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August 2020

SENsory Forest School

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom

Forest school sessions are about using outdoor environment and adventure experiences to nurture people in a holistic way. Activities are ‘learner-led’ and often involve creativity, problem solving, play, cooperation, and meaningful human interaction. The purpose of the activities is to build self esteem, confidence and happiness in a calm and inspiring setting. Forest school leaders are all trained and experienced with : Autistic spectrum condition (Cygnet course) Dyslexia ADHD/ ADD Inclusion is what we are passionate about We run in…

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October 2020

Bat and Moth Night with Butterfly Conservation

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom
£5

Join us for an evening discovering the bats and moths of the Tortworth Arboretum. We bring this event to you in partnership with Butterfly Conservation.  We'll be setting up traps so we can have a close look at the beautiful moths that live here, and we'll use bat detectors to tune into the frequency of our resident bats. Due to Covid-19 we are running this event with limited numbers, across 2 sessions. Booking is essential. Session 1 will take place…

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Autumn Open Day with tree planting

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom

Join us in the woods for our annual Autumn Open Day and celebration of trees, with activities for all ages.  This is a free drop-in event.  Keep reading for details of everything happening on the day: Tree plantings. We are excited to be adding to the arboretum's tree collection with some new plantings.  These will take place on an ad-hoc basis throughout the day with groups of up to 6 people. Self-guided walks and seed scavenging. Take a walk with…

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November 2020

Fireside Gathering – CANCELLED

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom

Sadly this event is now cancelled, in light of the new Covid-19 restrictions. We hope you keep safe and well in these strange and difficult times, and hope to invite you back to the woods soon! A free, drop-in event; all welcome! We are opening up the arboretum for Autumn exploration.  Join us for a gentle afternoon in the woods. We'll have hot chocolate and sparklers by the fire, autumn walks, and seasonal activities for families. Please note that the…

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Monthly Volunteer Work Day

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

Tortworth Forest Centre, Tortworth Arboretum, Off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, South Gloucestershire GL12 8HH United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER DAY IS CANCELLED. WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THE DECEMBER VOLUNTEER DAY NEARER THE TIME. STAY SAFE AND WELL, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL SEE YOU IN THE WOODS AGAIN SOON.     We are back up and running with our volunteer activities. We've made a few changes to keep everyone safe, so please read about them here, and get in touch if you'd like to come along (volunteer@tortwortharboretum.org) Learn new skills, meet new people and…

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Tuesday Woodland Management Day

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

GL12 8HH United Kingdom

We are back up and running with our volunteer activities. We’ve made a few changes to keep everyone safe, so please read about them here, and get in touch if you’d like to come along (volunteer@tortwortharboretum.org) On Tuesdays we carry out general maintenance work in the arboretum, from repairing pathways, felling trees, and preparing firewood for our events. We welcome individuals who want to learn about woodland management, about exotic trees, and the hand tool skills used in woodland maintenance.…

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