Events in your Forest

From strolls in the woods to butterflies, bluebells and much much more...

May

Thursday 25th May, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Friend of the Forest Exclusive:

An evening with the statues.

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

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

This will be a rare opportunity to raise a glass with friends and watch the sun start to set over Laurence of Arabia and Ralph’s Wood

Tickets are limited to 2 adults per Friendship, so if you’ve not yet joined click on the Donate oak leaf at the top of this page to join as a Friend now. Booking essential – reserve your tickets now!

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Saturday 27th May, 10am – 5pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

Join us for a fundraising 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.

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

All funds raised will go towards our work planting trees, creating wildlife habitats and the education of woodland environments.

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June

Saturday 10th June, 10am – 12.30pm

Friend of the Forest Exclusive:

Guided Woodland Walk at Spernal

Middle Spernal, B49 6JE

Beginning at Spernal, our Friends of the Forest are cordially invited to join Stephen for an exclusive wander around an unopened area of the woodland. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and everyone is welcome to join us for tea and cake refreshments afterwards.

Tickets are limited to 2 adults per Friendship, so if you’ve not yet joined click on the Donate oak leaf at the top of this page to join as a Friend now. Booking essential – reserve your tickets now!

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Friday 16th June, 9pm – 10.30pm

An Evening Bat Walk

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Enjoy a nightime walk in The Heart of England Forest led by Si Phillips from Warwickshire Bat Group.

Spend your time exploring the forest to catch a glimpse of these fascinting creatures, using a bat detector to listen out for their ultrasonic calls and to help spot them flying around.

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July

Thursday 13th July, 5.00pm – 9.00pm

An Evening in The Garden of Heroes & Villains

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

For the first time the Heart of England Forest will be hosting an evening in the Garden of Heroes & Villains, a rare opportunity to view the shard and sculpture gardens as dusk approaches and watch the sun start to set over Laurence of Arabia and Ralph’s Wood.

Come along, relax, enjoy a glass of wine, some hot food and explore this beautiful setting on a summer’s evening. Admission will be by pre-booked ticket only, book by June 30th to save.

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Saturday 15th July, 10am – 12pm

Guided Walk: Woodland Wander

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Take a morning stroll around the beautiful Heart of England Forest with Forestry team member Tom Smith.

Spend your time learning about the year-round work that goes into creating and maintaining the Forest as you explore the footpath network through the Dorisngton woods. Make sure you come armed with all your woodland questions and Tom will be on hand to help answer them.

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August

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August, 10am – 5pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Weekend

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

Join us for our final summer 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. Open for two days to raise funds for the Heart of England Forest.

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!

All funds raised will go towards our work planting trees, creating wildlife habitats and the education of woodland environments.

Book early and save.
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Saturday 19th August, 10am – 12pm

An Afternoon Guided Butterfly Walk

Barton car park, Barton, B50 4NP

Enjoy a summer afternoon butterfly walk in The Heart of England Forest led by Mike Slater from Butterfly Conservation.

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.

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September

Saturday 9th September, 10am – 11am

Nordic Walking: Woodland Taster Session

Barton car park, Barton, B50 4NP

Try something new and learn why Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world

Enjoy the beautiful woodland setting and have fun with Nordic Walking UK qualified instructor Kathrin Foster as you get an introduction with this free taster session. Limited availability – booking essential.
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Saturday 16th September, 8.30am

Forest Marathon – Supporting the Heart of England Forest

Organised by the Forest Marathon Association and now in its third year, why not join this 17 or 26 mile walking or running marathon for fun, as a new challenge or to raise funds for charity.

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Saturday 23rd September, 10am – 12pm

Guided Walk: Woodlands & Wildlife

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Explore the Dorsington woodlands with our Chief Executive and wildlife enthusiast, Beth Brook.

Come along for a morning stroll and find out about the array of species that call the Heart of England Forest home. Discover how newly planted and established native woodlands offer a range of habitats and why they create a diverse ecology.  Limited spaces – booking essential.
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