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Bog babies and tadpoles!

The summer term is underway and at Perivale Wood we are busy with lots of school and group trips. We have welcomed new schools Yeading Primary and St Marks Primary and have welcomed back schools that have made many visits in the past such as North Ealing Primary and Perivale Primary. The bluebells have been spectacular and our Open Day …

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Spring is on its way!

The frogs are mating and will be spawning soon. Soon the slow worms will be out of hibernation and the first bluebells will start flowering. Now is the perfect time to book your school class or group into a session at Perivale Wood for the spring or summer term. 90 Year 1 children from Springhallow Primary School visited Perivale Wood …

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Autumn 2017

During the autumn we welcomed children of all ages to Perivale Wood. North Ealing Primary School returned with their early years classes to explore autumn using the story Dream Catcher by Audrey Osofsky. The children made their own dream catchers using natural material found in the woodland. We also welcomed back the KS1/2 and KS3 homeschooled groups who visited Perivale …

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Breakaway ‘through the seasons’

Gillian de Soyres (Forest Corner) ”The woodland environment offers the group peace, tranquility and a wholesome sensory experience; that alone is of great value to these adults with learning difficulties. However, we have also been able to impart new skills such as using tools, creating using woodland resources and foraging. The group also had the chance to liaise with other …

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Springhallow School ‘Creating a Nature Garden with Perivale Wood Inspiration’

Springhallow School is an Ealing school for children with cross spectrum autism. This project has supported us to outreach to this local school. Several volunteers and support people have helped us to create their own forest school/nature space in their school grounds. Over twenty of the pupils have visited the Reserve over the nine months. It is not only the …

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Approaching springtime

Now is the time to start thinking about booking your school or group visit to Perivale Wood for the spring and summer. With the new Bluebell Centre opening in February we have even more to offer. The classroom can accommodate a class of 30 and there are new washing and toilet facilities. We launched Mini Rangers in November. This is …

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Froglets and Fieldwork

We have had amazing summer term at Perivale Wood. The Education Programme has been fully booked and we’ve enjoyed visits from many different schools and groups. Perivale Primary Year 1 came for a full day and learned about vertebrates, wild flowers and trees. It was the perfect time for the vertebrate session as the tadpoles were in different stages of …

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Bluebells and Buttercups

April was a glorious month at Perivale Wood. The woodland was a carpet of blue and we enjoyed our most successful Open Day yet on April 24th. Over 3000 people enjoyed the bluebell spectacular and took part in lots of fun activities including woodland art with Anna from Creation Station, facepainting and performances from Ealing Morris Dancers and Impact Theatre. …

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Perivale Wood in April

April is always the most beautiful month at Perivale Wood. The ancient oak woodland is full of thousands of flowering bluebells mixed with blackthorn blossom and yellow lesser celandine. The wildlife is also awakening in the reserve. We saw the first slow worm of the year on the 4th April, just out of hibernation, and the new pond is full …