Are you a bug hunter, budding archaeologist or nature detective? Langley Vale Wood needs you!
Where:Langley Vale Wood, Surrey
When: Saturday 9 July
Time: 11am – 4pm (minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am)
We’re inviting all intrepid explorers to join us for a day of fun-filled family activities at Langley Vale Wood. We need your help to dig up the stories around this special place, which has been used for military training during the First World War, a farm for many years and now as a beautiful home for nature.
Bring your lunch, drinks and picnic blanket to enjoy in our picnic areas. Don’t forget your suncream and sun hat but also waterproof clothing and sturdy boots; you’re in for some adventures!
- Awesome archaeology: 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm
- Nature storytelling and book building – Drop in anytime to the book building station, meet the storyteller at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
- Bug hunting and nature discovery – Drop in anytime at the nature discovery station, bug hunts will take place at 11am, midday, 2pm or 3pm
- Langley Vale Wood explorers’ guided walk: Midday or 2pm
If you want to take part in an archaeology session, select either the 11am or 2pm slot. You are welcome to join the other activities (e.g. storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks) outside of your archaeology session. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.
Budding archaeologists will also need to bring a pair of gloves (old gardening gloves will do) as there might be sharp objects, a bucket for collecting your finds and an old toothbrush for cleaning them.
If you do not want to take part in an archaeology session, book the 10.30am slot. You can join the storytelling, bug hunting and explorer’s walks at any of the listed times, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.
This event will take place at Langley Vale wood but visitors will need to park at Epsom Downs Racecourse (postcode KT18 5LQ) and then take a free shuttle bus to the event. Minibuses will start making trips to the site from 10.30am, but will run to and from Langley Vale Wood all day as a shuttle service.
All ages welcome, but under 16s must be accompanied.
Please note: dogs are not permitted at this event.