Wild Tots, Wales’ pioneering outdoor wild play provider launched their partnership with
Blaenau Gwent Play Team and Children’s services on Friday 28th July.
The first of their innovative weekly outdoor community play sessions take place at Roseheyworth woodlands in Abertillery, on Fridays. (Follow https://www.facebook.com/wildtotsatroseheyworth/ for regular updates and helpful outdoor tips!).
Wild Tots co-founder Sarah Meyrick said of the partnership: “We are really delighted to be working with Blaenau Gwent Children’s Services to bring our outdoor sessions to the local community.
We formed in 2012 with the aim of bringing nature based wild play to young children, within local green spaces. We wanted to make an outdoor provision available to everyone, with no barriers of cost, and we’re delighted that Blaenau Gwent recognises the importance and is also committed to the same aims.”
Lee Fowler, newly-trained Wild Leader said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be bringing Wild Tots into Blaenau Gwent. I’ve admired the group for a few years now and I’ve watched it go from strength to strength. The training has been great; it’s really built our confidence. The other Wild Leaders and I cannot wait to get this group started
Are you an organisation, council, housing association, business that would like to bring this into your community? Wild Tots can enable others to create and run their own groups, through training and resources, more details of which are available on our setup-a-wild-tots-group page or contact us to talk through your ideas.
For more information, follow us @Wild Tots Community on Facebook or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wild Tots is a Community Interest Company that was formed in 2012 by two local parents; Sarah Meyrick and Zoe Proctor, with the aim of making natural wild play in the outdoors accessible for the local community, building the confidence and skills of parents to run sessions themselves and bringing together adults and children to open up wild, green spaces in their local areas.
Blaenau Gwent is the first Local Authority to partner with Wild Tots and through the training of new Wild Leaders, have been empowered to run their own outdoor well being sessions across a new borough for their own parent communities.