Unleash the Magic of Nature with Forest Fridays at Willow Den

In the midst of our fast-paced, tech-driven world, there’s a growing recognition of the importance of introducing children to the wonders of the great outdoors. Willow Den, nestled in the heart of Scotland’s Urban Edinburgh, has opened its doors to young explorers with “Forest Fridays”. These flexible drop-off sessions are specially designed for children aged 3-5 years.

What are Forest Fridays?

Forest Fridays at Willow Den are an invitation to children to experience the transformative power of nature. These sessions run weekly from 08.15am to 12.30pm, including a hearty lunch, all for just £30.00 per session. What sets these Fridays apart is the opportunity for children to reconnect with the natural world, explore, learn, and have fun in the great outdoors.

Flexibility and Accessibility

One of the key benefits of Forest Fridays is their flexibility. Parents can either book them as ad hoc sessions (subject to availability) or include them as part of their child’s weekly schedule. This adaptability ensures that Forest Fridays can fit seamlessly into your child’s early education routine.

Using Funded Hours

For parents who have children registered in Willow Den’s core provision, Forest Fridays offer even more flexibility. Funded hours can be used to cover the cost of these enriching forest experiences. This means that your child can enjoy the best of both worlds – the structure of a nurturing nursery environment and the freedom and exploration of the great outdoors.

How to Register for Forest Fridays

Registering your child for Forest Fridays at Willow Den is a straightforward process. Visit the Willow Den website and complete an enquiry form, ensuring you specify ‘Forest Fridays’ in the subject line. You can find the registration form here: Forest Fridays Registration

Why Choose Forest Fridays?

Forest Fridays at Willow Den offer a unique blend of education, adventure, and nature immersion. They provide children with a safe space to explore and learn about the natural world, fostering a deep connection to the environment. Here are some reasons to consider Forest Fridays for your child:

  1. Nature Education: Forest Fridays promote hands-on learning about the environment, including plants, animals, and ecosystem. Children develop a profound understanding of the natural world.
  2. Physical Activity: These sessions encourage children to be active, whether they’re building forts, hiking, or playing imaginative games in the great outdoors. It’s a wonderful way to keep them healthy and active.
  3. Creativity and Exploration: The forest is a canvas for children’s creativity. It’s a space where they can let their imaginations run wild, building, exploring, and problem-solving.
  4. Independence and Resilience: Forest Fridays help children develop essential life skills like independence, resilience, and adaptability, preparing them for the challenges of the future.

Forest Fridays at Willow Den are more than just outdoor sessions; they’re an opportunity for children to discover, explore, and thrive in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful natural landscape. With flexible scheduling and the chance to use funded hours, Willow Den makes it easy for parents to provide their children with a unique blend of outdoor adventure and education. Don’t miss out on the chance to introduce your child to the magic of nature – register them for Forest Fridays today!