Welly Wednesday


Please read the larger description at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm

Come along for a play in the field, there will be exploration of nature, nature crafts and activities, stories by the fire and a healthy snack.

Perfect for childminders, parents and carers.

Activities are set at early years level

Please fill in a registration form and read over our covid policy 

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Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm

Upcoming dates for this term:

  • March 23rd, 30th
  • April 20th, 27th
  • May 4th, 11th, 25th
  • June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

Breakdown of activities:

  • 10.30: arrival, explore the site, free play.
  • 11.00: craft/activity will be set up in forest
  • 11.30: snack and story around fire pit in forest (usually beans on toast but may vary)
  • 12.00: finish


Tickets are per family or childminding group maximum 2 adults unlimited children (please let us know how many children so we can cater for them)

Flexible payment methods to suit your needs choose from:

  • Pay as you go
  • Half block any 6 dates within the term
  • Full block all 12 dates
  • Pay per Month

£6 per session unless 4 or more sessions bought at once then price is £5 per session.

If a session is missed for any reason you will receive, a coupon upon request, for the amount of the session for the next time.

Directions to site:

The Wild Playground is next to Mabie forest kennels and cattery. Satnav takes you straight to the site following the postcode DG2 8NA (sometimes satnav has taken people to the florist if you end up here we are just across the road) . If you don’t have a satnav follow the road A711 from Dumfries and turn in when you see the sign for the kennels. Opposite the kennels, there is a white house follow the road in front of the house and park at the top where the portacabin is. We share the land with the nursery the nursery has the pods that you will see. if you turn in behind the house this will lead you to the nursery, if you turn in in front of the house this will lead you to the right place.

Parking is limited- please try to car share where possible or use public transport which also helps our planet.

You can get the 501 bus from Dumfries, stop the bus when you see the sign for Mabie forest kennels and cattery. Follow the path down and you will see the white house opposite the kennels and just follow the road up in front of the house.

Link to bus times

Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather

Please bring cups and cutlery for snacks

Please take lateral flow before attending if it is possible for you to do so (over 12s)

Please fill in a registration form and read over our covid policy 

Additional information

Price Option

Pay As You Go, Half Block, Full Block, March, April, May, June