12/11/2015 12:00 AM

Winter is welcome at Skelton Grange

Winter is welcome at Skelton Grange Environment Centre
TCV Skelton Grange Environment Centre is set for a magical winter with a number of events to warm the soul during the festive season and beyond...

On Saturday, 21st November you'll have the chance to create your very own quality Christmas cards with the help of the very talented Annie Russell of Sheffield Printmakers. Annie's prints are simply spectacular and she'll be leading this special Christmas Lino Printing Workshop. During the day you will learn to create a lino print of your own and all materials and tools will be provided. Your prints will be able to be used for cards, gift tags or wrapper, or even as a special gift.
For two days and nights, starting on Tuesday 24th November, Skelton Grange welcomes the return of the magical Mimika Theatre, who put on one of the most popular events of last year. What could a bug, a goose, a fox cub, a cat and a girl have in common? They saw the sun rise, and by the time it set, they had all entered a much bigger world. Mimika's Small Worlds is a mesmerising and spellbinding non-verbal performance about the natural world for children of all ages - an extraordinary fusion of digital animation and traditional puppetry. Schools / Group slots and individual bookings are available.
As a last farewell before breaking for Christmas, there is A Winter's Trail on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of December. A magical winter trail for younger children and families, wandering through the candle lit woods and gardens at Skelton Grange. Catch glimpses into the secret worlds of the little folk who reside there and find your way to the campfire for a warming drink and gingerbread. Timed tickets will available between 4pm and 6.30pm.
"After recently winning the Duke of York – Community Initiative Award and TCV's Heart of the Community Award, we're really excited to welcome one and all to our amazing centre and wildlife haven. There are loads of extra-special seasonal events going on, and as always there's the weekly get together of the Green Team Volunteers with a special Winter Festival on the cards. There are also plenty of opportunities for schools to book special seasonal celebration visits during the winter months with sessions incorporating team games and challenges, as well as music and environmental art." Ralph Walker – Skelton Grange Administrator
Skelton Grange is also now recruiting for Volunteer Officers to help with the delivery of their environmental education sessions and practical conservation work days, with many past volunteers going on to find employment in the environment and education sectors. To find out more or to make a booking for any of these events then visit: www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange
image by Junyi Chew