Little Learners Playspace Forest of Dean

About Us

Little Learners Playspace Forest of Dean is based at Foxglove Gardens High Street Coleford GL16 8HF; it is a unique, educational play centre for babies, toddlers, and children up to 7 years.  

We offer a huge range of activities including messy play, sensory area, mud kitchens, painting easels, large mark making boards, playdough, drawing/colouring area, a wide selection of fine motor skills and sensory activities and more.  

Our aim is to teach children yearly writing skills through play using our award-winning mark making programme. We learn through play by allowing babies and children to explore our amazing play stations.  

We have a range of award-winning classes and open Playtime sessions to suit a variety of ages.  

Tummy Time class - 0 - 6 months. 

This class is a gentle introduction to messy and sensory play. We introduce our mark making character through gentle movement and songs. We then encourage the babies to use their hands and feet to explore new textures through messy play. We also have a sensory den to explore and sensory toys.  

Mini Mark Makers class - 6 months to 18 months.  

This class is an introduction to our award-winning mark making program. We will introduce one of our characters each week and begin to practise the mark through movement and songs with ribbons and streamers. We then explore a range of messy play trays, sensory play, mark making, fine motor activities and more. We encourage the little ones to use their fingers/ hands/toes to make marks and begin to hold tools, pens, brushes etc to move to make the different marks.  

Master Mark Makers class -18 months to 5 years.  

This class continues with our award-winning mark making program. We will introduce one of our characters each week and practise the mark through movement and songs with ribbons and streamers. We then explore a range of messy play trays, sensory play, mark making, fine motor activities, mud kitchens, painting and more. We encourage the little ones to use their fingers to make marks and begin to hold tools, pens, brushes etc to move to make the different marks. We now also begin to link the marks together to form letters, numbers and shapes. 

Open Playtime sessions.  

These sessions are suitable for 6 months to 7 years. These sessions are a chance to freely explore all the activity areas we have at the Playspace.  

Birthday Parties and Private Hire  

Come and celebrate your little one's special day with us. We will provide a themed messy play party or craft party. 

You will have exclusive use of the Playspace and free use of all the activity areas we have available.  

Private Nursery/Schools sessions.  

We can also offer private sessions of our award winning mark making programme to nursery classes and reception classes with exclusive use of the Playspace.  

 

For more information and to see your timetable please visit our website and Facebook page.  

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