February Half-term at Longshaw

Children playing on a log at Longshaw

Grab your wellies and binoculars and get out into the fresh air at Longshaw this half term...

It's National Nest Box Week, and we're celebrating by looking for birds and their habitats.

You can pick up a woodland bird spotter sheet at Longshaw, from the welcome building every day of half term from 9:30am.

A great spotted woodpecker on a fence post

If you want to get out in the woods before half term, Longshaw's Woodland Day is happening on Sunday 10th February, from 11 - 3.30pm. There will be a heavy horse pulling logs out of the woods, woodland crafts and natural art, an archaeology trail and a tree challenge to complete!

You can also pitch in and help our rangers with their woodland work, snedding logs and burning brash. See a charcoal burner in action and have a go at the two man saw. There is also a tasty food stall, and the chance to toast some breadsticks on the fire.

Passports for all of the activities cost £5 and to make a besom is an extra £3. Everyone is welcome to come into the woods and have a look and help out with our woodland work (at no cost). Please book a ticket in advance - see our What's On page for more information.

Learning to tie knots at a Coppice Day event
A ranger helps a girl learn to tie knots at an event in the woods, with a friend in the background.
Learning to tie knots at a Coppice Day event
Volunteers collecting tree seeds

Muck in at Longshaw 

Find out more about how you can muck in...