Explore and do more this summer

7 July 2017

Rosliston Forestry Centre Rosliston Forestry Centre

A packed programme of activities has been lined up for the summer holidays at Rosliston Forestry Centre, giving people of all ages a chance to 'have a go' as well as to watch the wildlife to be found on the site.

Those looking to get back into pastimes as well as people who want to try something completely new are all catered for.

A back to cycling course is part of the programme, helping those who have never ridden before or those trying to get back into cycling to have a go in a traffic-free environment. These evening sessions will build the confidence needed to ride a bike. 

The more adventurous can enjoy family bushcraft evenings where they will learn how to survive in the outdoors, building fires, making shelters and creating woodland whistles in the process. Perfect for the budding Bear Grylls!

South Derbyshire District Council’s Environmental Education team will be helping people to explore the site’s wildlife throughout the summer using activities including pond dipping to nature walks.

Activity drop-in sessions and the Out and Active summer club are also running, which with things to do including archery, den-building, forest discovery and laser combat means there’ll be plenty to enjoy.

The ever-popular Teddy Bear Picnic is back. Join Bertie the bear for some fun activities followed by a cycle ride following his adventures around the forest.

Rosliston Forestry Centre Manager Debbie Chesterman says: “We are looking forward to helping people make new discoveries, revive old interests and above all to have fun!”

Full details of the summer programme can be found on Rosliston Forestry Centre’s website.