We were very kindly sent a subscription box for the children to try out in the Summer Holidays, from mud + bloom!
Who are Mud + Bloom?
Mud + Bloom was founded by Anja, a Mum and lover of the great outdoors. Anja gave up her full time job a year and a half ago, and enrolled on an RHS Horticulture Course. Her original plan was to set up a gardening business, something that she could do alongside looking after her boys and something she was passionate about. She began writing about children and nature and posting craft and gardening activities on her blog, and was overwhelmed by the response she got from other parents on social media who wanted to find ways of getting their children into nature despite living busy lives.
That’s when the idea for the Mud + Bloom boxes came about-after Anja subscribed to a couple of other monthly craft boxes for her children, she realised she loved the idea of them-it was great having everything packed up for her children to open and enjoy with her-but she wanted them to have something surrounding gardening or nature-and that’s when Mud + Bloom boxes were born.
What did we receive?
In our box, we received 5 different activities, with full understandable instructions included. The idea is that you take your child/children out, to find the things you’ll need to complete activities-but there are some things that are included in the box already!
Designed for 3-8 year olds, each box containts everything you’ll need for two seasonal activities: one gardening and one nature craft – along with instructions, quizzes and games aimed at teaching children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall.
Activities have been created by qualified teachers and they support the national curriculum with influence from Forest School, Steiner and Montessori education.
How much is the box?
A box costs £7.95 a month + free UK shipping-you can skip or cancel your box at any time. Mud + Bloom also ship to the EU (shipping costs are added at checkout.)
There are sibling packages available, and a discount of 15% is available for extra boxes-just use the code SIBLING on your second box at checkout.
The other sibling package which includes enough activities for two children to do each month, is only £11.95!!!