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Imaginations Run Wild

Children’s Outdoor Nature-Based Story & Play Classes in Sutton Coldfield

Suitable for 3-7 year olds (or there abouts!) & SEN

Imaginative story props and nature classes that inspire a love for the environment.

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Are you looking for structured, facilitated play sessions that get your little ones out in the fresh air, away from their screens, where they can connect with nature and develop their minds and a passion for the outdoors, all while their Imaginations Run Wild?

Then our sustainable, nature-based story and play sessions are perfect for you and your child.

Our eco Story and Play Classes

Yvonne and Abbie from Imagination run wild outdoor play classes

Run & facilitated by a qualified teacher & teaching assistant

Story Theme Play books and decorations for outdoor play classes

Based on a different story & theme, each session

Sensory-Experiences and sustainable resources for children's play classes

Created with sustainable props, toys & sensory experiences

Bear hunt book and stones play classes

Structured to build cognitive skills through physical play

We Are Passionate About Play and Connecting With Every Child

“The stories and activities are relevant and fun, helping with crafting, listening, reading, counting skills and socialisation. And it’s so good that many of the activities are outdoors. Thank you so much Imaginations Run Wild, this is a wonderful resource for children.”

Julie Flynn

Our classes are different

Our Story and Play Sessions are all:


Outdoor play classes picnic set up


Interactive worksheet for outdoor play classes
Young children exploring and investigating during an outdoor play session


Sustainable play resources during outdoor play classes


Sensory stones for us during outdoor play classes


Meet Yvonne from Imaginations Run Wild Founder of outdoor play sessions

Sowing the seed...

Hi, I’m Yvonne. I’m the creator of Imaginations Run Wild.

I have a degree in modern foreign languages and am a qualified Primary Teacher. I have taught children aged 3-11 for more than 20 years, 8 of which have been abroad in Japan and Spain. My Spanish adventure helped me understand how children gain access to language and stories were central to my teaching.

I started making plastic free story props to support literacy lessons so that children enjoyed a sensory, practical approach to storytelling.

I combined this with my love of the outdoors (especially vital since Covid) and began using the stones in a more active way setting up story trails in local woodland areas. The children were totally enchanted; they were immersed in the stories, connecting with the activities and working on their storytelling and sequencing skills without realising it!

Hey presto. Imaginations Run Wild story and play classes was born.

My second in command...

I’m very lucky to be supported by the wonderful Abbie.

She is qualified as a higher-level teaching assistant, with a distinction, is first aid trained and has lots of experience in Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Meet Abbie from Imaginations Run Wild TA in outdoor play sessions

Does your child have Special Educational Needs?

Abbie and I are passionate about meeting the needs of every child, and with our teaching experience and ethos, our play sessions include everyone.

The physicality of our play and structured approach means our Story and Play Sessions can be perfect for SEN children. We also understand that every child is unique and that it can be nerve-wracking for parents to try something new.

Why not get in touch?
We can have a chat and see what you think.

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If you have a question, drop us a message below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We also have FAQs on our classes page that might be helpful.