Go on a journey of discovery with The Courageous Caterpillar

Stories and activities that wiggle through
your door each month for a year

What’s included

Every month for a year you will get a box filled with an original story and two activities, designed to help your little one to learn, discover, ask questions and have fun! Each box will cover a different topic – from courage to community.

For just £10 per month you will receive...

A 12-page story booklet following the adventures of Caterpillar and his friends

One creative activity – from crafts to baking

One reflective activity – to help your child learn

Some extra surprises – from stickers to collectibles

A parent's guide to the month's topic - sent to you by email just before your box arrives

The Life Lessons...

For full list of the life lessons, see our FAQs

“How we feel”

“Asking for help”

“Being yourself”


More about your subscription

When you sign up to the Courageous Caterpillar you will set up a £10 monthly donation to Helen & Douglas House and we will deliver your monthly gift for 12 months.

After these first 12 months, your monthly donation will continue. We hope you will be able to keep supporting the work of Helen & Douglas House in helping children with life-shortening conditions and their families who need our help.

You can change or cancel your donation at any time by contacting us on 01865 796776 or email theteam@thecourageouscaterpillar.org.uk

Meet Caterpillar and his friends

Every month your child will follow The Courageous Caterpillar on a new adventure with his friends. Discover the colourful cast of characters below…


Caterpillar sometimes finds the world confusing and scary but, with the support of his family and friends, he gains confidence, learns to express himself and tries new things.

Grandma Butterfly

Grandma Butterfly is always happy to answer questions for Caterpillar and his friends. She loves to bake cakes and help her community.


Ladybird is confident, brave and outgoing. She’s always the first to try new things and she loves to help her friends too.


Dragonfly is very creative and loves to play his guitar. He has a positive and can-do attitude and will always encourage and help his friends.


Snail celebrates what makes them and all their friends unique. They love to experiment with different outfits and activities, and play to their strengths.


“The Snail is my favourite. They are orange and they have a lovely hat. They are the goodest.”

George, 3 1/2 years old

Ready to get started?

Designed for 4-6 year olds but fun for anyone aged 3+