wild play


"You have an endless store of original ideas that draw in kids of all ages ... including the parents!"


for under 5s & their grown-ups

An outdoor adventure group facilitated by theatre artists, visual artists and forest school teachers on the Cowal peninsula. Mudskippers ran from 2010-2017 and began as a voluntary project before being  funded by Big Lottery and managed by Tenterhooks.

The project has now ended but it continues to inspire us in our work.


wild play for families

A day bursting with interactive performance, wild art, forest parkour, music and outdoor learning. Designed to inspire creative play and outdoor adventure for families. Delivered in partnership with Forestry Commission, Glenbranter. Funded by Big Lottery.

Wild Things Festival last erupted in September 2016.


international collaborations

Tenterhooks' first project. In 2013 we were invited to participate in Barefeet Theatre's annual festival in Lusaka, Zambia. We worked in collaboration with local professional artists and young performers to create pop-up street theatre around the city.

Clown practitioners: Lesley Quilty and Diane Thornton

Fire Skills practitioner: Kirsty Summers