Wonder Woods Woodland Nursery

Wonder Woods is our unique woodland nursery, at Harburn nr. West Calder. It is for 2 ½ year olds to school age and is rooted in nature, as West Lothian’s first fully woodland nursery. We are now enrolling and taking bookings for 2023/24. To help you make an informed choice about Wonder Woods, there are lots of links to information, videos and photos on this page. Follow us on Facebook for latest updates, photos and information.

We spend our days exploring and having adventures, as we play in and around the woodland, engage with nature, enjoy the campfire, and experience the tranquility of our natural world. For a flavour, see our photo gallery on the right.

If you are not sure whether an outdoor setting is right for your child, please watch the video from Inspiring Scotland.

Everyone has made our son feel safe and nurtured from the start: his testimony is that you are definitely doing things right! He is definitely more confident. He is more observant when we walk in the woods and he will point out birds, mushrooms and different leaves. Things he never used to do. There is nothing we would change.

Play is our Work and we have our own play curriculum and Play Policy to inspire wonder and create lifelong memories.

All the information you need is here: Parent Handbook

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help with your decision making and help to guide you on funded places

Here is how to find us: Directions

To register your interest, ask a question, or arrange a visit, contact us at admin@simplyplay.org or call on 01506 856444.

Don’t just take our word for it: here is what the Scottish Minister for Children and Young People says about us and outdoor learning Maree Todd Video