Mud Pie Explorers celebrate 3rd birthday

Published on: 01 Sep 2014

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MUD pies were not the only thing on the menu when a group devoted to enjoying the outdoors celebrated its third anniversary.

The woodland party in Lincombe Barn Woods, Downend, included a day of treats, culminating in the cutting of a spectacular cake created by Little Monster Cakes.

The event on August 23 marked three years of Mud Pie Explorers, a group founded by Mangotsfield mum Nickie Corr.

She started taking families out to explore local green spaces in the summer of 2011. Activities have grown steadily and now include several Forest

School sessions each week, as well as parties and activities for community groups.

Thirty families attended the celebrations, enjoying mud play, flag making, imaginary play, woodcraft and a campfire.

There was a great community feel with children from babies to juniors able to chomp on toasted marshmallows and try out some new outdoor activities.

Mud Pie Explorers has recently become a Community Interest Company (CIC). N,

Nickie said: “We wanted to become a CIC because it more accurately reflects what we do in our community.

This is not simply a business venture for us, it’s about connecting people with each other and their local environment.”

To find out more about what’s going on down in the woods please contact Nickie on 07753 636705 or email nickie@mud-pies.co.uk. Alternatively you may wish to look on the website www.mud-pies.co.uk or join the Facebook group.

The group has been supported by Downend and Bromley Heath Parish Council and has close links with the Friends of Lincombe Barn Park and Woods.

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