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Events at Friends of Hollingworth Lake

Family Fun Day - Saturday 21st September 2013

A fun day to celebrate the wild spaces at Hollingworth Lake was held on Saturday 21 September 2013 as a follow on to previous events, funded by the Community Spaces Fund.

Secretary of Friends of Hollingworth Lake, Jane Taylor-Holmes, said: “It was an action packed day highlighting the area to people.”

The day included building bird boxes, meeting hedgehogs, a mini beast hunt, bat walk, creating a bug hotel, chainsaw sculpting and colouring activities.

Jane added: “We have had a lot of interest and had quiet a lot of people getting involved.”

The event was organised by Friends of Hollingworth Lake with funding from the Community Spaces Fund and with the support of NatureEd and Rochdale Council.

The event was held at the enviro-gym playground near the nature reserve. The playground was one of the activities funded by the Community Spaces Fund.





NatureEd - Sunday 17th November 2013

NatureEd helped approx 40 children plus accompanying adults make minibeast homes. Approx 20 – 25 people (mixed ages.) went on a minibeast hunt and made clay animals, plus 58 young people & 9 adults from Smithybridge on Wednesday.


March 2015:

Woodland Festival @ Hollingworth Lake Country Park
Sunday 1st March

For more details contact
Hollingworth Lake Country Park Visitor Centre on 01706 373421


February 2015:

3rd February – 2nd March

Royton Art Society A community group exhibition

Winter Tree ID
Sunday 1st February

Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm. Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Join the countryside rangers and PEF officer and learn basic tree id using shape, buds and bark.

Forest Fun Maps & Migration
Sunday 15th February

Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm. Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Booking Essential: Limited places. Call 01706 373421. Cost £2.50 per person.
Join NatureEd for a fun day for all the family. Have a go map reading on this bird orienteering course. Discover where birds go and what they are doing now.

January 2015:

6th Jan – 2nd Feb

Friends Celebration Friends of groups across Rochdale Borough have been invited to showcase their achievements in 2014.

RSPB Bird Event
Sunday 18th January

Time: 11.00 – 3.30pm. Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Duration: Drop in Raising awareness of the Big Garden Bird Watch 24th and 25th Jan.
Make a bird feeder to take home.

Forest Fun Den Building
Sunday 25th January

Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm. Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Booking essential:
Limited places. Call 01706 373421. Cost £2.50 per person.
Making dens and shelters using natural materials, tarps and ropes.