Summer at Hardcastle Crags

Children looking into their homemade shelter, in the woods.

This summer it's all about getting outside and exploring. What has nature been getting up to?

Tuesday 30 May, 12 noon - 3pm, Build a den

Learn how to create your own shelter in the woods, what will you decide to build?

Wednesday 31 May, 12 noon - 3pm, Pond dipping

The mill pond should have lots of life in waiting to be identified, what water based mini beasts will you come eye to eye with?

Thursday 1 June, 12 noon - 2pm, Cook on a campfire

Learn all the skills you need to create fire without matches, cook some tasty treats and stick bread.  £3pp, booking essential 12 noon - 2pm (bookable online from 23 May)

Friday 2 June, 12 noon - 3pm, Journey sticks / wild art

This activity allows you to create a natural way of remembering a woodland walk.

Upcoming events

The Golden Aerialist - an installation and flat sculpture trail.

Tue 16 Jul 2019
The Golden Aerialist is a sculpture trail, installation and photographic exhibition. Especially created for Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2019 in partnership with the National Trust.

Hunt for bugs - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Mon 22 Jul 2019
Step outdoors this summer and join us in a big hunt for bugs.

Cook on a campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Tue 23 Jul 2019
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our expert volunteers.

Wild Wednesday's - Ranger for the day.

Wed 24 Jul 2019
The outdoor team at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become rangers for an afternoon and help us give nature a helping hand.

Build a Den - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Build yourself a den in the woods and tick off another of your '50 Things'.

Wild art - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Step outdoors to create some wild art this Suumer.