Events

The Wrekin has been a local and tourist location for many decades and offers fabulous views, walks and exercise.

If you are planning an event on the Wrekin and would like to use the Halfway House as a base or you know there will be a large number of people wanting to stop to get refreshments or to sit down can you please contact us.

2019 Upcoming Events

Tuesday 29th October – Children’s Woodland Art Session hosted by The Art Lady

The Wrekin is a great place for looking at all sorts of trees, which provide great inspiration for art. The autumn is a great time to focus on the leaves on the ground.

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10am -Midday Suitable for ages 5-12. Cost £4 per child.
Activities will include leaf collecting, leaf painting and rubbings, plus an owl paper plate craft.

12:30- 2.30pm  Drop-in session.  Cost £1.50. Suitable for age 3-12
30 minute activity where children can participate in leaf rubbing
and make a wreath to take away with them.
 
 
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Supported through the AONB Conservation Fund, by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust
 
 
 
Thursday 31st October – Halloween Activity Day led by the Halfway House team
 
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Drop in session runs from 11am – 3pm
 
 
 
 

Saturday 7th December – Christmas Willow Workshop

Come and make some Christmas decorations with Richard Thomason

We will have one 2 hour session at 10am aimed at adults, then two later 90 minute sessions aimed at children and families. Price: £5 per person (payable in advance either at the HWH kiosk or online)

To book your space please contact info@halfwayhouseonthewrekin.com

 

2019 Past Events

Saturday 19th October – Halloween broomstick Willow Workshop was led by Richard Thomason  where participants enjoyed making mini witches besom brooms. Photos to follow shortly.

July 6th – A willow craft session making flowers, fish and snails was led by Richard Thomason from Small Woods. As this craft session was very popular we plan to hold two more of these workshops with Richard later this year. These will be in October and in early December. The dates will be announced shortly.

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Supported through the AONB Conservation Fund, by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust

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July 14th – the Moth breakfast at the Halfway house followed by a walk to identify butterflies and moths on the Wrekin was led by Mike Williams from the West Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation. If you are interested in helping with any future moth trapping sessions at the Halfway House please let Jenny know. jenny@halfwayhouseonthewrekin.com

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Supported through the AONB Conservation Fund, by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust

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6th August – A drop in learning about pollinators session took place in the garden of the Halfway House with David Green together with a craft activity for children led by Amy Joy. During this event many pollinating insects were recorded in the garden including 14 hoverflies, 7 bees, 8 butterflies and 3 moths. A species list of what has been planted in the new part of the garden behind the information board is now available at the kiosk.

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Supported through the AONB Conservation Fund, by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust

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On Sunday 17 February the Halfway House ran an information session on Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Feed the Birds’ project. This is a ground-breaking approach to helping people who are lonely and/or socially isolated to get closer to nature by feeding the birds in their garden with the help of a volunteer. This session was led by one of the project’s long term volunteers, Jenny Petch, who provided general advice about feeding birds and how you can become involved with this project in the Telford area.

CJ Wildlife has been sponsoring bird feeders at the Halfway House for the past 12 months. These can be seen at the back of the house and are proving to be very popular with local birds.

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2018 Events on the Wrekin

Wrekin Relay Challenge

  Photos courtesy of the Wrekin Relay Challenge Team

 

Halloween Activities at the Halfway House

 

Christmas willow workshop at the Halfway House 

Participants were able to weave their own willow Christmas trees, reindeer, stars and wreaths at this workshop  led by willow crafter Richard Thomason.