Muddy Puddle Walk, 25th April

Muddy Puddle Walk, 25th April
  Our Muddy Puddle Walk will take place in a Woodland Play session on 25th April, 1:30  - 3:30. In many ways it will be just like any other Woodland Play session. But for this one, all the funds raised with go to Save The Children. And the play leaders are also donating their time. ...

2018 Wassail!

2018 Wassail!
WASSAIL! SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY 3:30 - 5:30 THE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND IS SET TO BE WET ALL DAY SUNDAY. SO WOODLAND PLAY IS CANCELLED. THE WASSAIL WILL GO AHEAD AT 3:30 AS PLANNED. This year we are combining a Woodland Play (Sunday) with our annual Wassail. The children's activities start at 1:30 and we meet ...

Wild Bird Food recipe

Wild Bird Food recipe
At last, I've found a recipe for birdfood cake that doesn't fall apart. High respect for birder, Mark Golley, who wrote the book I'm using, Cooking For Birds copyright 2006. I've just discovered, the book is aimed at 6-8 year olds, so it's also perfect for young nature lovers and conservationists. My recipe is based ...

Herb Workshops – are you interested?

Herb Workshops - are you interested?
Calling all families who visit Holders Wood and Highbury Orchard! Highbury Orchard Community is thinking of applying for Grow Wild grant of £2-4K, to run a project from March to October 2018. Activities and workshops must help people grow or learn about native wild plants, wildflowers or fungi. We at HOCCIC are particularly interested in ...

Woodland Play 2017

Woodland Play 2017
Welcome to Woodland Play 2017! Here  you will find what is happening for young children and families at Highbury Orchard Community. There are two groups: Under 5 (Wednesdays at 1:30) and 5-8 (After School Club, Wednesdays at 3:45). The age ranges are only a guideline to following the interests of the children, so others outside ...

Children’s Community Garden 2015

Children's Community Garden 2015
This post contains a diary of events and reflections on the different features that make up our children's community garden. We hope it gives a taste of  the different events, the successes and set-backs, and generally helps others who would like to do something similar in their community space. 10th August, the Keyhole Garden The ...

Forest Education for All Ages

Forest Education for All Ages
Forest Education isn't just for kids. It's for everyone! The great outdoors is a wonderful place to feel calm, make friends and learn all kinds of new skills - whatever your age. Our Forest Education activities include our sessions with families, workparties for adults, and walks for well-being. We hold regular dates for most of ...