entance between 36 and 38 Sunley Gardens, Perivale, Middlesex, UB67PE
12-Feb-16 to 12-Feb-21
open to public only once a year!
Owned and managed by the Selborne Society Ltd
Perivale Wood is a 27 acre (11 hectare) area of ancient oak woodland in west London.
The Reserve is open to the public once a year, on the last Sunday in April at a time when the bluebells are at their most beautiful.
Arrangements can be made for groups from schools, colleges, etc to visit the Reserve as a part of their biology and ecology studies. It is normally possible to arrange for school parties to be given a guided tour of the Reserve, and nature trail leaflets and workbooks for school children are available.
The entrance - from Sunley Gardens in Perivale - a short walk northwards from Perivale Tube(Central Line), the nearest bus stop is for the 297, and the E5 and 95 both stop on Teignmouth Gardens
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
They had one of these Open Days a couple of weeks ago so we went to check it out for the first time. Great walk! We will do an editorial about it soon in more detail soon but main points are:
- Very child-friendly
You can leave your buggies outside (or take them with you although it was quite muddy)
- Great learning exercise for the kids (and ..erm...adults re local history, plants, etc). They get sheets with information about the local creatures.
- Gorgeous bluebells everywhere
- Lots of cake (!!!)
It would be great if they could organise few more food stalls next year. BBQ anyone? We came out quite hungry after a long walk on a slightly chilly and wet afternoon and were very peckish. We'd already scoffed quite a bit of cake BEFORE our walk so we were longing for something more substantial.
Food stalls would be a great business idea - there were hundreds of people to feed!
Your local Editor (obsessed with cake and food in general)
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