Forest of Mercia CIC is developing Hilton Green from a decommissioned sewage works into an all-age environmental education facility. Site work is due to start this summer. We want to give everyone the opportunity to see how the site is progressing. The following events are planned for the rest of the year. So come down and do something fun and see how your new local environmental education hub is getting on.
All events take place at Hilton Green, Hilton Lane, Essington. WV11 2BD
Bushcraft Skills Saturday July 16th 3pm-5pm This is a family event to try fire lighting and outdoor cooking. £2 per person, which includes a hot or cold drink and snack * Booking required.
Twiglets Tuesday July 26th 9.30am-11.30am Families are invited to join us at Hilton Green to get involved with environmental arts and crafts, using natural materials to create paintings, magnets and willow snails! £2 per person, which includes a hot or cold drink and healthy snack * Booking required.
Outdoor Skills Saturday August 6th 8.00am – 6.00pm This full day course is targeted at over 19 year olds to gain confidence in outdoor skills such as fire lighting, outdoor cooking and willow weaving. There will also be opportunity to explore Hilton Green and get involved with some site management. £5 per person including a hot lunch and drinks (You will be cooking your own lunch on a rocket stove outdoors, but all equipment and ingredients will be provided) * Booking required.
Apple Day! Saturday 22nd October 11am-3pm – FREE! A family event to celebrate apples! There will be treasure trails, apple pressing, children’s activities and games and stalls. This is a free event. All local craftspeople and stallholders are welcome to enquire about providing demonstrations and having a stall on the day.
Natural Christmas Crafts Saturday 19th November and Sunday 20th November 10.00am – 3.30pm Would you like to create an array of natural Christmas crafts to decorate your home over the festive period? During this two day course you will be supported to create a willow wreath, wooden candle holders, festive paper flowers, stars and much more. £10 per person to include all materials and equipment. Light festive refreshments will be provided, but please note that lunch will not be provided for this course. * Booking required.
Call Rebecca Banks on 01922 417770 / 07525 120117 to book your place
Funded through Staffordshire County Council Adult and Community Learning