1 to 5 years


Our weekly outdoor toddler group in Shropshire!

Holly Jones

Outdoor fun and wild play activities, perfect for children aged 1 to 5 years!

Join us every week for outdoor adventures with our inspiring Wildlings leaders. Children and grown-ups can play, explore, discover and investigate our two special outdoor spaces. Building dens, jumping in puddles, hunting for minibeasts and making mud pies is what Wildlings is all about! 

Get to know other wild families and take some time out for relaxation, fresh air and fun. Whatever the season or weather, our campfire is always ready to warm you up.

Where and when

Wednesdays 10.30am - 12.00pm @ The Cut Visitor Centre, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH

Alderford Wildlings will be running during holiday time only. These take place on a Thursday morning 10.30am - 12.00pm @ Alderford Lake, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ.

Who can attend

Sessions are most suited for those aged 18months - 5 years. Babies in arms can attend for free if accompanying an older sibling. 

Pricing and booking

Sessions cost £6 per child (plus a 50p booking fee) and you can book each session individually (i.e. no block bookings).

Alternatively you can purchase on the day at Shrewsbury, but please note we have 25 spaces available each week, so if these are filled when you turn up you will be turned away. 

If you are attending our holiday sessions at Alderford, please note that you will also need to pay the entry fee, which you can do either in advance online or on the gate on the day. 


Wildlings equipment will be laid out each week in the play area (rather than there being individual sets) so it will be shared between children. We will disinfect all equipment between sessions.

 If you or a member of your household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Track and Trace to isolate, you must not attend the session.

If you have booked but are unable to attend we will be able to transfer your booking to another week. 

Wildlings - Terms and Conditions

Child supervision
Shropshire Wildlife Trust provides a fully trained leader to deliver Wildlings but does not supply child supervision. It is the sole responsibility of the adult booking onto the session to provide adult supervision for the child throughout the Wildlings session.

Health and safety
All events and activities for young people, families and children are risk assessed and will be led by a member of Shropshire Wildlife Trust staff or trained key volunteer.  All event leaders have an enhanced DBS certificate and have undertaken safeguarding training.  Shropshire Wildlife Trust has a health and safety policy and a safeguarding policy which are available on request.

First aid
Shropshire Wildlife Trust event leaders are all trained in outdoor first aid.   

Events and activities will take place in all weather conditions unless deemed unsafe.  Please ensure that you dress appropriately for the weather with suitable footwear.

In the event that Shropshire Wildlife Trust has to cancel an event or activity due to extreme weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity - either the day before the event or activity or on the morning of the event or activity using the email address or telephone number supplied on booking and will offer a full refund.

Please note that unless otherwise specified, dogs are not normally allowed at family events, unless they are guide dogs. 

Cancellations and refunds
Places on all events and activities must be booked and paid for in advance, unless otherwise stated. You will receive confirmation of your booking and further information (where applicable) by email.  

Places are non-refundable unless the event or activity is cancelled by the Trust. 

Shropshire Wildlife Trust reserves the right to cancel an event or activity and, in these circumstances, will offer a full refund.

Applications to transfer to an alternative event or activity will be considered at our discretion and may result in the place being cancelled without refund if an alternative event or activity cannot be found.

All events and activities will run subject to a minimum number of attendees.  The decision as to whether the event or activity goes ahead will be made no later than 48 hours in advance of the event or activity; you are, therefore, strongly advised to book before this time.

In the event that Shropshire Wildlife Trust has to cancel an event or activity due to extreme weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity and will offer a full refund.

Data protection and privacy
The contact details supplied will only be used for administrative purposes relating to the booking.  Credit card details are not stored and personal details will not be shared with third parties.  We will only contact you about Shropshire Wildlife Trust events if you have opted in to receive this information.  Shropshire Wildlife Trust has a privacy policy which is available on our website or on request.

Booking for Wednesday Wildlings at Shrewsbury - please select the date below to book.

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Family activities

For seasonal family activities for all the family click here.

There are also loads of ideas, spotting sheets and games available on the Wildlife Watch website (the Junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts). 

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