Events at Heartwood Forest

There are events throughout the year at Heartwood Forest – 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 booked in advance, so make sure to read the booking information for any events that you would like to attend.

Heartwood Nature Detectives, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August, timed tickets

Calling all budding Nature Detectives! Join us for an adventure at our first ever Nature Detectives LIVE event. Explore, imagine, play and discover with hands-on activities, puzzle-solving games and lots more fun to be had!

Advance booking essential. To book please visit our events page.

Ticket times are:
9.45 – 11.15am
11.30am – 1pm
2pm – 3.30pm

Small girl with magnifying glass looking at stag beetle
Aerial photograph of Heartwood Forest

Arboretum walk, Saturday 1 September 2-4pm

Join us for an introduction to England's newest and largest arboretum of native trees and shrubs. You will see 60 different species and learn the fascinating history of how they have been used over the centuries. They are still small saplings, but you will be able to watch them grow in coming years.

Park in the Nomansland Common Car Park, Ferrers Lane, between the villages of Sandridge and Wheathampstead; meet your leader there at 2pm to start the walk.

Places limited to 20 people, so advance booking essential. To book please visit our events page.

Cost £5 per person.