Outdoor Messy Play

Join us for lots of messy fun outdoors, aimed at little ones under 3 and their carers.

Come along to the weekly outdoor messy play sessions. Located in the South Downs of the Horniman Gardens, these family friendly sessions are aimed at young children and adults who want to have fun and play together outdoors, getting as messy as they dare!

There are lots of opportunities for free play in our mud kitchen, or you can explore a bit further, hunting out natural treasures to make a simple craft.

Our staff are on hand to help you explore and play, but we want accompanying adults to join in and have fun too – so make sure you dress for the mess!

Visit information

  • Sessions last one hour
  • To avoid disappointment we encourage you to book in advance
  • Each child ticket also admits one adult
  • If buying more than one child ticket, only one adult is required to attend
  • We are unable to offer refunds, exchanges or alternative dates
  • Messy and muddy play is encouraged so please dress accordingly

Forest schools

Forest schools are outdoor workshops and sessions designed to help families learn and discover in outdoor natural spaces.

All of our session leaders and helpers have received Forest School training and are committed to its ethos of encouraging and maintaining curiosity about the world around us; children’s right to play and the right to access the outdoors.