Free forest play at Warren's Hall and Bumblehole
Published on 26th July 2012
Children are being encouraged to enjoy the woodland at two of the Black Country's top nature reserves.
A host of fun activities have been planned for the Warren's Hall and Bumblehole Nature Reserves in the border of Rowley Regis and Dudley for the school summer holidays.
It is taking place with the support and funding from Awards For All, the Friends of Bumblehole Conservation group and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. They are hosting free forest play activities.
There will be den building, making shelters, cooking on a campfire, making woodland items - all guided by a professionally qualified Forest School leaders.
Steven Hodgkinson from the Wildlife Trust said "Getting back to nature is what it is all about this summer, we want to get kids back into the woods and greenspaces and let them try out the things that we used to do in the woods. We can show them ropes, fires and dens what more can you ask for!"
Sue Goodyear, from the Friends of Bumblehole Conservation group, added: "Forest play is brilliant for those long summer holidays.
"We want kids to enjoy and respect the nature reserve and hopefully keep on visiting into the future."
The sessions run from 10am-1pm and 1-3pm Tuesday - Friday and are suitable for ages 8 -14.
Anyone interested must book and places are limited. Sensible footwear is needed as well as a parent or guardian to accompany the children.
Parents can play too or sit around the campfire and drink tea or coffee.
Anyone wanting further details can look at the website: bcll.org.uk or contact staff on 0121 454 1199.