Weekly Classes & Groups (0-5 years)

Outdoors

Outdoor baby classes, baby groups, playgroups, toddler classes, toddler groups, preschool classes and preschool groups Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Congleton, Sandbach and surrounding areas.

There are so many things to do with kids in Cheshire so if you know of any other classes, groups, days out etc which are not already listed, or would like to feature in the list, please contact us here.

Family Forest School with Nest In The Woods Adlington

Our monthly Saturday group incorporates tool use, fire lighting, cooking, nature games, survival and bushcraft skills.

The sessions are drop in but need to be pre-booked with only 24 hours notice.


Farm Tots at Riverside Organic

Learn about British farming, nature and wildlife. Sessions vary depending on the season, weather and what is happening on the farm. Feed and pet the animals as well as enjoying, crafts, stories, games and songs.

Also Tiny Tots sessions for under 2’s.

Single sessions and block bookings available.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Manor Ln, Davenham, Northwich CW9 7RH

T: 01606 46258


Gruff Outdoor Learning Play Group

Our weekly Gruff’s Mini Farmers sessions are for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Activities include meeting and learning about our animals, harvesting and planting, painting and creative crafts and free playtime.

Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11.30

Also offers childrens party packages.

Messuage Farm, Messuage Lane, Marton, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9HS

T: 07729 825082


Home Education Forest School with Go Wild With Nature

Fridays 9.30am-2.30pm fortnightly

Forest School inspired activities. Den building, craft, fire lighting, cooking & woodland games.

We are all DBS cleared, Fully insured, have relevant qualifications.

Hassall Green Nature Reserve

T : 07540707033


Mums, Tums and Buggies at Lyme Park

We’ve teamed up with Sarah Parker Fitness to offer a weekly outdoor postnatal fitness class for mums and babies involving a group walk with buggies, cardio, strength and flexibility exercises in the beautiful outdoors at Lyme.

Tuesday 13:30 – 14:30.

T: 07944 781630


Nature Tots at Macclesfield Forest

Join us for some Fun in the Forest: Play hide-and-seek, hunt for mini-beasts, find the hidden soft toys, discover the pond’s wildlife, build dens and hide in them, sing songs, paint with mud, paint with leaves, eat picnics, meet Rosie Rabbit and lots more!

Fridays at 10.30am (specific dates so please check with organiser)

Macclesfield Forest

T: 01629 816200 (Peak District National Park)


Nest In the Woods Stay and Play

Come and have fun in the woods with your pre-schooler. Even young babies can appreciate the joys of nature. Lots of sensory play activities to enjoy with your children, with guided sessions.

£5 per child

Tuesday 9.30-midday

Nest in the Woods Adlington, Brookledge Ln, Macclesfield SK10 5SH

T: 07504 675551

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Plant Tots at Plumley’s Garden Centre Knutsford

Classes based around the outdoors and nature – different activity each week including thing such as crafts, planting and sowing.

Thursdays 10-11am

Plumleys, Plumley Moor Road, Knutsford WA16 9SD

T: 01565 722315


Pram Fit

Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you.

Every first Tuesday of the month

Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR

T: Kelly – 07803 245590

 


School in the Woods

The sessions include snacks, free exploration of our garden area and a ringtime session. We are completely outdoors so please dress for the weather. We also have use of our sheltered areas and our very cosy bell tent!

Monday 10.00-11.45

Davenport Methodist Church, Holmes Chapel Road, CW12 4SS

T: 07748637847


Tree Tots Parent & Child Nature Group, Sandbach

Go Wild offers a child-led approach. Activities: wildart, mudplay, waterplay, songs, stories, hammocks & toasting marshmallows. Children will become confident in self directed play and imagination. We are a very relaxed group! Come and join us.

Wednesday’s at Hassall Green Nature Reserve, Sandbach 10.30-12.30

Walking- 4 years

T: Caron 07540707033


Well Natured – Explore. Learn. Outdoors (a little further afield at Rudyard Lake)

We offer outdoor all weather stay and play sessions. The sessions are held at Rudyard Lake in the small woodland by the lake. There will be den building, mud kitchen and potion station, creative play, stories and a sing song to finish

Tuesdays and Fridays at Rudyard Lake – 10-11.30am and 1-2.30 pm

Can book space on the day (subject to availability)

T: 07979388596


Wildlings at Biddulph Grange

Every other Tuesday – 10:30am to 12:00pm

– please check organiser’s website for exact dates. Booking required.

Discover, explore and play outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs around the campfire, all in our exciting Biddulph Grange Country Park!

T: 01889 880 100


Wildlings at Lyme Park

FREE! (but will need to pay entry into Lyme Park)

Come along and try new things outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs.

Runs every first and third Tuesday of the month and is free. Activities for 6 month – 5 year olds. Under 6 month olds are welcome to attend with an older sibling.  Please check time and dates before you attend as they can change.

Lyme Park, Disley

T: 07538967518


Wildlings at The Roaches

FREE!

Come along and try new things outdoors. You could swing in a hammock, get mucky making a mud pie and sing songs.

Runs every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and is free. Activities for 6 month – 5 year olds. Under 6 month olds are welcome to attend with an older sibling.  Please check time and dates before  you attend.

Follow the signs from the Roaches Gate (listed on Google maps as Roaches UKC Parking), Roach Road, Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UA (nearest)

T: 07538967518