February half term at Hardcastle Crags

Gibson Mill at Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

The woodland at Hardcastle Crags offers plenty of space to run around and make your own fun, but if you're looking for something extra, then here's a list of what we'll be doing this half term.

Monday 18 February 12noon-3pm, Wild art;

There are plenty of natural materials on the woodland floor to inspire your creative streak. Come along to our wild art session and make your own stick wand.

Tuesday 19 February 12noon-3pm, Make a bird feeder

Give nature a helping hand this winter and make a bird feeder from recycled materials. We'll provide all the materials but feel free to bring a plastic bottle from home to re-cycle.

Wednesday 20 February 12noon-3pm, Be a ranger for the day

Join our friendly ranger and be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. There'll be fun activities to take part in that are based on practical conservation tasks.

Thursday 21 February 12noon-2pm, Cook on a campfire

We'll be learning how to light a fire without matches, making popcorn and baking our own campfire bread at this popular activity. £4 per child. Booking essential.

Friday 22 February 12noon-3pm, Make a log animal

There are plenty of natural materials on the woodland floor to inspire your creative streak. Come along to our creative session and make a log animal.

For full details of all our events please visit our events page

Please meet at Gibson Mill and allow at least 30 minutes to walk from the main car parks. All activites (except cooking on a campfire) are drop in session for you to join at any time.

Upcoming events

February half term - make a bird feeder

Tue 19 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
There's no need to stay indoors this February half term. When you join us to make a recycled bird feeder you can give nature a helping hand this winter.

Family volunteering - be a ranger for the day

Wed 20 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
Family volunteering is a chance for families and friends of all ages to spend time together learning new skills in the fresh air. We'll work together come rain or shine to help keep the woodland healthy and beautiful.

February half term - cook on a campfire

Thu 21 Feb 2019
12:00-14:00
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our expert volunteer.

February half term - wild art

Fri 22 Feb 2019
12:00-15:00
Wrap up warm and step outdoors to create some wild art this February half term.

Bryophyte Walk - the wonderful world of lichens, liverworts and mosses.

Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00-13:00
Did you know Hardcastle Crags is a special place for Goblins Gold, Dog Lichen and Portuguese Feather-Moss?

Guided Walk: Levada walk

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-14:00
Join us on this guided walk this spring.