Tiddesley Wood Open Day

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Tiddesley Wood Open Day 2017 (c) Emily BrazierTiddesley Wood Open Day 2017 (c) Emily Brazier

Heavy horses, craft workers, live music and guided walks are among the highlights of the 32nd Tiddesley Wood Open Day this year.

Tiddesley Wood live music (c) Emily BrazierThe popular annual event is run by volunteers of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at their Tiddesley Wood woodland nature reserve on the outskirts of Pershore. The woodland will be carpeted with bluebells so as well as joining in with the activities, visitors can also take in the natural wonders of the wood.

Harry Green, one of the event organisers, explained “Tiddesley Wood Open Day is really the highlight of our year.

“For visitors it’s a day of relaxing in a beautiful environment – whether it be browsing the craft stalls, exploring wildlife in our discovery zone or just kicking back and listening to the live music while enjoying one of our homemade lunches.

“With heavy horse demonstrations, Valerie Briggs’ artwork inspired by the natural world, weavers, woodworkers, guided walks, family activities and more, there’s something for everyone.”

The event hosts a Wildlife Discovery Zone complete with microscopes and large screens to help visitors get nose-to-nose with bugs and beasties. Local conservation charities will also be in attendance to help people discover more about Worcestershire’s rare and common wildlife.

Celebrating 50 years

Golden Trusty perry (c) CleeCoPhotographyAs the Trust celebrates 50 years since it was established there will also be a special exhibition to celebrate its history.

The Trust will also be selling its own 50th anniversary Golden Perry made by Pershore College using perry pears from Trust nature reserves throughout Worcestershire.

The event usually attracts more than 1000 visitors from across the county and beyond.

Harry added “For the volunteers, Tiddesley Wood Open Day marks the end of our winter season of log sales.

“It’s definitely worth the hard work that all the volunteers put in to making it a success. We look forward to seeing all our visitors but do like to putting our feet up the next day!

“If you’ve never visited the wood, it’s a lovely opportunity to find out what all the fuss is about; it’s also a great chance for people who know about the wood to come along, enjoy the day and find out more about this special place.”

The event takes place between 10am and 5pm on Sunday 6th May and costs £3 for adults and £1 for children.

The reserve is half a mile along the Besford/ Croome road from the B4084 Pershore-Worcester main road (postcode for sat navs is WR10 2AD). There is plenty of free on-site parking.

Stout shoes or wellies are advised if the weather is wet. 

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