After a fresh, original and outdoorsy idea for your birthday party? Then look no further! Bring your tribe down to our beautiful woodland playground for a natural celebration like no other.

Our parties follow the Forest School ethos of being child-led events, and we pride ourselves on our ability to react and adapt to the group’s desires and energy levels, along with the weather. This means that no two parties are ever the same, and ensures that each party is fully tailored to meet the whole group’s needs. A great time is always had by all (including the parents that stay!).

We like to include a mix of high-energy activities and calmer crafts in our parties, giving the event a lovely rhythm and ensuring that guests leave tired and enthused! The most popular activities include den building, fire lighting, crafts (like making clay creatures, catapults etc) and games (such as treasure hunts and Capture the Flag). However, we are able to incorporate most woodland related requests into the party, so please do let us know if the birthday child has any! Of course, the children are welcome to take any crafts that they make during the party home with them too.

Invitations, marshmallows and a woodland gift for the birthday child are included. 

Hosts are welcome to bring any other food that they’d like to provide. Most families bring pre-cooked sausages, bread rolls and squirty ketchup. We can then sizzle the sausages back up on the camp fire and serve them around it. It keeps it very simple and is always very popular – no need for paper plates even! We’ll also have a table set up for any drinks, cakes etc. that you intend to bring.

After booking you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to various documents – invitations, consent forms, maps/directions as well as info sheets both for guests and organisers (with a list of suggested things for you to bring).


Availability & Bookings

We offer birthday parties all year round, at weekends, during school holidays and also after school.

To check availability and book for weekend parties, please use the online booking system below.

Midweek and After School
For midweek and after school parties please contact us by email at with your preferred date/s and what age your child will be on their birthday.



£16.50 per child (based on a minimum of 12 children)

Please note that all our parties last for 2.5 hours.


Hidden Woods is located in a beautiful 80 acre broadleaf woodland called Farleigh Wood, accessed directly off the A36 near Farleigh Hungerford (BA2 7NH)

Other useful info

  • For over fives, one  adult is required to remain with the group for every 6 children – adults always end up enjoying themselves as much as the children! For under fives we would expect a parent to stay with each child.
  • All birthday parties are facilitated by an experienced, fun-loving Hidden Woods leader!
  • Please see our FAQs page for additional information

Hidden woods hosted my parents 70th birthday. A tall order given the mix of ages, but Barney was nothing less than his superlative best.

The setting is beautiful, the activities are fantastic and the staff are unbeatable.

You won’t ever regret an event at Hidden Woods.
— Ruth, August 2018
We had a fantastic time at Hidden Woods for our daughter’s fourth birthday party! There was 12 children ranging from 2 years old to 10 years old and try all had a great time and found something interesting to do! There are so many activities they can take part in! Barney was brilliant and really patient with all of them, I was really impressed by his leadership of the group and his ability to remember everybody’s name (even the grown ups!)

I will certainly recommend Hidden Woods to people around me!
— Vanessa, June 2018