About Us

Babes in the Woods provide free outdoor play sessions and roadtrips in and around Dumfries.


Our vision is that all families understand the importance of outdoor play, know how to play outdoors safely and creatively, develop an appreciation for our wonderful natural heritage and understand and are able to access the opportunities for outdoor play in their own communities.

In 2012 we secured a piece of forestry on the edge of Dumfries for our own outdoor classroom. Our parent led group understand that early access to outdoor play (whatever the weather!) has social, emotional, cognitive and physical benefits for children and their parents. We also know that we live in one of the most amazing and diverse regions in the UK and are blessed with many opportunities to be outdoors.