Muddy Buddies is an Outdoor Stay & Play Playgroup aimed at children from 6 months to 5 years old.
Here at Muddy Buddies we understand the benefits of children being outdoors. Physical benefits – Being outdoors helps to develop fine and gross motor movement skills, improve fitness and test physical limits. When children play outdoors they increase their ability to balance, jump, climb, throw and run as well as burn off lots of energy. Being in sunlight helps build vitamin D which strengthens bones.
Mental benefits – Spending time outdoors is proven to reduce stress and fatigue, improve mood and happiness. It also helps to build confidence and introduces ‘risky’ play. This enables children to be inventive, develop resilience and use their own abilities.
Emotional benefits – Being outdoors promotes creativity and imagination. The surroundings here at Muddy Buddies lets the children play creatively using our carefully thought out resources. The outdoor light stimulates the brain helping to keep our immune system strong and makes us feel happier.
It also encourages a healthy lifestyle. Being outdoors helps children to sleep, eat and live healthy, encouraging them to form healthy habits.It can also help young children with their speech. Its much easier to learn what ‘squish’ means if you get to squish mud through your fingers! This also lets children widen their sensory experiences and understand how things work.
It also helps children to respect and appreciate our outdoors, in turn helping to protect our environment.
We run 4 sessions weekly across 3 days, Mornings 10am-11.30am and Afternoons 12.15pm-1.45pm.
We run through an online booking system and the link can be found on our Facebook & Instagram page along with many pictures and parent’s feedback.
We can’t wait to welcome you all to a Muddy Buddies session coming soon!!