Events in your Forest - The Heart of England Forest

Events in the Forest

Our planned face-to-face events have sadly been cancelled until further notice, so instead we are looking at ways to bring Forest events to you at home.

Virtual events

Our first virtual walk is still available, enabling you to take a stroll through the beautiful bluebell wood from the comfort of your own home. We are developing further online events and you will find up to date information about these below.


Forest and Founder virtual walk

Wednesday 7th October at 7pm

Join us on the Forest and Founder Walk and stroll through the woodlands without leaving home. Learn about our founder, Felix Dennis, and how the Heart of England Forest began, whilst discovering the woodlands on this popular trail.

Book tickets

 

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

First Saturday of the month

Young Foresters

 

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. Take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

More information and Registration

 

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

First Saturday of the month

Mini Foresters

 

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.

More information and Registration

 

June

Wednesday 3rd June, 6pm-7.30pm

CANCELLED Summer Evening Woodland Walk: Coxmere Wood

Braggington, Nr Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.

The first in our series of summer evening woodland strolls in the Heart of England Forest, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

This month we are walking the Coxmere Wood trail and beyond. This 2.5 mile route will take us around this young 15 year old wood following the waymarked trail and extending the route slightly to enjoy more of what this area has to offer.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

Saturday 6th June, 9.30am-12pm

CANCELLED Woofs in the Woods –  Dog Walk in Spernal

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

Calling puppies, pedigrees, mutts and hounds – just us for a woofs in the Spernal woods dog walk around the Heart of England Forest.

A chance for the whole family, including your four-legged friends to explore beyond the waymarked trails. This 4 to 5 mile group walk will take you through a range of both established and newly created woodland on the Spernal estate.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

Sunday 14th June, 2pm-4pm

CANCELLED Guided Walk: Wildlife Wonders at Noleham Wood

Dorsington Road, Nr Long Marston, Warwickshire.

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the Heart of England Forest finding out more about how creating woodland encourages wildlife.

Meet with specialists from Warwick Natural History Society and discover how their wildlife monitoring programme are recording the change in both species type and quantity as the newly planted trees mature. Noleham Wood also benefits from its location adjacent to the Noleham brook and surrounding wildflower meadows.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

Friday 19th June, 8pm-11pm

CANCELLED Moth Night in the Heart of England Forest

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr. Studley, Warwickshire.

Moths are marvelous! Come along to learn more about these beautiful night fliers with the help of local enthusiasts, the  BBC Ndeavour Moth Group.

After an indoor presentation on these fascinating insects we will head out to Spernal Park for a live light trapping, where species will be inspected, identified and recorded. Join us to experience the wonderful diversity of colours and patterns on the wing after dark, in the Heart of England Forest.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

Thursday 25th June, 5.30pm-8.30pm

CANCELLED Exclusive Friends of the Forest Event – Social Evening in the Garden of Heroes & Villains

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8AU

We are inviting our Friends of the Forest to join us in the beautiful setting of this incredible sculpture garden, commissioned by our Founder and offering a chance to meet other supporters, members of the Heart of England Forest team and some of history’s greats immortalised in bronze!

Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Both long standing and new Friends are welcome to book up to 2 adult places.

More information and Tickets

 

 

 

Saturday 27th June, 10am-5pm

CANCELLED Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8AR

Join us for a fundraising open day in the stunning Garden of Heroes & Villains, a private sculpture garden commissioned by our late Founder, Felix Dennis, and meet some of history’s greats, immortalised in bronze.

With activities for the whole family, including a yew hedge maze, poetry garden, woodland walks, children’s quiz, a collection of over 50 stunning sculptures and more, it’s a unique day out in the Heart of England Forest.

More information and Tickets

July

Friday 3rd July, 6pm – Saturday 4th July, 6pm

CANCELLED BioBlitz

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

Join us to seek out bats, butterflies, flowers, reptiles, moths, dragonfiles, and much more as we get a snapshot of the variety of wildlife found in just one area of the Forest over a 24 hour period.

With evening and daytime sessions lead by Forest staff and expert naturalists, there will be the opportunity to get involved with a single or with numerous activities. Session details to follow soon, but register your interest now to get first option to book before they go on general release.

Register your interest now

Saturday 4th July, 10.30am- 12.30pm

CANCELLED Young Foresters – BioBlitz

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. Take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

More information and Registration

 

Saturday 4th July, 2pm-4pm

CANCELLED Mini Foresters – BioBlitz

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

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.

More information and Registration

 

Tuesday 7th July, 6pm-7.30pm

CANCELLED Summer Evening Woodland Walk: Morgrove Coppice to College Wood

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

Part of our series of summer evening woodland strolls in the Heart of England Forest, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

This month we are walking a combination of permissive and public footpath from Morgrove Coppice, Spernal to College Wood, Studley and back making a route of around 3 miles.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

Thursday 16th July, 5pm – 9pm

CANCELLED An Evening Fundraiser in the Garden of Heroes & Villains

Dorsington, Nr Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8AR

For one night only the Heart of England Forest will be hosting an evening fundraiser in this unique garden, giving you the chance to view the poetry shard garden and bronze sculptures as dusk approaches. Enjoy a glass of wine and explore this beautiful setting on a summer’s evening.

Tickets must be book in advance for this event.

Tickets are available now

 

 

Saturday 18th July, 1pm-3pm

CANCELLED Guided Afternoon Butterfly Walk

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire.

Enjoy a summer butterfly walk in The Heart of England Forest. Spend the early afternoon exploring the forest and searching for as many different species of butterflies as you can find. If you’re lucky you’ll see a Small Copper, Purple Hairstreak, Marbled White and Essex Skipper and hopefully many more.

This is a casual walk and talk for all the family in a usualy unaccesible part of the Forest, with plenty of stopping to observe and ask questions.

More information and Registration

 

 

 

CANCELLED UNTIL 2021

Summer 2020 Events in the Garden of Heroes & Villains

27th June & 22nd August 2020

Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8AR

Join us for one of our fundraising open days in the stunning Garden of Heroes & Villains, a private sculpture garden commissioned by our late Founder, Felix Dennis, and meet some of history’s greats, immortalised in bronze.

Activities for the whole family, including a yew hedge maze, poetry garden, woodland walks, children’s quiz, a collection of over 50 stunning sculptures and more, it’s a unique day out in the Heart of England Forest.

Tickets are available now on the three dates below.

Saturday 27th June 2020Saturday 22nd August 2020
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