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A day of fun for all the family at the Blackdown Hills Woodland Fair

Free children’s activities, local food and forestry demonstrations are all on the programme of this year’s Blackdown Hills Woodland Fair on Saturday 6 July at Park Farm near Wellington in Somerset. 

There will be a large Forest School area where children can have a go at a range of free activities including fire lighting, den building and other bushcraft skills. 

Other activities and displays on offer include a wide range of demonstrations such as wood carving and furniture making, tree surgery and pole climbing, fire lighting, chainsaw carving, horse logging, (with 4 horses this year), saws and machinery, bow and hurdle making, willow work and Cleft work.

The grown ups will also get the opportunity to try some activities including archery, green-woodworking and tree and pole climbing.

Local food and drink, including cider, apple juice, wood-fired pizzas, fresh bread, fresh meat, ice cream, and tea and cakes will be available all day.  There will also be a range of wood products on offer from a wide range of stalls, from small craft stands to log cabins.

The fair is organised by the Blackdown and East Devon Woodland Association and Host John Greenshields says: “It was with deep regret we had to cancel last year , as did a lot of shows , but we received a great deal of positive feedback from everyone involved in past years.  We have got more stall holders this year as well as some new activities to ensure this is the biggest and best yet.  It is a fantastic, value for money family day out and offers a safe and secure environment where they could let the kids explore, try new things and soak up the atmosphere.  One family that came the year before last ,summed it up by saying that they only came for an hour but stayed all day!”

The Blackdown Hills Woodland Fair is open to the public from 10am. Under 16s get in free, while entry for adults costs £7.50 per person. There is free car parking and the fair will be signed on all major roads.