Willow Den at The Falkirk Wheel

Located in the grounds of one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, Willow Den at the Falkirk Wheel (just off car park 4), offers a unique space amongst the birch woods for your little one to fall in love with the outdoors.

Our nursery is open for children from age 3 until they join primary school. You are welcome to come and explore our site with you little from age 2 upwards at one of our Nursery Open Day sessions.

COME AND EXPLORE: Click here to complete our enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch to find a date and time that suits you.


We offer funded places. Click on the button below to book your woodland nursery place now! (Children 3 years and over).

Click to register

You’re bound to have questions…

We often get asked questions by parents interested in Willow Den, so here we’ve answered some of the most common questions to put your mind at ease.

Check out the video below to get a feel for what life is like at Willow Den…

Used all your funded hours? You can buy more! See the fee table below.

Fees 2023/24
Full Long Day (Monday to Thursday)8.30am – 4.30pm£52.50

  • morning snack
  • afternoon snack

For more information download our Fee Schedule:

Funded Places

For more information on funded places check out our FAQs

Summer at Willow Den at The Falkirk Wheel

This summer we have a lots of ways children can play, learn and have fun in the great Scottish sunshine! 

Summer Sessions – outdoor holiday club

Join our holiday club Monday-Thurs for children aged 3 – 5 over the summer. Choose from full day 08.30am to 4.30pm or mornings only 08.30am to 12.30pm.

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

Bring along your love for the outdoors and your packed lunch.

What’s included:

  • Two hot snacks
  • Cost £52.50 Full Day £28.00 Morning Only
Register for Summer Sessions

Forest Fridays

Every Friday from June from 8:30am – 12:30pm. 

Come along to camp and get a taste of life here at Willow Den at The Falkirk Wheel! Explore our Small World loose parts play, music corner OR make some art inspired by our stunning woodland setting! 

These offer great taster sessions if you are thinking about outdoor nursery but want to find out more.

Cost: £28.00

Register for Forest Fridays

Willow Den at The Falkirk Wheel
Lime Road

0131 376 0080

CI registration number: CS2022000231


Contact Willow Den at The Falkirk Wheel with your enquiry and one of our friendly team will be in touch – complete the enquiry form by clicking below or reach our Nursery Manager, Karen, directly on 07940 146 078

Wee Willows Toddler Group

Come along with a grown up to join our new Wee Willows Toddler Group, Monday and Fridays mornings from June 2024.

These sessions are perfect for 18 months to 3 years who love adventure, mud pies and exploring our natural world.

Book your place now:


You probably have lots more questions, and we would really like the chance to answer these. We’ve compiled a handy list, to give you an idea of the Willow Den experience.

Nursery Closure Dates 2024

Closure Dates 2024

  • Friday 3rd May – Staff Training Day
  • Friday 9th August – Staff Training Day
  • Friday 20th December to Friday 3rd January 2025 (children returning Monday 6th January 2025)