There were quite a few comments in response to our User Survey about wanting the cafe to be open longer. We talked to Jenny about this and had some plans for trialling evening opening this Summer. However we’ve thought again and instead of the cafe being open late just once or twice a week, we will be providing refreshments in the shop – 7 days a week. This will be from when the cafe closes until the building does at 7pm or later in the week and 6pm at weekends. We have a hot drinks machine (nice coffee too) and icecream and Jenny’s fridge will be stocked with cold drinks, chocolate, home made cake and some sandwiches. We hope this will provide what everyone is looking for “after hours” and it will help the Trust raise funds too.
The every popular Buggyfit sessions start again for a new five week term on Tuesday 26th April. It’s always inspiring to see that group of new mums powering their way through the woods under the watchful eye of their instructor Kathy Lamb. If you would like to find out more about exercising with your youngster with you in the open air then contact Kathy on 07730433697.
If you are enjoying the Summer like weather and fancy exercising outside, then Kevin at Kickstart Bootcamp has a great offer on at the moment. Called the “4 Week Drop a Clothing Size Boot Camp”, you get 12 sessions in 4 weeks and lots of other support and benefits and fast results. Sessions will be held at Warley Woods (Abbey Road Entrance) at 6:15am -7pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- You’ll get 12 intense 45 minute workouts
- A choice of 2 nutrition plans
- Follow along mobility videos to decrease any muscle soreness
- Video tips and exercises to help you along the way
- A good reason to go out shopping for new clothes
All that for just £99
First session starts on 16th May 2011. Registrations must be in by 14th May 2011. Email Kevin for a registration form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Warley Woods Community Trust will be holding its special Easter event on Easter Monday 25th April.
There will be an Easter Egg roll down the meadow’s long bank (called the death run in snowy weather) with prizes for the egg-roller that rolls the furthest. If you have a decorated egg, then you can enter the Painted Egg Competition.
There will also be an Easter Egg Trail with clues which will lead visitors through the Woods to the Pavilion where hot cross buns and hot drinks will be available (alongside normal café fayre) and other fun eggy activities. There will be a special raffle for a giant chocolate bunny, donated by Marks and Spencer.
Viv Cole, Trust Manager said “This is our fourth year of the Egg Roll and it has become a really popular event. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun – whether you are artistic, competitive, or just want an Easter stroll through the woods.”
Anyone who would like to take part should bring their hard boiled eggs (hen, duck or ostrich are all eligible) to the Upper St Mary’s entrance of Warley Woods at 11.00am. Entry into all activities is £1.
Did you know that only 5% of the charcoal sold in the UK comes from British Woodlands? The rest is imported and its origin isn’t regulated. British Charcoal is a sustainable product which is produced as part of sustainable woodland management. It is a quality product; does not need any extra lighting fuel and is at ready to use after 15 minutes.
Warley Woods Community Trust is pleased to be able to offer this excellent charcoal, produced in Worcestershire by Chris Atkins: coppicer, woodsman and green wood worker.
On sale in the shop at the Pavilion. £8 for 3kg bag. Park close by – open until 7pm or even later (0121 429 2440)
The income from sales of everything in the shop goes to fund the management and maintenance of the park and golf course
Charity number: 1092754