Learning Lodge, E4

A whole range of wonderful things happen at the Hornbeam’s Learning Lodge in Pimp Hall Nature Reserve in Chingford, E4 throughout the year. 

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 1st Oct 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 15th Oct 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 5th Nov 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 19th Nov 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 3rd Dec 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 17th Dec 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 21st Jan 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 18th Feb 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 18th Mar 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 15th Apr 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London


OTHER GROUPS EVENTS AT THE LEARNING LODGE
The Learning Lodge and nature reserve are used by various groups for gatherings, classes and parties. Contact Elizabeth if you’d like more info or check the calendar below for availability and bookings.


VOLUNTEERING
Friendly volunteers needed in Chingford
We’re looking for volunteers in Chingford E4 to help us out on our growing number of exciting projects at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and Friday Hill. Contact: Elizabeth


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 lodge.hornbeam@gmail.com


 About the Learning Lodge
The Learning Lodge IMG_7810is situated in the beautiful Pimp Hall Nature Reserve in Chingford.
The Learning Lodge is a joint project of the Hornbeam Environment Centre, Forest Recycling Project, Organiclea, HEET and Friday Hill TMO.
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IMG_7878It is a space for the community to meet, learn and take action together. As a group we strive to inspire people to live with a lower cost to themselves financially, to their health and to the environment.
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If you would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

IMG_7908Affordable Desk and Room Hire at the Learning Lodge.
Looking for a tranquil office space or venue? This is a beautiful place to meet and work.

Hire costs are:

  • £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.

Once you’ve a found a suitable date/time, complete our booking form, and email it to rooms.hornbeam@gmail.com.

Note that your booking will only be definite once we have emailed you back to confirm we have accepted it.

Learning Lodge availability

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Previous Events and Activities:

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.

£6pp, £12 per family, £8/£15 on the door . More info.
Book here

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: olowe@walkthetalkcoaching.co.uk

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 aileen@daolu.co.uk

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

Learn to make beeswax candles at the Learning Lodge.
Learn to make beeswax candles at the Learning Lodge.

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

Walk the Loop and enjoy the nature reserve as a family.
Walk the Loop and enjoy the nature reserve as a family.


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: olowe@walkthetalkcoaching.co.uk

Sunday 13th & 27th Nov, 2-4pm – Sunday Family Club: Let’s Print! Printing with potatoes, sweetcorn and other veggies. Drop-in. Contact: Elizabeth lodge.hornbeam@gmail.com

Printing fun for kids and adults alike.
Printing fun for kids and adults alike.

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 15.01.27Yoga 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!

Pumpkin-y fun
Pumpkin-y fun

 

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: olowe@walkthetalkcoaching.co.uk

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 lodge.hornbeam@gmail.com or just show up on the day!

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More activities with Friends of Pimp Hall Park & Nature Reserve too.

Thanks to the Friday Hill Community Association for supporting this initiative.

Woodland’s Parade

Saturday 20th February, 10am – 2pm,
Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off 48 Kings Road, E4 7HR
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e3cdfea20d280ab54a64b90d10dcc82cCelebrate the wonders and joys woodlands offer us!

• 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.Photography competition

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 amy@hornbeam.org.uk 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.


 

Photography Workshop

wildlife-photography-squirrels-max-ellis-2__880Thursday 28th January – 1-3pm

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 amy@hornbeam.org.uk.

feel good cafe 2Traditional activities – Santa’s grotto, and Christmas Crafts with other things to do such as African Drumming!  We’ll also have a pop-up cafe from Chingford’s new Feelgood Cafe. 

Wednesday 16th September 2015 – Start Up Hub Space

Start Up Learning Lodge

Saturday 19th September 2015 – Learning Outside the Classroom

LOTC Workshops – Hornbeam – V2

Every second Tuesday of the month – Friday Hill Neighbourly Knit & Stitch

Knit and Stitch

Saturday 26th September 2015 – Young Entrepreneurs Workshop

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Tuesday 29th September 2015 – Guided Nature Walks Training

Guided Walks Training Pimp Hall Flyer

Sunday 11th October 2015 – Apple Day a big festival day for everyone!

Final Poster Learning Lodge Apple Day

Saturday 31st October 2015 – Halloween in the Woods

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Woodlands School 10th-14th August
Woodland School
Wild Theatre 17th – 21st August
Wild Theatre

 

 

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