Groups and Events

You don’t have to be attending our nurseries full-time to experience all the fun of outdoor play and learning! There are many ways you can be part of the Willow Den outdoor nursery family.

From playgroups, to family open days, Forest Fridays and more. If you cannot see a group or event you are interested in or want to suggest a new one, don’t be shy – drop our friendly team an email at and we will be in touch!

Parent and Toddler Groups / Special Events Bookings

To book into any of our regular free events for wee ones and their grown up please use the booking link below:

Forest Fridays

Forest Fridays Registration

Holiday clubs

Join one of our holiday clubs running across our outdoor nurseries during the school holidays. Drop-off sessions are available for children from the age of 3 to not yet started primary school.

We’ll spend our days in the fresh air learning in the great outdoors, and doing fun activities, making some delicious soup on the fire or cooking up magic in our mud kitchens! 

Head to our nursery pages for full details of the sessions currently available at your chosen location and how to book:

Wee Willows Toddler Group

What to wear:

  • Sturdy shoes or wellies with good thick socks. The ground is uneven, this encourages children to assess hazards and mitigate risk as some balance is required to navigate the terrain.
  • Long trousers/thick leggings to protect legs and ankles
  • Waterproof overtrousers or puddle suits for damp/wet weather
  • A coat/jacket and hat suitable for the weather (warm ears for the cold days and protected heads in the sun)

For safety and comfort please avoid open sandals and/or bare ankles

There is no fee to sign-up – all we ask if that you come along, join in and enjoy.

To ensure that the sessions are enjoyable and safe for everyone coming along we respectfully advise:

  • please do not turn up if you have not booked a ticket or had your registration confirmed if attending a drop off event;
  • bookings must include the details of all children attending including dates of birth and parental details if they are attending with someone who is not their parent or main carer;
  • the management team reserves the right to cancel a ticket once booked.