Community Activities

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The Trust is actively involved in environmental education within the community, stimulating greater interest in British wildlife and countryside issues. It also promotes enjoyment of the countryside and generates greater awareness of its importance.  Volunteers can get involved in practical conservation projects that are of direct benefit to the countryside and its wildlife.

A range of practical, academic & fun activities are available so that people of all ages and abilities can get involved.


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The Young Ranger's Club

An after -school activity club for 8-14 year olds interested in wildlife & conservation.  The Trust holds regular meetings of the Young Ranger's Club at the Woodland Education Centre.  Children get hands-on practical experience in a broad range of topics including nest box making, bone study, shelter building and exploring.  More information here.



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Family Activity Days

Usually held weekly during the school holidays, countryside Family Activity Days are education-based for children, but with the emphasis on fun!  So far, activity days have involved treasure hunts, rock pooling on the seashore and watching for wildlife at night, amongst many others.  Family Activity Days make an ideal "day out".   There is usually a small charge made per child.  Keep an eye on our "What's On" pages for the dates of our next series of Family Activity Days.


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Over many years, volunteers have done much of the hard manual work involved in clearance of thick rhododendron jungle at the Woodland Education Centre.  The Trust continues to restore and conserve valuable wildlife habitats at the Woodland Education Centre.  Volunteers have played an essential role in the hard practical work of this habitat restoration.  Amongst others, projects have included the Wetland Project, the Leat Project and the Woodland Project. 

Maintenance of habitats is always on-going and volunteers continue to assist with this vital work.

Many of the volunteers have been Learning Disability clients.   The work they have done has not only encouraged a better quality of life for them through improving their independance and self esteem, but it has also allowed them to put something back into the community.


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The Trust often visits local schools and organisations to give illustrated talks on environmental subjects.  These include the work done at the Woodland Education Centre, ecology, wildlife conservation and biodiversity.

If you would like the Trust to give a talk to your school or organisation, please email us.



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Group Visits

Many organised groups visit the Woodland Education Centre for environmental education and recreation, including primary, secondary and tertiary school groups, the Womens Institute, The Royal Forestry Society, Girl Guides and Scouts.  Other group visits to the Woodland Education Centre are organised by Offwell Environment Link.  If you would like to book a visit for your group, please email us.



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Walks & Courses

A whole range of wildlife & countryside courses are provided to suit all ages and abilities. The courses have been designed for those with a broad interest in nature who would like to know more.  Most take place at the Woodland Education Centre in East Devon, England. A number of walks are organised by Offwell Environment Link.   Check our "What's On" diary for details of future events.




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Offwell Environment Link  (

Offwell Environment Link (OEL) are a separate community support group of the Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust.

OEL organises special events such as moth evenings, badger watching, toad watching, fungus forays, botany walks, dragonfly stalking and bird watching, many of which are held at the Woodland Education Centre.  More here.

Check our "What's On" diary for details of future OEL events.