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Not your average parent and baby group

The best way for your baby to learn is by exploring the world around them. And, at Mini Explorers, they can do just that. Nestled in Winterbourne Centre for Horticulture, your little one will discover new sounds, smells, and sights – essential to the development of young minds – whilst you make some new friends and see just how much fun you can have as a family in the great outdoors.

Your community

Mini Explorers isn’t all about babies; it’s about grown-ups too. That’s why when you join us, you’ll be a part of a supportive, friendly community. This is your chance to navigate the world of parenthood with other parents just like you and learn how to make the most of your child’s early years.

Every session will be led by our experienced, Level 3-qualified Forest School Leaders, so you know you and your baby are in safe hands.

Wonder-filled adventures

Designed for children under the age of two and their grown-ups, Mini Explorers is one of Birmingham’s only outdoor parent and baby groups. Sessions run for six weeks, so you have the chance to see your baby’s progress, week by week. We also offer stand-alone stay-and-play sessions, so you can dip in and out of the fun.

Under Ones Club

Made for the youngest explorer, our Under Ones Club is ideal for new parents who would like to know more about their baby’s development, while spending quality time together in nature.

  • You’ll learn about wellbeing in nature, your child’s physical development, and lots more
  • Free sensory bag included for you to enjoy at home
  • Special graduation and wildlife-themed party in final week
  • Choose from Monday or Tuesday sessions, 11am – 11:45am
  • £60 for six weeks of sessions

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Under Twos Club

Ready to have as much fun with your toddler as possible? Then our Under Twos club is for you! This stay-and-play group offers outdoor play and learning at its best.

  • Every session is led by your little one’s interests for unique adventures every time
  • Exciting play stations, including a sand pit and mud kitchen, to get stuck into
  • Children get to play with natural materials, so they can develop real-life skills
  • Choose from Monday or Tuesday sessions, 9:45am – 10.45am
  • £40 for six weeks of sessions – or pay as you play with single sessions

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The fun doesn’t end

Continue the adventure with free admission to Winterbourne House and Garden on the day of your session. With seven acres of beautiful botanic garden to explore and a tearoom filled with tempting treats, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

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