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Published on 26.05.23 in MudMuddy Faces, Events, Training, courses & workshops, Conferences, gatherings & festivals, & Giveaways/Competitions

June News - Mud Day & What's On this month!

Our June newsletter - for those who aren't signed up to get it by email. To sign up to our monthly newsletter scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Hooray for International Mud Day!

29 June is our favourite day of the year! It's International Mud Day.

Mud, along with Forest School, is at the core of all we do here at Muddy Faces. The health, well being and developmental benefits mud play offers - as well as good old slippery gloopy fun - are now well documented (you can find some of that evidence on our Mud Research & Reports page).

The image comes from our Mud Gallery. It's children from Brompton-Westbrook Primary School enjoying a Forest School session at Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve in Kent. Photo by Claire Staples.


FREE Mud Cards!

To celebrate Mud Day we've created these activity cards to inspire your mud play.

  • A-Z of Mud Play
  • Mud Inspirations
  • Creepy Crawly Café

All 3 are available FREE with every order from the Muddy Faces shop this June.

Watch out

Mud Day specials coming soon

Keep your eyes open for our mid-June Mud Day newsletter.

We'll be announcing a MASSIVE MEGA MUD DAY COMPETITION, FREE MUD KITCHEN BOOK GIVEAWAY and more about our brand new MUD CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN (see below).

In the meantime, visit the Mud pages on the Outdoor Hub for free downloads, activity ideas, case studies, articles, mud play tips and more.

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Mud Champions

Do you have a Mud Champion? Someone you want to nominate who has really supported natural play outdoors - a colleague, a practitioner at your child's school or nursery, a parent or grandparent?

Let's celebrate being outdoors and getting muddy!
Nominate your Mud Champion: email


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New Pond section on the Outdoor Hub

Our new PONDS page has sections on creating & maintaining a pond, pond dipping, learning & the curriculum, and pond safety.

We've also popped in some useful links & some products in the shop to help you on your way.

Read more here.

Wild Minds Podcast

New Wild Minds Podcast with Marina Robb

The weekly Wild Minds Podcast is for anyone interested in health, nature-based therapy and learning.

"We’ll be exploring cutting-edge approaches that help us improve our relationship with ourselves, others, and the natural world."

In the first episode Marina talks to Betsy Perluss (Phd), a leading wilderness rites of passage guide & trainer and psychotherapist, practising deep ecotherapy and helping people to apply the natural world for therapeutic purposes.

Listen on Apple, Spotify or Show Notes.


There are loads of fascinating and inspiring events on our website!
You'll find conferences, annual events, special days & campaigns with a focus on nature, the outdoors and wellbeing. Plus courses, training and workshops for every level - from those just starting out to seasoned practitioners.
For full details go to our Events Calendar.

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Editor's Pick!

16 June: Den Day

Any day is a great day to build a den! But Den Day started off on 16 June as a Save the Children Fundraising campaign.

Find Muddy Faces Den Resources, including our FREE Den & Shelter Building Guide, on the Outdoor Hub.


All month: 30 Days Wild


All month: Plastic Free July

Training, courses, workshops & gatherings

A selection of upcoming training, courses & workshops with an outdoor focus.
Find more in the training & courses section of our events calendar.

Forest School Training

Find out more about Forest School training and view our list of trainers signed up to the Muddy Faces Trainers Community here.

  • Forest School Leader: Level 3 training here
  • Forest School Assistant: Level 2 training here
  • Other Forest School-related training & CPD here

Workshops in June

Conferences & festivals, May - Aug

Muddy Faces can support your conferences training & events

Do you deliver Forest School training, or other outdoor play or learning training?
Are you running an outdoor or outdoor-related conference this year?
Join our Trainers Community.

  • discounts for you & your students in the Muddy Faces shop
  • free event listings on our website and links in our newsletter
  • catalogues & other free gifts for your events

To find out more send an email to


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