Events for June

EVERY MONDAY* -  Appleton Forest School 10am at Lumb Brook Valley. Sessions are at least an hour but often stretch on to midday if we get into things (which we usually do). This is an ongoing series of child led sessions. Recently we've done some tool use with under 5s, explored, identified trees, stream walked, made hazel hurdles, bean poles and more. Its very organic and often involves participants influencing what happens at future sessions.

PRICE £5 a child with sibling discounts, etc. NB – 1st and 15th June session are not running as we’re away on training courses, etc.

SATURDAY 6th June – BEAR HUNT at New Moss Wood – Join us at our Woodland Trust Wood on the Manchester Mosses. After porridge we’ll be searching for the 3 bears, Paddlington, Sir Bearmund Hillary and other colourful characters before building them dens. Once settled we’ll start a fire and have a campfire Teddy Bears Picnic.

PRICE £10 a child with sibling discounts, etc.

SATURDAY 13rd June – Wet n Wild at Lumb Brook Valley. A nature walk down the stream and you will get wet. “Canyoning for Beginners

PRICE £5 each. Only 6 places for each walk!

SATURDAY 20th June  - 10am Midsummer Forest School- at Gorse Covert Mounds - Join us for the penultimate longest day. Exploring, Dens, fire cooking, story telling and more.

PRICE 10 a child with sibling discounts, etc.

SATURDAY 26th/SUNDAY 27th June. Birthday parties. We’re hosting Birthday parties at Appleton and Gorse Covert Mounds. Get in touch for your big day. We make it extra special!


Once upon a time . . .

Wakey wakey! The blue bells have rung. Spring time is here! Time to wake up!

Wakey wakey! The blue bells have rung. Spring time is here! Time to wake up!

Spring has sprung and the fairies are waking up

On the run up to Midsummer Eve we're guiding the young and young at heart into the fairy woods.

We need your help to return our fairy tales back to their own land before its too late.

Will you:

Try the 3 bears porridge?

Retrieve 3 blind mice and a flower fairy?

Reunite the Big Bad Wolf with his Granny?

 Find the 3 not so little pigs and build them a stick house?

Climb a hill with Jack and Jill?

Blow a frog a kiss and turn him into a prince?

Courtesy and bow for the King and Queen?

Meet a fire breathing dragon?

Join us exploring the woods for a 2 hour magical hunt with stories and games. Discover the magic of the natural world before settling down for some treats and hot dogs (sorry 3 little pigs) cooked on the campfire.

Price £10 per child - Discounts for siblings, Woodland Trust Members, etc.

9:45am meet up for porridge

10:00 set off

12 noon campfire lunch

SATURDAY 16th May - New Moss Woods nr Glazebrook

SUNDAY 17th May - Lumb Brook Valley, Appleton

SATURDAY 30th May - Gorse Covert Mounds, Birchwood