It's that time of year again - another school year over and six weeks of holidays waiting to be filled with exciting memories.

At the Ecocentre, we have been working hard to offer families some quality activities to enjoy together in the great outdoors right on our doorstep. Explore nature together whether you are going on a journey using all five senses, on a forest school adventure or meeting our friend Stickman.

Here are the unmissable dates you should immediately put in your diary:

Wed 23rd July, 10am-12pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Wed 23rd July, 2-4pm at Northfield Ecocentre: Ecokids - Sensory Journey

Fri 25th July, 2-4pm at Northfield Ecocentre: Ecokids - Sensory Journey

Sat 26th July, 2-4pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Wed 30th July, 10am-12pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Wed 6th Aug, 10am-12pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Wed 13th Aug, 10am-12pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Wed 13th Aug, 2-4pm at Northfield Ecocentre: Ecokids - Meet our Friend Stickman

Fri 15th Aug, 2-4pm at Northfield Ecocentre: Ecokids - Meet our Friend Stickman

Wed 27th Aug, 10am-12pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

Sat 30th Aug, 2-4pm at Masefield Community Garden: The Wild Bunch Forest School

If you're inspired by the Tour de France, why not have a look at our family cycling activities on the Cycle South Brum website.

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Hi, I’m Adam and I’ve been doing my work experience at the ecocentre for the past two weeks.

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Read our Annual Report for 2013

Find out what we achieved, our energy use and how your support made a difference. Thank you.

Read Annual Report 2013

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Free Forest School Session
Saturday 24th May, 2pm to 4pm

Join us for an afternoon of outdoor activities exploring nature & playing games.

This is a Free Wild Bunch taster session.

We run these sessions on the fourth Saturday of every month. The sessions are usually £5 per child. Adults go free.

Come along to try out the activities for free this Saturday 24th May. If you book & pay for six sessions for one child this Saturday, you will get another child half price for six sessions. (Not valid with other offers).

Find out more about our Wild Bunch activities here.

 

 

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Join us for our annual Big Lunch.
Sunday 1st June, 1pm to 3pm.

 

Bring some food to share. We'll have activities including solar powered junk models & making our own windmills. We'll have games and great food.

Come along and join in the fun.

You can join Cycle South Brum's family friendly bike ride first to end up at the Big Lunch. You can book here.

If you don't have a bike you can hire one for free through Cycle South Brum here.

 

 

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Saturday 31st May, 10am to 2pm
Turn disused land into a commemorative poppy field.

There's also the chance for schools/groups/organisations to come along and plant seeds on Saturday 31st May, Tuesday 10th June or Thursday 3rd July - they can call 0121 411 2157 to arrange.

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Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done.

Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done. From June, people in England and Wales will be able to get up to £7600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund so they can take control of their bills and have warmer, greener homes.

The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures such as solid wall insulation and new heating systems by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements.

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The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems

A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes.

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. The scheme is open to everyone – home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. It is available to households both on and off the gas grid.

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Hi All,

My name is Jordan Kelly and I have recently started working at Northfield Ecocentre as a Customer Service apprentice.

My roles include data entry, answering calls, helping out with different projects, and generally helping wherever it is required. I have received a very warm welcome and I am very much looking forward to the rest of my time working there. Although my knowledge of the environment and energy saving is limited, I am learning more and more by the day, and I am excited to learn more about how to live more sustainably.

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At Northfield Ecocentre we are working with Allen's Cross Community Centre to develop a new project bringing people together around food growing. If you have a couple of minutes we would be really grateful if you could fill in this short survey to help us make it relevant to Northfield.

Click here to take survey

Thank you!

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