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Muddy Wellies was set up in 2014 and is run by Amy Ellis. Amy loves getting outdoors in all weathers and inspiring others to do the same.  Amanda Tattersall joins Amy in running the Wild Parties and really enjoys playing in the woods!

Amy and Amanda have lots of experience working with children of all ages.  Both are mums of two, so knows first-hand how beneficial it can be to get young ones outside.


The aim of Muddy Wellies is to make outdoor exploration fun and easy for parents, teachers and other carers of young children.

The natural world is incredibly inspiring to young minds and is continuously shut off from them by the use of TV, computer games and smart phones.

There is a misconception that playing outside is dirty, full of disease and a lot of effort.

Amy’s Background

Amy has worked in environmental education for 12 years and has experience teaching people of all ages about the natural world.

Career History

Health and Safety

At Muddy Wellies we understand the importance of health and safety. We offer assurance to all our clients through the following:

Public Liability insurance up to £5,000,000

Risk Assessments

DBS checked

Fully First Aid Qualified

If you would like to see any of our policies, risk assessments, certificates or insurance documents we will be happy to provide copies on request.

Training and Qualifications

First Class BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Degree

Level 3 Forest School  Leader Certificate

Outdoor First Aid Certificate

Mountain Leader Training

Full clean driving licence

Professional Credentials

Forest School Association Member

Institute for Outdoor Learning Member

This cannot be further from the truth. If you have an upset toddler, hyperactive primary school student or a disabled child and you put them in a woodland they could be entertained for hours.

As society has developed into a more “indoors” way of life adult imagination within the natural world has declined dramatically. You may remember going out and climbing trees all day but the thought of allowing your child to do that today may scare you!


Muddy Wellies aims to help resolve this and provide fun, safe and interactive ideas on how to engage children of all ages.

If you are looking for somewhere different to spend time with your toddler, want a birthday party everyone will remember or want some inspiration in the classroom look no further because Muddy Wellies has the answer!

Amanda’s Background

Amanda is a qualified primary school teacher

Outdoor First Aid Certificate