Care about the planet this Valentine's month – instead of sending cards this year, plant some trees. 

Set a date and come along to our Young People's forest with your loved ones - create memories whilst you plant some trees together.

Planting a tree is a gift that will last a lifetime and the perfect way to bond with your perfect someone.

There will be music playing and everyone under 21 will get a voucher for a drink and snack. Further refreshments are available to buy for those over 21.

Follow the Young People's Forest on for more events and how to get involved. 

Don't Forget

Please dress appropriately for the weather and for grassed fields.

If you have a spade, please bring it with you but we will have a number of spades available for you.

When and where

  • Date:  Saturday 26 February. 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: Tree planting is taking place on the Smalley side of the Young People’s Forest (Heanor Road, Smalley, DE7 6DW) - which is a 25-minute walk from the car park Shipley Country Park (DE75 7GX). What3Words location:///hiring.history.spaceship
  • Dogs: Dogs are not encouraged. Any dogs present MUST be kept on leads and their mess picked up and removed.
  • Access: This event is on unsurfaced and uneven ground meaning it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Parking: Pay and display parking is available next door at Shipley Country Park, DE75 7GX.
  • Public Transport: The H1 bus stops 5-10 minutes gentle walk from where we’re planting, in Smalley.

How to book

Booking is essential. Please visit the Mead Eventbrite page to book. 

For further information email

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