The Trust run a series of events throughout the year, some of these are annual, monthly and weekly events which have been running for a number of years. These include a diverse variety and appeal to all members of the community. From walks and talks, duck races, a Woodland Fair to a BBQ in the woods, everyone will find something on our calendar to enjoy and learn about the local nature reserve and our environment.
We run three after-school clubs. One in the Hogmoor Inclosure on the first Monday of the month for ages 5 - 7 and one in the Bordon Inclosure on the third Monday in the month for ages 8 - 11 and one on the second Thursday of the month in the Local Nature Reserve. All clubs run from 4pm -5.30pm and includes a drink and small snack.
The aim is to learn about nature, wildlife and our environment in fun, interactive and exciting ways. All sessions are outside, mostly in the woodland (except in really awful weather).
Each group has a capacity of 8 children and therefore places need to be booked.
Blessing of the Bower - June
The Trust and Woolmer Forest Heritage Society construct a small bower (a woodland shelter made of oak boughs) on top of The Walldown Monument, in honour of the annual tradition started by Gilbert White, on The Feast of St Barnabas. Everyone is welcome to the ceremony - refreshments are provided.
Duck Race - July
A great fundraising activity where 200 plastic ducks 'race' a short way down the River Deadwater, along with children's activities and opportunities to win prizes.
Woodland Fair - September
This small fair is gradually growing in popularity and in providing the local community a chance to spend some time in the woods amongst people and organisations who care about nature, wildlife and our environment. A whole host of stallholders gather on a Saturday afternoon and provide demonstrations, activities, craft, campfire experience and more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a stallholder for the next fair.
Christmas BBQ - December
Another foodie event, in the woods! Wrap up warm, bring something to pop on the BBQ, a drink and a chair, and enjoy the winter wonders of the woodland. Held near Knox's Pond, in the nature reserve, this is a lovely pre-Christmas social get together. We haven't been rained off yet!
Parking for Bordon Inclosure:
Please note that it is not possible to park at the former
Woodlands Inn/St Lucia House, next to the main entrance
to the Inclosure on Lindford Road. This is private property.
Before coming to an event, please can you have a look at
the downloadable map, available on the home page of this
website. This will show the location of the King Oak and the
Natural Play Area, which is where the majority of our events
are held. It also shows the entrances and pathways, all of
which are buggy and wheelchair friendly.
There are kissing gates and radar gates at the Lindford Road entrance and the car park on St Lucia. The kissing gates gates are not wide enough for a motorised scooter/wheelchair but should be wide enough for a manual wheelchair.
The track which runs between the Lindford Road entrance & St Lucia House and the entrance via Trenchard Park, both have a pedestrian gate which is 4 foot wide.
Please note however, that as this is a woodland, there may be parts which become extra muddy or slippery in wet weather. The boardwalk can also be slippery in the rain.
The entrance by Lindford Farm has no gate but there is no parking at all here.
Please plan your route to and from events in advance to avoid disappointment and any difficulties.