January – March
The arboretum is transformed into a winter wonderland with ice, frost and snow adding a magical touch to the many trees, plants and views.
In January and February snowdrops and wild cyclamen are the first to be seen. Also during this time the Big School Bird Watch takes place in conjunction with the West Midland Bird Club and the Wyre Forest County Council Sustainability Officer. Contact 01562 820505 for more information.
In early spring acres of daffodils and later primroses, bluebells and foxgloves line many of the woodland walks and plantations.
Beautiful blossom adorns a variety of trees spread out all over the Arboretum, such as Magnolias, Cherries, Crab Apple and the Jargonelle Pear trees in the Conservation hedge that line part of the mile long drive.
This is the lambing and calving season and the new borns can be seen in the barns and fields on the farm. A little later come the new chicks hatching from the farmyard poultry.
12th and 15th February – Valentines Afternoon Tea
Relax and enjoy our delicious afternoon tea together by candle light in the
Lakeside Room overlooking the Big Pool. Follow with a romantic walk around the Arboretum.
Includes assorted sandwiches, a selection of homemade cakes and slices, homemade scones with butter, jam and cream served with tea, coffee and a glass of prosecco.
Spaces limited! Booking Advised!
13th February and 27th March Djembe Drums
Experience the energy of the traditional West African drumming and the joy of community music making. The day is pitched for beginners and improvers to learn how to play Djembe and Bass Drums. Drums will be Provided.
10am – 4pm
£30.00 per person including morning tea or coffee, a Ploughman’s Lunch and an afternoon cream tea.
15th February – 5th March Bodenham Fairy House Trail
Fun for ALL the family, come down to Bodenham Arboretum this February half term and hunt out the Bodenham Fairy Houses.
Hidden away throughout Bodenham Arboretum, the fairy folk have been very busy. Hand Crafted by local artist Denise Brownridge of “Ruddle Lugs”, these 5 houses, all made from our very own Bodenham trees are simply magical.
These follies are not just fun for little people but a much needed dose of wonder and whimsy for all.
These incredible, one of a kind pieces, from the installation will be available for sale as well as some of “Ruddle Lugs” smaller homes if you wanted to take some magic away for your own home or garden.
The Bodenham Fairy House Trail is included in normal admission into the grounds.
12th March Droitwich Model Boat Club
Enjoy watching hand crafted model boats sail on the Big Pool. Here from 11am until 5pm you can ask the sailors questions and have a good look at some of their boats. The club regularly sails at Worcester County Hall and Top Barn Farm but they always come down to Bodenham twice a year for you to share the experience.
25th and 26th March Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Treat Mom this Mother’s Day weekend to our delicious afternoon tea in the Lakeside Room overlooking the Big Pool.
Includes assorted sandwiches, a selection of homemade sponge cakes and slices, homemade scones with butter, jam and cream served with tea and coffee
Includes a free glass of prosecco for Mom
Spaces Limited. Booking Advised!