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Events

Evening Fundraiser in the Garden of Heroes and Villains

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

July 2024

A statue at the Garden of Heroes and Villains at sunset
Evening Fundraiser in the Garden of Heroes and Villains
Thursday 18 July, 17:00 - 21:00

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
A close-up of daimyo oak leaves in the Arboretum.
Wonderful Woodland Cyanotype Workshop
Saturday 20 July, 10:00 - 15:00

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print. This introductory session will show you how to create your own artwork using this fascinating, easy to use process. The workshop will start with a relaxing mindful walk in our beautiful forest to collect natural materials with interesting shapes to use in our prints. We will then return to base (either outdoor or indoor depending on the weather conditions) to use the material to construct a cyanotype print.

All the materials are included in the price. At the end of the session, you will be able to take home your finished print. Tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided, however, we also encourage you to bring your own packed lunch as this is full day workshop.

£60 plus fees
A group of children learning from Helena
WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal Summer Sessions
Tuesday 23 July, 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
The heathland at Coughton Park
Evening Volunteering Session - Heathland Management at Coughton Park
Wednesday 24th July, 18.30 - 20.30

Coughton Park boasts a wide range of habitats, including one of the rarest in the county, heathland. We are lucky to have remnants of this ancient habitat still present on site, and we are working to help preserve and enhance this habitat.

Join us for a session working on this valuable habitat.

Please wear suitable outdoor footwear, such as walking boots or wellies. For sunny days we recommend suncream and a hat. Please also bring your own work gloves, we recommend builders gloves with a rubber palm. If you do not have your own gloves we are able to provide these. We will provide all the tools and equipment required for this activity.

Free
A couple of children laughing whilst playing in the woods
WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal Summer Sessions
Thursday 25 July, 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 smiling happy child exploring the Forest floor
WildTribe Holiday Club - Gorcott Hill Summer Sessions
Friday 26 July, 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
Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 27 July, 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 group of artists using easels and paints to create their nature-inspired masterpieces
Inspired by nature art taster session with cake
Saturday 27th July, 10.00 - 13.00

Join us for a relaxing morning of creativity and sweetness in the heart of nature. Get ready to unleash your artistic side as you draw and paint the beautiful scenery around Gorcott Hill.

You will get the opportunity to create a sketch inspired by the landscape and nature and create a mix media sketch using watercolour pastels and acrylics.

No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm and we'll provide everything you need. All workshop materials, tea and coffee, delicious cake, and a knowledgeable teacher are included in the price.

£25 plus fees
A mini forester having fun in the Forest
Redditch Mini Foresters
Saturday 27 July, 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 couple of painted ladybirds made of stone
WildTribe Holiday Club - Middle Spernal Summer Sessions
Tuesday 30 July, 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