New!! Willow's Garden Stay and Play

Before these uncertain times we were planning on introducing Garden Stay and Play sessions, hosted by Willow's Forest School from April to October. We thought we may as well let you know a little about our vision and we hope to be running them soon. We will be located in our very own garden based in Chertsey. The sessions will run for an hour at a time and our garden will be set up for the children to come and play and explore in a rustic but safe environment incorporating social distancing. It is an introduction into forest school, with some of the key principles but we must stress this is not a Forest School session. As we are big lovers of nature, the garden has a semi natural theme, so the children will play amongst bug hotels, a mud kitchen, natural habitats, veggie plots and compost bins but will be social distancing from other children and parents will accompany their children as they rotate around the garden! Hand washing will be available at the messy play areas. Parents are welcome to visit our pretty summer house where hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase. We ask you to bring your own cups, hand sanitiser and anything you need for nappy changing and not leave any rubbish at our setting. 

We hope to see you very soon so you can get outside and explore our wonderful garden, meet others from a distance and join in the fun. Suitable for children aged 12 months to 4 years. Baby siblings under 12 months attend for free.   


We will release 6 slots into our booking system 7 days in advance. We plan to run when we are forecast dry weather, as we have minimal shelter if it were to rain. Therefore our timetable will be determined by the weather conditions and it is likely our days and timings will vary.

If you wish to book, the cost is £7 for one child and siblings are £5. Please only book the sibling rate if you are bringing two children that are brothers or sisters and come from the same household.  

The booking system will close one hour before the session starts. Please ensure you are with us 10 minutes before the start time.   

Below is what we will aim to run, depending on the weather.   


Monday 0930-1030 - 1100-1200 & 1330-1430 

Tuesday 1000-1100 & 1330-1430

Wednesday 1000-1100 &1330-1430

Thursday 1000-1100 & 1330-1430

Friday 0930-1030 - 1100-1200 & 1330-1430 

As soon as we are able to open we will give further details.

Any funds made from refreshments and cakes will be donated to

the NHS, as a little way of saying thank you to all they are doing to

keeping us safe. 

Hope to see you all very soon


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