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Below is a list of events coming up in Red Rose Forest.  Dozens of organisations send us events to include here every week Submit your own event here

Follow this link for details of Red Rose Forest volunteering opportunities

February
 
February 9, Tree planting, Bickershaw, Wigan, 10.00am-2.30pm: Join us for tree planting at Bickershaw. We advise that volunteers wear sturdy shoes and brings waterproofs in case of poor weather. Red Rose Forest will provide hot drinks, snacks and any equipment such as gloves and spades. This event is open to everyone and no experience is necessary. Meeting point: Entrance via Edna Road next to Fir Tree Flash (WN7 5ES) and follow the tree planting signs to planting location.  There is a small car park next to the flash. For more information including where you can find us on the day and group bookings please contact Beth on 0161 872 1660 or

February 14, Geocaching Tree Trail, Sale Water Park, 10.30am-12.30pm: Join Red Rose Forest and Greater Manchester Ecology Unit for a geocaching adventure around Sale Water Park. Learn how to use a GPS unit or use your smartphone to uncover little tree caches and 'treasures' we hidden away. Will you or your little squirrels be able to find them all? THIS WALK IS SUITABLE FOR ALL THE FAMILY. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. For more information and to book your place, contact: Janie on 0161 872 1660 or email

February 17, Holiday club- wild wood, Barlow Wood, Cholrton, 9.30am-3.30pm: Join Manchester Forest School to make a story as the wood awakens from winter. This is suitable for children age between 5 and 12 years. Places are limited so please book in advance, £25 a child. To book or for more information please contact Sarah at  

February 18, Wild Woods Family Fun Day, Touchstones, Rochdale, 11.00am-2:00pm: Join the Red Rose Forest team, staff from Touchstones, volunteers, artists and community organisations for an exciting day of forest inspired crafts with a wild woods theme! Activities will include: papermaking, mask making, puppet making and a giant mural too. Join 'Professor Jigget' for a 40-minute family Tree Tales Trail in Broafield Park. Tours leave at 11.30am, 12.30am or 1.30am - sign up for these on the day. All activities are FREE and no booking is required.

February 19, Make your own besom broom, Touchstones, Rochdale, 10.00am-4.00pm: Make you very own besom broom with Mike Carswell, the Urban Coppicer. This is a free workshop but places are limited so booking is essential. This activity is suitable for adults only. To book or for more information, contact Lucy on 0161 872 1660 or

February 25, Make Walking Fun, Sale Water Park, 1.00pm: Join Red Rose Forest and Muddy Feet Training for a practical training session that explores ways to inspire walking and maintain interest on exisiting walks. The session will provide community walk leaders with an opportunity to share thier experiences with others and equip themselves with a range of activities using their surrounding environment. This session is free and suitable for those delivering walks in the community. Booking is essential. For more information please contact Janie on 0161 872 1660 or email

February 27, Tree planting, Bickershaw, Wigan, 10.00am-2.30pm: Join us for tree planting at Bickershaw. We advise that volunteers wear sturdy shoes and brings waterproofs in case of poor weather. Red Rose Forest will provide hot drinks, snacks and any equipment such as gloves and spades. This event is open to everyone and no experience is necessary. Meeting point: Entrance via Edna Road next to Fir Tree Flash (WN7 5ES) and follow the tree planting signs to planting location.  There is a small car park next to the flash. For more information including where you can find us on the day and group bookings please contact Beth on 0161 872 1660 or

 February 28, Pavilion Orchard Party, Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale, 1.00pm-3.30pm: Have a go at natural dyeing, natural craft activities and sow wildflower seeds! Celebrating Community Woodlands and Heritage Trees This event marks the official unveiling of a chainsaw sculpture jointly funded by Pennine Township through the Friends of Hollingworth Lake and Red Rose Forest. This event is FREE. Activities are suitable for adults and children aged over 8 years – children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dementia walk and talk, Heaton Park, 10.30am-12.00pm, every Thursday: Would you like to meet and spent time with others affected by dementia? Come along to our weekly walking group at Heaton Park for people living with dementia and carers. Location: Heaton Park, Sheepfoot Lane entrance, M25 0DL. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please contact the Alzheimer's Society on on 0161 342 0797 or to book or for more information.
 
Melody Memories: Come and join the sing along. This is great for anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's and their carers, or who is just becoming plain forgetful and enjoys singing! Event runs on the 2nd Monday of every month, 2pm-4pm at Trinity Community Church, The Amani Centre, Moss Lane East, Moss Side, M16 7DG. For more information contact Margaret on 0161 998 0747, Vivette on 07896578912 or Marlene on 0161 881 5019
 
Community Growing Sessions: Get your hands dirty at The Hub at Alexandra Park, Oldham. Learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables at  these community allotment sessions every Monday 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 10am-12noon and Thursdays 10am-12noon.  Meet at The Hub. The entrance gate is on Kings Road next to the car park entrance, Oldham, OL8 2BH. Email to find out more:   
 
Birchfield Park Forest Gardenvolunteering days  3rd Sunday of the month: 1-3pm. Join the Friends of Birchfields Park in Rusholme for monthly work in the forest garden work including planting, weeding, mulching, pruning. Call Jane Morris on 07827 980684 for details.
Ongoing: K.I.T.E - Kids in the Environment . Kite is a group for young people aged 7 to 11 years who want to learn more about their environment and wildlife through a different activity each month.     First Sunday of every month. Email or call 0161 330 9613 to find out more. 

 NHS Health Walks across Manchester

Weekly health walks are led by Physical Activity Referral Service staff and volunteers and are open to everyone. 

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