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Countryside Photo Display
Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre
Tue 7 Mar 10.30am - Sun 26 Mar 3.30pm
Age range: Adults, Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 3.30pm
Details: A display of your photos showing what “Countryside" means to you.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 28 Mar 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Seckar Wood workday
Seckar wood
Sat 1 Apr 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 1pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Seckar Wood improve the wood for the wildlife and visitors. You will be helping with walling and track repairs.
No experience necessary.
Tools provided.
Please wear old clothes and sensible footwear.
Please bring a drink/ snack for break time.
Meet in the layby on Gallows Lane at the junction with Seckar Lane.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 4 Apr 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park workday
Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park
Wed 5 Apr 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Lofthouse Colliery Action Group improve the nature park for wildlife and visitors. No experience necessary.Tools provided.Please wear old clothes and sensible footwear.Meet at the end of Ridings Way.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 11 Apr 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Easter Bunnies & Eggs
Anglers Country Park
Fri 14 Apr 11am - Sun 16 Apr 4pm
Age range: Families
Free: No (see event details)
Booking required: Yes (see event details)
Start time: 11am
End time: 4pm
Details: Come and decorate an egg or make a wooden Easter bunny.Fee applies.Booking required - please contact Countryside on 01924 303980 or email countrysideinterp@wakefield.gov.uk
Stanley Marsh Workday
Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve
Sat 15 Apr 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Stanley Marsh improve the nature reserve.Everyone welcome.Meet in the car park by the hut.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 18 Apr 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Sandal Art Group
Anglers Country Park
Sat 22 Apr 11am - Sun 30 Apr 4pm
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 11am
End time: 4pm
Details: A display of local artwork with the chance to buy pieces.
Gnome Roam
Newmillerdam Country Park
Sat 22 Apr 1.30pm
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 1.30pm
End time: 3.30pm
Details: Join Gnome Tony for an adventure around the woods to find his friends.Meet in the main car park. 
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 25 Apr 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Mayday Family Fun Day
Anglers Country Park
Mon 1 May 11am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 11am
End time: 4pm
Details: Come and enjoy lots of games and activities.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 2 May 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 9 May 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park workday
Lofthouse Colliery Nature Park
Sat 13 May 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Lofthouse Colliery Action Group improve the nature park for wildlife and visitors. No experience necessary.Tools provided.Please wear old clothes and sensible footwear.Meet at the end of Ridings Way.
Seckar Wood Workday
Seckar wood
Sun 14 May 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Seckar Wood improve the wood for the wildlife and visitors. You will be helping to discover the botany of the wood.
No experience necessary. Equipment provided.
Please wear old clothes and sensible footwear.
Please bring a drink/ snack for break time.
Meet in the layby on Gallows Lane at the junction with Seckar Lane.Booking required- please email seckar.wood@gmail.com for further information.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 16 May 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Stanley Marsh Workday
Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve
Fri 19 May 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Stanley Marsh improve the nature reserve.Everyone welcome.Meet in the car park by the hut.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 23 May 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Willow Weaving Workshop
Anglers Country Park
Sat 27 May 1.30pm - Sun 28 May 3.30pm
Age range: Families
Free: No (see event details)
Booking required: Yes (see event details)
Start time: 1.30pm
End time: 3.30pm
Details: Come along and learn how to weave with willow. Make items such as a butterfly, dragonfly, heart and star.Fee applies- prepayment required.prices from £1.50 to £10 per item 
Half Term Craft Activities
Anglers Country Park
Mon 29 May 11am - Fri 2 Jun 4pm
Age range: Families
Free: No (see event details)
Booking required: No
Start time: 11am
End time: 4pm
Details: Come along and join in with Room on the Broom activities making things from the book.Fee applies.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 30 May 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 6 Jun 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Seckar Wood Workday
Seckar wood
Sat 10 Jun 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 1pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Seckar Wood improve the wood for the wildlife and visitors.
No experience necessary.
Tools provided.
Please wear old clothes and sensible footwear.
Please bring a drink/ snack for break time.
Meet in the layby on Gallows Lane at the junction with Seckar Lane.
Stanley Marsh Workday
Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve
Sun 11 Jun 10.30am
Age range: Families
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 12.30pm
Details: Come and help the Friends of Stanley Marsh improve the nature reserve.Everyone welcome.Meet in the car park by the hut.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 13 Jun 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
Friends of Newmillerdam Tuesday Practical Task
Newmillerdam Country Park
Tue 20 Jun 9am
Age range: Adults
Free: Yes
Booking required: No
Start time: 9am
End time: 12noon
Details: Help the Friends of Newmillerdam to carry out various practical tasks on a weekly basis.Tools provided. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.Meet at the war memorial entrance.
How to Take Better Wildlife Photos
Anglers Country Park
Sat 24 Jun 10.30am
Age range: Adults
Free: No (see event details)
Booking required: Yes (see event details)
Start time: 10.30am
End time: 3.30pm
Details: Grab your camera and spend a day learning how to take better photos using nature as your subject with professional photographer John Gardner.Suitable for all levels.£25 per person - prepayment required. 

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Countryside

Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre
Anglers Country Park
Haw Park Lane
Wintersett
Wakefield
WF4 2EB

01924 303980

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