Upcoming Public Events

Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields offer a range of regular events and activities during the year both for the public and for members.  These are generally on Sundays but sometimes on weekday evenings.
Public Events include Featured Events, which are generally on the nature and history of the site and include a variety of activities for children, and Maintenance and Conservation Events which are a chance for all the family to take part in caring for Childwall Woods and Fields.
The Events are all free and run for approximately 2 hours.
The Featured Events‘ tend to be very popular and places are limited; booking is via Eventbrite.
You don’t need to book to join us on the ‘Maintenance and Conservation‘ events, just come along on the day. They are usually held at 1pm on the third Sunday of the month but always check this page in case anything has changed.
The Public Event programme for 2024 is in preparation and when ready will be posted here. 
The next Maintenance and Conservation Event will be on Sunday 21 January.  Meet at the Lodge entrance on Childwall Abbey Road at 1pm.

With storm Isha forecast to arrive on Sunday, the Maintenance and Conservation Event on Sunday 21 January has been CANCELLED.

If you are not a member and you would like to join us you can do so on the Membership and Contact page.

 

Volunteering Opportunities
We have an ambitious programme of maintenance and conservation activities planned, and we need our wonderful volunteers to help with these. You will find more details on our monthly Sunday and weekly Tuesday programme here, Helping Nature as a Volunteer.
If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers please contact Ian at iheadey202@virginmedia.com and you will be sent details of upcoming maintenance and conservation activities by email.
Please always check this page for the time, date and meeting place of each event, particularly on the morning of the event. Unforeseen circumstances, usually adverse weather conditions, sometimes mean the event cannot go ahead.

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There are other activities going on at Childwall Woods and Fields. 

Forest Bathing 

Forest bathing is a health and wellness practice that derives from the Japanese term ‘shinrin yoku’ which means ‘bathing in the forest atmosphere’ using your senses (you remain fully clothed at all times, so no need for swimming costumes!)
The aim of forest bathing is to help you to slow down and connect to nature by awakening all of your senses. This increases your capacity to be fully present and enables feelings of relaxation and calmness. Research shows that Forest Bathing can help reduce stress, lower cortisol levels, reduce blood pressure, lower your heart rate, improve concentration and stimulate creative thinking.
The booking link is: https://www.journeysinnature.com/events

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Past Events 

What have we been doing?

Sunday 26th November 2023 – A History Walk.

Sunday 8th October 2023 – Autumn nature art and craft event for children.

3rd September 2023 – Path widening – Click HERE to see what went on.

20th August 2023 – Himalayan Balsam Bashing. – See the team of volunteers in action HERE

2nd July 2023 – Pond dipping and Craft event for children  – Click HERE to see what went on

25th June 2023 – The Invertebrate Recording Day – Details to follow shortly

15th June 2023 – The Wildflower Walk. Click here 

16th April 2023 – Maintenance and Conservation Event. Details and Photos HERE

2nd April 2023 – Spring Flowers art and Craft event for Children.  Click here to see how they got on

5th March 2023 – Rose Planting – Clearing and planting roses along Childwall Lane. Follow this link 

19th February 2023 – Maintenance and Conservation event – Dead Hedging – Removing invasive Rh ponticum and using it to protect wild spring flowers. See what was done HERE.

5th February 2023 The Hidden History of Childwall Woods and Fields  – A great sunny walk around the site looking at all the historic features that make it unique. Click here 

15th January 2023 – Maintenance and Conservation event. – The woods got a good tidy-up. See the volunteers in action click here

6th November 2022 – The History Walk – See how we got on, Click here.

16th October 2022 –  Maintenance and Conservation event – Weeding the Orchard  –  Click here to see what happened.

2nd October 2022 – Autumn Seeds and Silhouette Pictures – See what they did by clicking here 

18th September 2022  – Maintenance and Conservation Event – To see what went on click here 

4th September 2022 – A Night Walk – To see what happened, click here.

21st August 2022 – Clearing trees from the Wildflower Meadow  –  Click here for more information.

7th August 2022 – The History Walk – A guided walk to discover the history of the site. To find out more click on THIS LINK

24th July 2022 – Butterfly Craft Event for Children aged 5-12yrs – Including butterfly identification and butterfly facts. For more information and photographs CLICK HERE

17th July 2022Path widening /pond clearing – To see what was cleared and why, CLICK HERE 

19th June 2022 – Plug planting on the top field. The last 600 plugs were planted. For more information CLICK HERE

16th June 2022 – A Wildflower Walk with our Botanist Matt. – To see what happened click here 

15th May 2022 – Planting wildflower plugs on the top field – A crew of 24 Volunteers tackled the job. To see what went on Click here.

1st May 2022 – The Veteran Tree and Rhododendron Walk – A closer look at the veteran trees and rhododendrons of Childwall Woods. To find out more click here. 

24th April 2022 – Woodland flower planting – A volunteer event to reintroduce woodland flowers in the beechwood.  To see what went on click here.

3rd April 2022 – Spring Flowers Craft Event for Children– To see what the children learnt and made click here.

20th March 2022 – Tree Planting – to increase diversity and encourage wildlife. Click here to see what went on and where.

6th March 2022 – Wild Rose Planting – Along the boundary of Childwall Lane. Click here to see what happened.

5th March 2022 Orchard Planting –  A beautiful clear blue day on the fields when the orchard was planted. Click here to see our volunteers in action.

23rd January 2022 – Maintenance and Conservation Event, Path Clearance. To see what was cleared and who cleared it, click here.

21st November 2021 FCWF Maintenance and Conservation event. Planting for the spring. Click Here to see what we did. 

14th November 2021 – History Walk – The Hidden History of Childwall Woods and Fields. We met at 12 noon by the main gates and had a stroll around the site looking at the relics of a previous time. This event was so popular it will be repeated in the spring. Click here to see what we did.

17th October 2021 – Maintenance and Conservation Event – Tree Planting. Find out what went on. 

3rd October 2021 – Silhouette Art Event. a creative art event for children to use their imagination and observation to create silhouette pictures of the woods. To see what happened click here

26th September 2021–  Volunteer session led by Earthworks Liverpool See the Volunteer Page

19th September 2021–  FCWF Maintenance and Conservation event. See what we did

5th September 2021The VeteranTrees of Childwall Woods – A guided tour around the woods looking at the unique trees and fungi that make the site so special. Find out more HERE

1st August 2021 Maintenance and Conservation Event – cut back branches and brambles narrowing the paths. To see what happened click HERE

22nd July 2021 – 12 noon -3.30. – Community Event with Hope University Community Engagement Team, Childwall in Bloom, South Childwall Residents Association, Rubbish Friends (litter picking group), Childwall Abbey School,  All Saints Church, and Friends of Childwall Woods and Fields. Click HERE to see what went on

27th December 2020 – Rhododendron Bashing – Committee and Volunteers. A group of 12 tackled the invading Rhododendrons near Woolton Rd. For more information and to see what was done click HERE.

13th September 2020Maintenance Event – Committee only.  A small socially distanced group of committee members doing a few maintenance jobs.  Click HERE to see what we did.

22nd March 2020 – Mother’s Day Planting of 750 Wildflowers on the top field. Not a public event but essential planting to ensure the fields are an inviting habitat for butterflies and bees in the months ahead. Click HERE.

8th March 2020 – Litter Pick and Conservation Event – Clearing the area of litter and the entrance to the carriageway of brambles while continuing to plant the barrier along Childwall Abbey Road. For more details and photographs click HERE

23rd February 2020 – Maintenance Event – 60 Holly Bushes were planted on the boundary of Childwall Abbey Road. See the photos HERE

25th January 2020 Japanese Knotweed Bashing – The Maintenance and Conservation Team flattened all the knotweed on the fields to expose the new shoots (when they appear) ready for spraying with herbicide.  Click HERE to see what went on. This event was closed to the public due to safety implications.

12th January 2020 – Litter Pick and Maintenance Event – A good event that left the whole area looking better. Click HERE to find out more.

3rd January 2020 Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland – New Year Plant Hunt. – Some of the FCWF committee members took the challenge of hunting for wildflowers in bloom on this day in January in Childwall Woods and Fields. For more information and to see the results click HERE

15th December – Beat the Winter Blues walk – You don’t need a prescription to walk in Childwall Woods. A walk to lift your spirits and celebrate the wonderful secrets of the woods. Click HERE to see what we found.

8th DecemberLitter Pick – Around the Triangle and down Childwall Abbey Road. The results can be seen by clicking HERE.

10th November – Litter pick –  Three teams of volunteers worked their usual magic, making the litter disappear. Click HERE for the photos

27th OctoberNight-Walk through Childwall Woods and Fields. The weather was kind to the group of nightwalkers who braved the dark woods with its bioluminescent fungi and silent nightlife. To find out more click HERE.

20th October 2019Bulb Planting – Over 300 bulbs and Rhizomes of native woodland flowers were planted in the woods by our gang of volunteers. To see what went on click HERE.

13th October 2019Litter Pick – Volunteers cleared detritus from the area, some clearing the triangle and Childwall Abbey Road,  while others cleared the carriageway and the woods. For more details and pictures click HERE

26th May -26th SeptemberPhotography Competition – Now closed. To see all the entries and find out who won, go to the Photography Competition page.

22nd September 2019 The History Walk. Not even the persistent drizzle could stop us from finding the hidden history of the site. For photos and more click HERE

8th September 2019Litter Pick and Maintenance Event.  Volunteers cleaned up Childwall Triangle and the woods while others cleared a wide path throughout the carriageway. For pictures of this event click HERE

18th August – Art Event to Commemorate the landing on the moon 50 years ago. –  A lovely time was had by all learning about the moon landing and cutting and sticking. To see the great silhouette pictures that were made click HERE

11th AugustLitter pick – Childwall Triangle and the woods were cleared. To see the before and after pictures along with the crew who did it click HERE

21st JulyPath Clearance – The maintenance team and most of the committee cut back the brambles and nettles off the paths on the Childwall Fields. For more about this event and photos click HERE

14th July Litter Pick – Childwall Abbey Road, Childwall Triangle and the Woods. For pictures and report click HERE

6th July – Rudston Road Primary School Summer Fayre –  We shared information about Childwall Woods and Fields with many interested visitors to the busy school fayre and made some new ‘friends’ as well. Click HERE

30th June BeHomesIn a clearing in the woods a variety of wonderful homes for solitary bees were created. Bee mansions to little bee mobile homes were constructed for the solitary bees of Childwall.  To see the creations click HERE

For information about Solitary Bees click HERE

9th June – Litter pick – An hours litter pick through the woods cleared 17 bags of litter from the site.  Car seats, rusted metal cones and dozens of bottles were removed  A good hours work by any measure. For Photos and more details 

9th JuneOpen Garden Event organized by Childwall in Bloom-  A most enjoyable afternoon. For more details

4/6/19AGM – In spite of downpours all day a very successful AGM was had at Hope University. A new committee was voted in and our guest speaker, Mr Paul Rooney gave a very interesting talk about the site.

12/5/19Spring Clean 2019 – Childwall Abbey Road and the Childwall Triangle, then on into the woods. Details and photos here.

14/4/19 – Spring Clean 2019- Childwall Lane and Countisbury Drive were both picked clean by volunteers who then continued into the woods and fields. – (For details and photos)

31/3/19 – Mothers Day, Wild Flower Planting. see photos

10/3/19 – Litter pick – see photos

10/2/19 – Litter pick – see photos

3/2/19 – Japanese Knotweed Clearance – see photos

13/1/19 – Litter pick – see photos

 

 

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