Spring has arrived at Skelton Grange

Staff and volunteers at TCV’s Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton are celebrating the arrival of spring with a packed events schedule including Bushcraft, week-long playschemes, craft workshops and volunteering opportunities!

Well over 200,000 people have accessed and enjoyed the wildlife haven that is Skelton Grange Environment Centre in south Leeds, helping to improve health and wellbeing in the community. This is all part of the Access2Nature project which has received funding from Big Lottery and National Grid.

Skelton Grange is offering loads of opportunities for kids in the Easter holidays with Bushcraft events (4 & 5 April), the popular Skelton Rangers Easter Playscheme (9-13 April) and the Into the Wilderness camping event (29 August) is available to book too.

It’s not all about the kids; there are loads of courses and events going on for adults at the centre too with all proceeds going to support the great charitable work of the centre!

There’s block printing and mobile making with Laney Birkhead (22 April), plus Chris Moss returns with her popular wire bird workshops (16 June).

The centre is also celebrating the arrival of warmer weather with the spring conservation volunteering and outdoor crafts festival (Friday 20 April) which is free to join and is a way to say thank you to everyone who has been involved with the centre over the years.

To find out more about any of the events mentioned above please visit www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange

Ralph Walker, Administrator at Skelton Grange said:

“We’ve got so much going on over the Easter holidays. The week-long playscheme is all about getting outside in the spring sunshine and the kids will be out in the fresh air for most of the day, every day. We also have the spring volunteer festival which is a lovely way to say thanks to our current volunteers and to hopefully welcome some new faces.”