Want to get outdoors and learn more about our natural world?
We love being in the woods, whatever the weather! Come and join us for one of our Family Fun sessions in Leigh Woods this autumn!
Join us on a journey of discovery to see the woods through the eyes of a dormouse. Find out more about what these amazing, nocturnal little animals need to survive – where they live, what they eat and how they protect themselves from danger. AND, if we’re really lucky, get to see a live, wild dormouse! (Suitable for 5-11 yrs)
Please note: Dormice are a protected species and these activities can only take place with the help of a licensed dormouse handler.
Would you all survive if lost alone in a remote forest? Spend time in the woods as a family and use resources around you to test your survival skills. Learn how to build a shelter to keep you warm, dry and safe in the woods and then see if you can light a fire without matches and cook bread on it! Age : 4 yrs upwards.
Come to Leigh Woods and celebrate being in the woods in the dark! Enjoy a guided walk and night games, see the stars (hopefully!) and find out what goes on when it’s really dark in the woods at night! The first part of the walk will be at dusk, so we will slowly get used to the darkness of the woods. We’ll listen for owls, and maybe bats if it’s warm enough, find out more about badgers and other woodland creatures. Enjoy a warm drink at the end.
Wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring a torch. We will, however, aim to walk without torches most of the time, as torchlight impairs night vision. Please note this event is weather-dependent and for safety reasons we will not be able to continue in heavy rain or high winds.
Family Fun sessions are run by experienced outdoors tutors who are DBS checked and First Aid qualified.
Dates and prices:
Discovering Dormice – 10am – 12 noon – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Survival Skills – 2pm – 4.30pm – Sunday 7th October 2018
Adults £7.50 children £5. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £25 BOOK HERE
Night Walk – 5pm – 7pm– Sunday 28th October 2018
Adults £6, children £4. Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £20 BOOK HERE
To book : Please use the links to Eventbrite above (booking fees apply) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of booking will be sent on receipt of payment. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.
Please note: Whilst there is shelter in Leigh Woods, we will be spending most of the session outside, so warm, waterproof clothing and footwear is essential. All materials will be provided.
Disabled access: The area we use is flat but uneven in places. Disabled toilet facilities are available.