Fire and Wood Festival

Thursday 21 February 2013

The annual three day Fire and Wood festival returns for its 6th year from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May, and is a fantastic celebration of local crafts and artisans.

Activities include Bow making, black-smithing, chainsaw carving, bush craft, wood turning, fire juggling, rustic furniture building as well as the centre's brand new Gruffalo's Child Trail.

Last year's demonstrations included an axe display team, cross cut saw competitions, living history demonstrations and guided walks of the local area and there are many more skilled craftspeople yet to confirm their place at this outstanding event.

The Fire and Wood festival has always been a popular event for families and showcases traditional crafts on our beautiful woodland site. It's a great opportunity to learn about different skills and get the kids involved.

Since the opening of the 2012 Gruffalo trail and it's imminent transformation into the Gruffalo's Child trail in March 2013, the DHC has seen record numbers of visitors and anticipates that the festival which falls on the Bank holiday weekend will give visitors the opportunity to take part in hand's on activities and see artists at work whilst viewing the spectacular new Gruffalo's child woodland trail.

DHC is a great family day out with something for every age range. The five acre site in Soudley includes the woodland trail, animals, an adventure playground, five galleries of Forest of Dean history, a gift shop, a cafe, chainsaw carvers, interactive trails and much more.


When: 25-27 May, 2013

Where: Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB

Contact: Dean Heritage Centre

Tel: 01594 822 170