Silver birch

Celebrating birch course at Bradfield Woods

Explore the wonderful world of the Silver Birch Tree. Learn all about the ecology, associated wildlife and many uses of this great tree.

Event details


A static map of Celebrating birch course at Bradfield Woods

About the event

Carve your own butter knife from the green wood. See what colours can be extracted from the bark and dye your own samples. Use the bark to make birch bark tar and how to turn tar into glue. Complete the day by using the rest of the wood to make pimps.

Price includes all tools and materials on the day.

Please wear suitable clothing and stout footwear.

Tea and coffee will be provided and are included in the price, but please bring a mug and a packed lunch.  You are welcome to bring a flask if you prefer.



In order to run activity sessions safely while the COVID-19 pandemic is still in effect, there are a number of restrictions put in place, which are in the best interest of our participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate you following the guidelines we have set out.

Please note: Your tutor for the day will be wearing a face covering, there is no requirement for participants to wear one outdoors, however please feel free to wear one if you would prefer. If you go indoors at any time, you will need to wear a face covering.

More detailed information will be outlined in your confirmation email once you have booked onto the session, however, it is important that you read and agree to the following information before you book onto the session.

  • During the session you will be required to socially distance from other households at the Government recommended 2m. This includes households that you may know. 
  • Each session will have a maximum of 5 participants.  You must book a space for every person attending the event, at the time of booking. No individual will be admitted without a booking.
  • All participants will be required to use sanitising hand gel on arrival. This will be provided by us and will be available for you to use at any additional points during the session, should you wish to. 
  • If you or a member of your household is showing ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or you have been told by NHS Test and Trace to isolate, you must not attend the session.

All equipment used on the day will be cleaned after each session and each household will have their own set for the duration of that session. 

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Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

What to bring

Bring a packed lunch

Parking information

Free car park


Picnic area
Accessible toilet

Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

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