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Local author turns kids into pirates

August 19, 2015 – 10:38 am |

We were thrilled to bits to have Ruth Whenham back at the Forest Centre this week, signing copies of her books and telling the story of Captain Sillyvoice and the Sea Monster this week – …

Pond Dipping sold out!

July 16, 2015 – 2:51 pm |

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids at the Forest Centre this summer, we have some great activities running! Sadly, our Pond Dipping sessions are now all sold out, but we still …

Captain Sillyvoice and Friends visit the Forest Centre

April 10, 2015 – 11:25 am |

This Wednesday we were visited by local author Ruth Whenham, who was reading stories and signing copies of her series of books (from ‘Captain Sillyvoice’, to ‘My Crazy Purple Pen’, to ‘The Day My Teacher …

Half Term Draws to a close

November 2, 2014 – 11:30 am |

We don’t know about you but we’ve had a lovely half term at the Forest Centre. With Feed the Birds on Monday producing some very creative bird feeders, and Fantastic Mr Fox on Wednesday bringing …

Fantastic Mr Fox visits the Forest Centre!

September 22, 2014 – 2:18 pm |

This half term, come and meet the Fantastic Mr (& Mrs) Fox as they read excerpts from Roald Dahl’s enchanting book followed by crafts including origami, puppet-making, colouring & collage. There will also a chance …

Kids’ events sell out

August 5, 2014 – 9:49 am |

If you haven’t booked places for your children on our holiday craft and wildlife sessions, I’m afraid you’re too late – they are all completely booked up. That’s great for us but not for anyone …

End of term reflection

August 5, 2014 – 8:56 am |

The summer school term has just come to a close and it has been a very busy one for school visits to the Park. Over 300 children from 14 different schools have visited the Millennium …

Walk in the Willows

May 30, 2014 – 12:49 pm |

Picking up pieces to attach to their ‘crazy crowns’ on the way, the kids’ wandered over to the Willow huts this morning as part of our Half Term activity, ‘Wands in the Willows’. The weather …

Need some Half Term activity inspiration?

May 20, 2014 – 2:00 pm |

May Half Term – the sometimes-sunny-sometimes-chilly stepping stone between Easter and Summer holidays. Often sandwiched between excessive amounts of exams for older kids, this is the last port of call before a long summer of …

Half term – 200 kids can’t be wrong

February 25, 2014 – 1:24 pm |

Half term at the Forest Centre and another successful couple of days of fun stuff for kids.
Tuesday saw Jane and her team of Forest Volunteers leading activities and stories about rainbow fish. Everyone went home …

Kids’ events get off to a flying start

August 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 2 Comments

Yes, the kids were out in force last week chasing winged insects in the meadow and also pond dipping for aquatic creepy-crawlies.  They caught all sorts of fascinating creatures: moths, butterflies, shield bugs and green-eyed …

Froggy Fun at the Forest Centre

April 9, 2013 – 8:23 am | One Comment

There were frogs aplenty at the Forest Centre on Thursday as Jane and her band of volunteer helpers organised another successful Kids’ Event.  This time, the theme was frogs and each child made one of …

Egg-cellent Easter Trail!

April 3, 2013 – 1:34 pm |

Almost 400 eager children (and lots of mums, dads, grandparents, etc.) enjoyed the Easter Trail over the weekend.  They braved a chilling wind to complete the trail and answer the nature-related questions, using the information …

Fabulous Foxes!

February 26, 2013 – 10:18 am |

Yes, there were plenty of fabulous foxes at the Forest Centre last Friday.  There were plenty of kids too, all having lots of fun making fox masks – they all went away looking suitably foxy, wearing …

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