A collection of three stones stacked on top of each other in front of a red brick house.

About The Wild Visitor

Rediscover nature with the help of a special houseguest

The Wild Visitor is a free project for children aged 5-9 years old and their parents or carers to do together. It will be led by you in your home, as well as outdoors.

A Hoebble [pronounced hobble] is a guardian of the natural world.

Whilst they are rarely spotted, these tiny creatures leave special markers so you can tell when one is near: a pile of stones or their collected supplies of old spoons, leaves, and crumbs. 

Hoebbles live quietly in nature, in a patch of grass, a park or deep in a forest. But sometimes they venture into our homes in search of supplies for their important work giving nature a guiding hand.

If you find a Hoebble in your home, they’ll need your help to gather what they need and to return to their natural habitat.

Go on an imaginative adventure with your child: welcome a magical creature into your home and experience the outdoors in a new way.

To find out if you have a Hoebble in your home, and how to help them, sign up to The Wild Visitor mailing list and we’ll send you an email with instructions in return. You’ll be able to access a special project website including how-to videos and instructions.

This experience is available free of charge. If you are interested in other free creative experiences for children at home, take a look at Our Home Story.

Creative Team

Contact list of staff members

  • Tara Boland

    Original Creator
  • Alice Devlin

    Writer and Director
  • Pepa Duarte

  • Eleanor Wdowski