Posts Tagged ‘Woodland Trust’

Every year, on the day after Boxing Day – 27th December – volunteers run a Santa Hunt in Wick Wood, St Albans.

It costs 50p per child, with money raised going to the Woodland Trust.

It runs from 10am-12 noon and involves a hunt around the woodland, finding tokens which the children then exchange for a modest chocolate treat.

PLEASE NOTE – This is NOT at Heartwood Forest. It takes place at Wick Wood, St Albans, on Marshal’s Drive – postcode AL1 4RE. Booking is not necessary – just turn up! All ages welcome!

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A message from the Woodland Trust:

‘A tree has blown down across the bridleway between the Scout hut and the first entrance to Langley Wood. Please do not try to scramble through the tree, take an alternative route. The Woodland Trust are aware of the situation and have organised for the tree to be cleared tomorrow (Thursday 20th)’.

Thank you.

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There are still some places available on the two-hour yoga workshop at Heartwood Forest at 10:30am on Sunday September 9th.

Run by Woodland Yoga, participants will undertake energising and nurturing yoga practices, chanting, breathing exercises and meditation, all while experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of a native British woodland.

No previous yoga experience is necessary, although a willingness to be outside in all weathers is essential. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat and blanket for meditation.

The Woodland Yoga session costs £20 per person, with the cost of a ticket helping to fund the Woodland Trust’s efforts to plant and protect trees and wood across the UK.
Buy your ticket at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/yoga . Please note, booking is essential.

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Nature Detectives LIVE is coming to Heartwood Forest. Join us for a puzzling woodland whodunnit, plus tons of hands-on activities including tree tracking, bug hunting and badge making.

Are you ready to solve a wild mystery? The animals have gathered for a picnic in the woods, but a huge hazelnut cake has gone missing! It’s been eaten and all that’s left is a pile of crumbs. Nature Detective, we need you to solve the case and track down the cake-eating culprit. As part of your investigation you’ll get the chance to build a mini den, try whittling, hunt for minibeasts and make a badge to take home.

This family event is a great chance to get up close to wildlife and discover some of the creatures that live at Heartwood. The adventures are suitable for young explorers under 13. And dogs on leads are welcome too, woof woof!

Pre-booking is essential.

For booking information, please go to:  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/blogs/nature-detectives-blog/2018/07/nature-detectives-live-heartwood-forest/

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If you are interested in Yoga, why not come along to a special Woodland Yoga session at Heartwood Forest on Sunday 9th September? For further details or to find out how to book, please see the poster below.

Please note, booking is essential.

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There are all sorts of things to look forward to at this year’s Heartwood Festival. Something new is the Yoga Zone.

Woodland Yoga is going to be bringing a whole host of yoga and mindfulness to the Heartwood Summer Festival this year! Just £4 entry to the Festival in advance will give you access to a whole day of relaxing, unwinding and connecting to nature so make sure you book in advance! (£6 on the day, Under 12’s go free.)

Connect with nature through our inspiring programme of woodland yoga and meditation. Join expert local teachers and explore a variety of sessions, whatever your age or experience level. Chill out in our Zen Den, chat with wellbeing practitioners and more!

Yoga and meditation timetable:

Asana Area
11.30am-12noon Family Yoga
12.30pm-1pm Teen Yoga
2pm-2.30pm Kids Yoga
3pm-3.30pm Restorative Yoga

Mindfulness Yurt
12noon-12.30pm Creative mindfulness
1pm-1.30pm Kid friendly
2.30pm-3pm Teen friendly
3.30pm-4pm Yoga Nidra

For further information on the Festival, or to find out how to book, please go to


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This year’s Heartwood Festival is on Saturday 7th July, between 11am and 4pm.

Why not come along to explore the Wildlife Zone and Wood Zone, join in with a yoga or meditation session and have a go at all the craft activities?

The dog show is always popular – could yours be the winner? How fast can your dog go down the bale run?

You can enter the Heartwood Bake-Off with your decorated cake and bring your teddy along to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

More details will follow soon, but in the meantime, make sure that you save the date!

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