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Half Term at Penllergare

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Most sites completely shut their doors when a restoration project is taking place. Here at Penllergare Valley Woods we want everyone to share the experience in any way that they can/want to. Here are just a few ways for you and the whole family to get involved over February Half Term. We’d be grateful if you could let us know if you’re thinking of coming along to any of the organised events so that we can keep an eye on numbers.

Volunteer Information Day
Saturday 9th February. Calling all volunteers! We’ll be running informal information sessions at the Woodland Centre for those interested in conservation, ambassadorship, or media and research at Penllergare Valley Woods.

Interested in Conservation? 10am – 11.30am
Interested in Ambassadorship? 12pm – 1.30pm
Interested in Media or Research? 2pm – 3.30pm

Be at the forefront of an exciting project to protect and promote Penllergare Valley Woods as an essential historic and recreational space for Swansea and beyond. Call us on 01792 344224, email us on contact@penllergare.org or see the “Attend and Event” or “Volunteer” pages for volunteer role profiles and further information.

Estate Manager’s Walk & Talk
Sunday 10th February. 
Join the Estate Manager for an informal walk around the woods and learn about the progress of the restoration project. Meet in the Penllergaer Council Offices car park. Don’t forget to wear strong sturdy footwear. All ages welcome. Dogs allowed.  10.30am – 12pm. Free.

Please note: Due to the steep terrain of the valley and the nature of the site, access for disabled people, wheelchairs and pushchairs is limited at present. We are working towards improving accessibility for all as part of the restoration project.

Family Volunteering Session
Wednesday 13th February. Bring along the whole family, join the Estate Manager and Woodland Warden, and get involved in woodland tasks as part of the restoration project at Penllergare Valley Woods. Meet in the Woodland Centre. 10am – 1pm. Don’t forget to wear strong sturdy footwear, old clothes and waterproofs. Bring gloves and a packed lunch. Free. Please note: Parents/Guardians must supervise children at all times.

Penllergare Photography Competition
Ongoing. 
The romantic beauty and tranquility of the nineteenth century landscape at Penllergare was captured through the lens of its creator John Dillwyn Llewelyn – the pioneering photographer. Can you capture its sense of place today? February’s theme is “Wild”. Send your entries to contact@penllergare.org by the end of the month. For further information about the competition, click here. 

Coming soon…
We’re currently putting together an events programme for Easter and beyond. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see organised in Valley Woods, we’d love to have your feedback and ideas. As a community project, we’re always looking for local people to run events in specialist fields, so if you know of anyone, please do put them in touch.

We hope to see you very soon!

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