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Why not join the Heartwood Forest volunteers at Wick Wood, Marshals Drive, St Albans, AL1 4RE for the annual Easter Egg Hunt? Gates open at 10am, and the event goes on until 12 noon.

The hunt involves a walk around the wood, looking for coloured tokens. When your child has 5 different colours, they can return to the volunteers who will exchange them for a chocolate treat.

The cost is 50p per child with all proceeds going to the Woodland Trust. It is suitable for all ages, from toddlers to early teens. Please note that all under 16’s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.

The paths can be muddy, so please make sure that suitable footwear is worn, and that all visitors are dressed for the weather.


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Information about Wick Wood AL1 4RE:

The Wick is located in the residential area of Marshalswick in St Albans, between Sandpit Lane and Marshal’s Drive. The 4.8 hectare site comprises of an area of woodland and a smaller area of informal playing field with conservation grassland margins. There is a small play area in the wood.
Due to its wildlife value, the woodland at The Wick is designated as a Local Wildlife Site as well as, since 1995, a Local Nature Reserve.
The site supports a wide range of wildlife, including over 30 bird species. The Wick also has a seasonal pond, remains of historic field boundaries and veteran hornbeam and oak trees.
The Wick is used by the community as a place for quiet relaxation, a pleasant walk to the
shops, safe route to school and recreation. The 18th St Albans Scout group from the
adjacent scout hut are regular users. The Wick is particularly well used by dog walkers,
some of whom travel some distance for their visit.
The Wick has an active Friends group who carry out practical management tasks twice a
year, tasks drawn from the management plan include path maintenance and litter picks.
They also organise and run events such as guided walks.

There is no specific car park for the site, but there is plenty of parking within easy walking distance.

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