Environmental education sessions, events and activities for all ages at Forestry England’s beautiful Leigh Woods nature reserve
For everybody: My Green World’s autumn programme is well under way with our ‘Kids in the Woods’ sessions running in 3 regular groups of limited numbers to keep us all safe. We are loving having all our pre-schoolers back in the woodland with us again!
Our first Walk and Talk of the season, our yearly ‘Owl Prowl’, took place on 16th Oct and was a perfect evening for hearing our tawnies- who came so close we watched a female make a ‘fly by’ to check us all out! We also have our ‘Family Fun’ Hallowe’en session during half term (Sun 1st Nov) where we’ll be building dens and learning all about nocturnal woodland creatures.
Our second Walk and Talk takes place on Nov 22nd – ‘Tree ID in the winter months’ with Avellana Ecology, and we are happy to announce a second ‘Owl Prowl’ this autumn to cater for all those we couldn’t fit in the first time – this takes place on 27th November!
We have been working hard to make sure that we can all stay safe in Leigh Woods and feel very lucky that being outdoors in the woodland naturally lends itself to social distancing! We are allowed up to 30 people in total on most of our activities but we are endeavouring to keep things as small as possible so we all feel as safe as possible. At present Forestry England are not permitting any fires on their land throughout the UK in order to relieve pressure on the Emergency Services.
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For families: challenge yourselves to practise survival skills in the woodland together; focus on your wellbeing as a family; or learn about owls or daytime birds; celebrate a birthday with friends with one of our outdoor parties; or join in on an expert-led nature Walk & Talk – all focusing on the natural world at Leigh Woods. We celebrate the special times of year with you too with events at Easter, Christmas, New Year and Hallowe’en! Family Fun.
For little ones: Spend some time out in the magical woodland with your little one, learning about the wildlife and nature around us, and creating something special together. We love to finish our session listening to a story around the fire circle and we are once again permitted to offer you a hot drink and biscuit provided you can bring your own cups! 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 owls, fungi, bats, tree ID and winter woodland bird 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.
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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, providing inspiring outdoors learning to support in-class topics. Follow these links for more information about our curriculum-linked schools’ programmes at Leigh Woods.
We are now once again able to welcome you to Leigh Woods with your class up to a maximum of x30 persons at any one time. We are offering half day visits on all our programmes. Contact My Green World email@example.com for details.
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.