Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre

Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre
Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 3LJ
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Apple Day And Other Fruits Of Autumn At Woolley Firs

Come and taste different apple cultivars, buy some of your favourites and take a guided walk or self guided walk around Woolley Firs to see the domestic and wild harvest. The Woolley Firs estate has an “old” orchard with medlar, quince and apple varieties as well as a newly planted orchard of apples and pears. There is…

Sat 14 Oct

Cancelled

  • 10:00 – 15:30

Creepy Creatures And Nasty Nature

Join us for Halloween-inspired activities and crafts and learn about our weird wildlife. Wrap up warm as some activities will be outside. BOOKING ESSENTIAL     When 'none available' is shown above, the event/time slot/ticket type is fully booked. People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wed 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Exploring Woolley Firs: Bumblebee Identification

In the morning there will be formal training in the education centre to show the key features for identification of different bee species. we are focusing on bumblebees, but some of the other species will intrude. After this we will go out into the Woolley Firs estate to practice identification in the field.

Sat 10 Jun

£10.00 per person

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Exploring Woolley Firs: Know Your Trees And Wildflowers

Dr Michael Keith-Lucas offers an identification course for trees and wild flowers at Woolley Firs. In the morning we will have formal training on identification and the use of standard keys in field guides. In the afternoon we will walk around the chalk grassland, woodland, hedgerow and arable field margins of Woolley…

Sat 8 Jul

£10.00 per person

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Fox's Tail (And Other Amazing Adaptations)

Why do foxes have tails? Why are sundew plants sticky? Why do moles have poisonous saliva? Join us to find out - meet a medley of marvellous plants and animals and discover how what they do and how they look helps them to survive. Indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the wonders of our native wildlife. BOOKING…

Thu 17 Aug

£4 per person

  • 10:00 – 14:00

The Fox's Tail (And Other Amazing Adaptations)

Why do foxes have tails? Why are sundew plants sticky? Why do moles have poisonous saliva? Join us to find out - meet a medley of marvellous plants and animals and discover how what they do and how they look helps them to survive. Indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the wonders of our native wildlife. BOOKING…

Wed 16 Aug

£4 per person

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Thu 17 Aug

£4 per person

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Home Educators' Day At Woolley Firs

Come and join us for a fun day of wildlife-themed activities, from owl pellet dissection in our beautiful education centre to a tree identification trail around the nature reserve. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  Activities are suitable for around 4 - 10 year olds, younger and older siblings are welcome to accompany. Children…

Fri 15 Sep

£6 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 10:00 – 14:30

Name That Butterfly!

Buddleia plants around Woolley Firs attract a large number of butterflies at this time of year - if you've ever wanted to put names to some common butterfly species, join us for this identification workshop and we'll take some butterfly nets out to the meadow too and enter our observations into the Big Butterfly Count!

Tue 1 Aug

£4 per person

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Nature Tots - Maidenhead

Come along to our parent and toddler group. A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings. Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making. Games, story-time and refreshments also included! All children must be accompanied…

Fri 9 Jun

£5 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Mon 12 Jun

£5 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 09:30 – 11:30
  • 13:00 – 14:30

Mon 17 Jul

£5 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 09:30 – 11:30
  • 13:00 – 14:30

Nature Tots - Maidenhead

Come along to our parent and toddler group. A great opportunity each month for you and your pre-school little ones to have fun in natural surroundings. Each session will include activities such as bug-hunting, mud-painting and mask-making. Games, story-time and refreshments also included! All children must be accompanied…

Fri 14 Jul

£5 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 09:30 – 11:30

The Secret Badger

Have fun learning all about this marvellous mammal – indoor activities will include mask making, games and children’s arts and crafts. Wrap up warm, head out and explore our woodland for signs of this nocturnal creature. Activities take around 2 hours. Picnics welcome. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.       When 'none…

Thu 24 Aug

£4.00 per child

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Zoologist For A Day

A day of sweep-netting, bug-hunting, bird watching and pond-dipping with time for a picnic lunch (please bring picnics with you). This workshop is for children aged 7 and up only - NO UNDER 7s TO ACCOMPANY PLEASE. Please arrive promptly. Children must be accompanied at all times during the workshop. When 'none…

Fri 28 Jul

£6 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Zoologist For A Day

A day of sweep-netting, bug-hunting, bird watching and pond-dipping with time for a picnic lunch (please bring picnics with you). This workshop is for children aged 7 and up only - NO UNDER 7s TO ACCOMPANY PLEASE. Please arrive promptly. Children must be accompanied at all times during the workshop. When 'none…

Thu 27 Jul

£6 per child, supervisory adults free

  • 10:00 – 14:00

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