Join the Big Green Weekend at Skelton Grange

The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds have been very busy of late, working with a brilliant bunch of volunteers to create a new vegetable garden, a bare foot trail, new meadows, installing bee hives and bird boxes and generally having a fantastic time.

Skelton school children

They plan to celebrate these achievements by flinging open the doors at Skelton Grange Environment Centre and inviting the people of Leeds and Yorkshire for an Open Day on Saturday (8 October 2016) as part of The Conservation Volunteers’ Big Green Weekend.

This special open day is a great opportunity for the people of Leeds to find out what Skelton Grange has to offer and to get close to nature through a huge range of activities. There’ll be green woodworking, bushcraft skills, campfire cooking, spoon carving, bike maintenance workshops, circus skills, fête games, locally brewed beer, dragon fired pizzas, homemade cakes, tea & coffee, music, art, craft activities, bee keeping, badminton, table tennis, pond dipping, minibeast hunting plus more activities to be confirmed!

Ralph Walker, Administrator at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, said:

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing team of volunteers for all the hard work they have put into the project over the past year. We’ve been tremendously busy with new developments across the site and we’d like to invite the public to come and see what we’ve been up to and find out a little more about The Conservation Volunteers’ charitable work.

“If you can’t make it on Saturday the 8th October for the Open Day, you can get involved by attending a training course, joining in as a volunteer, booking a child onto one of our very popular school holiday events or, If you have nerves of steel, you could even book a group onto our special Zombie Adventure nights running from the 27 October!”

The Skelton Grange Open Day will run from 11am until 4pm. Like us on Facebook to keep updated:

TCV’s annual Big Green Weekend is the UK’s biggest weekend of conservation action, and aims to show off the tremendous work TCV employees and volunteers do locally and across the country. This year, the Big Green Weekend is taking place between the 7 and 9 October.

Skelton Grange’s Open Day is made possible with the kind support of: The Big Lottery Fund, National Grid and Leeds City Council.