Bradfield Woods

Bradfield Woods
Felsham Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AQ
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Basic Hedgehog Care - Saturday 21 April

Come and learn all about hedgehogs on this fascinating workshop with Paula Baker & Kane Hunt of Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue You will learn about the needs of the hedgehog including preferred habitats, behaviour, feeding and some basic first aid that you can offer if you discover a sick or injured hedgehog or…

Sat 21 Apr

£25

  • 10:00 – 15:00

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 21 Apr

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 09:30 – 16:30

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…

Sun 11 Mar

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Celebrating Birch

Spend a day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland finding out all about the Birch tree and what it has to offer. Enjoy the relaxed setting of Bradfield Woods to explore the wonderful world of the Silver Birch Tree. Learn all about the ecology and the many uses of this marvelous tree. Carve…

Sat 10 Feb

£50 + £10 materials

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Celebrating Birch. 10th Feb Still Has Places Available.

Spend a day with local craftswoman Fay Jones in this wonderful ancient woodland finding out all about the Birch tree and what it has to offer. Enjoy the relaxed setting of Bradfield Woods to explore the wonderful world of the Silver Birch Tree. Learn all about the ecology and the many uses of this marvelous tree. Carve…

Sun 11 Feb

£50 + £10 materials

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Children's Activity: Go Wild!

New weekly nature group for 6 -12year olds, forest fun and woodland wildlife. Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 10 May

£4 per child

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Thu 24 May

£4 per child

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Children's Activity: Go Wild!- Sorry No Session This Week

New weekly nature group for 6 -12year olds, forest fun and woodland wildlife. Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 17 May

£4 per child

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Children's Activity: Spring Wild Chef

Learn about wild foods. For 8 -14 year olds Join us for a spring forage in the woodland and cook up some tasty treats over the fire. Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 4 Apr

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Children's Activity: Winter Warmers

Fun activities for 8 -14 year olds Shelter building, whittling, cooking over a fire, woodland games Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 14 Feb

£7 per person

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Clone Of Spoon Carving Course

Join local craftswoman Fay Jones in the woods to learn the art of spoon carving. Learn the art of spoon carving in our woodland workshop.  Learn about native trees and their wood for green woodworking, and hand carve your own spoons. Price includes all tools and materials on the day. Please wear suitable…

Sat 17 Feb

£50 incl all tools & materials

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Dyeing, Felting And Braiding For Teens

Wild skills course for 10 - 16 year olds Learn how to dye wool with plant material, make felt and braids Please book below People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 29 May

£5 per person

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Families: Solstice Lantern Walk

Family activities Make lanterns in the centre, then follow the lantern lit trail through the woods. Finishing with hot chocolate by the fire. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Fri 21 Dec

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 15:30 – 17:00

Family Activity: A Sensory Safari At Arger Fen

Family activity morning Using all our senses we will be exploring Arger Fen.  Listening to the sap rising in the trees, smelling the stitchwort, looking very very closely at the lichen. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 5 Apr

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Activity: Bird Box Building

Family activity morning Make a bird box and feeder.  All materials provided. Follow our garden bird trail and take part in our bird quiz. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 15 Feb

£6 per box, please book

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Bird Box Building At Bradfield Woods

Family activites at Bradfield Woods Make a bird box and feeder to take home.  All materials provided. Follow our garden bird trail and take part in our bird quiz. Please book below.   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 13 Feb

£6 per box, please book

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Family Nature Walk At Arger Fen

Family activity morning Explore Arger Fen on this fun family walk. Armed with spotter books (provided) we’ll see how many animals or signs of animals, birds, trees and flowers we can spot on the reserve. Please book below. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 31 May

£4 per child, £2 per adult

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Go Wild!

New weekly nature group for 6 -12year olds, forest fun and woodland wildlife. Please book below   People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Thu 1 Feb

£4 per child

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Thu 8 Feb

£4 per child

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Hazel Hurdle Making

Learn how to cleave hazel and weave hurdles from coppiced hazel with professional hurdle maker David Downie Using hand tools,traditional techniques and hazel coppiced in the woods, we will be making hazel hurdles for sides of the new craft area in Bradfield Woods. Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.

Sun 25 Feb

£25

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Hazel Hurdle Making

Learn how to cleave hazel and weave hurdles from coppiced hazel with professional hurdle maker David Downie Using hand tools,traditional techniques and hazel coppiced in the woods, we will be making hazel hurdles for sides of the new craft area in Bradfield Woods. Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.

Sun 18 Feb

£25

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Introduction To Pole Lathe Turning

Learn traditional skills with pole lathe turner and green woodworker Will Wall. Learn to cleave and prepare green wood for the pole lathe.  Use traditional tools and techniques to turn small items. Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and are included in the…

Sun 18 Mar

£60.00 + £10 materials

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Introduction To Pole Lathe Turning For Teens

Wild skills course for 14 - 19 year olds Learn to use hand tools, a shave horse and a pole lathe to create small items. 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 12 Feb

Free

  • 10:30 – 14:30

Volunteer Recruitment Afternoon At Bradfield Woods

Find out about volunteering opportunities at Bradfield Woods We are looking for volunteers to help on the reserve, to staff our lovely centre at weekends and to help with school visits and events. Find out what goes on at Bradfield Woods and how you can get involved. The afternoon will include tea, coffee, cake…

Wed 21 Feb

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Wild Tots

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

Mon 22 Jan

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Mon 29 Jan

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Wild Tots

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

Mon 26 Feb

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Wild Tots

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

Mon 5 Mar

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Mon 12 Mar

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Mon 19 Mar

£4 per child, adults free

  • 10:00 – 11:30
…and 5 more dates until 21 May

Wild Weather - Saturday 17 March

With the Trust’s stunning Carlton Marshes reserve as your backdrop, you will spend a fascinating day uncovering the secrets of our otherwise unpredictable weather. Experienced local tutor, Mark Lewis, will guide you through the dynamics of weather conditions: the causes and effects, and what to expect when you plan…

Sat 17 Mar

£25

  • 10:30 – 15:30

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