Welcome to our Summer Activities Special, a collaboration between The Woldingham Magazine and Woldingham.com. We hope you will find something here that will inspire you to go wild and be active this summer.
Here are some of the things you can take part in with your family and friends (full details below):
- > Join in The Big Butterfly Hunt
- > Spot Glow Worms
- > Enter the Woldingham Magazine’s summer time photo competition
- > Take part in the Horticultural Summer Show, including the children’s craft classes
- > Support fund raising cricket matches on The Glebe
- > Play Tennis For Free hosted by Woldingham Tennis Club
- > Enter your dog into the Village Club’s Fun Dog Show
- > Help add points of interest to our new Woldingham Web Map
- > Other resources to help you go wild and get active
The Big Butterfly Hunt
Take an hour out of your day to see how many butterflies you spot. Please record the hour and location of where you take your count as well as the numbers of each butterfly type. Use this printable record sheet to help you record your sightings:
Once you have done your hour, please email your results to: moc.m1537861863ahgni1537861863dlow@1537861863retsa1537861863mbew1537861863.
If you prefer please post your observations to: Diane Murry @ Strathann Cottage, Southfields Road CR3 7BG. The count is open until the 1st of August 2018. Once all the sightings are compiled, we will report our Village findings to the Butterfly Conservation Trust UK and publish them here and in The Woldingham Magazine’s September edition.
Spotting Glow Worms in Woldingham
Throughout the month of July the Glow Worm count is on! Started in 1990, the UK Glow Worm Survey found that there were fewer than 100 sites where glow worms could be found in the UK. Luckily for us, Woldingham is one of those sites!
We would like you to tell us about your sightings. Their peak glowing time is on evenings in July. They like long grass, but may also be seen in our gardens, hedgerows and woodland. Use this printable record sheet to record how many glow worms you see together at one time, where you saw them and the date and time:
The count is open until 1st of August 2018. Please email your results to: moc.m1537861863ahgni1537861863dlow@1537861863retsa1537861863mbew1537861863
If you would prefer please feel free to post your observations to:
Diane Murry @ Strathann Cottage, Southfields Road CR3 7BG.
Once all the sightings have been compiled, we will report our Village findings to the UK Glow Worm Survey and publish them in September’s edition of The Woldingham Magazine and on woldingham.com
Go to our Glow Worm web page for some essential facts about this species. You can also visit the UK Glow Worm Survey website for more information on how to spot them: www.glowworms.org.uk
Please remember to leave glow worms where you observe them.
Magazine Photo Competition
While you are out and about, and you see something that captures the essence of ‘Woldingham in the Summer Time’, why not take a photo and send it to The Woldingham Magazine? Our Photo Judges are looking for an image capturing our village in the Summer.
Who knows, the image you may capture could be September’s cover. Please note that we need to receive your images no later than the 10th August 2018 emailed to ku.oc1537861863.gamd1537861863low@l1537861863airot1537861863ide1537861863
Horticultural Society Summer Show
Saturday 7th July 2018. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or new to the world of horticulture why not have a go at entering your home grown flowers and vegetables. There are also plenty of categories for children to enter, including painting and making classes, the Lego Garden class and Scarecrow challenge! All details are on their web page:
> Horticultural Society web page
Snail Racing, create a Woodlouse Maze and much more feature in this month’s Horticultural Notes (see page 29 of The Woldingham Magazine, July/August 2018) providing creative nature projects to do in the garden with our younger villagers.
Woldingham Cricket Club – Fund Raising Matches
Woldingham Cricket Club can be seen playing on The Glebe on many weekends over the summer. Their fixtures include two fund raising matches on Wednesday 4th July 2018.
For full details of the Club’s fixtures visit their web page:
> Cricket Club web page
Woldingham Tennis Club – Play Tennis For Free
This year the Tennis Club are offering another opportunity to come and try out the club on Saturday 21st July from 1pm until 5pm.
> Play Tennis For Free Event Details
Fun Dog Show at The Village Club
Sunday 22nd July from 1pm to 4pm
Woldingham’s second ever dog show will take place at the Woldingham Village Club. Categories include ‘The Handsomest Dog’, ‘The Prettiest Bitch’, ‘The Cutest Puppy’ and more. Could your furry friend be one of these? Sparky won Best Dog last summer!
The Woldingham Web Map
Curious about our Village? Benches, bus stops, bells and other village features already appear on the map. Why not help with making our new Woldingham Web Map interactive by sending us your photos of interesting and intriguing places on our village? Just email your photos and location to: moc.m1537861863ahgni1537861863dlow@1537861863retsa1537861863mbew1537861863
Take a look at the photos that have been added already:
>Woldingham Web Map
Other resources to help you go wild and be active
Horticultural Notes by Nigel Hodd (see page 29 of The Woldingham Magazine, July/August 2018) provides some fun and creative nature projects to do in the garden with our younger villagers.
‘101 Things for Kids to do Outside’ book by Dawn Isaac The Independent describes this book as ‘A quarter of the price of a theme park ticket and delivers considerably better value for money’!
Walks in and around Woldingham – www.woldingham.com/walks
Peoples Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) – www.ptes.org
Take part in competitions and projects for kids.
Surrey Wildlife Trust – www.surreywildlifetrust.org
How about entering the Surrey Wildlife Garden Award. Plus lots of information on how to attract wildlife to your garden and lots of wildlife related events in our area.
The Conservation Foundation – https://www.conservationfoundation.co.uk/elms
Join their campaign to identify any remaining mature Elm trees
RSPB – www.rspb.org.uk
Includes a ‘Get Involved’ section which has lots of activities, including how to make a Bug Hotel.
*If you can recommend any other fun resources we would love to hear from you so we can add them here to share with everyone: moc.m1537861863ahgni1537861863dlow@1537861863retsa1537861863mbew1537861863