October half term events at Woodlands Farm

October Half Term Events poster 2014

Hannah, the Education Officer at Woodlands Farm sent details of their October half term events for children:

October half Term events at Woodlands Farm

Wednesday 29th October
Autumn Scavenger Hunt
1pm-3pm    £2 per child
Join us for our autumn scavenger hunt around the farm.  If you can find everything you get a prize!
No need to book, just drop in!  For more information, call 020 8319 8900

Thursday 30th October
Make a willow bird feeder
11am and 1pm   £3 per person
Join us to learn how to weave willow to make a lovely bird feeder for the birds in your garden, just in time for winter.  Booking is essential, to book call 020 8319 8900.

Friday 31st October
Horrible Halloween
6pm-8pm  £3 per child
Come along to a spooky evening at Woodlands Farm.  Wear fancy dress as we explore the farm by night as well as make a spooky craft to take home.  Booking is essential for this event, to book call 020 8319 8900.

For more information, see our website or contact Hannah Forshaw on education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Woodlands Farm is located on the borders of the London boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich.  At 89 acres, it is the largest city farm in the UK.  Our priorities are education and conservation, and we are part of the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.  Our education programme attracts visitors from pre-school to third-age groups.  The Trust aims to involve local community groups, schools, volunteers and businesses in farming and conservation, helping to bridge the current town-country divide.
We are open 9.30am-4.30pm, Tuesday-Sunday (except Christmas Day).  There is no entry charge except for special events, though donations are always welcome.
Nearest tube: North Greenwich
Nearest BR: Welling
Buses: 486 and 89
We are a farm so sensible shoes and clothing are recommended!  We do allow dogs, but please note that these must be kept on a lead and not taken into any farm buildings.

During the summer Hannah has been leading a team of dedicated volunteers on a set of surveys of the farm  flora and fauna, including  meadow plants, newt and pond life, bats, butterflies, moths and mammals, not to mention the Opal Biodiversity Hedgerow survey and Opal Tree health survey. Here are a couple of their finds: A Wood Mouse and a Lunar Underwing Moth.

Wood Mouse caught on the Woodlands Farm mammal survey
Wood Mouse caught on the Woodlands Farm mammal survey
Lunar Underwing Moth seen on Woodlands Farm moth survey
Lunar Underwing Moth seen on Woodlands Farm moth survey

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