What’s On


Plenty going on this year!  Here’s a few of the events we’ve got coming up.

Volunteering Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 10am

Our dedicated volunteers meet every Wednesday morning at the Forest Classroom to carry out conservation and maintenance tasks in the Wood, in partnership with the Forestry Commission. New helpers are always welcome. Please email volunteering@friendsofchopwellwood.org.uk for more details.
Woodland Spring Clean

Sun 22 April, 11am

Do your bit to help keep Chopwell Wood looking tip top!  Pop along between 11am and 2pm, for as long as you can spare. Meet in the main car park and we’ll provide the gloves, bags and litter pickers. There’ll be a catering van in the car park and Spring Clean helpers will get complimentary refreshments.  See you there!

Sun 8 July, 10.30am-4pm

After last year’s success, WoodFest will be back again this year, filling the Wood with crafts, entertainment and other delights for all the family.  Try new ‘old’ skills, like weaving willow, turning a clay pot, traditional wood working and bushcraft.

Look out for the Friends’ marquee where you will be able to meet the team, learn more about what we do and become a member if you’re not already.  You’ll also be able to buy our Chopwell Charcoal, made in the Wood with the help of Chopwell Trail Builders, so you can stock up for your summer BBQs!

Pay on the day. Entry is £2 for adults and free for children;  car parking is £5.

Bat Walk

Fri 31 Aug, 8pm

Bat expert Joe Shipley will be back again this year to take you on a dusk discovery of the bats in Chopwell Wood.  Pre-booking essential – online bookings will open nearer the event. Adults £5, children £2.50.  Meet in the layby on the A694 at Lintzford.   Please bring a torch and wear warm clothing as the evenings can get chilly.
Fungal Foray

Sun 16 Sept, 2pm

Friends’ Conservation Officer, Oisin, will be leading this year’s Fungal Foray.  Pre-booking essential –  online bookings will open nearer the event.  Adults £5, children £2.50.  Meet in the main car park in the Wood.
Chopwell Christmas Experience 

Starts 30 November

Our renowned Christmas tree sales will be back again this year with a fantastic range of British-grown, forest-fresh trees on sale in the magical setting of Chopwell Wood. As well as trees there’ll be plenty of festive fun for all the family. 

It’s a bit early to be talking about Christmas so watch out for more details in the coming months!

Our events programme is subject to change but all details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.