Birkheads Blog

WATCH THIS! Click below to see what we’ve achieved on our Gift of the Wild programme in 2018

By Birkheads Wild | Sep 26, 2018 | Comments Off on WATCH THIS! Click below to see what we’ve achieved on our Gift of the Wild programme in 2018

Hear about what we’ve achieved with our National Lottery Awards for All funding so far this year. Working closely with Stomping Grounds Forest School in 2018, we are just over half way through our Gift of the Wild programme for young people in our communities who have been having a tough time at school or…

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Hens in the house

By Birkheads Wild | Jun 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Hens in the house

THE HENS HAVE ARRIVED!! by Arlo and Mose age 8 We are egg-cited to introduce our hens to visitors. If you want to know who’s who then here are their names. Citrine {white very friendly} Ruby {red with black tips} Selenite {white with black tips} Smokey Quartz {grey with black beak} Amber {red with white…

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Please support Birkheads Wild as your Co-Op ‘Local Cause’ in 2018

By Birkheads Wild | Mar 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Please support Birkheads Wild as your Co-Op ‘Local Cause’ in 2018

            We are delighted to have been selected as a ‘Local Cause’ through the Co-Op Community Fund and will be receiving funding this year to help us run Forest School After School Clubs and Holiday Clubs for local children. YOU can help us receive additional funding every time you shop…

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When I camped! by Eve,Year 4

By Birkheads Wild | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on When I camped! by Eve,Year 4

When I camped ! The day that I camped I was so excited and I felt like I wanted to scream with happiness it was such an amazing experience. When I got there!!! When I entered Birkheads Wild I was so surprised that it was not just a big forest and it was a lovely…

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Ethan (age 9) shares his experience of camping at Birkheads Wild

By Birkheads Wild | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Ethan (age 9) shares his experience of camping at Birkheads Wild

One Friday night straight from school , me and my class went to Birkheads Wild for an overnight stay. Our class teachers came with us too . When we got there we did not expect the huge field it was really not what we expected .We had no idea that there would be a pond…

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Birkheads Wild – meaning, origins and mythology…and why we love silver birch trees

By Birkheads Wild | Jun 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Birkheads Wild – meaning, origins and mythology…and why we love silver birch trees

Birkheads means “the birch on top of the hill” Our little hamlet, hidden in a corner of Gateshead, right on the border with County Durham is called Birkheads – and yes, we are on top of a hill with several silver birch growing around us. Further along Birkheads Lane about half a mile from here, is a…

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