CHOPWELL WOOD EVENTS  2019   

Here are some of our events, but lots more happening via other organisations – especially with the Forestry England “Active Forests” project.

Volunteering Wednesdays

2nd & 4th  Wednesdays, 10am


Our dedicated volunteers meet on a 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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. 
Woodland Spring Clean

Sun 24 March, 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!
Bat Watch

Friday 30 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.  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.
Payment and booking details are here – Bat Watch
Fungal Foray

Sunday 15 Sept, 2pm

Our Conservation Officer, Oisin, will again be leading this year’s Fungal Foray.  Pre-booking essential.  Adults £5, children £2.50.  Meet in the main car park in the Wood.
Payment and booking details are here – Fungal Foray
Family Hands on Heritage

Sunday 22 Sept, 11am to 3pm

Discover heritage as we celebrate a centenary of Forestry together with Land of Oak & Iron. Demonstrations and activities for the whole family including green woodworking, willow weaving, charcoal making, wool spinning, clay tile and pot making and flint napping. See vintage forestry vehicles, heavy horse logging and find out how to enjoy our fantastic natural heritage in the modern day.
Family friendly event with toilets and free parking, dogs welcome on leads. Bring a picnic or food and drinks will be available to buy.
Event organised by Land of Oak & Iron.  No booking required.
Chopwell Christmas Experience Sales Site Opens Thursday 28 Nov, 8am to 8pm Our traditional Christmas tree sales will again take place with a fantastic range of British-grown, forest-fresh trees in the magical setting of Chopwell Wood.  Site is open 8am until 8pm everyday.
Refreshments available from 10am until 4.30pm every weekend.
Santa will be visiting our sales site from 11am until 3.30pm on 30 Nov, 1 Dec, 7 Dec, and 8 Dec.
The Craft marquee will be open at weekends from 10am to 4.30pm – Saturday 30 Nov, until Sunday 15 December.

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