Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Mill Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8QA
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Ancient Adventures At Nower Wood

Dive into the past with lots of woodland activities to take you back in time! Fun for all the family with hands-on history. More details to follow.   Members: £10 per child, £2 per adult Non Members: £13 per child, £3 per adult   Booking essential, and don't forget a packed lunch! Maximum 6 children…

Thu 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Badger Ecology

Spend the day with Dave Williams learning about the fascinating world of badgers.  This comprehensive course will look at the biology and ecology of badgers. Learn how to survey for them and discuss the many threats they are currently facing. Dave will review the current legislation surrounding badgers and what the future…

Thu 12 Oct

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Christmas In The Woods

Join us on our winter walk into our woodland wonderland in search of Father Christmas. Back in the warmth of the centre, we will make lots of Christmassy crafts with natural materials and enjoy the festivities inside. This event is also available Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon.

Sun 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Christmas In The Woods

Join us on our winter walk into our woodland wonderland in search of Father Christmas. Back in the warmth of the centre, we will make lots of Christmassy crafts with natural materials and enjoy the festivities inside. This event is also available Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Members…

Sun 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Christmas In The Woods

Join us on our winter walk into our woodland wonderland in search of Father Christmas. Back in the warmth of the centre, we will make lots of Christmassy crafts with natural materials and enjoy the festivities inside. This event is also available Saturday morning, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. Members: £10…

Sat 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Christmas In The Woods

Join us on our winter walk into our woodland wonderland in search of Father Christmas. Back in the warmth of the centre, we will make lots of Christmassy crafts with natural materials and enjoy the festivities inside. This event is also available Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. Members…

Sat 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Conserving Woodland 1 - Introducing Ecosystems

In this beginners class Paul Ritchie, will identify the best ways to answer the question ‘How do physical factors influence wildlife in the UK?’ This will be achieved by defining the main ecological terms, introducing ecosystems and broad aspects of ecology and investigating how abiotic factors influence the natural…

Thu 14 Sep

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Conserving Woodland 2 - Assessing Habitats

With guidance from your tutor Paul Ritchie, we will identify where the important habitats are found in Britain. Discussions will take place about biomes in the northern hemisphere and habitat types in the UK, as well as the importance of coppice management for people and wildlife. The group will then carry out a basic…

Thu 21 Sep

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Conserving Woodland 3 - Identifying Species

Learn how to identify the native plants and animals that live in our woods. Discover what lives in leaf litter. Collect samples on a scavenger hunt. Evaluate the use of different keys and guides. Consider the role of ancient woodland indicator species and finally create a tree species list for mixed deciduous woodland in…

Thu 28 Sep

SWT members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Craft Workshop: Batik

Batik is a form of wax resist whereby hot wax is applied to cloth, which is then covered with dye. The wax will resist the dye creating a simple pattern. By repeated application of wax, followed by repeated applications of dyes in various colours, a complicated pattern can be built up and developed into a desired…

Fri 6 Oct

SWT members £70, non-members £75

  • 10:00 – 15:00
  • 10:00 – 15:00

Craft Workshop - Christmas Wreath & Table Decorations

Begin the holiday season with a festive craft session making a door wreath and table decorations using natural materials found in the woods. This two hour session is full of cheer with holiday music, mulled drinks and plenty of nibbles to get you into the Christmas spirit. People with limited mobility please contact…

Sat 2 Dec

members £25, non-members £30

  • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 13:00 – 15:00

Craft Workshop: Felt Flowers & Coiled Baskets

Spend a full day learning two rural craft skills in our purpose built classroom nestled within an ancient woodland setting. Wet Felting: Nancy Shafee, experienced tutor and Chair of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, will use the morning session to instruct you on wet felting. You will make flowers that can be turned…

Thu 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Craft Workshop: Wildlife Mosaics

Tiffany Gregory is a local artist whose beautiful mosaics have been inspired by nature. Use the surrounding woodland at the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve to help influence the creation of a mosaic wildlife creature of your choice.  Select from a variety of precut forms.  You will be given excellent guidance and…

Sat 28 Oct

SWT members £40, non-members £45

  • 09:30 – 13:00

Dual Workshop: Willow Making & Yoga

Once the hectic holiday season has finally finished, treat yourself to 6 hours of pampering with a combination craft and yoga day. In the morning you will learn the art of turning willow into a useful candle holder or bird feeder that can be taken home and enjoyed.  After a light lunch enjoy a deeply relaxing yoga…

Tue 16 Jan 2018

SWT members £45, non-members £57

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Fantastic Fungi

There are 100’s of different fungi that can be found in the UK. Enjoy a day of learning about their unique features. Discover the best ways of identifying fungi and then search for them in the ancient woodland of Nower Wood. Our local woodland and fungi expert, Roger Granby, will spend the morning in the classroom…

Sat 14 Oct

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Forest School Taster Session

Have you heard about the hugely positive impact that Forest Schools are having on children and young people in Surrey? This is a chance for you to get outside and have a go at some of the activities that illustrate how forest schools work, and to ask experienced leaders and trainers about how you might develop programmes…

Fri 13 Oct

£24 per person

  • 09:30 – 12:30

Halloween At Nower Wood

Let your imaginations run wild as we walk through to woods at night and take part in some traditional games and spooky crafts, including pumpkin carving! More details to follow Members: £10 per child, £2 per adult Non Members: £13 per child, £3 per adult   Booking essential, and don't forget to wrap up…

Sat 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 17:30 – 19:30

Hedgehogs

We are very pleased to have Christ Matcham joining us for the day to discuss hedgehogs. He has worked extensively with this species throughout the south east of England in a variety of different ways and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He will review the current problems facing hedgehogs and discuss various ways of…

Mon 2 Oct

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Managing Woodland 1 - Evaluating Biodiversity

With guidance from your tutor Paul Ritchie, learn to evaluate the biodiversity and conservation potential of a wood. He will introduce the broad aspects of biodiversity, including ecosystems, habitats and species. You will discuss how abiotic and biotic factors influence the natural environment and then try various…

Tue 7 Nov

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Managing Woodland 2 - Planning Conservation

On this course you will learn the best ways to plan your conservation work in order to deliver improvements for wildlife and people. We will consider why site management plans are important for nature conservation. Time will be spent discussing the value of integrated plans. We will then develop a seven-step approach to…

Tue 14 Nov

Free

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Managing Woodland 3 - Leading Tasks

It is vital to understand the importance of leading conservation tasks effectively and safely when delivering planned improvements. In this course you will learn how to identify who is responsible for leading tasks and which roles leaders should and should not adopt. Discussions will take place about why safeguarding is…

Tue 21 Nov

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Nature Inspired Lino Printing Workshop

Greeting cards can be very expensive - so why not come along to a workshop that teaches you how to handprint your own stationery? People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Sat 17 Feb 2018

members £35, non-members £47

  • 09:30 – 13:00

Nower Wood Open Afternoon

This is the revised date for the Open Day currently being advertised in the What's On as on 9th September. Visit our new education centre and discover more about Nower Wood. There will be lots of free activities are on offer - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, marshmallow toasting, woodland play and more. People with…

Sat 30 Sep

Free

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Nower Wood Open Morning

This is the revised date for the Open Day currently being advertised in the What's On as on 9th September. Visit our new education centre and discover more about Nower Wood. There will be lots of free activities are on offer - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, marshmallow toasting, woodland play and more. There is a…

Sat 30 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Nower Wood Open Morning & Open Afternoon

This is the revised date for the Open Day currently being advertised in the What's On as on 9th September. Visit our new education centre and discover more about Nower Wood. Lots of free activities are on offer (suitable for children aged 3+ years) - minibeast hunting, pond dipping, woodland play and more. Please…

Sat 30 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Photography - Autumn Colours & Fungi

The changing colours of the autumn leaves can produce some of the most striking photographs. But when you look beyond the tree line and focus on the woodland floor, a multitude of colours, shapes and textures appear as hundreds of fungi species come alive. Learn the best ways to capture these autumnal images with Adrian…

Sun 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Rec Outdoor 1St Aid Level 2 (16 Hours) 2 Days

If you work or play in the outdoors, then this course is ideal for you. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills with plenty of hands-on activities to help deal with a broad range of outdoor scenarios. You will receive a certificate confirming your First Aid Level 2 qualification upon completion. Space is…

Tue 12 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

  • 09:00

Rec Outdoor 1St Aid Level 2 (16 Hours) 2 Days

If you work or play in the outdoors, then this course is ideal for you. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills with plenty of hands-on activities to help deal with a broad range of outdoor scenarios. You will receive a certificate confirming your First Aid Level 2 qualification upon completion. Space is…

Mon 12 Feb 2018

members £150, non-members £162

  • 09:00

Serene Saturday Morning Yoga

Begin your week-end in the tranquil surroundings of ancient woodland with a 90 minute Anusara-Inspired® yoga session taught by instructor Isabel Ferreira. http://www.isabelyoga.co.uk This small class will have exclusive access to the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve. You will feel at one with nature when…

Sat 9 Sep

members £70, non-members £75

  • 08:00 – 09:30

Wild Tots At Nower Wood (Thursday, 6 Sessions)

Every Thursday, Forest School inspired sessions for 2-6 year olds. Unleash your little ones on the great outdoors with Forest School inspired adventures. Suitable for children aged 2-6 years, accompanied by an adult, buggy friendly (accompanying babes in arms FREE).   Block booking of 6 sessions 7th, 14th…

Thu 7 Sep

Booking essential £60 Non-Members, £50 SWT Members

  • 10:30

Woodland Bird Id

Would you like to learn how to differentiate between a Chiffchaff and a Jay? Perhaps you would like to know more about the migration of birds into and out of the UK? Or maybe just walking in the woods and spotting various bird species is what you are after. Experience all of these by spending the day with Ornithologist…

Fri 20 Oct

members £35, non-members £40

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Workshop: Willow Basket Making

You will learn how to weave a two-hooped frame basket that is ideal to use when picking berries, gathering nuts or collecting eggs. Of course you can always simply display your creation on the kitchen table filled with fruit. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Tue 6 Mar 2018

SWT members £60, non-members £72

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Young Rangers

This is the first of a series of sessions for teenagers interested in learning new skills and becoming a ranger for the day! Get stuck in, hands on, and find out why our rangers have the best jobs in Surrey! No adults necessary, just £12.50 per person for members and £15 for non members. Booking essential, and don't…

Sun 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 14:00

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