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November

Saturday 16th November, 10am- 2pm

Launch Day: A New Accessible Trail in the Forest

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Join us and be amongst the first to explore a brand new accessible trail in woodland at Spernal, near Studley designed specifically to make it easier for wheelchair and pushchair users to get out into the Forest.

Along with walking tours of the new trail with members of the Forestry team there will be hands on activities for adults and children, including Forest pottery, and a chance to find out about volunteering opportunities with the charity.

Get the family out in their coats and boots and come out in the autumnal air to see what we have to offer at this newly opened woodland.

More information and Registration

 

December

Saturday 7th December, 8.30am

Friend of the Forest Exclusive: Bird Ringing with BURG

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Are you a registered Friend of the Heart of England Forest? If so, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to join Birmingham University Ringing Group (BURG) on a bird ringing session in the Heart of England Forest.

Ringing generates information on the Forest birds, helping us to understand what species we have and why populations are changing and you can see upclose the process involved in catching, inspecting, weighing and ringing birds and have the chance to ask questions and find out more about the species seen at the ringing and the Forest bird population as a whole. Tickets to include a hot drink and breakfast roll.

More information and Tickets

 

Saturday 7th December, 10.30am- 12.30pm

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

 

Saturday 7th December, 2pm-4pm

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

 

Saturday 14th December, 9.30am-3pm

Tree Planting Saturday – Help grow the Heart of England Forest

Newnham, Nr. Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire

Come along and join us for a day tree planting to help create England’s largest new native broadleaf forest. No tree planting experience is necessary, just the right footwear and outdoor clothing, a packed lunch and plenty of enthusiasm.

This is a free event suitable for those over 16 years old. Registration is essential so we can provide you with the necessary details nearer the time.

More information and Registration

 

Saturday 21st December, 2.30pm-5.30pm

Winter Solstice Social – Woodland Walk and Festive Refreshments

Middle Spernal Farm, Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley

Come along the night before Winter Solstice to enjoy a twilight walk around the Heart of England Forest at Spernal.

Take a break from all your festive preparations to join us for a warming glass of mulled wine before heading out under the full moon for a social 2-hour stroll around the woodland. Tickets are priced at £12 (plus booking fee) to include refreshments.

More information and Tickets

 

Summer 2020 Events in the Garden of Heroes & Villains

Saturday 23rd May, 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 . Book by January 31st 2020 to benefit from the 2019 prices.

Saturday 23rd May 2020 Saturday 27th June 2020 Saturday 22nd August 2020

 

Thursday 16th July 2020, 5pm – 9pm

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 . Book by January 31st 2020 to benefit from the 2019 prices.

 

 

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