Our Story

Inspired by a grandfather's love of his twin grandsons and their enthusiasm for playing in 'dens' and in the great outdoors, The Snug Shepherd was born. 

We are a family run business based in the heart of the West Sussex National Park, dedicated to handcrafting traditional English Shepherds' Huts especially for children!

Our main aim is to provide extra-special, traditional play spaces for you and your little ones to enjoy. We build charming and hardy play spaces that will stand the test of time, so that you can focus on making memories for generations to come.

The benefits of playing outdoors:

We all know offering children every opportunity to play outside is extremely important. The fresh air and the chance to get their hands dirty is good, not only for their cognitive development, but for their overall happiness and well-being. Which is why we have developed The Snug Shepherds’ Huts and Muddy Kitchens; so that your child can enjoy what nature has to offer in your very own garden!


Come rain or shine, The Snug Shepherd will provide your little ones with a special place in the garden, with a roof over their head and the space and tools they need to explore and enjoy being immersed in the great outdoors.

So whether they want a secret hide-away... a messy play area or simply a chill out zone... Whatever they want it to be, The Snug Shepherd huts and kitchens will set their imaginations free!