Children help litter pick Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 27th April 2019 charity Nature Vibezzz ran a free activity for families in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London (near new Fire Station).

Join Nature Vibezzz on their next free family forest school session at Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm Saturday 4th May 2019 where a different activity will be run.

The session involved the participants helping to remove rubbish from the site. Other activities included adding pinecones to the bug hotel, bug hunting, rope climbing and colouring.

The session finished with hot chocolate made using a kelly kettle and cake, awarding everyone for all their hard work cleaning up the woodland site.

Lots of free woodland activities at Knights Hill Wood in West Norwood

Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 9th February 2019.

This free session involved lots of activities for the participants including litter picking, picking up pine cones for the bug hotel, colouring, making animal masks, building up dead hedge to protect emerging wildflowers planted by participants on previous sessions, rope swing, chopping wood and outdoor cooking.

Next free activity in Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 16th February 2019.

Planting wildlife hedge in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 1st December 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, Lameth.

The session started with children bug hunting, playing around the site, enjoying rope swing and colouring. Then the participants helped litter pick the site with 4 sacks of rubbish removed.

Follwing the litter picking the children helped plant a section of wildlife hedge around the boundary of the woodland site. The wildlife hedge which consists of native tree saplings will grow to benefit local wildlife, help reduce litter and help reduce pollution including reducing noise pollution from traffic.

The session finished with healthy snack and hot chocolate.

Nature Vibezzz will be back in Knights Hill Wood next week 2pm to 4pm Saturday 8th December 2018, this will be our last Saturday activity this year. The sessions will restart Saturday 19th January 2019.

 

Children planting native tree saplings

2pm to 5pm Saturday 17th November 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London. The session started with participants litter picking the woods.

Rope swing, climbing rope, bug hunting equipment and drawing materials was made available for the children to use and enjoy during the session.

Native woodland tree saplings was planted around boundary of the woods by the participants, the trees came from Woodland Trust free tree packs which included Hazel, Blackthorn, Downy birch, Hawthorn, Holly, Goat willow Crab apple and Dog rose trees. The tree saplings will grow up to form a boundary wildlife hedge which will support native wildlife and help prevent littering / fly tipping at the site.

The session finished with participants roasting and eating a healthy fruit kebabs and having hot chocolate. The fruit kebabs was roasted on a campfire with participants chopping wood for the fire.

On our next activity starting 2pm Saturday 24th November 2018  will be in Tivoli Park after Friends of Tivoli Park AGM meeting in West Norwood Fire Station, please come and join us.

Planting wildflower seeds, bulbs and native trees in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 5pm Saturday 10th November 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London. The session started with participants litter picking the woods, with their hard work  2 sacks of rubbish was removed from the woodland.

Rope swing, bug hunting equipment and drawing materials was made available for the children to use and enjoy during the session.

Following the litter picking participants seeded the woodland glade area with native woodland wildflower seed mixture. The seeds was mixed with sand to help participants see where the seeds had already been scattered and sown.

This woodland flower seed mixture contained wild flower species able to tolerate shade and is suitable for sowing in woodland areas.  The wild flowers are adapted to growing amongst established trees where shading has reduced light levels down to 25% of that in the open.  All of the wild flower seeds are of British native origin.   The mixture consisted of seeds from the following:

Bluebell  Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Betony Stachys officinalis, Red Campion  ilene dioica, Foxglove Digitalis purpurea, Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata, Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica, Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo, Nettle-leaved Bellflower Campanula trachelium, Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Perforate, St John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum, Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ramsons (Wild Garlic) Allium ursinum, Selfheal Prunella vulgaris, Wood Avens  Geum urbanum, Wood Sage Teucrium scorodonia.

Then native woodland bulbs and rhizones was planted around the edge of the glade these included Bluebells, Snowdrops, Wild daffodils, Ramsons and Winter Aconites.

Native woodland tree saplings was also planting around boundary of the woods by the participants, the trees came from Woodland Trust free tree packs which included Hazel, Blackthorn, Downy birch, Hawthorn, Holly, Goat willow Crab apple and Dog rose trees.

The session finished with participants cooking and eating a healthy vegetable soup. The soup was cooked on a campfire with participants chopping wood for the fire and cutting vegetables for the soup.

On our next activity starting 2pm Saturday 17th November 2018 we will be continuing to plant trees around the boundary of Knights Hill Wood, please come and join us.

Free family activity session in woodland

2pm to 4pm Saturday 29th September 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, Lambeth.

The session invloved pruning trees to increase light into the site, helping increase biodiversity through encouraging a wider range of plants to grow and help make the woodland feel more safe for users. The pruned material was used to continue to build a dead hedge which will protect a wildflower glade which will be prepared and planted on future sessions.

Activities for children included making animal masks, drawing, making signs, climbing rope, rope swing, bug hunting, litter picking, photography and free play around the woodland site. Many of the children also helped with the tree pruning working together under adult supervision. The activity finished with a healthy fruit snack.

Next week the task will be run in TIvoli Park with Friends of Tivoli Park

Tivoli Park Orchard Care Afternoon: 2-4pm Saturday 6th October 2018

Adult tasks will include:

  1. Clear grass/weeds from immediate area around the base of each fruit tree
  2. Add mulch
  3. Cut/adjust some cages
  4. Label trees

and Nature Vibezzz shall run nature activities for children

Photos taken by children on woodland session

Childminders enjoy free nature activity in Tivoli Park

On Wednesday 19th September 2018 Charity Nature Vibezzz ran a free activity for a group of childminders in Tivoli Park. The activity involved the children collecting nature items such as leaves, berries and flowers to make nature perfume. The children made labels for their perfume which was bottled up in spray bottles to take home. The activity session finished with a healthy fruit snack, please contact Nature Vibezzz if you want us to run free sessions for your school or organisation.

Free Saturday nature activites in Knights Hill Wood and Tivoli Park

Nature Vibezzz free family nature conservation and forest school activities will re-start 2pm to 4pm Saturday 6th October 2018. Activities will take place in Tivoli Park and Knights Hill Wood West Norwood, Lambeth, London.

Please come along and join in the fun activities for all ages.

Free family nature activities Lambeth London

Familes continue to make improvements to local woodland on free activity

On Saturday 21st July 2018 Nature Vibezzz was joined by many families to help at Knights Hill Woods West Norwood London. Everyone helped to continue the dead hedge being made to protect the wild flower glade and create a habiat for small creatures and insects.

As well as helping build the dead hedge children attending enjoyed free play around the woods, making signs, rope swing, drawing and hunting for creepy crawlies.

The session finished with a healthy fruit snack.

Free family activity at Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 30th June 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature conservation activity at Knights Hill Wood West Norwood Lambeth London.

The activity involved contuing to make the dead hedge which will protect the wild flower glade created on previous community activities at the site. All ages took part in digging holes, installing wooden posts and filling in the hedge with sticks.

The children also enjoyed climbing ropes, rope swing, hunting for bugs and colouring.

The activity finished with a healthy fruit snack.

Come join us next Saturday at Knights Hill Wood from 2pm and help make a big different to this wonderful woodland site.