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Fifth annual Heartwood Festival set to be 'biggest yet'
A bake off, willow weaving and bird box building are just to name a few on the list of entertainment lined up for this year’s Heartwood Festival.
Woodland Trust organisers have pulled out all the stops for the fifth annual Heartwood Festival at Heartwood Forest, near Sandridge, this Saturday to make it the biggest and best yet.
The event which attracts hundreds of visitors every year has introduced new highlights including a petting zoo containing pygmy goats, pigs, ponies, sheep and other farm animals, an opportunity to learn circus skills.
Other attractions on the day include willow weaving, bird box building, fire lighting, guided walks and many others.
The trust is also hosting a bake off, judged by members of the local Women’s Institute and people will also again have the opportunity to camp overnight.
Louise Neicho, Woodland Trust site manager, said: "This year’s festival is set to be our biggest yet, with more attractions than ever before; it’ll be a great day out for all the family.
"Most importantly it’s a celebration of all that’s been achieved on site so far thanks to local support."
The 850 acre site has already been planted with nearly 400,000 since autumn 2009 as part of the trust’s aim of doubling native woodland across the UK and further planting will take place this autumn.
The festival will take place from 11am to 4pm and visitors are encouraged to use public transport, but car parking will be signposted.
For more information visit woodlandtrust.org.uk/heartwood.
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