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Early years at Everdon

We have a wide range of outdoor activities aimed at nursery and pre-school children led by our qualified and experienced Rangers.

Giving children contact with the natural world offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons. It helps children to understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and lifecycles.

You can choose from a variety of activities or we can design a programme specifically for you.

An excellent experience thoroughly enjoyed by allNether Heyford Pre-School.

Costs and times


​Number of sessions booked​Half day session per pupil​Full day session at Everdon - per pupil
​1 session​£8£11​
​2 to 5 sessions​£7​N/A
​6 + sessions​£6.50​N/A

Session times

​Morning​9:30am to midday
​Afternoon​1pm to 3:30pm

What you need to bring

Children will need to bring the following:

  • long sleeved top and long trousers (summer and winter)
  • sun hat or warm hat
  • coat
  • jumper
  • gloves and scarf in cold weather
  • wellingtons or stout closed in shoes
  • two pairs of socks in winter for additional warmth

We can provide the children with protective clothing such as waterproof jackets and trousers, if needed, and any equipment for the activities.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this experienceRothersthorpe Day Nursery.

All you have to do is make sure that the children bring a snack and a change of clothes and ensure you have enough adults (not including our Rangers) to maintain any required ratios for the safety of the children.


Our team of qualified and experienced Rangers work with the children throughout the day and each Ranger is DBS cleared. Settings are required to ensure they have conducted their own risk assessments and made arrangements for first aid for their group.

Activities for early years

We can offer tailor made sessions but the general themes are listed below. Activities from one theme can be put together with those from other themes.

Bring your own teddy on your trip and explore the woods. Hunt for Barney and his friends hiding in the woods, and then build them a home to live in.

Come and follow the trail of the Gruffalo in the woods and meet his friends. Build a log home for snake and visit fox’s friends home of a badger.

Search through the woodland to find the hiding places of the munching minibeasts and the creepy crawly caterpillar. Build a home for the minibeasts you find or create your own from clay, sticks and leaves.

Visit the local woods and look at the amazing array of colours nature has to offer. Paint with mud and use natural materials to create a masterpiece. Get your hands dirty and make clay faces on trees.

Take a trip to the woods and use your senses to discover more about the environment around you. Try our texture treasure hunt or have a go at making some perfumed potions or smelly cocktails.

Come for a day to fit in with your pre-school or nursery theme. We are happy to design new themes if you give us enough notice, please contact us for details.

Visit the local woods and discover who lives there. Visit the badger sett and look at what they eat and follow the paths to find his friends homes. Build a nest for the birds and hunt for ‘food’ for them. Discover trees and leaves and learn about camouflage.

Last updated 21 May 2024