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We would love to reunite Peter Rabbit with his family. He was left behind at the Heartwood Summer Festival last weekend. The bottle pictured with him was found nearby but may not be linked. Please let us if you know who he belongs to! Someone must be missing him.

Thank you.

 

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At Heartwood Forest, over 2,000 people enjoyed the annual summer festival which is themed around trees, woods and art. There were more than 60 different stalls for people to engage, each offering a children’s activity from charcoal drawing to kite making – it was quite a sight see all the children running around flying their kits in the slight breeze.

Competitions included a fun dog show, the Great Heartwood Bake Off and the best dressed teddy bear at the Teddy Bears Picnic; all of these were extremely well supported. The local wildlife police joined us for the day to talk about responsible dog ownership, as well as some horses from the local stables to allow children and dogs to socialise with them.

The atmosphere was wonderful – another great day. Here’s a selection of photos from the day:

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

 

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The Heartwood Forest sleepover gives us all the opportunity to experience Langley Wood in a whole new way. Building your own shelter, cooking food over an open fire, learning bushcraft skills, woodland games, spear making… the list goes on! This year it stayed dry, which was great – although last year’s heavy rain didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves!

IMG_3572_edited-1Bedrooms!

IMG_3573_edited-1Cooking breakfast after a good night’s sleep.

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We all really enjoyed it – can we come again next year, please?!!

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Langley Wood and the Summer Festival field early on the Sunday morning – a fantastic view to wake up to! It’s a pity it is only 1 night a year, but it makes it all the more special!

 

Please remember that camping at Heartwood Forest is not normally permitted, and fires should never be lit for any reason. The fires at the sleepover are very carefully controlled and are in fire pits, in order to ensure that the woodland is not damaged in any way.

 

 

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It’s nearly that time again – are you coming to the Heartwood forest Summer Festival? Only just over a week to go now.

Heartwood Summer Festival Poster

Join us for the annual Heartwood Summer Festival – our outdoor celebration of trees and woodland – a day of fun for all the family.

It’s back and bigger than ever. With all the traditional woodland crafts, bodging, willow weaving, woodland art, bird box and bug hotels making and storytelling. New for this year are foraging workshops.

The farm animals will be here, with the addition of horses that you can meet and greet. The steel drums will also be making a return, as well as Morris dancing, and much more.

Enter the “Great Heartwood Bake Off”. The three adult categories are:

  • Victoria Sponge
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Savoury Quiche

Also this year there is a children’s category – 12 decorated cup cakes

All cakes must be in the judging marquee for 12 noon – judging will begin at 12.20pm.

Bring your Teddy Bear for the picnic dressed as a character from history – judging will begin at 12.15pm

Refreshments will be available to buy.

Hope to see you there!

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Delighted to announced the date for our annual HeARTwood Summer Festival will be 23rd August from 11am-4pm, check out the poster for all the details:
Heartwood Summer Festival Poster

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We were delighted with the turn out last Saturday for our fifth annual summer festival. Despite the torrential rain at times over 700 people attended and made the most of our lovely British summer!

With so many new and exciting activities to get involved in, visitors ignored the rain and had a great time anyway. The photos tell the story:

Ever popular woodland art

Ever popular woodland art

The storyteller keeping everyone entertained

The storyteller keeping everyone entertained

Our new animal friends paid a visit too, here's a very cute snoozing rat

Our new animal friends paid a visit too, here’s a very cute snoozing rat

The ducks enjoyed the weather!

The ducks enjoyed the weather!

The first ever Great Heartwood Bake-off was a huge success

The first ever Great Heartwood Bake-off was a huge success

The teddy bears picnic was a bit wet but they still came out all ready to be Nature Detectives!

The teddy bears picnic was a bit wet but they still came out all ready to be Nature Detectives!

New for this year Woodland Yoga

New for this year Woodland Yoga

Having a go at making bug hotels to take home for the garden

Having a go at making bug hotels to take home for the garden

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