Make a note in your diary! On the Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December, Santa will be returning to Warley Woods to meet the children in his grotto in the Pavilion. Viewing on Saturday is by appointment only between 11am – 3:30pm and you can book an appointment by calling into the shop or calling 0121 429 2440. On Sunday 7th, Santa will meet his fans by the fountain at 3:30pm and then he will ride through the woods on his sleigh up to the Pavilion where there mince pies and mulled wine, hot drinks and snacks and other stalls to look around while you queue to see Santa in his grotto. The cost to visit Santa on both days is £3 per child.
There is lots coming up in the Woods in the next few weeks. Please see below our post about the Halloween event on 31st October.
Then in November we have…
Friday 7th November: Stargazing in the Pavilion, led by Birmingham Astronomical Society. A chance to look at the stars, hear about them, see equipment and ask questions. £3 for adults, children free. Hot drinks and biscuits included. Drop in between 7pm and 9pm.
Friday 14th November: Annual Fundraising Quiz for the Community Trust. Bring a team, or come on your own and we will help you find one. Hot drinks available, bring your own “stronger” or soft drinks if you want to. Arrive by 7.15 for a 7.30 start. £4 per person. St Hilda’s Church Hal.
Saturday 22nd November. Free Warley Woof seminar by Carolyn Mentieth on “Understanding your dog” at the Pavilion. Places are limited and must be booked in advance on 0121 429 2440. 1.30 – 4.30pm. Humans only. No pets at the seminar.
Thank you very much to the team at Global Foods who have donated £1,500 to the Trust today. Jas, Lisa and Pete are pictured here with Viv, the Trust Manager. Jas got in contact with the Trust because her children told her about the vandalism on the greens at Warley Woods in July and they wanted to try and help.
Global Foods is a NISA store and each store builds up a charity pot of money which comes from sales on particular own brand goods and then the shop can decide which charities should receive that money. We are really grateful that they have thought of us, as this is a significant sized donation.
They are also raising money for the Trust through their Christmas Raffle where you can get free tickets if you spend £10, but you can buy tickets for £5 – prizes include a gents mountain bike, high street vouchers and Cadbury World tickets. The draw runs until 20th December.
There will be a Halloween Trail in Warley Woods on 31st October. Come to the Pavilion to register and collect your map and find your way to the different tableau to find out about the ghosts of Warley Woods. It costs £1.50 per person (adult or child). It is a popular event and there are often queues to register, so if you want to beat the queue, buy your wristband in advance in the shop and just pick up your map on the night. The scary trail will be available from 6pm.
They have arrived at last, the Warley Woods Community Trust christmas cards for 2014 – they are now on sale in the shop in the Pavilion. They are packs of 4 (one of each design) for £1.95 or by 3 packs for £5.50. Thank you to Andrew Smith, Jenny Pearce and Rachel Falcon for allowing us to use the beautiful pictures.