Family Fun

Contact us
07941 379660 – Anna

Family Fun sessions take place in Forestry England’s Leigh Woods. They are suitable for families with younger children, usually from age 4-10 years. These sessions are based on the wildlife and nature of Leigh Woods.

“It was brilliant being in a nature session again” Sophie – winter session 2020

Woodland valentines – a family session

Sunday 21st February 2021 – 9.30am to 11.15am

Spring is all about Valentines in the woodland!
courtesy of the Forestry Commission
heart shaped lime leaf

Have a go at using our ID charts to match up the bursting buds and new leaves of the trees in Leigh Woods. Can you find our special valentine’s tree? Build a fabulous cosy woodland den together as a family to enjoy your hot drink inside. Is it as cosy as our woodland birds’ nests now being built for the first clutches of eggs to be laid?

Birds are real ‘valentines’ during these months – pairing up and getting ready to raise their young! Make them a beautiful woven willow bird feeder to take home. This will help them stay strong to raise their young through the spring and summer months. All materials provided.

Cost: adult £10.00, child (5-10yrs) £7.50, family group £32.00 Book here

Please note: this event is weather dependent and will not go ahead in very wet weather or high winds. If the Govt. lockdown continues during this time this session will not go ahead. You will be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation due to either of the above, including the Eventbrite fee.

Babes in the Woods

robin singing

A session for parents/carers with their babies to enjoy being out in the woodland whatever the weather! Monday 18th Jan, 8th Feb, 1st, 22nd March – 9.30 – 10.30am

Spend time in Leigh Woods with your baby enjoying being out amongst nature for both of your wellbeing and learn about a different subject each session while we walk together. We’ll spend about 40 minutes in the woodland walking and learning, following an activity if appropriate, and then come back to the Green Barn for a chance to stop and chat and have a hot drink and a biscuit. During the winter months this session is suitable for babies in slings due to the muddy ground underfoot.

spindle berries

Cost: £20.00 per adult for 4 sessions Book Here

Winter woodland bird ID with Ed Drewitt

Saturday 13th March 2021 – 8.30am to 10.30am

Join Ed Drewitt for 2 hours of exploring Leigh Woods and learning how to identify some of our common winter woodland birds.

As the days begin to get longer, the turn of the new year is a signal to woodland birds to increase their singing, attract a mate and set up nesting territories in advance of spring.

Ed Drewitt2 (2)
Photo courtesy of Liz Drewitt

During these two hours, we will be listening for and identifying a variety of birds such as wren, robin and song thrush, as they prepare for those warmer spring days. Others will still be very much in winter mode with roving flocks of small birds comprising blue tits, great tits, nuthatches, treecreepers and goldcrest moving through the woodlands looking for food; winter thrush visitors such as redwings and fieldfares may also be feeding on berry bushes or flying overhead while blackbirds rustle through the leaves.

Cost: £10.00 adult, £32.00 family, child (8+) £7.50 Book Here

Please note: If the Govt. lockdown continues during this time this session will be cancelled. You will be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation due to the above, including the Eventbrite fee.

Mothers’ day in the spring woodland!

Sunday 14th March 2021 – 9.45am to 11.15am

Come and spend some special time with your young loved ones in the spring woodland on Mothering Sunday! We’ll be creating together using natural woodland finds to ‘paint’ a picture, and making a little natural artist’s palette – both to take home; using our senses in an unusual way through games and activities which complement being among the trees; creating some woodland art together to leave to nature and for other woodland users to enjoy in the future.

We’ll finish with a hot drink and biscuit around our fire circle. This Mothers’ Day event is designed for a parent/carer and a child/children aged 4-9 years.

Cost: £10.00 per child, £8.00 sibling rate. Book here

Please note: If the Govt. lockdown continues during this time this session will be cancelled. You will be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation due to the above, including the Eventbrite fee.

Owl prowl with Wild Owl Nature Diaries

Thursday 14th October 2021 – 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start – booking opens in summer 2021

Nature Diaries

Getting out on a late autumn night for a walk in the woods, listening and watching for owls, is a magical experience! Come and learn about all British owls with owl specialist Ian McGuire through his iPad presentations, knowledge and experience – and as he calls for a tawny owl response. If we’re really lucky, one might just fly into view too! Find out about our amazing UK owl population, what they eat, how they fly, where they live and what are owl pellets??!

Although tawny owls are Britain’s most common owl, and many people know its toowhit toowoo call, they are in a slow but steady decline, especially in the South West. Despite this, Leigh Woods is perfect habitat for them and we know they are faring well here. We finish in our Green Barn with a question session and a chance to look at owl pellets on a digital microscope whilst having a hot chocolate and a biscuit. Last year this event was so popular we held it twice!

Cost: £10.00 adult, £32.00 family, child (7+) £7.50 No captive owls are used at this event.

“It was great – we all learned lots about owls and he kids are still talking about hearing and seeing them.” Charlotte M – owl prowl winter 2020

“fun and informative and seeing the owl was amazing.” Sharon C – owl prowl winter 2020

FAQsWhat if my session is cancelled due to poor weather or the coronavirus lockdown? In the case of inclement weather or a coronavirus restriction (ie. lockdown) you will be fully refunded for the session, including the Eventbrite fee if you’ve paid one.

Who is my session run by? Family Fun sessions are run by experienced My Green World outdoors tutors who are DBS checked and First Aid qualified.

What coronavirus measures have been taken to ensure my safety? All sessions are socially distanced and have limited numbers permitted to ensure the safety of all attendees. Numbers on different events varies but will usually be approximately x20. Please find a sample risk assessment here to read through which outlines the coronavirus measures.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Enter Leigh Woods at the Forestry England sign on Abbots Leigh Road (A369), almost directly opposite the Clifton College sports complex.  There is plenty of parking at the bottom of the long humped drive in the large Forestry England car park.  Forestry England charge a £2.00 fee for parking. Meet your My Green World tutor by the noticeboards at the start of the red and purple trails in the car park.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Anna of My Green World at 07941 379660

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