If you go down to the woods today…

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If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

A Teddy Bear’s Picnic!


The friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve are having an open day on Saturday, 30th May. Not just any old open day, but a teddy bear’s picnic theme.
There will be lots of great activities for children and we would love you to join us. The reserve will be open from 12-3pm and entry is free. Refreshments will be on sale.

Why not come along and bring a picnic to enjoy in our meadow?


Creatures and Critters day

Hi all,

In Saturday, 26th July from 1-4pm, there is an open day in the Dacres Wood Nature Reserve.

Ema Felix, who runs a nature group for small children, will be helping the friends of Dacres Wood to run a creatures and critters day.

Come along for:
– pond dipping
– bug collecting
– tours of the reserve

dipping platform

As usual tea and coffee will be available.

See you soon…

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

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On Saturday, 31st May 2014 we have our first ever Teddy Bear’s picnic. Come along and have a picnic with your favourite teddy, make a sculpture and help hunt for teddies! Please bring your teddy and a picnic.

Of course as usual, the nature reserve will be open for visits and light refreshment will be available to purchase in the field centre.

Recent Committee Meeting

On Thursday, 27th March we (the committee of the Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve) had our first meeting of the year. We had a great discussion over our plans for 2014 and events for the rest of the year.

And so we are happy to announce that our first open day for this year is April 26th. Stay tuned for more information.

Claire Weedon

(chair of FoDWNR)

Forest Hill Society – Bring and Take day

 This weekend at the Nature Reserve we have the annual Bring and Take day held by the Forest Hill Society. See below for details and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.




SATURDAY 28th September 2013 1.30 – 4.00 pm



Bring good quality unwanted items Take something you need – all free!!!!


NB: all items must be in good condition and clean. Items should be re-usable and easily portable. Examples of acceptable items:

  • Immaculate clothing adult and children’s clothing
  • Toys
  • Books
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Kitchenware
  • Objet d’art
  • Plants
  • Tools
  • Small electrical tems in good working order e.g. lamps, toasters, coffee machines


Lewisham Council will no longer be taking away unwanted items after the event.

So please do not bring:

  • Electrical items larger than a toaster e.g. no TVs, PCs, monitors, printers, scanners, DVD/VHS/CD recorders/players, vacuum cleaners
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Adult bicycles, furniture, carpets
  • Jumble
  • Any item not suitable for domestic recycling

There is a depository at the rear of Sainsbury’s car park for small electrical waste.

Annual General Meeting and Open Day 2012

Coming up next weekend (Saturday, 29th June) is the June open day for the nature reserve. The reserve is open from 12pm- 3pm. Refreshments and free tours will be available. If you feel like “mucking in” then feel free to bring some gloves, as the Friends and volunteers will be tidying up and maintaining the site.

It is also our first ever AGM of the Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve.  This is from 11am – 12pm. The agenda is as follows:


1. Apologies for absence.

2. To receive the committees report and financial statements of Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve for the year ended 30th June 2013.

3. Appointment of Committee

4.  Membership

5.  Any Other Business