Get crafting for Christmas
Crafty woodland visitors rejoice – winter is a great time for sourcing natural craft materials from the woods. Head on a wintry walk and bring along a bag to collect your craft supplies in.
Hunt for pine cones, conkers, twigs and acorns to take home and have a go at some festive Christmas creations. Just remember to only pick things that have already fallen to ground and don’t take too much – leave some for the wildlife to enjoy. Take a look at our Nature Detectives crafts for some inspiration.
Head to an event
There are countless Woodland Trust events taking place throughout winter, so why not round-up the family and head along to one? Winter is tree-planting season, and there are a whole host of tree-planting events across the UK. It’s a great day out and a brilliant way of giving back to the community.
Or, why not get in the festive spirit and come along to a wassailing adventure at Smithills or Skipton Castle Woods? There’s even a Christmas pantomime walk at Yarner Wood, part of Bovey Valley Woods, which is sure to bring some festive cheer! Take a look at all of our Woodland Trust events.
Have some snowy fun
Of course, one of the best things about visiting the woods in winter is the prospect of snow. While it doesn’t happen often, pick the right time and you could be greeted by snow-capped trees, iridescent icicles and fluttering snowflakes.
Have some fun in the snow and build a snowman, go sledging, make snow angels or have a friendly snowball fight. It’s also the perfect time to get snap happy – woodland looks stunning in the snow, so bring your camera along and capture the memories.