Our Adlington Base

Our dedicated woodland in Adlington (formerly Wacky Woods) hosts our party venue, Adlington home educated group, Tuesday toddlers stay and play, Den in the Wood school holiday club and a host of exciting weekend events.

Postcode: SK10 4JX (Carry on up the hill on Brookledge Lane, over a couple of bridges towards Pott Shrigley until you get to the junction with Springbank Lane. We are opposite the junction.)

Our site in Adlington used to be known as Wacky Woods. Wacky Woods was going to be closed down but having such fond memories of Wacky Woods from when we were first finding out about forest school, we couldn't allow it to just close. We wanted to keep the fabulous opportunities that Wacky Woods used to bring for children so we now run what used to be Wacky Woods under our name, Nest in the Woods.

Our forest school site at Adlington (formerly Wacky Woods) is a beautiful woodland on a hill on the edge of the Peak District. We have a variety of habitats which makes the site ideal for studying nature in its variety and field studies.


This is a dedicated woodland for forest school. We have 2 main camps with fire circles and kitchen areas, an adventure play area of low rope bridges, swings, cargo nets etc. We also have a fantastic view across Cheshire from the top of the hill where we can see as far as Snowdonia on a really clear day. The variety of habitats includes a small mossland, a pond, a hillside meadow, rock faces and of course the woodland.


We host visits from schools, nurseries and scout groups throughout the year, either for day trips, or for sustained programmes of forest school with our enthusiastic and qualified instructors. Please call 07504 675551 or email mark@nestinthewoods.co.uk for more information.

We offer parties at weekends which really are great fun. We often hear the fabulous feedback "best party ever!" from the children.

We host a parent and child drop in group every Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am. No need to book, just turn up - £5 per child.

We also offer programmes of forest school for home educated and flexi schooled children.

Our Family Forest School takes place on the first Saturday of each month, and we also host events based around children's books and other occasional events in our woodland.

You can see our public events by clicking on a date in the calendar below.

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