Woodland Parties

                                                   August 2020

Unfortunately we are no longer able to host parties, events or Forest School sessions at Hunston Forest Centre. A planning application for change of use of the site to include Forest School activities was refused after many objections were submitted by the local community who feared the woodland was being destroyed and exploited. As a result the owner had no choice but to close down the woodland . We considered ourselves guardians and conservators of the woods and are devastated to no longer be able to use them to educate the local children, provide respite for children with special needs or children referred out of mainstream education and of course facilitate family gatherings. 

We are extremely proud of what we achieved at Hunston Copse over the last four years and know that many many children have created precious memories, made new friends, had exciting experiences and adventures and maybe most importantly for the future of our woodlands have discovered a love of nature and being outside. We love the woodland very much and will miss it greatly.

We are currently in the process of finding a new site. Please email bookings@runningwildforestschool.co.uk if you know of a site that may be suitable for us.

Until this time the only party we can host is at your own private garden or piece of land.

Many thanks 

Laura & Emma xx  



Message us now for availability and to receive your party info pack with our FAQs

"Isla had THE most amazing party with you in September. Highly reccommended people still talk about it now!"

A. Wilson


"Thank you so much Emma and Laura Lana-mae had a fantastic party!"

K Walters


"Thank you again, We had so many positive comments about the party and the children loved it! Dex has been beaming about it all weekend!"

E Rooney


"Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon, everyone had a lovely time and I know Rupert definitely enjoyed being a big kid!! Imogen says a big thank you too!"



"Thank you for the party today, Leon really enjoyed himself.  ‘Best party ever’ as he was so muddy lol." 

L Hankin



"We just wanted to say a big Thank You for hosting Daniella's party last weekend, they all had an amazing time and have been talking about it loads at school this week, the fire building was definitely a big hit as were the S'mores.  It's great that the woods provided so much entertainment, I think they would have been happy to just play/climb/forage for the full 2 1/2 hours, definitely one of the most chilled out parties I've been to in a long time, even Julian and me couldn't resist a bit of tree climbing!" 

J Stopps







    We have seen so many delicious treats and cakes in the woods we thought they deserved their own wall of fame!

Just some of our happy woodland adventurers.....

A woodland party is a relaxed, social and fun way to celebrate yours or a loved ones special event. Available for all ages we will provide a party with a range of activities and games to suit your guests.


 Your  woodland party package includes;


  • 2.5 hr party morning or afternoon at a day* to suit you hosted and led by 2 x DBS checked, fully insured and First Aid qualified Forest School practitioners.
  • Fire lighting experience
  • Nature themed arts and craft activity for something to make and take home
  • Team/ runaround games
  • Mud kitchen
  • Den building
  • Marshmallows toasted by the child on the fire.
  • Hot chocolate OR squash.  (Drinking water FOC)



£165.00 up to 10 children

£11.00 per extra child

*£25 supplement for Sunday bookings

*£15 supplement for themed parties




  • Campfire cooked American style Hot dogs in a bun with sauce (vegetarian/food allergies catered for)


£1.80 per guest seconds included for the hungrier ones!   



Party Bags


  • Add another touch/ save yourself the work with our nature themed party bags - contents tailored to age.


£2.50 per guest 


Terms and Conditions



  • £50.00 non refundable deposit required 4 weeks prior to event.



  • Minimum of 10 guests/Maximum of 20.

2 adults from the booking party must be present. If this is not possible we reserve the right to charge a cost for extra staff to ensure the appropriate adult to child ratio for the age is met. Accompanying adults/babes in arms are free. 


Cancellation Policy

  • Parties are not subject to cancellation/refund owing to bad weather with the exception of winds above Force 5 and/or thunderstorms. Here we will seek to reschedule the party.



  • Other party food and of course the cake can be brought into the woods but we will not be able to cook any food other than what we provide.
  • We can also not provide storage such as coolers or verify and be responsible for the quality and suitability of any food/drinks not supplied by ourselves. No glass bottles or containers are to be brought onto the site please.


Dietary Requirements/Allergies/Medical

  • It is the responsibility of the booker to inform Running Wild of any special or additional needs of the guests.


Other Information

  • Parties held all year round!  








Laura: 07850251451


West Sussex