Friday, 23 August 2013

Avon Wildlife Safari day 36 - It's Treefest!

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum 2012 The National Arboretum is a wonderful place to explore nature, go for a walk or simply play in the woods and this weekend it is hosting the 'amazing, incredible and marvellous' Treefest . This spectacular summer event is full of activities to help families discover the beauty of wood, with expert carvers, traditional woodcraft and woodland skills, falconry and axe carving. Throughout the weekend there will be live music and a host of exhibitors and entertainers from story tellers to puppet shows. Kids go free from July 20 - September 1 and the festival opens from 10am - 5pm with live music continuing on until 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. If you'd like to make a weekend of it you can always camp at the nearby Holford Arms for £10 per night.
It's not just the shows and activities at Treefest that Westonbirt has to offer though, there are also 16,000 labelled trees and over 2,000 different tree species to learn about. For more information about the day to day life of a dendrologist at Westonbirt, read the Westonbirt Dendrologist's blog written by Dan Crowley.

Dendrologist's Blog
There are plenty of trails and walks to guide you around the site so that you can explore the woodlands independently so you really can make your visit a whole day out for all the family.

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