Winter Social 2017

Winter Woodland Social 2017


Come and celebrate with us around the fire at our winter woodland social and fundraiser.

We are holding a fun packed evening in the woods, try your hand at traditional crafts in time for Christmas and enjoy talks and demonstrations.  Leave armed with practical knowledge and something nice to hang from your tree!

The evenings talks will explore physical and psychological aspects of cold weather survival and navigating by the stars.

All welcome whether coming solo or as a group. The event is child friendly, however activities are aimed at those 8 yrs upwards.

As day turns to night our base camp will be lit with lanterns. Enjoy the enchantment of woodland on a winters eve, perfect for a family treat or work party;

  • Craft workshops
  • Simple meal cooked over the fire
  • Stargazing (subject to clear skies)
  • Meet and mingle around the fire

Wrap up warm, we’ll be in the woods all evening!

3-6pm, Sunday 10th December 2017

£15 per person

South Norwood Lakes & Grounds, SE19 2DH, entrance off Auckland Rd at junction with Cypress Rd, easy to get to via Norwood Junction or Crystal palace train station or 410/196 bus.

Advance booking is essential.


We are raising funds to support our Summer Wild Camp 2018, supporting local families on low incomes to enjoy and learn about wildlife and traditional skills.

More details below;

Only 2 left in stock

Product Description


  • Christmas tree decorations


Hot drinks

  • Hot spiced apple juice

Main course

  • Sweet potato and cheese
  • Soup and roll


  • Bannock cake


  • Winter clothing systems – staying warm!

Beth Collier, Nature based psychotherapist, will share her experience of winter survival skills in boreal forests in Sweden, giving a talk full of information and useful tips on how to look after yourself outdoors in winter. She will cover the common risks that cold weather presents in being active outdoors and how to avoid common cold related injuries.  Learn how to stay out in the field longer and more comfortably!

  • Stargazing

William Bottaci from the Croydon Astronomical Society will give a fascinating talk on the night sky and will lead us in stargazing (if skies are clear), helping us to identify constellations.