Fourth Wednesday of every month – The Changing Year, 6.30-8.30pm
Monthly evening workshops exploring the changing seasons, old myths and magic, with Christine Watts of the Avalonia Centre.
March 22nd The Greening
April 26th Springtime Magic
May 24th Summer is a Coming In
June 27th Midsummer Murmurs.
July 26th Halcyon Days
Sunday Family Club, First and third Sunday of every month, 2-4pm, Learning Lodge and outside in the reserve when fine.
Every second and fourth Sunday enjoy quality time with your kids.
Kids Kitchen will help you make delicious food with your under 5s and other activities will be taking place inside and outside the Learning Lodge such as outdoor learning, visits to Pimp Hall allotments, activities with the Friends of Pimp Hall Park. Activities will take place on the second and fourth Sunday of every month with activities from Kids Kitchen, Walk the Loop and Craft activities.
Drop-in or for more info contact Olivia at email@example.com
DROP-IN TUESDAYS, 2.30-5.30pm, at Friday Hill TMO Office, Chingdale Rd. E4 6HZ (this is down the road from the Learning Lodge)
We’re running drop-ins at Friday Hill (NOT the Learning Lodge) every week and are looking for volunteers in Chingford E4 to help us out. Contact Elizabeth for more info.
Tues 7 March – Look after your money
Nicholas Clark, Utility Warehouse representative and local neighbour, will be helping us on how we can save money, fix our energy prices, keeping everything in just one bill and get FREE LED Bulbs including installation!
Tues 14 March – Jewellery making
Handmade earrings to present your mum in Mother’s day!
Tues 21 March – Sleep Sound with Herbal Medicine, 3-5pm
Gail Farrow well experienced herbalist explains the beauty of sleep. We will explore how modern life can disturb our sleep patterns and some simple things we can do to help restore our sleep. We will discuss, make and taste bedtime drinks, consider exercise, breathing, use of essential oils and some gentle herbal remedies that can be used safely to help. Will include a comforting hot chocolate drink!
Wellbeing Day 2017
Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am–7pm
The Hornbeam is running its second Wellbeing Day at the Learning Lodge with Dao Lu Thai Chi and 15+ other local groups to stage this wonderful event.
Tai Chi, yoga, singing, massage, kick boxing for young people, makin
g lights and lanterns and a glow walk, the list is endless. We even have a Men’s Shed Group for guy-friendly chat!
Workshops are first come, first served, due to limited spaces. There will be a signing-up list on the door.
Other events using the Learning Lodge:
German Language Play and Activities at the Lodge
Second Sunday of every month from Mar-June.
Indoor and outdoor activities for all families interested in German language and culture. This will be a chance to learn through play, stories, games and songs and with no age restrictions. There is also a book/CD/DVD exchange. Free, drop-in.
Tai Chi Classes every Wednesday (term times) 10am – 11am
Moving in harmony with nature. Re-engernise your body and mind through Tai Chi graceful movement. A community project by Dao Lu CIC. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 3670 3005, or text 07713 152 999. www.daolu.co.uk
Limited low-income spaces and sibling/multiple course booking discounts available, please request on enquiry. To book a place or for more information call Tehseen on 07946477091 or email email@example.com
Make your dream come true in 2017!
Would you like to run a club at the lodge? Would you like to be the leader of some of our sessions? Have you got an idea that could developed into a community project? We’d love to hear from you and help make it happen. Contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to hire the Learning Lodge, please contact email@example.com.
- £20 per hour for one-off events
- £15 per hour for regular sessions (minimum of 6 hours)
Hire costs for a full day or full weeks available on request.
Check the calendar below to establish Learning Lodge availability.
Note that your booking will only be definite once we have emailed you back to confirm we have accepted it.
Learning Lodge availability
Previous Events and Activities:
Sun 5 and 19 Feb – Carnival and Kids Kitchen – food and mask making. Also looking at animal tracks and dens.
Sun 5 and 19 March – Sound of Nature – we welcome spring with music and land art.
Half term adventures:
WALK THE LOOP: Hedgehog Reading Club, 13th and 15th February, 1.30-3pm
For children aged 3-7 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome!
Over two sessions, we will:
– read One Winter’s Tale by Christina Butler and meet the warm-hearted Little Hedgehog
– find out more about how hedgehogs live, feed and sleep through the coldest months
– follow a hedgehog trail
– make a hedgehog home
– craft our own hedgehogs from a range of natural materials
The sessions are FREE but your donations would be most welcome
Please book your place in advance by contacting Olivia Lowe at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 15 Feb, Tai Chi and Laughter, 11:15am-12:15pm
Tai Chi for the whole family. Incorporating some mirroring and clowning elements to add a bit fun! Contact email@example.com
Thurs 16 Feb, Kids Dancing Class, 1.00-2.00pm
For children aged 8-10
Contact Juels. £3 per child, siblings £1
Sweetness and Light – HONEY! Free
Sunday 26th Feb
Children’s session, 2-3:30pm, Adults session, 4-7pm
The Bee Project from Pimp hall allotments is holding a talk about the relationship between honey and beeswax with experts from Essex Beekeepers Association. Learn to candle roll and do some honey tasting too! Tea and cakes provided. Donations to cover cost of the materials welcome.
Tues 30th Waltham Forest Cloth Nappies
Learn the benefits of cloth nappies, healthier and cheaper! Bring any anything unwanted and swap it for something that you like for Take & Give Day. Get vouchers for nappies too.
Tues 24 Jan: Make your own herbal remedies for childhood ailments in Chingford
Join local herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmed with Hedge Herbs at Friday Hill TMO Drop-in, 2.30-4.30
Sunday 6th November, from 6pm – The Bee Project, from Pimp Hall Allotments is holding a Bee wax Candle Making Evening.
Fun for all the family and free!
Wed 9 Nov, 1-3pm – Quality Time Together. Drop-in
For children aged 0-8 years with their parents/carers (older siblings welcome too). Promotes well-being, learning and development through walking in nature and related activities
Drop-in. Contact: Olivia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 13th & 27th Nov, 2-4pm – Sunday Family Club: Let’s Print! Printing with potatoes, sweetcorn and other veggies. Drop-in. Contact: Elizabeth email@example.com
Yoga from 1 Oct-5 Nov, 10-11am, Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve. £40 for the 6 week course.
A fun programme in Hatha Yoga exploring basic breathing exercises and the classical postures. All equipment provided, suitable for beginners. Contact Kirsty / 07903 035180
Sunday 23 Oct, 2-4pm – Halloween pumpkin carving and pumpkin soup!
Wed 12 Oct, 1-3pm – Quality Time Together
Drop-in. For children aged 0-8 years with their parents/carers, but older siblings are welcome. Promotes the well-being, learning and development of children and those responsible for their care through walking in nature and related activities.
Contact: Olivia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 11 Sept, 2-4pm – Sunday Family Club – Cultivate Edition. Free.
As part of the Cultivate Festival, join this special Sunday Family Club to spend quality time in beautiful natural surroundings of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve. Kids Kitchen makes seasonal delights with kids and adults. Free.
Sign up by emailing email@example.com or just show up on the day!
More activities with Friends of Pimp Hall Park & Nature Reserve too.
• Delicious Food & Drinks
• Live Music
• Tree Planting Workshop & take a free tree home
• Outdoor games and learning for all ages
• Reveal of Wildlife Cameras
• Launch of Woodland’s Podcast
• Car Boot Sale
• Wildlife Photography Exhibition
• Bird-box Making
Wildlife Photography Competition
Capture the beauty of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve with a camera and win fantastic prizes with your photographs. Whether you are a hobby-photographer or a professional – we believe you can win! There are two categories: Wildlife and Still-life. All pictures need to be of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and submitted electronically or in print by the 8th February 2016. Winners of the competition will be announced on the 20th February. Submitted work will be assessed by a panel of professional photographers and nature experts.
The site is accessible during sunlight hours, every day.
Keep up to date with the competition by checking the Hornbeam website, Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Submit work by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending prints to Amy Croome, The Hornbeam, 458 Hoe Street, E17 9AH London.
There will be a photography workshop in January for you to learn how to take amazing pictures.
Thanks to Groundwork for supporting this initiative.
Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off 48 Kings Road, E4 7HR
Capture the beauty of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve with a camera with a professional photographer as part of the Wildlife Photography Competition. Learn to take incredible pictures with any camera and enjoy tea and cake!
Win fantastic prizes with your photographs. Whether you are a hobby-photographer or a professional – we believe you can win! There are two categories: Wildlife and Still-life. All pictures need to be of Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and submitted electronically or in print by the 8th February 2016.Submitted work will be assessed by a panel of professional photographers and nature experts. Keep up to date with the competition by checking the Hornbeam website, Facebook and Twitter profiles.
Sign up to the event by emailing email@example.com.
Wednesday 16th September 2015 – Start Up Hub Space
Saturday 19th September 2015 – Learning Outside the Classroom
Every second Tuesday of the month – Friday Hill Neighbourly Knit & Stitch
Saturday 26th September 2015 – Young Entrepreneurs Workshop
Tuesday 29th September 2015 – Guided Nature Walks Training
Sunday 11th October 2015 – Apple Day a big festival day for everyone!
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Halloween in the Woods