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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.

October 2024

A group of mini foresters and parents walking through the Forest
Mini Foresters
Saturday 5 October, 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
A volunteer smiling whilst digging a hole during a tree planting activity session.
Introduction to volunteering with the Heart of England Forest - October 2024
Wednesday 9 October, 18:30 - 19:15

If you are interested in volunteering with the Heart of England Forest, helping us establish and protect a huge new forest for the environment, people and wildlife – why not join us to find out more.

This informal event will be led by a member of the team and a volunteer leader. You’ll have the opportunity to hear more about the volunteer programme, and what you can expect from volunteering with the charity. There will be opportunity to ask questions and we’ll update you on the current priorities and opportunities across the Forest.

Our amazing volunteers help us with all aspects of creating and managing the Forest, including tree planting, wildlife surveying and events.

Free
A herd of cattle grazing at Netherstead.
Guided Walk - Conservation Grazing in the Forest
Saturday 12 October, 10:00 - 12:00

Along with woodland creation, the Heart of England Forest features a mosaic of important habitats which are managed to conserve and enhance biodiversity. When it comes to grassland areas our livestock on the Forest farm play a significant management role. Sheep and cattle help us to improve our grasslands, through lying, trampling, dung and selective grazing benefiting bumblebees, reptiles, birds and more.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not suitable for dogs.

£5 plus fees
A view over Sheriff's Lench.
Guided Walk: Exploring The Heart of England Forest at Sheriffs Lench
Saturday 19 October, 09:00 - 11:00

Come and explore the hidden beauty of Sheriffs Lench. Planting of this 430 acre area of the Forest took place over the last 4 to 5 years and includes a fledgling orchard, meadows in organic conversion, and views across the valley. On our walk we we hope to see members of the fallow deer herd and other wildlife including possibly foxes and hunting birds of prey, whilst enjoying the spectacular far reaching views.

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Free
A handmade willow deer from a previous workshop
Willow deer workshop
Saturday 19 October, 10:00 - 16:30

Join Rachel on this full day workshop to create a fabulous willow deer for your garden or home, suitable for beginners but a degree of hand strength is required. You will learn different techniques to help to sculpt your very own willow 4ft willow deer! Everything you need including materials will be provided.

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

£98 plus fees
Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 26 October, 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

November 2024

A group of young forester sawing a branch in the forest
Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 2 November, 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 child having fun at Mini Foresters
Mini Foresters
Saturday 2 November, 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
 Young foresters using tools in the Forest
Redditch Young Foresters in the Heart of England Forest
Saturday 23 November, 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 newly made Christmas wreath with materials surrounding from a previous workshop
Christmas wreath making workshop
Saturday 23 November, 10:00 - 13:00

After spending some time foraging in the surrounding woods we will use our finds to create a festive wreath. Using willow to create the base of your wreath you will then use your foraged materials to decorate it along with other materials and if you have anything you’d like to bring along from home please do.

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

£60 plus fees