Events in your Forest

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

 

May

Saturday 26th May, 10.00am- 5.00pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8AR

Join us for our first fundraising open day for 2018 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!

For more information and to see the advance ticket savings click on the Book Tickets button below

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June

Saturday 9th June, 10.30am-11.30am

Nordic Walking: Woodland Taster Session

Barton car park, 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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Sunday 10th June, 1pm-4pm

Open Farm Sunday with LEAF

Crabtree Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AP

As part as LEAF Open Farm Sunday, we welcome you along in the afternoon to learn about our organic farm, and how farming supports the growth of the Forest. There will be the chance to feed a lamb and meet some of the other characters on our farm, from Dave the calf to Ziggy the alpaca. Tractor Selfie Stations are always a big hit with children & adults alike.

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Thursday 14th June, 5pm- 9pm

An Evening Fundraiser in the Garden of Heroes & Villains

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8AR

Admission by pre-purchased tickets only – Tickets Now available

For one night only the Heart of England Forest will be hosting an evening fundraiser in the Garden of Heroes & Villains, giving you the chance to come along, relax, enjoy a glass of wine and explore this beautiful setting on a summer’s evening.

This will be 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.

With a bar selling drinks and hot food being served we are expecting this to be a wonderful evening spent with Muhammed Ali, Winston Churchill, Billie Holiday and the rest of this fascinating collection.

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Saturday 16th June 9.30am-3pm

Volunteering Saturday  – Helping, hands on.

Middle Spernal Farm, Spernal Lane, B49 6JE

Come and join us for a Saturday volunteering day and be a part of England’s largest new native broadleaf forest.

With woodland maintenance, pathway clearing and tree tube removal, there will be plenty to do to help out. No woodland experience is necessary, just appropriate 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.

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Saturday 23rd June, 10am-12pm

Guided Walk: Woodland wander through Dorsington

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Take a morning stroll around the beautiful Heart of England Forest with Forestry team member Tom Smith and learn about the ambitious vision to plant tomorrow’s great native woodland.

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 Dorsington woods.

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July

Saturday 7th July, 10.00am- 5.00pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, 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.

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!

For more information and to see the advance ticket savings click on the Book Tickets button below

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Saturday 21st July, 1pm-3pm

Guided Walk: An Afternoon Butterfly Walk

Barton Car Park, Barton, B50 4NP

Enjoy a summer 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.

Registration available from 1st June 2018

August

Saturday 4th August, 10am-12pm

Guided Walk: Exploring Coughton Park

HoEF Volunteer Hub, Sambourne lane, Coughton

Join Head Forester Stephen to see how we are converting conifer woodland to broadleaf, the changes that brings and find out why Coughton Park has been identified as once of the best acid woods in the country.

On your route keep an eye out for deer, reptiles and the silver-washed fritillary butterfly as Stephen points out heather, rarely found in Warwickshire. The tour will also take in the tree nursery and volunteer hub.

Registration available from 1st June 2018

Saturday 11th August, 10.00am- 5.00pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8AR

Join us for our final fundraising open day of 2018 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!

For more information and to see the advance ticket savings click on the Book Tickets button below

Book Tickets

September

Saturday 8th September, 10am-12pm

Guided Walk: Woodlands & Wildlife

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Enjoy a morning walk through the Dorsington woodlands with Beth Brook and learn about the largest woodland creation scheme in the country. Beth is a wildlife enthusiast and her knowledge covers an array of species that call the Heart of England Forest their home.

As you stroll find out how the native trees we plant encourage a variety of insects, birds, mammals and more. Learn how we are helping, with the planting, management and creation of a variety of habitats to establish a diverse ecology across the whole forest.

Registration available from 1st July 2018

Saturday 15th September

Forest Marathon – In support of the Heart of England Forest

 

Organised by the Forest Marathon Association, this event offers various length routes, including the full 26.5 mile course which takes place part through the Forest around Spernal, using public footpaths. Starting and Finishing in Henley-in-Arden this can be walked or run.

Visit the organiser’s website for further details and to register.

Forest Marathon Registration