We can prepare ourselves to get the most out of the winter season if we follow nature’s patterns and learn to slow down, conserve our energy and reflect inwards.
As winter bites, we meet for the last time this year to face winter with grace, ease and joy. We will meet on Saturday 7th December from 2.30-6.30 pm.
In keeping with the season, this Sisterhood meet up will be slow, intimate, cosy and darker. We will meet in a smaller group, for a shorter period of time and include some hours of darkness in our gathering.
We will meet at My Muddy Boots studio. This is a pretty, cosy and warm homemade wooden space in my garden. I do all of the My Muddy Boots planning and preparation from here. I live on Dorothy Avenue near where you would normally park to meet in the woods.
We will begin here with a sharing circle and cacao. We will create colourful leaf lanterns and gradually light up our space with candles as darkness begins to fall. At twilight we will take a walk with our lanterns to the local woods, canal or meadow, wherever the mood takes us.
We will return to my garden and can have a campfire if we wish or return to the warm studio and share a meal together.
This will be a shorter session than our previous gatherings and numbers will be restricted to 12 sisters due to space and only open to people who have already attended another sisterhood gathering.
If you have attended a Sisterhood event before and would like to join us, please contact me for the password and purchase your ticket via the website link below.
Join us on Saturday 2nd November 10am – 2pm for our final Family forest adventure day of 2019
We will be exploring activities inspired by Halloween, Diwali and bonfire night. So expect wizard’s wands, magic potions, Diva Candles and scary spiders! You will also be treated to a hot chocolate a shared lunch and a hot treat cooked on the campfire!
For kids aged 5-15 years with an adult (Younger ones welcome too) £20 for 1 child+1 adult. Siblings or extra adults £7.50
My Muddy Boots Sisterhood. Women’s retreat day – Autumn
Four times a year we hold a special day of learning, relaxation and togetherness for women in the woods. These days are scheduled around the turning of the seasons and the moon phases. Our most recent event was on the new moon and marked the slide from late summer into autumn. We had a wonderful day, lots of time for reflection, sharing, rest and creativity.
I had a great team helping me to run this session, all bringing their unique talents and positive vibes. Big love and thanks go to Sash (Sound Seva) Sharon (Abundance reiki healing) Danielle (Yoga with Danielle) and Jodie (Wild willows)
The summer holidays are finally here! I hope you all have lots of exciting outdoor adventures planned for the magical sunshine-filled weeks ahead.
Muddy Boots is having a summer holiday too, I’m off on my travels soon. Firstly to lead forest school activity at The Tribe of Doris festival. This beautiful participatory arts festival is at Stanford Hall from 7th – 11th August. Tickets are on sale now, it would be lovely to see you there!
Then I’m off camping with the family, I can’t wait! I love nothing more than staying in a tent, cooking over a campfire and swimming in the sea all week! Muddy Boots will be back running weekly sessions from September.
Read on to hear about all the exciting things we have planned for the autumn-winter season at Muddy Boots!
Have a fabulous summer everyone. Love Emily xx
A weekly forest school experience for pre-schoolers to attend with an adult from when they are walking confidently up till 5 years of age.
Little wild explorers wanted! Join us for walks in the woods, tree climbing, outdoor painting, wildlife spotting, den-making, messy creations, hot chocolate and shared snacks around the campfire!
Thursdays 9.30-11.30am OR 12 noon -2pm in Glen Parva Spinney
£8 per week payable as a 12 week term for £96
Siblings half price, babes in arms under 12 months free Autumn-Winter term runs for 12 Thursdays from Thursday 5th september – Thursday 28th November
No sessions in school holidays; 17th October
LIMITED SPACES LEFT AT BOTH SESSIONS AT TIME OF WRITING
A weekly playgroup at a community allotment for pre-schoolers to attend with an adult from when they are walking confidently up till 5 years of age.
Future gardeners needed! Plant a seed and watch it grow. Harvest fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Go on a minibeast hunt, messy play, creative arts, stories, songs and snacks!
Fridays 9.30-11.30am OR 12 noon -2pm at Aylestone Lane community allotments in Wigston
£8 per week payable as a 8 week term for £64* Siblings half price, babes in arms under 12 months free.
Term runs for 8 Fridays from Friday 6th September – Friday 1st November. No sessions in school holidays, Friday 18th October.
*Please note, payments for the allotment playgroup are classed as ‘donations’ in order to apply with the allotment society rules. Muddy Boots does not receive any additional funding other than your donations to attend the group.
Just a final few places left at the afternoon session at time of writing.
Family forest adventures
A taste of forest school on Saturdays for the whole family to enjoy together.
The art of autumn Saturday 14th September 10am-2pm
You will be invited to have a go at berry tie-dye, land art, dens, campfire lunch and bug hunting!
Welcoming winter Saturday 2nd November 10am-2pm
This event will involve wand and potion making, clay ornaments and cooking a shared soup on the campfire.
These events run in Glen Parva Spinney and are suitable for kids aged 5-15 years attending with an adult. £20 for 1 child+1 adult. Extra parent or child ticket £7.50
Muddy Boots Sisterhood
Women’s gatherings in the woods to re-wild your life.
Autumn feast and flow Saturday 28th September 10am-5pm
Join us for a day of learning and relaxing. This event will feature; foraging, jam making, outdoor gong meditation, reiki, crafts, shared meal and a campfire.
The woods, the weather and the company were just perfect for the Midsummer dream sisterhood day. Thanks especially to Rochelle Hubbard, Jodie Knight and Samantha Spalding for helping me to run such a fabulous day.
I loved every minute of it and we sped through the tidy up thanks to the cacao magic! Im looking forward to the autumn meet up already!
Booking are now open for the first two family forest adventures of 2019 at Muddy Boots forest school!
Bring your family to Glen Parva woods to reconnect with each other and nature. A fun filled day of seasonal activities, natural crafts, exploring the woods, wildlife spotting, den making, hot chocolate and home-made lunch cooked on the campfire! For kids aged 5-15 years with an adult
‘Forage, feast and fix’ Saturday 4th May 10am – 2pm
Forage for spring greens and learn how to prepare and cook them over a campfire. We could try nettle soup, wild garlic pesto or maybe spring salad. Learn how to tie knots and rig up a hammock and make a den. Use real tools and try making a fantastic wooden creation or experiment with printmaking and produce a beautiful artwork to take home.
‘Wild skills’ Saturday 8th June 10am – 2pm
Learn how to make a tiny fire safely using a spark from a firelighting flint. Make your own bow and arrow and see if you can hit the target. Try making a dream catcher using willow and found objects. We will also be cooking up forest school pizza over the campfire.
Thanks so much for all the bookings that have come in since we opened booking for the spring-summer season. All spaces for Forest pre-school are now FULLY BOOKED!
You could still join us at the Allotment playgroup on Friday’s in wigston. a handful of spaces are left at both morning and afternoons sessions. So book your space today and get ready for some fun times playing and learning together outdoors.