Warley Woods Park and Golf Course

managed by Warley Woods Community Trust


Upcoming Events

  • June 15, 2018 – Botanical Walk 7:30 pm
  • June 18, 2018 – Volunteer Monday 1:30 pm
  • June 19, 2018 – Board Meeting 7:00 pm
  • June 24, 2018 – Volunteer Sunday 10:30 am
  • June 26, 2018 – Resources Subgroup 6:30 pm
  • July 2, 2018 – Volunteer Monday 1:30 pm

End of November Update

Santa is coming to the Woods twice this year.  On Saturday  December 10th he will be in his grotto for children to visit him from 1 pm until 3.45 pm.  You must book a slot for this session (NOW FULLY BOOKED).  There will be no other activities that day although the café will be open until 4 pm.  On Sunday December 11th Santa will be coming to the Fountain at 4 pm and riding his sleigh through the Woods to his grotto where he will see children until 6.30 pm.  These times cannot be booked and children will have to queue.  Also on Sunday there will be refreshments available—hot chestnuts, mince pies, chocolate fountain, mulled wine and more—and there will be Tombola, children’s activities, carol singing etc during the afternoon/early evening in and around the Pavilion.

We need more prizes for the tombola. These do not need to be expensive, so if you have any unwanted gifts, tins of food or drink etc that we could use please drop them in to the office or shop.  Thank you!

Stuck for a Christmas present?  Why not give a Golf Voucher?  This can be  either for lessons with Greg the professional, a round of golf, or for golf accessories.  All prices of vouchers are available in the shop.

Also we have new stock in for Christmas.  There are new designs of  Christmas Cards,   a new  Warley Woods jigsaw,  the book, Vintage Images of Warley Woods and also a  Warley Woods Calendar with scenes of the woods during the year.  These are available from the shop or  here on line (see the link to our shop in the top right hand corner). There are lots of other things for sale in the shop so do come and browse and buy—opening hours are 9 am to 4 pm weekdays and 8 am to 4 pm at weekends.

The Oral History Project will be getting under way in the new year with a training session for all those who would like to do some of the interviews.  This will take place on Saturday 25th February from 10 am until 4 pm.   This session will be for those people who definitely want to take part in the project and also for others who are not sure but would like to find out more.  Please ring Viv at the office for more details (420 1061) and to book a place.

The running group, Warley Woods Pacers goes from strength to strength, with a lot of the group running in the recent Birmingham Half Marathon.  You don’t have to be up to that standard to join, however!  All levels welcome, and help and support will be given. Contact Nigel, the organiser, on 07785 342366 for more details.

Another Christmas present idea  –  give someone Trust Membership for a year. Only £6 a year individual or £12 for a family or perhaps sponsor a tree in their name? Alternatively, if you’re not a member yet perhaps you should join yourself.  Application forms available at the shop or on the downloads page here.

From time to time we have groups of corporate volunteers who help in the Woods, and recently groups from HSBC have been helping our Monday volunteers.  It has been great to work with them, and has certainly made the tasks easier! Hopefully they will be sending groups through December and January as well, and we’d just like to say thank you for giving up your time to do some of the less attractive jobs in the park, such as pulling out brambles and nettles and sweeping leaves.   If your company wants to send a group please contact the office and we will try and arrange a date.

Finally, thanks to all who came to the Quiz last week. The hall was packed and although some of the questions were a bit hard it appeared that people had enjoyed the evening.  Also, we raised over £175 for the Trust.

Quiz Night on Friday 11th November

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.

Christmas Cards now 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.

Spookiness at Halloween – 28th October

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!

Golf Fun for Juniors at Half term

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.

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Charity number: 1092754