Our annual fundraising quiz will be on Friday 11th November at St Hilda’s Church Hall. Due to start at 7.30pm. £2.50 per person. Teams of up to 6, or come along and we’ll find you a team. No need to book. Light refreshments on sale.
The new Warley Woods Christmas Cards are now on sale in the shop and can also be bought online. Due in the shop shortly we will also have a new 1000 piece Jigsaw showing events at Warley Woods and our first ever Warley Woods Calendar – 13 beautiful pictures of Warley Woods through the seasons. Thank you to all the photographers who have allowed us to use their photos to help raise funds for Warley Woods.
Lots of other products in the shop – new Jellycat toys including Fox, Badger, Hedgehog and Owl. We are still selling our popular glass coasters with images of Warley Woods in them and our Vintage Images of Warley Woods book. Other special products include the origami in the woods booklet which includes origami paper, so people can start having a go, the minute they get home and handpainted tealight holders. We are also a stockist of Andrew Maxam’s Old Smethwick Bearwood and Warley Calendars. Come and have a browse. Open 9am -4pm.
You are invited to come and hear the ghostly stories connected with Warley Woods on a walk that takes you to where ghosts have been seen and where murders took place. Stories include the famous Grey Lady of Warley Woods, the story of Bravo the Dog who lived at the Abbey and the murder of Sam Whitehouse.
David Yates, local historian, or on this occasion, David the Wizard will be leading the walk and telling the stories on the evening of Friday 28th October. The walk starts at 6pm with a charge of £3 for adults and £1 for children which includes a drink after the walk back at the Pavilion. Everyone is encouraged to come in spooky-dress and there will be prizes for both children and adults for the best outfits.
Please bring torches as the Woods are deadly dark at night!
Just a reminder for the juniors wishing to join in the golfing fun with Greg during the October Half Term, there are still spaces available on all three days – Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th from 10am – 12pm. The cost is £10 per day or 3 days for £25.
The Junior Winter Club is also underway with the next session planned for Saturday 29th October. There will be two Saturday morning sessions per month through the winter, where the juniors can continue to progress through the Junior Golf Passport, achieving their Level1+ certificates and cap badges.
For adults we have spaces on Sunday 13th November for the next ‘Learn Golf in a Day’. 10am-1.45pm £20 per person.
Call the shop on 0121 429 2440 is reserve a space on any of the above activities.
The Trust AGM will be held on Saturday October 15th at 2pm in the Padgham Room in the Pavilion. All members welcome. Still time to nominate new Trustees. For more information about standing as a Trustee please ring the office and speak to Viv.
The Padgham Room is available for hire for small groups. Recently it has been used for small children’s parties; Pilates classes; and group meetings such as the Friends of Lightwoods Park. Please contact the office if you’d like to book for your event (0121 420 1061).
Roger Haslam, one of our green keepers, has retired after over 40 years’ service at Warley Woods. At a leaving meal for Roger, Viv Cole, the Trust Manager, gave him some stainless steel tools for his allotment—just to ensure that he keeps busy! We hope Roger will also have more time to play golf here at Warley. Thanks Roger for all your hard work over the years.
We have appointed Roger’s replacement, Kelvin Walker, who will be starting with us sometime in October. Kelvin has many years’ experience as a greenkeeper and we welcome him to Warley Woods.
Spooky Goings on in the Woods for Hallowe’en on Friday October 28th. There will be a ghost walk through the Woods followed by a fancy dress competition and refreshments back at the Pavilion. Start at 6 pm. More details here and on the notice boards shortly.
The Quiz will be on Friday November 11th at St Hilda’s church hall starting at 7.30. Book the date now. More details will be on the website and the notice boards shortly.
Half term junior golf camps on Weds, Thurs and Fri October 26th, 27th and 28th, 10 am to 12 pm. £10 per day or £25 for the 3 days. All ages and abilities welcome!
Junior Winter Golf Club will start on Saturday October 1st and take place on 2 Saturdays each month through to February. Sessions will be from 10 am to 11 am. £5 a session; £25.00 for 6 sessions and £42 for 10 sessions. Ring the shop to book 0121 429 2440.
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