Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Gruffalo Games & Winter's Wonders: Unforgettable February Adventures at Westonbirt

Posted: January 31, 2024 at 10:51 am

Calling all Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum! February promises a delightful array of events guaranteed to warm your hearts and awaken your senses. So bundle up, lace up your boots, and prepare to step into a wonderland of nature's resilience and wonder.

For the Young Explorers:

- Gruffalo Party Trail: Celebrate the Gruffalo's 25th birthday with a brand new forest adventure! Follow clues, solve riddles, and meet your favourite characters along the way. Starts February 10th – perfect for a half-term treat!

A person holding a paper bag with the Gruffalo printed on it.

- Winter Family Trail (Hidden Westonbirt): Discover the secrets of the arboretum in winter. Learn about the animals that hide away and the incredible ways nature adapts to the colder months. Available throughout February.

- Free Half Term Activity: Embrace the spirit of curiosity on February 13th-15th with "Hidden Westonbirt." Join free crafting sessions and delve into the fascinating world of winter wildlife.

For the Nature Enthusiasts:

- Guided Walks: Immerse yourself in the arboretum's rich history and captivating plant life on daily guided walks. Learn from knowledgeable volunteer experts and see Westonbirt through fresh eyes. Don't forget to experience the Discovery Walks too!

A diverse group of individuals gathered around a majestic tree, enjoying each other's company and the beauty of nature.

- Wild Westonbirt: Every third Saturday, unleash your inner explorer with hands-on activities, crafts, and storytelling inspired by the wonders of the natural world.

For the Skillful Seekers:

- Nordic Walking: Master the art of Nordic walking with expert tuition – sessions run Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Beginner sessions available too!

- Tots & Twigs Forest School: Nurture a love for nature in your little ones with Forest School sessions designed for ages 3-5.

- Forest School Leader Training: Aspiring Forest School leaders, this one's for you! Enhance your skills and knowledge with a comprehensive training program.

- Home Educated Learning Event: Tailor-made activities and workshops will spark curiosity and ignite learning for homeschooled children.

And finally, don't miss:

- The Arb Show: Mark your calendars for this spectacular horticultural extravaganza (Friday 17 May - Saturday 18 May). Witness stunning displays, expert talks, and a celebration of all things plants.

A man in a yellow shirt and green helmet climbing a tree, enjoying the thrill of nature's heights.

Remember, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum members enjoy exclusive benefits, including a 10% discount in the Westonbirt Shop and priority booking for some events. So why not take advantage of your membership and immerse yourself in Westonbirt this February?

We can't wait to see you there!

P.S. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram social media for the latest updates, competitions and ways to get involved. Happy exploring!