Bradfield Woods

Bradfield Woods
Felsham Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AQ
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Advanced (Bow) Rake Making

Make a beautiful and useful rake using traditional woodworking tools, steam bending and coppiced ash from Bradfield Woods. With David Wheeler, local craftsman and furniture maker Bradfield Woods open air workshop offers protection from the rain and a fireplace should it be chilly! All wood, tools and expertise will be…

Sat 5 Aug

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Botanical & Wildlife Painting - Saturday 18 November

An opportunity to explore pen and ink drawings with a watercolour wash in a supportive environment, under the guidance of professional botanical and natural history artist, Ruth Wharrier. Your finished work will be ideal for use as cards or gift tags for Christmas. The emphasis will be on botanical observation…

Sat 18 Nov

£25

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Carve A Plate And Beaker

Create your own beautiful plate and beaker using hand tools and English hardwood. With Chris Perkins, local craftsman and green wood worker. Bradfield Woods open air workshop offers protection from the rain and a fireplace for making a brew! All wood, tools and expertise will be supplied on the day. Enjoy learning…

Sat 4 Nov

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Children's Activity: Capture The Flag

Fun games and activities for 8 -14 year olds A day of fun and games in the woods. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 2 Aug

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Children's Activity: The Art Of Invisibility At Bradfield Woods

Fun games and activities for 8 -14 year olds Learn how animals in the wild use camouflage to avoid detection. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 26 Jul

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Children's Activity: Tree House Challenge

Fun activities for 8 -14 year olds Join us in making tree houses, platforms and ladders. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 16 Aug

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Children's Activity: Tree Magic

Fun activities for 8 -14 year olds Make string, dye wool, whittle, climb, hug and be inspired by trees. Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 9 Aug

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Children's Activity: Wild Beach Holiday Club

A holiday club for 6 -12 year olds. A holiday club on the beach. This club will run for 4 days. Different activities everyday including beach combing, den building, visiting the Sizewell belts nature reserve, geo caching and much more. More details and booking to follow shortly. People with limited mobility please…

Tue 29 Aug

£10 per person, subsidised by Galloper Wind Farm Fund

  • 09:00 – 15:30

Children's Activity: Wild Chef

Fun activities for 8 -14 year olds Forage for ingredients and cook a feast over the fire. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 23 Aug

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Family Activity: Creative Nature

Family nature activity walk. Part of the Stour Valley Education Network (SVEN) family events. Join us for art activities in the woods. Gainsborough's House Creative Space will be there too! Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 10 Aug

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Activity: Dragon Quest

A dragon themed family activity morning. Join us on a woodland adventure to tame a dragon. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 17 Aug

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Activity: Nature Explorers At Arger Fen

Family nature activity walk. Part of the Stour Valley Education Network (SVEN) family events. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 27 Jul

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Activity: Treasure Hunt

family treasure hunt. Solve the puzzles to discover the hidden treasure. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 24 Aug

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Fungus Foray & Identification - Friday 20 October

Come and spend a day in the woods learning about the main groups of larger fungi and looking at key edible and poisonous species. With fungi expert, Jonathan Revett. You will learn how to group fungi into families, structure, growth, fruiting bodies, smell, colour and taste. Basic identification techniques and spore…

Fri 20 Oct

£25

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Hedgerow Preserves - October 22, 11Am-3.30Pm

Spend an inspiring autumnal day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning to make a selection of different preserves from foraged items. Make an interesting selection of products gleaned from the hedgerows at Bradfield Woods. Learn how to make rose hip syrup, pine needle vinegar, crab…

Sun 22 Oct

£25

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Introduction To Natural Dyeing With Native Plants - Monday 28 August

Spend a peaceful day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning about dyeing with natural plant & tree bark dyes. Fay will take you on a walk through the woods to identify and collect potential dye plants, you will then dye a selection of wool skeins to take home with you. While…

Mon 28 Aug

£25

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Sharpening And Care Of Green Woodworking Tools

Get to grips with the sharpening and maintenance of common and unusual green wood working hand tools. With Chris Perkins, local craftsman and green wood worker. Bradfield Woods open air workshop offers protection from the rain and a fireplace for making a brew! Tea, coffee and biscuits included in the price. All you…

Sat 28 Oct

£60

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Steam Bending

Learn how to steam bend coppiced poles from Bradfield Woods and make your own walking stick with David Wheeler, local craftsman and furniture maker. Bradfield Woods open air workshop offers protection from the rain and a fireplace should it be chilly! All wood, tools and expertise will be supplied on the day. All you…

Sat 7 Oct

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tree Crafts - Sunday 8 October

Spend a peaceful day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland learning to make a selection of different tree crafts. Discover the wonders of Bradfield Woods with a guided walk to introduce you to native tree species and their uses then go back to the Green Oak Centre and make a range of…

Sun 8 Oct

£25

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Wild Skills: Fur, Feather And Bones

Wild skills course for 11 - 16 year olds Learn about animals through their fur, feathers and bones. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 31 Jul

£5 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Wild Skills: Incredible Invertebrates

Invertebrate course for 10 - 16 year olds Learn all about invertebrates with local enthusiast Hawk Honey. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 24 Aug

£5 per person

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Wild Skills: Introduction To Green Woodworking For Teens

Wild skills course for 14 - 19 year olds Use hand tools safely and learn wood carving techniques to create small items such as spoons, spatulas and jewellery This event has been funded by The Charter for Trees Woods and People Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 14 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wild Skills: Plate Carving

Wild skills course for 11 - 19 year olds Use hand tools safely and learn wood carving techniques to create a useful plate. This event has been funded by The Charter for Trees Woods and People Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 28 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 13:00

Wild Tots

Family activity morning for under 5's and their carers Join us in Bradfield Woods for outdoor play, exploration and adventure. Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Mon 11 Sep

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Mon 25 Sep

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Woodland Wellbeing Walk

Woodland wellbeing walks give us the opportunity to connect with the wonder of the natural world; the bursting buds in spring, the clarity of a nightingale's song in summer, the glory of autumn leaves. Each moment in nature can return us to a place of childlike wonder and help to develop a real, lasting sense of well…

Thu 7 Sep

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Woodland Wellbeing Walk At Bradfield Woods

Woodland wellbeing walks give us the opportunity to connect with the wonder of the natural world; the bursting buds in spring, the clarity of a nightingale's song in summer, the glory of autumn leaves. Each moment in nature can return us to a place of childlike wonder and help to develop a real, lasting sense of well…

Sun 13 Aug

Free

  • 14:30 – 16:00

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