Newsletter July 2013...

Chair/Editor: Linda Evans, 2585346
Membership: Lorna Baker, 2369025

It’s turned into a wonderful year for elderflowers. Currently, there is a heatwave which looks set for the next few weeks, and people are already grumbling about the heat. It’s nice and cool walking in the Woods.
Meanwhile, Happy Holidays.

Kids’ Activities at the Woodland Discovery Centre this Summer.

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Woodland Activities, 5-9 Aug.
“If you are aged 7-13 and are looking for adventure, come and join us! Learn new skills, play woodland games, make woodland art and create campfires to cook on. Woodland days run 9.30am-3.30pm from the Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods. The cost: £34 per child per day including a snack or £160/child for the week”
For more information and to boo, visit, or call Lauren Stevens on 07735 389804.

Family Wild Play, every Tuesday through the summer holidays. 10-12pm and 1-3pm.
23 July. Build a bug hotel
30 July Fairies and Elves
6 Aug Stream Dipping
13 Aug Survival Challenge
20 Aug Myths and Magic
27 Aug. Teddy Bear picnic and Campfire Cooking

Come and join us, meeting at the Wildlife Discovery Centre. Outdoor clothes, sensible footwear. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £4 per child, under 2’s free. To book, call 0114 2356348

Theatre in the Woods.
Summer Course for 9-12 year olds. 21-23 August, 10am-4pm. This course includes learning from professional theatre directors, sustainable woodcraft skills, building outdoor sets and props, developing ranger skills and producing a unique performance in the woods. 3 days, £60. Book at, or phone 07745 465391
If you can’t make this, Growtheatre will be running weekly youth theatre sessions in the woods from September onwards.
All at Woodland Discovery Centre.

Woodland Toddler Group.
Every Friday, 9.30-11.30am, at the Woodland Discovery Centre. Bring a snack to share. Suggested donation £2 per family. Contact for more information and to book.
This is an outdoor playgroup; dress appropriately.

FEW Events and Activities
Mon 16 Sept. 7 pm, Sycamore Suite, Discovery Centre. Quiz in aid of Christian Aid. Bring your friends, and your own drinks too. Everyone Welcome.

Thursday 14 Nov. 7.30 pm. Hector’s House, Discovery Centre. Annual General Meeting. More details later. However, Linda Evans, Chairman, is retiring at this meeting. If you want to be FEW’s Chairman, please get in touch with Lorna Baker, 2369025.

Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses.

A full programme through the summer. Find details at

Just to whet your appetite:
Make a rustic jointed stool, Sat 27 July
Basic Woodcarving. Sunday 18 August
Make your own Garden Bench. Sunday 15 Sept.
Heating your Home with Wood. Sun 22 Sept.

And many more. Do have a look.

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