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Events Open to the Public at Bishops Wood

National Grid sponsored and helped organise a Bio Blitz at Bishops Wood over the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2013.  Leading experts joined with members of the public to help find, identify and record bats, moths, butterflies and other wildlife found in the woodland, meadows and ponds of Bishops Wood.  Visit the National Grid Connecting (External Website) to view some fantastic photos taken over the weekend.





Archaeology of the Dark Ages (PDF 355 KB)

Thegns of Mercia combine forces with Worcestershire Young Archaeologists' Club and the County Archaeology Service to provide an exciting family day for anyone interested in archaeology and the Anglo Saxon period.

  • Talk to Saxon warriors and craftsman
  • Listen to Anglo Saxon music and verse
  • View replicas of the Staffordshire Hoard
  • See reconstructions of armour and weapons
  • Make clay pots, spin wool, weave with tablets and looms, process flax and much more...


Archaeology of the Dark Ages 1

Archaeology of the Dark Ages 2

Archaeology of the Dark Ages 3

Sunday 27th April 2014

11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Adult £4
Child £2

Bluebell Walk


Join us at 2.0 p.m. on a guided walk through our glades of blue as far as the eye can see. Learn more of the natural history and folklore of one of the nation’s favourite plants. Bring a picnic if you wish.


(Please check the website to confirm the date please as the bluebells might be early or late!)

Sunday 11th May 2014

2:00 to 4:30 pm

Adult £4
Child £2

The Plight of Bees talk and AGM


Following a short AGM, there will be a talk on bees, what they do for us and the problems they currently face.

Tuesday 10th June 2014

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Free of charge



A weekend of activities to investigate what creatures are to be found at Bishops Wood. Join some of the country's leading expert naturalists.

Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th June 2014

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Folksy Theatre present The Taming of the Shrew
Following last years successful national tour of Romeo & Juliet, Folksy Theatre are thrilled to be back this year performing Shakespeare's wonderful comedy 'The Taming of the Shrew' at beautiful Bishops Wood.
Baptista has declared that no one may court his youngest daughter Bianca until first her older sister, the ill-tempered Katherine, is married.
Petruchio, a brash young man from Verona, agrees to marry Katherine - but can he tame her?
Set in the rockin' 50's, its The Shrew as you've never seen it before.
The production is filled with live music, large characters and guarantees to have audiences of young and old alike, laughing along.
Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs, friends and family to enjoy this wonderful open-air production.
For more information visit the Folksy Theatre (External Website).
Thursday 24th July 2014  7:00pm Tickets go on sale online on 1st April.

Please contact Bishops Wood Centre on 01299 250513 or email for further details of events and check out Friends of Bishops Wood (External Website) for details of membership.

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External websites

  • Anubis
    A Website that specialises in first aid training and team building.
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
    The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
  • Earth Education UK  
    Information on the Earth Education process - helping people to live more harmoniously with the natural world
  • Flora locale 2013 Training Programme
    The Flora locale Training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green or garden. Improve your wildflower id skills or learn how to introduce woodland wildflowers into new woods...
  • Folksy Theatre
    Folksy Theatre tour rural areas performing a range of Theatre styles from issue-based plays and Theatre-In-Education, to open-air Shakespeare productions. On this site you can find information on the company and it’s various productions, along with pictures, reviews, comments and tour dates.
  • Forest School Association
    The Forest School Association is the professional body and UK wide voice for Forest School, promoting best practice, cohesion and quality Forest School for all
  • Friends of Bishops Wood 
    Friends of Bishops Wood is a charity set up to support the work of the Bishops Wood Centre. We run regular events that are open to the public
  • Herefordshire Forest Schools
    Information and advice from Herefordshire Forest Schools
  • Institue of Outdoor Learning
    Encouraging outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision
  • Learning through Landscapes
    A site dedicated to stimulating outdoor learning experiences.
  • National Grid
    Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Planetary Voices Radio
    Tour around the Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Tide - global learning
    A teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning through engaging with global perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international development
  • WCC Biodiversity for Schools
    Worcestershire County Councils School and Biodiversity Section.

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