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Events

WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal half term sessions

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If your children love to explore the outdoors, WildTribe is for them. We host children aged 4-12 in our wonderful Forest taking advantage of all the diverse opportunities of the natural world; from cooking on an open fire to whittling, den building, orienteering, wildlife watching, wide games, or just relaxing in a wonderful wild space.

May 2024

A statue at the Garden of Heroes and Villains
Garden of Heroes and Villains Fundraiser for the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 25 May, 10:00 - 17:00

Set in landscaped gardens, the Garden of Heroes and Villains is home to more than 50 life-size, bronze statues of iconic figures.

Admission by pre-purchased tickets only. Dogs on short leads are welcome.

£13 plus fees
Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 25 May, 10:00 - 12:30

A volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest, as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks. The club runs on the fourth Saturday of every month.

The Heart of England Forest site Gorcott Hill is a beautiful 62 acre site near Redditch. The site contains semi-natural woodland, hedgerows, grassland and ponds, as well as a vast array of wildlife.

£5 plus fees
A cluster of white flowers in spring
Spring Foraging in the Forest
Saturday 25 May, 10:00 - 12:30

Join us for a spring stroll around the woodland foraging for spring finds, before heading back to our outdoor centre to create some exciting delights using recipe card suggestions as a guide. Spring is a wonderful time for foraging with fresh green growth which is abundant this time of year for gathering edible shoots, leaves, herbs, and early flowers. Foraging may include elderflower, nettles and dandelion, however we cannot guarantee what we will find until the day as this all down to what Forest provides!

All materials are included in the price. This event is suitable for well-behaved dogs on a lead.

£35 plus fees
A group of mini foresters and parents in the Forest
Redditch Mini Foresters
Saturday 25 May, 14:00 - 16:00

Mini Foresters is our monthly club in the Forest where children can enjoy activities in our wonderful woodland at Gorcott Hill . Each month the activities will change and reflect the seasons, the flora and fauna and the history and geography of the area. Come and join us for fires, dens, tool use, bushcraft skills, wildlife and the odd toasted marshmallow,

The group is intended for families with children between the ages 4-11 and runs on the last Saturday of every month all year round. Our entry ticket includes up to 5 people, at least one of whom is an adult responsible for the group. 

£5 plus fees
A group of children running up the hill at Middle Spernal.
WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal half term sessions
Tuesday 28 May, 08:30 - 17:30

If your children love to explore the outdoors, WildTribe is for them. We host children aged 4-12 in our wonderful Forest taking advantage of all the diverse opportunities of the natural world; from cooking on an open fire to whittling, den building, orienteering, wildlife watching, wide games, or just relaxing in a wonderful wild space.

We run the sessions in two groups: one for children predominantly aged 4-7 and one for older children aged 7-12. The staff leading each group devise age appropriate activities and differentiate for the different skills and abilities of older and younger children.

£36 plus fees
Two young children sitting at a table doing crafts with the help of Ben from the Forest team
WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal half term sessions
Thursday 30 May, 08:30 - 17:30

If your children love to explore the outdoors, WildTribe is for them. We host children aged 4-12 in our wonderful Forest taking advantage of all the diverse opportunities of the natural world; from cooking on an open fire to whittling, den building, orienteering, wildlife watching, wide games, or just relaxing in a wonderful wild space.

We run the sessions in two groups: one for children predominantly aged 4-7 and one for older children aged 7-12. The staff leading each group devise age appropriate activities and differentiate for the different skills and abilities of older and younger children.

£36 plus fees
A young child smiling whilst sitting on a log in the Forest
WildTribe Holiday Club - Gorcott Hill half term sessions
Friday 31 May, 08:30 - 17:30

If your children love to explore the outdoors, WildTribe is for them. We host children aged 4-12 in our wonderful Forest taking advantage of all the diverse opportunities of the natural world; from cooking on an open fire to whittling, den building, orienteering, wildlife watching, wide games, or just relaxing in a wonderful wild space.

We run the sessions in two groups: one for children predominantly aged 4-7 and one for older children aged 7-12. The staff leading each group devise age appropriate activities and differentiate for the different skills and abilities of older and younger children.

£36 plus fees

June 2024

A young forester sitting on the forest floor and smiling
Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 1 June, 10:00 - 12:30

Young Foresters is a volunteering and adventure club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conservation tasks: take action to combat climate change, benefit from spending time outdoors, improve your physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

The young people attend independently supported by our experienced staff.

£5 plus fees
A group of attendees showing their newly made needle felts from a previous workshop
Needle felting workshop
Saturday 1 June, 10:00 - 13:00

Join us for our Needle Felting Workshop in the beautiful surroundings of the Heart of England Forest and spend a fascinating morning learning to needle felt a wool fibre picture. In a small, friendly, group environment, you will learn the basic techniques to make a needle felted picture, with all the equipment and materials provided for you. At the end of the session, you will be able to take home your finished picture, along with your needle felting mat and needles, allowing you to continue to explore your new skills at home.<

All workshop materials and tea/coffee/biscuits are included in the price.

£50 plus fees
A child lay on his front in the woods having fun at Mini Foresters
Mini Foresters
Saturday 1 June, 14:00 - 16:00

Mini Foresters is our monthly club for families with children between the ages 4-11 where children can enjoy activities in one of out wonderful woodland spaces. Each month the activities will change and reflect the seasons, the flora and fauna and the history and geography of the area. Come and join us for fires, dens, tool use, bushcraft skills, wildlife and the odd toasted marshmallow.

Our entry ticket includes up to five people, at least one of whom is an adult responsible for the group. We only have a limited number of tickets available as we want to ensure everyone has the best experience of the Forest.

£5 plus fees