At Muddy Faces we truly believe in what we are building and providing. We are constantly learning and evolving. We know that by being outdoors, a profound love and understanding of the natural world can occur which over time will help nurture a more sustainable and contented way of living. We believe everybody benefits from more time outdoors and we want to help you to access the outdoor environment effectively and sustainably.
By creating a family-friendly place to work, we have created a flexible, supportive business at Muddy Faces. The majority of our staff, including founder Liz, work part-time with hours to suit their families. The working environment is supportive and everyone is passionate about children, the quality of the products and maintaining an extremely high level of customer service.
Since 2011 we have been working on a number of campaigns that have affected the day-to-day experiences of most early years children in the UK and many abroad. Each year we use profit from the shop to fund these campaigns.
We created our Mud Campaign in 2011 and have been promoting play with natural resources and, in particular, mud, ever since.
about Mud campaign
The Outdoor Hub
The Outdoor Hub has been developed to provide useful and honest information, activities and events all focused on the outdoors. Explore the comprehensive activities section to find seasonal and item specific activities.
The Outdoor Hub is a massive FREE resource filled with activities, information and events to support you to get outdoors. Connecting to the elements, nature and each other has incredible positive health and wellbeing benefits.
about Outdoor Hub
We have hundreds of outdoor activities to explore, from simple, fun, less-than-an-hour arts and crafts, to more complex projects that'll keep you going for a few hours or even weeks; plus a range of themed inspiration pages, technical guides and video demonstrations.
There is something for everyone in our activities section.
The quality of the products we add to our range is paramount to us. We have very few returns due to product issues.
We are always interested in new and useful pieces of kit or any ideas that you may have. Please drop us a line and let us know if there is anything that you think we should be carrying in our product range.
We also manufacture a number of our own products such as palm drills and dragons sneezes and we specialise in UK-grown wood.
The Dragons Sneeze is one of our most popular products, a fire steel and striker we designed and created especially for Forest School groups and practitioners - easy to make the perfect spark.
about Dragons Sneeze
We source our UK grown wood from sustainably-managed woodlands. This helps with their management and to support their future viability.
about UK-grown wood
Each year we produce a catalogue which provides much more than a list of items to purchase. We also include a list of outdoor organisations and feature interesting activity ideas.
Many practitioners love receiving their new catalogue every year - it's a rather desirable object filled with loads of inspiring stuff!
Click below to download a pdf of the catalogue (large file).
MF2020 Catalogue download