Mini Explorers

Mini Explorers aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners

Mini Explorers

Our Mini Explorer adventures allows all children from the age of 3 the opportunity to develop their self-esteem, motor skills, confidence and develop an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world as well as encourage decision making through play, all within a local woodland environment.

Children must be over 3 years old.


We are very lucky to be able to use the woodland space at Hagbourne School, this is within easy walking distance of the pre-school; and is a great base for exploring.

A thorough site assessment is carried out at the beginning of each session to ensure the safety of the children.


The local woods offer the children a rich play environment where they are encouraged to engage in various activities, such as;

  • Climbing trees
  • Den building
  • Digging for worms
  • Bug hunting
  • Mud pie making
  • Leaf crowns
  • learning about animal habitats


We head out whatever the weather, so please provide your child with appropriate clothing for the season. Waterproof trousers and high visibility vests are provided by pre-school but children will need to bring wellies and suitable warm clothing (4-5 layers) for colder days.


  • Vest
  • Long-sleeved top
  • Hooded top/fleece or thick jumper
  • Thick socks (thermal or two pairs of thin ones)
  • Trousers (No jeans, these can be very uncomfortable when wet)
  • Wellies
  • Hat, gloves, and scarf


  • Long-sleeved top
  • Light trousers (Arms and legs must be covered in the woodland)
  • Light Socks
  • Wellies
  • Sunhat 
  • Suncream


We welcome both regular and one-off helpers to join our outings, no special qualifications are required. Please let a member of staff know if you are interested in helping out.