“Sunday 23rd August & Monday 24th August (Kids Day)
If you haven’t jetted away for your summer hols why not come and visit Hollington Wood on our Late Summer Open Day? Actually we have decided to hold two…
- On both days the wood will be open from 10am to 6pm
- Free admission (donations towards management of the wood always gratefully accepted!)
- Free parking on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that you can only park in the car park at the entrance to the wood, not on the concrete access road
- Tea & coffee will be available but you might have to make it yourselves if we are otherwise occupied at the crucial time! By all means bring your picnics/refreshments so long as you don’t leave any litter.
Sunday (23rd) is aimed for everyone. Aside from the normal opportunity to explore and/or chill wherever you want, Nick will be catching and tagging birds and I will be giving people the chance to have a go with the log splitter. You might be surprised how satisfying hydraulic splitting is whatever your age/gender – I have helped a 3 year old girl do it (she whooped ‘More! More!’ after every log) and the 87 year old Professor George Solt beams with delight when he achieves a perfect split. It’s a good year for butterflies, particularly fritillaries, and someone might do me a real favour by locating this year’s buzzard nest(s). For the last month or so I seem to hear a buzzard chick incessantly shrieking for food but I just can’t seem to locate it.
Monday (24th) is intended primarily for families. Jess will be providing Earthy Explorer activities all day and there will be nature trail challenges. By all means call Jess on 07789938996 if you want any more details. See also http://www.hollingtonwood.com/2015/07/17/earthy-explorers-activities-for-children-in-the-woods/ for Jess’s Earthy Explorer timetable. We’re about halfway through the schedule now and the series of sessions has been going exceptionally well. Organised activities aside, all the usual attractions will be available – swing, trampoline, rope bridge, scramble net, sawdust pit…”