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In May 2020, early on in the UK's first lockdown, Muddy Faces founder & director Liz Edwards wrote this message of support and thanks to Muddy Faces customers and team. The sentiment still stands.

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Liz and her two sons, all wrapped up in waterproofs, kneeling on top of a hill with the city in the distance

"I hope you are staying well during this period. I, like so many others, have had to be very creative to balance work and life with two boys at home.

My children have been helping by setting up a Muddy Faces YouTube channel (link below) and creating videos in the hope of inspiring people to get busy in their gardens during lockdown, complementing all the resources we have already on our Outdoor Hub.

I am proud that we have kept Muddy Faces open during this whole pandemic time, with a reduced, socially-distanced staff. Our turnaround has been terrific and any supply chain issues have been clearly communicated with customers and resolved. I have created an extra section, especially to say thanks to my brilliant team and amazing customers, as I couldn’t fit it all in here (link below).

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At home it hasn’t all been harmonious by a long stretch, but as a family we are noticing so many extra little things – how fast the broad beans are growing, the birds seem louder, the wild garlic smells stronger. In April we noticed the cacophony of dandelions and now, as the dandelion seed heads are providing us with so much fun, the blues of the forget-me-nots and the bluebells are catching our eyes.

These little daily connections to nature are so important and it is all strengthening my passionate belief in the restorative and beneficial powers of the outdoors. My aim has always been to help people spend time outdoors – this has never been so important as now, and I am inspired to do more. Early this year we released our Reasons to be Outside booklet (part 1) which explores the benefits of being outdoors (link below).


Hopefully we can inspire you to be outside more (following guidelines) during the COVID-19 lockdown and ensuing months. Any information that we find that is specifically focused on that subject we’ll post here – it’s being gathered and added to as and when we find it – so do keep checking.

Take care

May 2020

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Liz Edwards

Liz Edwards is the founder and director of Muddy Faces. She is a passionate advocate of the outdoors as a medium to support, encourage and nurture, play, learning and health.

Being dyslexic, Liz has always migrated to working outdoors and, as many dyslexic people do, ended up running her own business.

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Open for business

We are open & it's business as usual at Muddy Faces!

All our staff are in as normal (with social distancing & safe working practices in place) - phones are being answered & orders are being shipped out quickly.

For enquiries email or call 0114 221 9617.

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Contact us

Call us on 0114 221 9617.

We love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

Please note we are NOT a retail outlet and only accept orders placed online or by telephone, fax or email.

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Thank you

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh.

We'd like to share our gratitude and say thank you to the many people, projects and organisations that have helped us through the pandemic.

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Health & wellbeing

The heartiest section of our Outdoor Hub - diversity and inclusivity outdoors; videos, guides and articles on the benefits to wellbeing of spending time outside; focused sections on mental health, nature connection and nature deficit, and approaching risk.

With an introduction from Coralie Hopwood of the John Muir Trust.

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Outdoor Hub

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.

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Reasons to be Outside - Jan White & Liz Edwards

£4.39 exVAT

Reasons To Be Outside makes the case that young children must be able to play outside a great deal, every single day, throughout their childhood years.

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