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Published on 15.11.23 in MudEvents, & Training, courses & workshops

What's on Nov / Dec / Jan

Outdoor events & inspiration for the end of 2023 & beginning of 2024 plus news & fire bundle giveaway.

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Celebrate cold weather season with Muddy Faces!

Even in the cold weather it's great to spend time outdoors. Check out the Outdoor Clothing section of the Outdoor Hub if you want to refresh your memory about layering and wearing the right gear whatever the weather.

There are some wonderful outdoors events coming up over the next couple of months - we've highlighted some of our favourites below.

Mud Champions

Back in June when we were celebrating International Mud Day we asked you to nominate your Mud Champions. Congratulations to

a wooden disc with the words 'mud champion' pyrographed into it, with a mud splat
  • Lizzy Allen (pictured), Coed Ceirios Forest School
  • Eleanor Astbury. Nature Nest Childcare
  • Julie Cook, Crawfords Primary School
  • Nick Couzens. Mission: Wild Adventure
  • Ruth Hill. Fruits of the Forest
  • Jess Turver. BD4 Family
  • Katie Webber. St Michael's Nursery
  • Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association (PARCA)

You can read about the winners, the work they do, their top tips for muddy play, and who they would nominate here.

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Muddy Faces catalogue 2024

Sign up by 31 December to get your 2024 catalogue. You can also choose to get a catalogue with any order.

✔ Subscribe to 2024 catalogue here

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✔ Read or download current 2023 catalogue here

Bushcraft bundle

There's still time to enter our amazing giveaway in collaboration with Certainly Wood!

WIN a Storm Kettle, a Dragons Sneeze and a Year's Supply of Certainly Wood Natural Firelighters!

Closing Date 24th November.


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.
Clicking a date will take you to our Events Calendar where you can find out more.

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Editor's Pick!

National Tree Week is the last week of November.

Tree Dressing Day is the first weekend of December.

Get a free Tree Party Pack from the Tree Council & decorate local trees to celebrate your leafy friends!

See below for some lovely tree-related wooden products.

Decoration Tree

£21.99 exVAT

This is a wooden ornamental tree made from birch plywood

Buy now

Rustic Sign - Oak

£7.00 exVAT

Enhance your outdoor space with this attractive wooden Oak tree sign. The wording with the leaf & fruit of the Oak tree have been lasered onto a natural wooden plank pre-drilled with 2 holes so that it can be hung or fixed. ...

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Woodland Trees

£27.99 exVAT

Add these natural tree shapes to your early years and primary school classrooms, ideal for small world play, discussing the natural world, learning about similarities and differences and for developing descriptive or imaginative language. Supports the following areas of learning: Physical Development ...

Buy now

Rustic ID Board - Tree Leaves

£36.99 exVAT

A beautifully designed rustic identification board showing 11 of the most commonly found tree leaves in the UK. The design is laser etched onto a waney-edged plank which has been sanded on one side and is smooth to touch. The plank is ...

Buy now

Awareness dates & special celebrations




National robin day

Editor's Pick!

21 December
National Robin Day

Support songbirds during the cold weather and take part in the free Ruby Robin Awards for children with Songbird Survival.

To add our support we'll be giving away free Robin Trail Discs - see our December newsletter for details.

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

Workshops in November

21 & 22 Nov: First Aid for Forest School, Daventry
22 & 23 Nov Paediatric & Forest School First Aid, Exmouth
23 & 24 Nov: Forest from Seed: Setting up a Tree Nursery, E Sussex

Online Taster P4 C Outdoors

Editor's Pick!

Thursday 16 November
Philosophy for Children (P4C Outdoors), online taster

Part of World Philosophy Day celebrations!

Introducing participants to P4C outdoors and providing tools and techniques to use Philosophy for Children outdoors.

Find out more.

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

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

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