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Howe Park Wood Open Mornings: Animals in Winter

Howe Park Wood

20/02/2024 - 22/02/2024 (other dates available)
9:30am to 12:30pm
Family friendly

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Come to Howe Park Wood during the February Half Term for one of our exciting Open Mornings. 

Learn all about the natural world and Animals in Winter by exploring nests, skulls, feathers and more that have been collected from local parks. There are also nature-themed challenges, self-guided trails and friendly volunteers to help you get the most from your visit. Take part in our Winter Trail to learn more about what wildlife gets up to in winter!

Howe Park Wood provides a safe home to many endangered animal and plant species. This very special park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife value by Natural England.

The Parks Trust manages an Education Centre inside Howe Park Wood that is only open to the public on selected dates throughout the year. Open Mornings are a great chance to see inside the Centre and take part in family-friendly activities suited to all ages.

Open Mornings are completely free for everyone and no booking is required to attend. Simply drop-in anytime between 9:30am-12:30pm from Tuesday the 20th to Thursday 22nd of February.

Please note the woods are extremely wet so please bring wellies. It will be more difficult for wheelchairs and buggies to access a this time. Howe Park Wood is a wet woodland, so paths are intentionally soft to maintain this habitat. Most of the activities are in the centre, but if you want to do the trail, be prepared to get muddy. 

There is free parking available on site, public toilets and Grounds Cafe for refreshments. There are both hard surface footpaths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and grass and woodchip paths deeper into the wood.

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    Howe Park Wood is one of Milton Keynes' ancient woodlands which boasts a wide variety of wildlife and fantastic on-site facilities, including toilets, a café, a small play area, and many opportunities to learn.