Children, young people and families Learning & Skills programme - The Heart of England Forest

Children, young people and families Learning & Skills programme


WildTribe holiday club

School holidays 8.30am-5.30pm.

Our new holiday club for children aged 5 years old and over will be full of fun, adventure and fresh air. From bushcraft to arts and crafts to learning about wildlife, this club will suit budding Kate Humbles’ and Bear Grylls’ – in fact all children who love getting outdoors, learning about nature and having fun in the woods.


  • Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February
  • Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April
  • Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April

Young Foresters

First Saturday of every month from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

May sees the launch of our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters will have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conversation tasks. The young people who take part will benefit from spending time outdoors: improve their physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

Mini Foresters

First Saturday of every month, 2pm until 4pm.

Our regular club for families with children aged 4-11. Every month sees a new adventure for the mini foresters as they learn about wildlife, try a bit of bushcraft, get creative with craft activities and learn how to help the wildlife in the forest.


  • March – Mini Foresters go tree planting

    Become a true forester for the day. Meet a real forester, learn about what trees we plant and why, before warming up with a hot drink.

  • April – Bird feeders and bug hotels

    Help us make Wildwood an even better habitat for the forest animals and make something for your garden too!

  • May – Bluebell Trail

    Look for species living among the bluebells at the beautiful ancient woodland setting at Alne Wood.

  • June – Wild flower hunt

    Learn more about the wildflowers growing in the woodland and meadow and the pollinators that visit them.

  • July – BioBlitz bug hunt

    Join in with the Heart of England Forest’s first ever BioBlitz. Local experts are helping us find, identify and record how many different species are living at Middle Spernal. Be a part of this exciting 24 hour event.

  • August – Dragonflies

    How many dragonflies can we find? What other wildlife is living in or around the pond?

  • September – Reptiles

    Discover the habitat at Coughton Park and find out why it is so good for reptiles. Check the reptile mats and see what you can find.

  • October – Tree trail

    How many types of tree are growing at Middle Spernal? Look for the leaves and seeds to help you learn about the trees of the Heart of England Forest.

  • November – Bonfire banquet

    Cook up an autumn feast on the campfire and make some natural fireworks that won’t scare the wildlife.

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