Lots to do at Skelton Grange Environment Centre this autumn


Skelton Grange 2Our friends at Skelton Grange Environment Centre have been in touch about some the great events they’ve got coming up this autumn …

We have some fantastic events coming up at Skelton Grange Environment Centre during October which we would love you to come along too with friends and family. All funds raised will support the great work of The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange, so you can join in and feel good! Full details of activities and booking for ticketed events can all be found at www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange and on our facebook page.


Big Green WeekendSkelton Grange Open Day – Big Green Weekend 2013 : Saturday 5th October 11am-4pm

Our very popular open day which each year attracts hundreds of visitors to take part in charcoal burning, willow weaving, green woodworking, bushcraft, felt making, circus skills, village fete games, facepainting, bike activities, locally brewed beer, dragon fired cob oven pizzas, homemade cakes, music, crafts, bees, owls – you name it! If you could donate some homemade cake for us to sell, we would be very grateful – they sell like, erm, hot cakes…


Singing workshop : Saturday 12th October 10am-4pm

Following last autumn’s well attended and really fun event at Skelton Grange, we have been persuaded to run another one! It is run in a very supportive way – no solos, what you might think is a terrible singing voice is absolutely fine, and the emphasis on really enjoying yourself, which we all did! Tickets £25. Feedback from last time included: “A great way to spend a Saturday! Such a change from the usual routine.” “Ali is a fantastic teacher, immediately putting everyone at their ease.” “We learned new skills, gained confidence, laughed lots and were genuinely moved by the sound we ended up producing…”


More Than Honey A4 poster“More Than Honey” film screening : Wednesday 16th October at 7.30pm

Beautifully filmed and directed by Oscar nominated Markus Imhoof, this film brings sharply into focus our current bee crisis where numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world. More Than Honey is the provocative yet touching tale of what may happen if our bees become extinct. Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have 4 years left to live.”


Zombie Apocalypse : Thursday 31st Oct and Friday 1st November from 6pm

An exciting, if rather scary, evening of interactive adventure for families with older children, groups or very intrepid individuals. Come and find out what is really going on at Skelton Grange Research Centre, where strange sightings, missing people and terrifying noises have been reported…. Live actors, dark woods and lots of clues to solve! Tickets £10, to include a hot vegetarian or carnivorous sausage sandwich, should you make it back in one piece. Drinks will be available for sale.