Events at Heartwood Forest

There are events throughout the year at Heartwood – find out more below and check back for updates regularly to make sure you don't miss out on anything. Some events need to be reserved in advance, so please read the booking information closely.

Spring Equinox Awakening Yoga Workshop (run by Woodland Yoga), Friday 21 June 19.30-20.30

This celebration will take time to honour Mother Nature’s energy and create a moving meditation so that our attentions can turn inwards and finish with deeply grounding yin and yoga nidra.

No experience necessary but a willingness to be in nature in all weathers essential!

Cost £20 if booked and paid before 2 March, £25 after.

What to wear and bring: lots of thin warm layers, yoga mat, blanket and water.

For more information and to book visit www.woodlandyoga.co.uk

(Photo: Louise Neicho)

Heartwood Forest through the lens, Wednesday 26 June 10am–12pm

Explore Heartwood through a lens: join this walk around the forest and take the opportunity to photograph the wild flower meadows and developing woodland under the guidance of two experienced Heartwood photographers.

Cost £5 per person. Limited places are available.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain – which can be muddy and uneven in places. Insect repellent is advised in warmer weather.

Meet in main car park, situated off the B651 (AL4 9DQ).

 More information and how to book

Family Butterfly Walk, Saturday 30 June 10-11.30am

Join our butterfly experts for a family friendly walk around Heartwood. Discover just how many butterflies there are and where best to spot them. All ages welcome.

Advance booking essential as places are limited.

£3 per person (under 3s free).

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain – it can be muddy and uneven in places. Insect repellent is advised in warmer weather!

Park in the main car park, situated off the B651 – the main road which runs from Sandridge to Wheathampstead (postcode AL4 9DQ).

 More information and how to book

Moth Trapping, Friday 12 July 9.30pm–12am

Join our local expert as we set up and check moth traps at Heartwood and identify what we find. Please bring a torch!

Advance booking essential as places are limited.

Cost is £5 per person.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain – the ground may be muddy and uneven in places. Insect repellent is advised in warmer weather!

Park in the main car park, situated off the B651 – the main road that runs from Sandridge to Wheathampstead (postcode AL4 9DQ).

 More information and how to book

Twilight Walk, Friday 2 August 8–10pm

Explore Heartwood as the sun sets. Our expert will guide you through the dusk chorus, and the sights and sounds as day turns to night. Please bring a torch!

Advance booking essential as places are limited.

Cost £5 per person.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and please dress appropriately for the weather – the ground may be muddy and uneven in places. Insect repellent is advised in warmer weather!
    
Meet in the main car park, situated off the B651, the main road which runs from Sandridge to Wheathampstead (postcode AL4 9DQ).

 More information and how to book

Nature Detectives Live, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August

Calling all budding Nature Detectives! Are you ready to solve a wild mystery? Join us and some tree-loving friends for a fun-packed detective session at Heartwood Forest. Explore, imagine, play and discover with hands-on activities, puzzle-solving games and much more!

Advance booking essential as places are limited.

NB: there will be timed sessions throughout the day.

More information coming soon!

Heartwood Forest Fungi Walk, Autumn TBC

Join mycology experts from Hertfordshuire and Bedfordshire Fungi group as they survey Heartwood, identifying and recording fungi.

Advance booking essential as places are limited.

Cost £5 per person.

Meet in the main car park.

More information coming soon!