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Kids roam free this summer at Westonbirt


Kids roam free this summer at Westonbirt

Tree-filled fun for kids this summer at Westonbirt.

Free admission for children from 20 July – 31 August
 
Visitors to the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt can enjoy plenty of tree-filled fun this summer with free entry for kids and a fantastic line-up of events to entertain the whole family.
 
From 21-23 July, 28 -30 July and 4-6 August families can explore the Hidden Life of Leaves, learning about the vital role leaves play in the tree canopy on a family trail and make their very own painted leaf tiles, leaf stitching or willow leaves to finish!
 
From 11-13 August and 18- 20 August, children can unearth the characters of trees at Tree Reading, finding out about their amazing structures and create fuzzy leaf twigs, ink-blown forest pictures or pom pom branches to take home!
 
For wildlife lovers, visit Westonbirt’s signature summer event, Treefest on 29 -31 August and take part in Tree Life. On a trail around the festival site kids can discover how an invertebrate lives and survives in the leaf litter, and then make their own woodland cone creature to take home with them!
 
For visitors looking to explore Westonbirt solo, they can pick up a play leaflet from the Welcome Building and discover hidden adventures among the trees on the family play trail, exploring ten natural play areas around the arboretum! Those with eagle eyes will spot the resident
Gruffalo hiding out in the Old Arboretum.
 
Simon Hough, recreation manager at Westonbirt commented:
“This summer sees another fantastic line-up for families at Westonbirt. With free admission for kids and plenty of family events, play facilities and trails, it’s the perfect opportunity to get kids exploring the outdoors during the holidays!”
 
Westonbirt’s summer holiday fun comes to a close with Treefest from 29-31 August. With arena events, children’s activities, exhibitors and free admission for kids, it’s the perfect family day out! Book online now and receive 33% off on the gate prices.
 
For more information on family events please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families or for Treefest info and tickets see www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-treefest
 
General admission to Westonbirt for adults until 31 August is £9 and £6 for students.


Explore Gloucestershire
28 July 2015


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