Tuesday 9 June 2015
Calling all bodgers, woodturners, woodcarvers and axemen! Make your way to the National Forest Wood Fair and enjoy a great day out for everyone who loves trees, timber and making beautiful things from wood.
Held on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August, in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, it regularly attracts over 100 exhibitors and demonstrators, and crowds of over 5,000 from all over the country.
Buy planks and blocks of timber, browse second-hand tool stalls and see expert demonstrations by woodturners and craftspeople. Top Windsor chair-maker Peter Wood will be on hand to talk about his work and demonstrate his world championship pole-lathe turning skills, and master craftsman Mike Painter will present a woodcarving masterclass.
The whole family will enjoy the day: children can have a go at eco art, pyrography and coracle paddling, scale the climbing wall or listen to stories and songs from the Wild Man of the Woods. Anyone aged 8-80 80 can try tree climbing and shimmy up into the canopy of an ancient oak tree using ropes and harness. You'll be cheering on the lumberjacks as they swing their axes and sweat over the crosscut saw, and everyone loves to see the skills of the horse logging team and the deft work of the chainsaw carvers, sawdust flying and throttles rumbling.
The Forest Food Festival is packed with delicious locally-sourced food and drink, and once replenished, make sure you find the time to browse the tempting array of beautiful things made out of wood â€“ perfect for gifts or treats for home and garden.
Book online in advance - before midday on Friday 28 August - and save 20% on the gate ticket prices.
When: Monday 31 August, 2015
Where: Beacon Hill Country Park, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8SP
Tickets: Adult - £9; concessions - £6; family - £25
Contact: The National Forest Wood Fair
(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF NATIONAL FOREST WOOD FAIR)
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