Category Archives: Events

#TameYouth – Volunteering Opportunities

 Join TameYouth!



TameYouth is for young people (16-25) in the area who are keen on the outdoors, want to learn new skills, or meet new people! We meet on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Tuesday of each month, and combine practical work with a social aspect. This is a great opportunity to try new things, gain employability skills, enjoy spending time outdoors, and have fun! 

Contact Details: Contact Nicola (Youth Engagement Officer) on or call 07971 912071 for more information!

Spring Walk

Enjoy a Spring Walk!


Wood Warbler Andy Hay (

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Join a guided walk through Ladywalk Nature Reserve, and enjoy its spring spectacle: warblers and songbirds, wildflowers, butterflies… This reserve is usually only open to West Midlands Bird Club members, this is your opportunity to discover it!

When: Sunday 28th May, 9:30am-4pm.

Where: Lady Walk Nature Reserve, Faraday Avenue, Hams Hall Distribution Park.

Click here to book now!

Access Audit Training

Help make our landscape more accessible to all!


Tame Valley Wetlands and Walk Unlimited are offering a training course on Access Audits for Countryside Sites. This will include:

  • The different needs of different people. Access audits aren’t just about people with impaired mobility.
  • How people find out about sites, what information they need and what format it is in (pre-visit audit).
  • Staff awareness and training
  • What factors affect how accessible a site is, and how to record them (access audit)
  • The best way to present the information you have collected to your audience.

The session will take place at Kingsbury Water Park (parking charges may apply) on 6th June and will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Please contact Simon. for more information and to book a place!

Hedgehog Ecology and Management for Practitioners

Hedgehogs need YOUR help!




Tame Valley Wetlands are extremely pleased to offer you the chance of attending a one-day course for land managers and consultants to help our hedgehogs by managing greenspaces in the UK with the People’s Trust for Endangered Species. They are a UK Biodiversity Action Plan species and in rapid decline, so join us and HELP these spiky friends out!

This course will be delivered by Derek Crawley and will take place here at our Hams Hall Office, on 1st July 2016. Go to our eventbrite link to book now!

Bird Identification Course

Calling all Bird Lovers!


Join us at our Hams Hall office for a day discovering and learning how to identify local birds!

Tame Valley Wetlands and BTO are running two Bird Identification courses 3rd May and 18th May, led by Ed Drewitt. These courses are available at a reduced price of £30 as they are subsidised by TVW. You also get the chance to visit Ladywalk Nature Reserve as part of the day, which runs from 10am-4pm.

Click the link below to book now!

Free hedgehog survey workshop on 7th October!

Hedgehog Survey Workshop

Join Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Hedgehog Officer on a search for signs of hedgehogs!

You will learn all about the lives of these enigmatic creatures, the dangers that they are facing and what we can do to help. The taster session will end with a walk to monitor hedgehog survey tunnels and will equip you with the knowledge to run a hedgehog survey of your very own.

Please bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

When: Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Where: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Hams Hall Distribution Park, Off Canton Lane, Coleshill B46 1GA

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE but please book in advance by emailing

What’s on this week?

There’s lots going on for all the family in the Tame Valley Wetlands this week!


Want to find out about the birds and the bees?

…well this weekend you can with the Tame Valley Wetlands!

We have two free events on Sunday 9th August where we’ll be exploring the lives of birds and bees in the landscape…

Bird Identification

A beginner’s bird identification course with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, with an introduction at Hams Hall and then a stroll around West Midland Bird Club’s Ladywalk Nature Reserve to see what birds you can spot. Please bring suitable clothing and suncream.

When: Sunday, 9 August 2015

Where: Hams Hall, Tame Valley Wetlands Office (B46 1GA)

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE but BOOKABLE – please email to book your place.

Who Pollinates Our Plants?

Learn about bees and why they matter, with plenty of fun activities: make your own bee home, go on a bug hunt and see a demonstration hive with live bees! This is a Friends of Kingsbury Water Park event. Please bring suitable clothing and suncream.

When: Sunday, 9 August 2015

Where: Kingsbury Water Park (B76 0DY)

Time: 13:00 – 15:00 pm

Cost: FREE (car park charges apply)