son just had his 6th birthday party with Sandra and they thought it was amazing. There were 14 children plus some younger siblings and they all thouroughly enjoyed every moment of this unique and interesting experience. It was well managed, offering plenty of activities and set in just the most beautful location. I have had the parents thanking me for days and telling me that all of the children have not stopped talking abut it. What more could you ask for from a party??

Thank you to Sandra for making his day perfect! xx

 

Debora

My daughter had her 5th birthday forest party at Bodenham Arboretum with Sandra in July 2013 and she loved every minute of it ! She told me it was the best party EVER ! We had 12 kids in total and they  painted their faces with charcoal, painted the trees with mud, looked for bugs, made dens with the sticks, did drawings with charcoal and cooked sausages on the fire. It was a very sunny and hot day but the kids were very confortable and fresh under the canopy of trees. I would definetly recommend having a party with The Worls Outside. Thanks Sandra for making the birthday of my daughter a very spacial event.

 

Holly Newall

Fabulous Forest Party! - What a wonderful time my son and his friends had with Sandra at his Bodenham Forest Party. This unique, back to nature experience had it all. From den building, charcoal face marking, jewellery making, children cooking their own sausages over the campfire, marshmallows and hot chocolate.... and all done in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.

Perfect in every way for both children and adults alike. No-one wanted to go home and we could have quite happily stayed there for the entire day.

Thank you Sandra for making Henry's Birthday Party so memorable.

 

Kelly Underwood

We were looking for something a bit different for our 2 yr old agirl nd 4 yr old's boy's brithday parties, particularly as the 4 year old guest were mostly boys and very active! The forest party really catered for both age groups. The younger ones loved the gruffalo hunt and painting trees, finding clay etc and the older ones had such a great time building dens. The cooking around  the fire was a really good way of getting them all to settle and they were mesmerised and obviously felt very grown up. I would really recommend this type of party. It was pitched well with the right amount of structure and free play and I think most parents enjoyed the opportunity to join in too.

 

Jo Taylor

The World Outside ran a party for our sons 5th birthday at Bodenham Arboretum in June which was really enjoyed by all. The children loved the freedom of being in the forest doing den building and thought cooking sausages and marshmallows on an open fire was fantastic. All the parents commented that their children didn't stop talking about it for days afterwards! We would highly recommend a forest party as being something different and a great experience for the children. Sandra coped beautifully with a big group of excited 5 year olds! Many thanks.

 

Dal Veysey

Having both boys with birthdays in Jan and March, it has always been difficult to have an outdoor party.  A forest party was the ideal solution suiting all age groups.  No matter what time of year or weather, the party still goes ahead.  As my son was 3, we had the 'Gruffalo' theme, looking for the animals was great fun for both adults and the children.  The children explored around the woods and thoroughly enjoyed making dens, charcoal art as well as cooking their own sausages and marshmellows.  No food wasted, no mess - perfect all round.

I would definiately recommend it to anyone.  Sandra is a great host, thank you for a great time.

 

Rachael Hawthorn

We came in the Easter break and both my children (aged 4 & 7) had a great time. Plenty of good outdoor fun was had by all. They loved cooking their own sausages and toasting marshmallows over the fire, making mud models, pendants, boats,building a den, cone hunting - just to name a few! We've been recommending it to all our friends and will definately be coming back! Thank you Sandra it was fab!

 

Andy Sharp

We had our son's 7th birthday party at Sandra's Forest School.  Parents and children alike thought it was a great experience.  The children loved paddling through the stream in their wellies looking for bugs and building dams, followed by Den building in the forest.  Then the children cooked their own sausages and toasted marshmallows to go with their hot chocolate. Thanks Sandra for an original and exciting party, which was also excellent value for money.

 

Jo Williams

Thank-you Sandra, my two children age 6 and 8 had a wonderful time (again) at Forest school in the Easter Holidays. They particularly enjoyed cooking their sausages and marshmallows on the camp fire. My daughter made two beautiful wooden disc necklaces which she has been proudly wearing ever since. My son enjoyed finding all of the eggs hidden in the forest. We are recommending you to all our friends and we will definitely be back!

 

Carole

Me & my 3 lads had a great time at 1/2 term. Looking forward to Easter!

 

Chantal Jackson

I take my 2 year old son to forest school on Fridays. Poking around looking for minibeasts & cooking on an open fire is a lovely alternative to an indoor toddler group. My daughter (5) attended the longer half term session for older kids based on The Gruffalo & had a brilliant time too. Thanks Sandra.

 

Clare Stockford 2012.2.27 18:08

We have been to Sandra's Forest School sessions many times and they get better and better. They boys, 3 and 6, love it so much. We would, and do!, recomend it to everyone . Taking the whole of my school's years 5 and 6 in March. We can't wait X

 

Kathryn Vaughan 2012.2.27 17:40

My daughter and I had a fabulous time at Forest School during the Feb Half-Term, I didnt realise I had such a talent for den-making!!! Lol!!!

Great Fun and Enjoyment was had by all, thanks Sandra!!!

 

Helen Robbins 2012.2.27 14:19

My son enjoyed an afternoon during half term in the forest listening to the story of the Gruffalo. He then had an amazing time building shelters and then an added suprise of cooking sausages and marshmallows on an open fire, which was all included in the fantastic price. A wonderful experience.

                              would definitely recommend !!

 

Vicky McMillan 2012.2.26 19:40

My little girl (3) loved hearing the Gruffalo in the woods and walking around looking for the animals from the story. Hot chocolate and popcorn were an added bonus!

 

Amanda Meanock 2012.2.26 19:34

My little boy loves forest school, and the half term was great!  We are looking forward to many more, and some lovely warm days in the forest school.  Great work Sandra!

 

Jane Jacques 2012.2.27 11:05

My children (aged 7 and 4) along with 13 other friends enjoyed a forest school session at half term.  There were lots of excited, smiley faces as the children played in the forest.  It was also great way to learn about the forest animals, making fires and cooking sausages.  Painting faces with mud and building dens added to the fun had by all!  I thoroughly recommend it - something 'a little different' to the norm.  We can't wait for the next session!!

 

Samida Duff 2012.1.17 21:12

I had a party for my daughter's 10th birthday on 14 January.  It was below 0 degrees and I thought I had lost my marbles taking 11 girls ages ranging from 6-12 yrs to 'the world outside' but it was a fab decision.  They all had a great time building a den and cooking their own sausages, roasting marshmellows and drinking hot chocolate., that the freezing tempertaure was a distant memory. The girls are still talking about the morning and we will remember it for a very long time.  Thank you Sandra for such a great time and for confirming our love for being outdoors despite the weather.  I would highly recommend a forest school party.  Sammi

 

We came in the Easter break and both my children (aged 4 & 7) had a great time. Plenty of good outdoor fun was had by all. They loved cooking their own sausages and toasting marshmallows over the fire, making mud models, pendants, boats,building a den, cone hunting - just to name a few! We've been recommending it to all our friends and will definately be coming back! Thank you Sandra it was fab!

 

                                                                                                                Rachael Hawthorn 23rd April 2012

 

Thank-you Sandra, my two children age 6 and 8 had a wonderful time (again) at Forest school in the Easter Holidays. They particularly enjoyed cooking their sausages and marshmallows on the camp fire. My daughter made two beautiful wooden disc necklaces which she has been proudly wearing ever since. My son enjoyed finding all of the eggs hidden in the forest. We are recommending you to all our friends and we will definitely be back!

 

                                                                                                                              Jo Williams 14th April 2012

Many thanks for a lovely party for Alana. Your parties are not only great fun but they also help children develop self confidence and live a real adventure!  Children get a chance to be one with nature and enjoy the great outdoors freely.. All the children enjoyed their time with you immensely.. Thank you!!

 

                                                                                                                                            Aylie Mullen,January 2013

 

We had about 12 boys, covered in mud, running around like wild things, making up crazy games, building jails, designing jewelry, cooking on an open fire .... brilliantly fun for them, reassuringly organised and safe for the parents!

                                                                                                                                         Becky Elliot. January 2013

 

 

In August 2012 I had a party for my 4 year old daughter and her 9 friends at Sandra's forest school, and it was fantastic!  We had a Gruffalo themed party and the children all enjoyed searching for the characters and retelling the story.  They explored the woods, made mud pies and charcoal pictures, before cooking their own sausages and marshmallows.  The only moans we heard was when it was time to go home! I would definitely recommend this party for children of all ages.

                                                                                                                                       Charlene Plant August 2012

 

 

The World Outside ran a party for our sons 5th birthday at Bodenham Arboretum in June which was really enjoyed by all. The children loved the freedom of being in the forest doing den building and thought cooking sausages and marshmallows on an open fire was fantastic. All the parents commented that their children didn't stop talking about it for days afterwards! We would highly recommend a forest party as being something different and a great experience for the children. Sandra coped beautifully with a big group of excited 5 year olds! Many thanks.

 

                                                                                                                                                      Jo Taylor May 2012

 

We had our son's 7th birthday party at Sandra's Forest School.  Parents and children alike thought it was a great experience.  The children loved paddling through the stream in their wellies looking for bugs and building dams, followed by Den building in the forest.  Then the children cooked their own sausages and toasted marshmallows to go with their hot chocolate. Thanks Sandra for an original and exciting party, which was also excellent value for money.

 

                                                                                                                                  Andy Sharp 23rd April 2012

 

 

Having both boys with birthdays in Jan and March, it has always been difficult to have an outdoor party.  A forest party was the ideal solution suiting all age groups.  No matter what time of year or weather, the party still goes ahead.  As my son was 3, we had the 'Gruffalo' theme, looking for the animals was great fun for both adults and the children.  The children explored around the woods and thoroughly enjoyed making dens, charcoal art as well as cooking their own sausages and marshmallows.  No food wasted, no mess - perfect all round.

I would definiately recommend it to anyone.  Sandra is a great host, thank you for a great time.

 

                                                                                                                                                Dal Veysey March 2012

 

 

I had a party for my daughter's 10th birthday on 14 January.  It was below 0 degrees and I thought I had lost my marbles taking 11 girls ages ranging from 6-12 yrs to 'the world outside' but it was a fab decision.  They all had a great time building a den and cooking their own sausages, roasting marshmellows and drinking hot chocolate., that the freezing tempertaure was a distant memory. The girls are still talking about the morning and we will remember it for a very long time.  Thank you Sandra for such a great time and for confirming our love for being outdoors despite the weather.  I would highly recommend a forest school party.  

 

                                                                                                                               Sammida Duff  January 2012

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