Sat 5th Sept – Plant Hunters’ Fair

The popular, FREE TO ENTER, plant fair with brilliant independent plant nurseries and artisans returns! It’s a great time to give your garden a late boost of colour and is also the perfect time to plant, ready for next year’s bloom. The lakeside restaurant will be open. If you want to explore the 156-acre arboretum, there is a separate charge. Free entry to the plant fair. Free parking. Dogs welcome but please keep them on a lead. The fair runs from 10am–4pm.

Please keep up to date and PLEASE CHECK BEFORE TRAVELLING FOR ANY LATE CHANGES. www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Bodenham Arboretum is situated between Bridgnorth the A442 and A449 just north of Kidderminster – use postcode DY11 5TB for SatNav.

 

 

 

 

Wed 30th Sept – Oils & Acrylics – Outdoor Painting Workshops

This workshop will be held outdoors and there are limited numbers to ensure it can comply with social distancing / Govt requirements. (Total of 6 people including tutor).

International prize winning local artist Dj offers the opportunity to paint outside and explore different methods and techniques for applying paint, with an emphasis on colour mixing, to help capture Bodenham’s beautiful landscape effectively.

The workshop will take place within the grounds of the Arboretum and will involve painting demonstrations, as well as individual guidance and tuition.

You will need to bring your own art materials, including canvas or board, oil or acrylic paints, brushes, easel or pochade box and a seat if required. Suitable outdoor clothing is also recommended.

Time: 10am – 4pm. Cost: £40. Suitable for all abilities. To book – call the Visitor Centre on 01562 852444
Further information – www.artbydj.co.uk

 

 

Sat 24th Oct – Sun 1st Nov, Bodenham’s Pumpkin Walk

We have been so overwhelmed by interest in our annual Pumpkin Walk that we have decided the safest way to proceed with the event is to make it ‘Ticket Only.’ We are concerned that it may become far too crowded / unsafe if we do not cap numbers to this event.
Therefore, admission will be by ticket only.

We have allocated three slots (10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm) to each of the nine days the Trail will be open (Sat 24th Oct – Sun 1st Nov inclusive).

Tickets will go on sale online, Tuesday 1st Sept and will be available from www.ticketsource/bodenhamarboretum

Standard Arboretum Admission fees: Adult £6.50, Children £3.50, Under 5s free of charge, + booking fee. Annual Pass Holders – the Trail is included as part of your subscription. (booking is not required – simply present your pass on the day you choose to visit).

Daytime only, no activities on the terrace, but just as much fun! Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead.

Please note – the Arboretum will close at 5pm.

PAST EVENTS

Sat 18th July – Mon 31st Aug

Can you spot our special visitors who are hiding in the Arboretum? They have taken over ‘Poplar Dingle!’

The ‘Tree People’ are quite shy…some are funny, some grumpy, some cheeky and some very naughty. They like to hide amongst the trees!

They’re looking forward to seeing you…collect a treat at the end if you manage to find them all!

From Sat 18th July onwards, every day from 10am – 5pm, until 31st August.

Trail included as part of Admission fee: Adults £6.50, Children £3.50 (under 5s free). Booking not necessary – just turn up. Dogs on leads welcome.

 

Sat 29th, Sun 30th & Mon 31st August – Visit the Viking Village at Bodenham!

The Svartland Vikings return for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Tour their village, hear their interesting stories, watch them cook and learn the secrets of their trades & crafts……all in a safe outdoor environment, with social distancing measures in place.

Plus, enjoy over 5 miles of wonderful woodland walks. Refreshments available from the Visitor Centre or pack a picnic!
Dogs are welcome! Great value family day out! Booking not required.

FREE EVENT – included as part of Arboretum Admission – Adults £6.50, Children (5-16 yrs) £3.50, Under 5s free, Family Ticket £18 (2 Adults + upto 4 children)

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Mon 13th July – Pencil & Watercolour Workshops

Come down to Bodenham Arboretum and unleash your inner artist with the help of local artist Daphne Millington. Learn new skills using pencils and / or watercolours to create your very own masterpiece.

We ask that you please bring a HB pencil + a selection of coloured pencils, putty rubber and smooth paper if you’re sticking to the pencil drawing; if you prefer using watercolours please bring along your own paints and brushes – however we will have some spare if you’re unable to get hold of all of these.

The day also includes morning tea or coffee with cake, homemade meat plaits with a selection of delicious salads and a scrumptious homemade dessert and finish the day off with the Bodenham afternoon cream tea.

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £29.50 per person with a non refundable £5 deposit to be paid per person to secure your place.
To book: call the Visitor Centre 01562 852 444. Please note spaces are limited. Please note that we have other workshops running throughout the year – Mon 13th July, Nov 2nd & Nov 9th.

 
 

 

Wed 22nd July –  Thurs 20th Aug – Summer Holiday Clubs with The World Outside

Woodland Explorers and Forest Explorers are wonderful sessions where the children can experience and discover the woods in a safe and secure environment. The wonderful woodland of Bodenham Arboretum provides a beautiful autumnal backdrop for our adventures! Activities include bushcraft and forest school type activities, including den building, mud kitchen, cooking on the fire, natural arts and crafts.

Woodland Explorers
Half Day – Ages 8 to 12 years – Drop off and leave
3 hour sessions – 9.30am to 12.30pm , £15 per a child
Wed 22 July, Wed 29 July, Tue 4th Aug, Wed 12 Aug, Wed 19 Aug…older siblings welcome! (discounted)

Forest Explorers
Full Day – Ages 6 to 12 years – Drop off and leave
7 hour sessions – 8.45 am to 4pm , £30 per a child (discount for siblings)
Thurs 23 July, Thurs 30 July, Thurs 6 Aug, Thur 13 Aug, Thurs 20 Aug…older siblings welcome! (discounted)

Book here – www.ticketsource.co.uk/theworldoutsideforestschool
For further information – Contact Sandra 07765 394456,
sandra@theworldoutside.co.uk , www.theworldoutside.co.uk

 

 

 

Sat 20th June – Outdoor Yoga

 

Enjoy yoga in the open air, exploring the body and opening the mind. Breathe deep and let your body guide you.

The session is open to all levels of experience, whether you have never done yoga before or are an experienced practitioner. Enjoying an open flow and open hearted practice in the beautiful grounds of Bodenham Arboretum.

Yoga teacher Victoria Waits you will take you on a journey releasing tension and stress within the body physical and emotionally. Listening to the sounds of nature, connecting to the earth, feeling the breeze and sharing the space with like minded people.

These workshops are held in the grounds outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful sunshine. Sessions are weather permitting, if it is raining on the day you will receive notification that the workshop has been cancelled and will be refunded in full.

Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm, Cost: £10 per person

To book call the Visitor Centre on 01562 852444.

 

 

 

 

Sat 13th June – Bodenham’s Picnic in the Park with Live Music – POSTPONED

Pack a picnic, sit back and enjoy an evening of wonderful music covering a mix of genres from contemporary to classics from the very talented James Baker Acoustic, Got 2 Sing Choir and Bromyard Wind Band.

A bar will also be open. Grounds open 6.00pm, music 7.00pm – 9.30pm.

Tickets: £15 Adults – includes free drink from the bar (adults), £5 Under 16s
Available from Ticketsource –
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bodenhamarboretum
Also available directly from Bodenham Arboretum.

Sorry no gazebos or barbeques allowed.

 

 

 

Wed 10th June – Oils & Acrylics – Outdoor Painting Workshop – POSTPONED

SORRY – WED 29TH APRIL WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLACES AVAILABLE FOR 10TH JUNE.

International prize winning local artist Dj offers the opportunity to paint outside and explore different methods and techniques for applying paint, with an emphasis on colour mixing, to help capture Bodenham’s beautiful landscape effectively.

The workshop will take place within the grounds of the
Arboretum and will involve painting demonstrations,
as well as individual guidance and tuition.

You will need to bring your own art materials, including canvas or
board, oil or acrylic paints, brushes, easel or pochade box and a
seat if required. Suitable outdoor clothing is also recommended.

Time: 10am – 4pm. Cost: £40. Suitable for all abilities.
To book – call the Visitor Centre on 01562 852444
Further information – www.artbydj.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Mon 1st June, Djembe Drumming Workshop – Beginners to Improvers

Experience the energy of traditional West African drumming and the joy of community music making with tutor Faith Sax for an energizing day here in the beautiful surroundings of Bodenham Arboretum.

£37.00 per person for the day, which also includes morning tea or coffee, a Ploughman’s Lunch and an afternoon cream tea!

The day is pitched for beginners and improvers to learn how to play Djembe and Bass Drums. Drums are provided. Other Workshops will be running throughout the year: June 1st, July 6th, Sept 14th and Nov 16th.

To book please call 01562 852444.

Wed 27th May – 8 week course

Training in Mindfulness can help us to: handle stress and anxiety more effectively, maintain healthier, happier relationships and more fulfilling lives, press our pause button and respond calmly to situations rather than overreacting or made to feel overwhelmed.

Starting on Wednesday 27th May, an 8 week course and for the third year running, Bodenham Arboretum will be the venue for the gold standard MBSR programme. Visit www.mindfulstream.co.uk for more information.

 

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