Stories for the Brave, Adventures for the Curious

Patchlarks is a social enterprise* that creates wild and lovely adventures with children. Through collaborative storytelling and immersive games they celebrate the strange, wondrous and hilarious tales that are hidden all around us.


Of course the actual Patchlarks themselves live in the City of Stories far, and sometimes not so far, away.

*find out about our social mission statement here.

Photos on this page by Emma Nathan, Ben Zeng and Rah Petherbridge.

Created by…

Patchlarks is run by Oliver Wallace who has made wondrous work for, and with, children and adults for 10 years, especially as lead creative at The House of Fairy Tales and collaborating with Thrift.

The joyous narrative based adventures he creates have been experienced by tens of thousands of children in schools, museums, festivals, historic properties, giant snails, public parks, private parties, community centres and forest hideaways across the country.

Patchlarks is driven by his deep love of storytelling, playfullness and the natural world, and the desire to create every-day magic from virtually nothing.

Get in touch over here.