The Wild Winter Challenge

Wild Winter Challenge: For families with under 5s

To brighten up the winter period and give families with children under 5 something to do with the kids during the COVID-19 restrictions, Made With Many have teamed up with Home-Start Wellingborough & District, Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and the Northamptonshire Strong Start Team for the three month Wild Winter Challenge. Several families in and around Wellingborough are receiving monthly creativity packs, and for other families who want to get involved, all materials are low cost so you can take part online too by watching the videos available on this website. Each month there will be three Wild Winter Challenge activities released online.

You don’t have to be creative to get involved – the activities have been designed by Jodie and Harriet from The Wild Tribe, who will talk you through what you can do in the videos available on this page. There’s a mixture of making, stories, and things for the kids to try so hopefully you’ll find something you will all enjoy this winter!

Get Started

To get started, download your Wild Winter Challenge map HERE – which you can also find below January’s video. Click on the circles on the map to find January’s activity instructions – and we’ll update the map in February with more activities for your wild winter!

The Wild Winter Challenge – January (episode 2)

Watch Harriet and Jodie from The Wild Tribe show you the activities below.

Activity 1: BINOCULARS Make a pair of Bird-Finding Binoculars and try identifying some winter birds.
Activity 2: SPYGLASS Get outdoors with a scavenger hunt to find lots of things in nature.
Activity 3: OAK TREE Listen to Jodie from The Wild Tribe reading Tree and make your own Ribbon Wand and try some tree flow dance and yoga with Olivia Hickman!

Come back soon for more activities from #TheWildWinterChallenge!


The Wild Tribe are a Northamptonshire based duo, Jodie Mitchell and Harriet Creedy-Crockford. They create magical nature-based experiences with the most earth-friendly approach possible, working with sustainable principles and aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout their work.


Home-Start Wellingborough & District has a long history of supporting local families, by recruiting and training volunteers with parenting experience to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families with young children. The support is tailor made to the needs of each family and can be wide ranging.

The Strong Start team is a group of experienced early years professionals who support pregnant mums and families with babies and young children under 5 across Northamptonshire. They work closely with health and children’s services and can provide 1:1 support to any parent. @strongstartteam can help with everything from simply befriending to providing advice and support on specific topics such as child behaviour and safe sleep. To see how they can help you take a look at their virtual programmes or request one to one support on their website. You can also contact them by telephone on 07880 136070 or email at

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust deliver children’s social care and targeted early help services on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.

Funders & Supporters

This project is funded by the Borough Council of Wellingborough and supported by Arts Council England.

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