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Children's Easter Art and Crafts sessions

Come along to the Woodlands Centre (next to the lido cafe) to make some woodland arts and crafts!
Thursday 6th April 10:00 am to 2pm
This activity is for 5-11 year olds only
Max 15 children per session.
Come early to avoid disappointment!

Sessions sponsored by the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

click here to download a Children's Easter Art & Crafts Flyer

Woodland Centre

the Woodland Centre photographed by Greg Townsend

Ruislip Woods Festival 2017

FREE ENTRY and Car Park.

Breaskpear Road North, UB9 6LZ

Click here to download a Festival Poster

Ruislip Woods Festival IN the Woods

This year we are taking the Annual Ruislip Woods Festival back into the Woods: Bayhurst Woods.

With the loan of the large field in front of  Bayhurst Woods which will provide us with a display area and enormous car parking capacity; the Festival will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Woods becoming a National Nature Reserve.

As usual the Festival is free and so is the car parking.

The afternoon is packed with Family Entertainment: The birds of prey will join us again and the ferret racing will amuse out in the field. In the Woods the chainsaw carver will be sculpting something special and the Axe Men will be up to their daring tricks. Local artist Martin Gibbons will be exhibiting and giving children special insights into how to draw birds. There will be a special self guided walk in Bayhurst Woods printed for the day as well as a Ramble to join and a family dog show to enter. Musical entertainment will be curtesy of the Morris Men.

Refreshments will be on sale and there is plenty of room to picnic if the weather is nice.
Watch this space for further information.

Ruislip Woods Festival 2016
To see an account of the 2016 Woods Festival, click here.

New Year's Day 2017 Walk

11 am Sunday 1st January 2017

We will meet in front (lake side) of the Water’s Edge pub.

Join The “Friends” for the traditional New Year’s Day guided walk and welcome in the New Year with fresh air and exercise. This year our leader will be Dick Middleton, a member of the Ruislip and District Natural History Society and the Ruislip Woods Volunteers. He will impart his considerable knowledge of the habitats in the Woods and hopefully he won’t be shy to point out the amazing amount of work the “vollies” do in the Woods. The walk will last around 2 hours with a stop for mulled wine and hot minced pies along the way. £2 per adult and £1 per child to cover the cost of refreshments. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and sturdy footwear as conditions might be wet underfoot.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk.

 

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