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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

August

August 1, Moston Brook Funday, 1pm-4pm: Come along to the Moston Brook Funday and enjoy lots of different activities including a climbing tower, bug hunt, falconry display, face painting, willow weaving and much, much more! Moston Brook is off the A663 Broadway, M35 0BH. Other Moston Brook pedestrian entrances are off the Fairway, Bridport Avenue and Park Avenue. For more information please contact Ann Bates on 07801204804 or

August 1, Emergency First Aid training, Sale Water Park: A one day course taught by qualified First Aid Trainers to HSE standards, providing you with the necessary level of First Aid knowlede for managing your group.£50 per person exc. VAT. For more information or to book a place, please contact Ally on 0161 962 9409/07764655693 or email

August 4, Wild Wood Holiday Club, Fairywell Wood, Timperley. 9.30am-3.30pm: Explore the woods, make new friends, build dens, climb trees, crafts using natural materials and much more.  Suitable for kids aged between 5 and 12. Sessions are led by level 3 Forest School practioners. Places are limited so please book in advance. £25 per day. To book a place please contact Sarah on 07791428876 or

August 5, Butterfly picnic, Green Hill, Flixton, 11am-2pm:  Join us for a family stroll (approx. 2 miles) on Green Hill and take part in the Big Butterfly Count. We will be looking at some of Trafford's most colourful butterflies and stopping for a picnic half way. This event is FREE, simply drop by on the day or contact Janie on 0161 872 1660 or to book a place. Meeting point: Ambleside Rooad, M41.

Remember to bring a packed lunch and sunscream!! 

August 6, Bridgewater Wellbeing Walk, Trafford, 2pm-4pm: Join us for a FREE walk along the Bridgewater Way and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Priory Gardens. We will be meeting at Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre on Seymour Grove and take the Metrolink to Sale. Here we will join the Bridgewater Way. After the walk we will return via Metrolink from Dane Road. The Walk is free but does not include the cost of Metrolink transport. To book or for more information, please contact Janie on 0161 872 1660 or

August 8, Wildflower Walk, Urmston Meadows, 9.30am-11.30am: Join us on a walk exploring the wildflowers of Urmston Meadows and Old Ees Brook. We will be loooking at flower groups and idnetifying some of their key features. Meet at the Riverside Drive entrance opporsite Matlock Avenue. To book a place, please contact Janie on 0161 872 1660 or .

August 8, Hulmes Ferry & Barton Moss Walk, 11am: Join Ramblers Trafford Group for a 5.5 mile walk. Cross the ship canal on a free ferry and walk through Barton Moss, stopping at a local fishery for coffee and cake. Meeting point: Davyhulme Millenium Nature Reserve Car Park, Urmston. For more information contact Shelia at

August 9, Freinds Of Broadhurst Community Group Family Fun Day, 12pm-4pm:  Come and join Friends of Broadhurst Community Group for their free annual Family Fun Day. Lots of attractions including fun activities and traditional games and crafts. Come and meet Crocodile Joe's animals and enjoy an amazing Falconry display. You can try your hand at free traditional craft workshops, Willow Weaving and Wood Turning. You can also take a walk down memory Lane or learn some interesting facts about Moston from our 'then and now' display. Test your skills with Penalty Shoot Out or the more traditional games of  Splat the Rat, Tin Can Alley and more. Younger adventurers may want to test their climbing skills on the climbing wall or try out the bouncy castle, giant slide or go for a mini train ride.

All activities are FREE! For more info contact  

August 11, Wild Wood Holiday Club, Bollin River Bank, Priory Road, Bowden. 9.30am-3.30pm: Explore the woods, make new friends, build dens, climb trees, crafts using natural materials and much more.  Suitable for kids aged between 5 and 12. Sessions are led by level 3 Forest School practioners. Places are limited so please book in advance. £25 per day. To book a place please contact Sarah on 07791428876 or  

August 12, Evening Birdsong Walk, Carrington Moss, 6.45pm: Join us for a FREE guided walk on Carrongton Moss and discover different birdsongs at dusk with enthusiast Steve Atkins From Greater Manchester's Ecology Unit. Long sleeved top and trousers recommended. Meeting point: The Brigadier, Firsway, M33 4FB. To book a place, please contact Janie on 0161 872 1660 or .

August 18, Wild Wood Holiday Club, Fairywell Wood, Timperley. 9.30am-3.30pm: Explore the woods, make new friends, build dens, climb trees, crafts using natural materials and much more.  Suitable for kids aged between 5 and 12. Sessions are led by level 3 Forest School practioners. Places are limited so please book in advance. £25 per day. To book a place please contact Sarah on 07791428876 or THIS WALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

August 25, Wild Wood Holiday Club, Bollin River Bank, Priory Road, Bowden. 9.30am-3.30pm: Explore the woods, make new friends, build dens, climb trees, crafts using natural materials and much more.  Suitable for kids aged between 5 and 12. Sessions are led by level 3 Forest School practioners. Places are limited so please book in advance. £25 per day. To book a place please contact Sarah on 07791428876 or   

August 31, Go Wild at Sale Water Park family fun day, 12pm-3pm: Join Red Rose Forest and The Conservation Volunteers for a FREE family fun day filled with all things wild. We’ll be celebrating the great outdoors with natural play, storytelling, arts activities, traditional craft activities and demonstrations. We’ll also have Songsmith Solar and their solar powered DJ, a mini farm, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more! So come along to Sale Water Park to mark the end of the summer holidays and GO WILD! 

September

September 5, Practical Tool Use & Maintenance, Sale Water Park: A one day course ran by The Conservation Volunteers. Learn how to use and maintain hand tools commonly used in conservation activities, for example bowsaws, loppers, axes and billhoooks. Includes information on personal protective equipment. £50 per person exc. VAT. For more information or to book a place, please contact Ally on 0161 962 9409/07764655693 or email


Regular 

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. 

Submit your own event here

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