Since ancient times, people have looked to trees and plants for their medicines. As we enter the season of coughs and colds, why not try some of the natural resources that may help reduce the sniffles or even keep them at bay completely? Better still, many of them can be found in your local forest.
A familiar sight all over Britain, the much-loved Robin is also a favourite little visitor to the Heart of England Forest. Recently crowned Britain’s first national bird after winning a nationwide vote, the Robin is closely associated with Christmas, but do you know why?
Spending less time on their computer screens and more time playing outdoor is so important for children. Our Heart of England Forest School site at Wild Wood, Middle Spernal, offers the perfect environment for children to learn about the forest and discover nature, with the added health benefit of spending time in the fresh air.