We love going down to the woods for a walk, explore or a play. We’re lucky to live close to The Woodland Trusts Heartwood Forest, so we get to see a new forest grow from literally nothing, but we’re also close to some great woods at Cuffley and the Ashridge Estate just outside of Hemel. There is something great about being in a wood. We like collecting conkers (even if they don’t really scare off the spiders) and sweet chestnuts, which are in season now and taste wonderful if you roast them on the BBQ.
In their words, “We’re here to stand up for trees. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. But we can’t achieve our vision without you.”
If you love the outdoors, you can’t help but love the Woodland Trust. If you take out membership, it’s a bit like a family friendly useful version of Monty Python’s How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away. Without John Cleese as an added bonus.
A Family Membership from £5 a month provides:
- A tree dedicated to your family (and a certificate to show it)
- Family welcome pack including British trees guide and woods directory
- Magazine with family activities and events
- Nature Detectives membership and welcome pack including passport, stickers, bookmark and activity booklet for each child
- Seasonal Nature Detectives activity packs
You can enter one of the most amazing competitions the Woodland Trust has ever run where you can win a ￡250 (yes ￡250!!!) goody box from the Woodland Trust. It’s packed with beautiful items that reflect our woodlands, great kit to get outdoors with your kids, a few perfect Christmas presents and a bit of luxury for you too.
- Including a Nature
- Detectives den kit,
- Songbird apron,
- Colour in backpack,
- notelets, bug
- family planner,
- walk in the woods jigsaw and so much more!
It’s easy to enter, just click here. (For full list of prizes and terms and conditions, please click the link. The Promoter is MumPanel.)
Full list of items:
Songbird grey apron
Bempton Hanging Bird Table
Seedling starter kit
Nature Detectives den kit
Colour in backpack
Walk in the woods jigsaw
Insect study box
Mini beast swatch book
Urban bird feeder
Woodland chums Nutmeg the squirrel
Frogitat ceramic frog and toad home