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

Christmas tree sale

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:00-15:30
Create family memories when you buy a real Christmas tree from Hardcastle Crags this December.

The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairy-tale wood.

Sat 07 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
Discover an indoor forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill. The Grimm Forest is an exhibition of eleven tree sculptures with hand coloured images, inspired by stories collected by the brothers Grimm.

Christmas cook on a campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Sat 14 Dec 2019
12:00-14:00
Join us for a seasonal take on this popular activity with a trail through the woods, hot chocolate and a few surprises along the way.

Guided walk - winter tree I.D

Sat 25 Jan 2020
12:00-15:00
Do you know your birch from your beech or an ash from your alder? Join us for a walk with a difference this winter.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 11 Apr 2020
11:00-15:00
The popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns for another year.