Welcome Explorers to week 1 of Wild Wednesday with Wilderness Willow!
This week join Willow on her adventure into the woods, where she collected some sticks to build a raft. After finishing her raft, she headed to a nearby lake where she saw some new local residents (ducklings and goslings) and launched her raft!
We hope you have lots of fun with this wild activity! Remember a grown up will need to be present when launching the raft and we need to make sure we take our rafts back home with us if they have any unnatural products on them, such as string as this can be harmful for our wildlife friends.
We’d love to see any rafts your little explorers make – so please send them to us at [email protected] or use #ctpparty in your posts.
Join us next week for more wild adventures and activities with Wilderness Willow!
We’re really excited to introduce ‘Wild Wednesday with Wilderness Willow’! Our classic CTP character will share her exciting adventures and wild activities with you every Wednesday – providing a variety of fun and educational resources for your little ones to follow along with or for parents to get inspiration from.
If we’ve learnt anything in the last few months of lockdown, it’s that we all need to take a moment to ‘stop and smell the roses’ and be grateful for the little things.
Exploring the natural world has been a great escape for so many people during this crazy time. Studies have even shown that by spending just 10 minutes outside everyday it can boast our kids’ happiness and creativity – something us adults can definitely benefit from too!
The bees are buzzing, the birds are singing and the sun is most definitely shining – what a wonderful time of year to get out and explore our wild world!
The beauty of wildlife and nature is that it really is all around us…whether you live in an enchanted forest or city jungle, you’ll be sure to find lots of exciting activities to enjoy, and Wilderness Willow will guide you along the way!
We look forward to exploring with you and making this the WILDEST summer ever!
Join our Troll Princess LIVE for some fun activities from the comfort of your own home!
With the new film being released straight to the small screen for families to enjoy during this crazy time, we wanted to remind you that our Troll Princess can join you LIVE in your living room with our personal video appearance package!
Let us entertain your little ones with an ultimate dance party with their favourite songs, some creative Troll crafts and much more!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about this package, our traditional trolls party package or any of our other virtual packages available! As always we are happy to personalise our packages, so if you have any requests then please just get in touch!
With today (March 5th 2020) being World Book Day, we wanted to look back at the role our childhood favourite books have played in our lives. A lot of the characters that we have the privilege of portraying are based on childhood classics and subjects of our imagination from reading such books.
We asked some our team what was their favourite childhood book and have compiled a reading list below, which we hope will take you back to your own childhood and perhaps will be something you can enjoy with your family.
Childhood Reading List:
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Suess
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Harry Potter (all 7 of them!) by J.K.Rowling
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Air Man by Eion Colfer
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Tracy Beaker Books by Jacqueline Wilson
The gift of a book
One of our recent clients told us about this wonderful idea of asking their guests to bring along a pre-loved book from their personal bookcase, with a message written on the front page, instead of a birthday card.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island“- Walt Disney
We love this idea as not only does it mean that they are providing a personal gift and encouraging reading, but this is also a brilliant way to help our environment. It reduces waste as cards are typically thrown away after some time, whereas books can be re-read time and time again before being passed on for someone else to enjoy!
For anyone who doesn’t know, World Book Day is a fantastic charity event with a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. The power of a good book is something we learn from a very young age. Do you remember your favourite childhood book? Or does your child have a favourite book that you can now recite from memory? Well, I’m sure it’s not news to you that our childhood books play an extremely important role in our development.
The benefits of reading are truly exponential. Our first books are full of big bright pictures which help tell the story and develop our creative imagination for when it becomes only words that fill the books. Reading not only increases our vocabulary and knowledge, but it is also thoroughly entertaining and can help develop essential family bonds.
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child” – Dr Suess
So, this World Book Day, we hope you can think back at some of your favourite books. Those that bring back your sweet childhood memories, those that have allowed you to escape the hustle and bustle of our world while getting lost in a new fictional one, and not forgetting those that you just can’t wait to re-read again!
It doesn’t matter what age you are there’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book! To quote one of the best children’s authors of our time, J.K.Rowling, “If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book”.
If you have any favourite books you’d like to recommend for us, please pop us a message via social media or comment on our post below!
Believe in the Magic! Do you think your child and their friends have what it takes to graduate from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
We were recently asked to create a bespoke wizard inspired party for a 9th birthday. Due how successful it was, we are now excited to add it to our available themed packages.
The party activities will be hosted by one of the final year students, such as Petunia here. The younger students (aka party guests) will take part in series of classes to challenge their magical talents.
Some of the subjects available are:
– Wand making
– Spell practice
– Potion making
– Horcrux hunt
– Plus so much MORE.
The timetable of classes will depend on the number of students, the duration of the party and the age of the children (some subjects are only available for students age 7 and above).
Contact us to find out more about our SIRUSly magical new party package!
To quote one of our family favourite’s here at CTP Party, Dr Suess, “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how”. Half term is just a few weeks away and you’ve got a week of fun to fill… in the middle of February….
Well do not fear, why don’t you let us take care of one of those days for you? It may be “wet and the sun is not sunny, we can have lots of good fun that is funny” (okay we’ll stop with the Dr Suess quotes now).
Have your child’s favourite character surprise them for a personal visit. Just imagine them being back in the school playground and telling all their friends about how a real life Princess/Jedi/Explorer came to visit them over the holidays.
We will bring along all the equipment needed for a fun-filled time and to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. Some of the activities available include a private lightsaber training session with a Jedi, a princess make-over with one of our Princesses and adventurous craft making with an Eco Warrior. There are different activities available for different themed characters, and we are happy to tailor our visits to your requests!
Visit range from 30 mins up to 2 hours and we can facilitate from individual to group bookings, so don’t hesitate to contact us about an enquiry! For more information about our availability, pricing and themes please email [email protected] or call us on 01252 471070. We look forward to making some magical memories with you this half term!
Okay maybe one more Dr Suess quote to finish things off, “These things are fun and fun is good”! Be sure to book soon in order to avoid disappointing your little ones, it will be the talk of the playground!