Regular events

The following events run all year round. To register contact volunteers@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk

Citizen Scientists Volunteering events

Runs every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
October to April 10.00-11.30
May to September 18.00-19.30

To join the mailing list please register your interest here.
For more information or queries, contact volunteers@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk

***Due to occasional flooding and road closures in Tewkesbury, please keep an eye for email updates.***


Tewkesbury Nature Reserve Volunteer trimming scrubs
Practical Volunteer days

Runs every 3rd Wednesday of the month between 10am-3pm

For more information or queries, contact volunteers@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk


Carers Social Group – FREE

Runs every 4th Monday of the month between 10am-11.30pm

A monthly group for carers to meet others, socialise, enjoy the outdoors, take part in
nature related activities, and enjoy light refreshments.
We have access to an indoor space at PPNP, where there are also toilet facilities, but will
aim to visit the reserve where possible. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Walk starts at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project (PPNP), York Road, GL20 5HU.
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For more information or queries, contact
3w@tewkesburynaturereserve.org


Tewkesbury Nature Reserve Walking Group – FREE

Every 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 1 pm

Join us for a walk on the reserve, an opportunity to take part in gentle exercise, all while enjoying nature. Walk will take up to 60 minutes long.

Walk starts at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project (PPNP), York Road, GL20 5HU.
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We will return to PPNP for a hot drink, biscuits and chat.

All level of experience are welcome. Please wear suitable clothing and waterproof footwear.

For more information or queries, contact
Lucy at 3w@tewkesburynaturereserve.org

Not suitable for children.


Current events

Free Mindfulness in nature – a series of workshops.

Fridays, 16th March 2024 – Last session takes place 19th April 2024
11am – 12.30pm

Assemble at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project (PPNP), York Road, GL20 5HU.
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Join us for a series of nature connected mindfulness workshops, led by Mindful Gail, recurring consecutive Fridays from 22nd March-19th April.

Gail is a registered nurse and mindfulness practitioner who works with both groups and individuals, sharing mindfulness in nature activities and practices.
We will be on the nature reserve as much as possible during these workshops, but also have access to a nearby indoor space with toilet facilities.

We ask all participants to dress appropriately for the weather and to wear waterproof footwear (we highly recommend wellies).
We will start and finish at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project, and light refreshments will be available either during or after each session.

Gail Mindfulness Practitioner, will share tools and skills to support well-being over the course of workshops. Attending all sessions will allow you to get the most out of these practices.

Not suitable for children.

Click here to book on Eventbrite.

For more information or queries, contact Lucy at 3w@tewkesburynaturereserve.org

About Mindfulness Gail

Rob Gould standing in the middle of the field arms stretched out

Free foraging walk with Rob Gould, Cotswolds Forager

Thursday, 18th April 2024
10am – 12 and 1 -3pm
Assemble at Tewkesbury Nature Reserve Main Car Park, off the A38
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Rob Gould aka the Cotswold Forager will lead two sessions, 10am -12 and 1 – 3pm around Tewkesbury Nature Reserve identifying plants and explaining their traditional uses and how they may be used, especially in cookery.

Seasonality is hugely important to Tewkesbury Nature Reserve as each season encourages different plants to grow and this in turn encourages wildlife to
TNR.. This forage will explore Spring local plants which are beginning to grow after the recent floods..

Please wear weather appropriate clothing to the ever changing weather and footwear suitable to the weather and the uneven surfaces at TNR .

No unaccompanied children please any you must be over 10 years of age.

About Rob Gould

Questions or to reserve your space contact Carrie learning@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk

Free Make a Bee Nesting Box workshop

Thursday, 18th April 2024
Tuesday 23 April and 10.00 -12.00pm
Met at Wheatpieces Community Centre, Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff, GL20 7SP
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Join Beth to make a solitary bee nesting box to take home and Do One Thing to help
welcome wildlife to Wheatpieces.
All materials and equipment will be provided and no prior knowledge or experience is needed.
Places are limited.

To book your place email clerk@wheatpiecesparishcouncil.com
To find our more or if you have any questions please email Beth at
do-one-thing@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk

Not suitable for children.

Free youth seed bomb making and litter picking session

Saturday, 27th April 2024
11.00am -3.00pm
Location
– The event will be taking place on Tewkesbury Nature Reserve with transport arranged by Gloucestershire Youth Climate Group. Please contact them on the details provided for more information.

If you’re age 16-25, join us for a seed bomb making and litter picking session. Organised
in partnership with Gloucestershire Youth Climate Group.

Lunch is provided so booking is crucial. To book your place email glosyouthclimate@cscic.org or call 07984464906
Read about Gloucestershire Youth Climate Group.

Free series of nature inspired creative writing and art workshops

26th- 31st May at 11:00-13:00
Assemble at Priors Park Neighbourhood Project (PPNP), York Road, GL20 5HU.
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Using the nature reserve as our inspiration, we will embark on a series of 6 workshops starting 26th April and continuing every Friday, concluding 31st May.
Sessions will alternate between exploring creative writing with Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, Brenda Read-Brown, and experimenting with a number of art based practices with Tewkesbury Nature Reserve staff.
Although we have access to an indoor space in Priors Park, which will also serve as our meeting point, we will aim to access the reserve each session and therefore ask participants to dress appropriately for the weather.
Light refreshments will be provided either during or after the event.

For more information or queries, contact Lucy at 3w@tewkesburynaturereserve.org
Click here to reserve your space on Eventbrite

About Brenda Read-Brown

Not suitable for children.


Where is Tewkesbury Nature Reserve ‘base camp’?

The Nature Guardians ‘base camp’ is the circular area of seats near the entrance off ‘Abbey Meadow’.

This can be found via the google map location as a pin and screenshot below.

https://goo.gl/maps/ShyAUrLgagD35Kiu5

Any questions? Please email learning@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk.

To find out more about Volunteering, click here.

To find out more about our ‘Green Skills for Green Recovery’ workshops including dragonfly monitoring and reedbed management, click here.

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