Acorn Antics 2021

Closes 15 Nov 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021


Welcome to the registration page for Acorn Antics 2021!

Here’s a short video to explain the project.

We’re asking education and learning groups to get outside and collect acorns.

Seed collections can be organised by all sorts of education and learning groups such as, schools, Brownies, Scouts or Young Farmers. It gives young people the opportunity to learn about, and connect with, the natural environment in Wales.

People can also get involved by donating acorns to their local group or inviting them to collect acorns from their land.

This year, we are only looking for Sessile Oak acorns. 

Settings interested in taking part in Acorn Antics need to register before organising their collection.

We will pay up to £4.40 per kilogram depending on the quality of the acorns.

What will we do with the acorns that you collect?

The acorns will be sent to the Forestry Commission tree nursery in Cheshire where they are grown into saplings before we replant them in Welsh woodlands and forests.

The annual Acorn Antics project helps us plant more trees which have been grown from local seeds.

How should you prepare?

Before you register, please read these documents which will help you get up to speed and prepared to collect.

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Once registered we will send you the Acorn collecting bags and labels for you to start collecting. 

Once collected you can book a drop off appointment for your registered acorns at one of our offices or Visitor Centres.

You can also watch our webinar.

Share your photos

Remember to take plenty of photos while collecting the acorns and share on your social media channels using #AcornAntics. And don’t forget to mention us!

Twitter @NatResWales.

Facebook @NatResWales

Register before you begin collecting


  • Cwrs 'Coed a Choetiroedd : Yr hyn sy'n bwysig'

    From 16 Sep 2021 at 16:15 to 16 Sep 2021 at 17:45

    Bydd y cwrs yn rhoi syniadau a gweithgareddau ymarferol trawsgwricwlaidd i chi ennyn brwdfrydedd eich dysgwyr am goed!

    Bydd y cwrs yn gwmpasu popeth o sut i gyfrifo faint o garbon sydd mewn coeden, sut i fesur coed a byddwn yn ymdrin â phopeth y mae angen i chi ei wybod am wasgaru hadau, ynghyd â llawer mwy!

    Dan arweiniad staff Addysg, Dysgu a Sgiliau - Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru.

  • 'Trees and Woodlands: What Matters' training course - Medium of English

    From 20 Sep 2021 at 16:15 to 20 Sep 2021 at 17:45

    This course will give you cross-curricular practical ideas and activities to get your learners enthused about trees!

    We will cover everything from how to calculate how much carbon is in a tree, how to measure trees and we’ll cover everything you need to know about seed dispersal, plus much more!

    Led by Education, Learning & Skills staff from Natural Resources Wales.


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