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Day environmental education programmes for all ages at Forestry England’s Leigh Woods nature reserve 


Sadly we know that due to social distancing and the current lockdown situation throughout the UK, we are only allowed to access Leigh Woods in family groups or with a maximum of 2 people together. We hope you are still able to get to and enjoy the woodland if it is suitable and are witnessing the beautiful spring trees, plants and birdsong which is making Leigh Woods wonderful at the present time. We ask you to be respectful of the advice not to drive to the woods and park, and to keep your dogs well under control.

Here is our second little quiz for you to try when you are out and about on your daily exercise. Can you find these leaves and trees on your street, in a local park, a woodland or even your garden! If you can, see if you can answer the questions for each one.

Trees and Leaves of Leigh Woods Lockdown Quiz

Answers and names of the trees will be on our Facebook page in a few days’ time.

For schools: our programmes cover topics ranging from life cycles and food chains to ecology and environmental art for Early Years through to Year 6 at Leigh Woods and Folly Farm, providing inspiring outdoors learning to support in-class topics. Follow these links for more information about our curriculum-linked schools’ programmes at Folly Farm and Leigh Woods

There is growing evidence that outdoor learning …”offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in ways that add value to their everyday experiences in the classroom“,

and that it offers … “group cohesion, social connectedness, feelings of solidarity” as well as “distances children from stress and anxiety embedded within a formal education context“.  PRinOL (Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning) Conference January 2020.

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Photo courtesy of Forestry Commission

Learn more about our natural world…

For families: challenge yourselves to learn survival skills together or learn about owls or daytime birds; celebrate a special day with one of our outdoor themed parties, or join in on a nature walk & talk; all focusing on the natural world at Leigh Woods. We celebrate the special times of year too with events at Easter, Christmas, New Year and Hallowe’en! Family Fun.

For little ones: Spend a morning out in the woodland with your little one, learning about the wildlife on your doorstep, making something together and finish by enjoying a drink and a snack while listening to a story around the fire at the end Kids in the Woods

For adults, students and children with a keen interest in wildlife: Our Wildlife Walks & Talks are a great, focused way to learn more about a wide range of topics, from fungi, bats and tree ID in autumn and winter; to water voles, dawn chorus walks, dusk bird song walks and woodland flower ID in spring and summer. Wildlife Walks & Talks

For special groups: Enjoy a programme tailor-made for your group – call us to discuss the options for Brownies, Cubs, Youth Groups or any special needs group who would like to spend a session outdoors in the beautiful woodland setting of Leigh Woods nature reserve. 

Contact My Green World  info@mygreenworld.co.uk for details.