Events & taster days

Check out our 2017 Activity Guide!

Our Activity Guide is available from various outlets across the Tame Valley Wetlands and can also be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the button below:

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Booking on our events

Most of our events are FREE to the public (thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund), but booking is still essential. Please let us know well in advance if you are unable to attend so that we can offer your place to someone else – all places cost money and most activities have a waiting list.

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Activity programme

Foraging Walk

8October

Find out about the traditional uses of wild plants including food, tools and medicines on a gentle walk through Ladywalk Nature Reserve.

Time: Sunday 8th October, 14:00-16:00
Where: Ladywalk Nature Reserve
14+ | Free | Booking essentialBOOK ▸

Memory café

10October

The River Tame and its surroundings area have a rich and diverse history, from Saxons to the Industrial Revolution; but the picture is never complete without the memories of those who called it home. Do you have memories of this changing landscape? Can you share stories passed down in your family? Whether it’s about industry, village life, childhood moments or local landmarks, we’d love to hear it all. Come along and share your memories around a nice cuppa.

For more info on our Telling the Tale of the Tame project click here.

Time: Tuesday 10th October, 13:00-15:00
Where: Middleton Hall
14+ | Free | No booking needed

Build a Nestbox

24October

Make a bird box for your own garden and help us to make and install some in the Castle Vale Conservation Area. Learn about what other things you can do to help birds to survive winter.
To book, please email sarah@environmentaltrust.org.uk

Time: Tuesday 24th October, 10:00-13:00
Where: Castle Vale Community Garden
Everyone | Free | Booking essential

Small Mammals

26October

Discover which small mammals live locally and learn more about their habitats and how to identify them. There will be a talk followed by checking Longworth traps. We will meet at Kingsbury Water Park and then move on to our classroom space at Hams Hall.

Time: Thursday 26th October, 08:30-11:30
Where: Kingsbury Water Park
Everyone | Free | Parking fees | Booking essentialBOOK ▸

Willow Crafts

11November

A fun family event to have a go at weaving willow. Make your own willow crafts, from mini baskets to garden ornaments.

Time: Saturday 11th November, 13:00-15:00
Where: RSPB Middleton Lakes
Everyone | Free | Parking fees | Drop-in no booking needed

Rustic Furniture Workshop

25-6November

Create your own piece of rustic furniture with award winning greenwood artist Spencer Jenkins. Build a chair using a mixture of contemporary and traditional techniques and sustainably sourced willow. Take home your own creation at the end of the weekend for you to use within your home (NB two-day course).

Time: Sat & Sun 25th – 26th November, 10:00-16:00
Where: Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre
18+ | £30 | Booking essentialBOOK ▸

Basketry Workshop

2December

Have a go at basket-weaving. Learn traditional basketry techniques and make your own shallow basket to take home.

Time: Saturday 2nd December, 10:00-16:30
Where: Community Together Hub, Castle Grounds
Everyone | Free | Booking essentialBOOK ▸

Owl Pellets

6December

Gain an insight into the fascinating life of native owl species through the examination of locally sourced pellets. Find out what they are they feasting on and learn more about their habits with Dr Debbie Wright from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Time: Wednesday 6nd December, 10:00-14:00
Where: Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre
16+ | Free | Booking essentialBOOK ▸