If you are looking for a unique party idea for your children, a classroom workshop to meet curriculum, a Forest School programme for your pre-schoolers or home education group or a junior or adult bushcraft course, look not further! We can deliver outdoor education at one of our sites or in your own venue. We can tailor make session to suit your needs whether it be developing a Forest School site, entertaining your party group or testing your outdoors skills.
We have two woodland sites, Silsden and Oxenhope where we run various sessions throughout the year. We are passionate about bringing the community together and getting children and young people experiencing nature and the outdoors. We work with various community groups on a regular basis and can always run a workshop to suit your requirements.
All workshops are delivered by a qualified leader with at least two DBS checked staff in attendance. We have experience of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Mental Health ill health and we are passionate about ensuring everyone has access to the outdoors. We welcome everyone to our workshops so please throw your ideas at us and we will rise to the challenge!
Here at Messy Monkeys Harrogate and Craven we love mess!!
Our motivation is to allow children freedom, freedom to explore and lead their own play, There are no aprons, and few bounderies, if our little messy monkeys want to cover themselves in custard and then roll around in feathers that is just fine with us!!
Messy Monkeys is a liberating place to be, where often in the home environment, parents and carers would find themselves saying ‘no’ to their childrens messy play , we encourage them to say YES!!
‘Why not mix that jelly with the paint’
‘ Why not see what happens when you cover your feet in glitter and glue?’
‘Why not splash a loaded paint brush in to water , what will happen to the water?’
We love to hear children say ” what happens if?” and we encourage them to find out the answers for themselves!
Messy Monkeys Harrogate and Craven runs classes in Harrogate, Ilkley, Otley and our newest group at Carleton Village Hall, Skipton