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Thursday, 28th May 2015

Just four days left to buy 'early bird' tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair

For the first time ever, the organisers of the National Forest Wood Fair are offering an extra 'early bird' discount for visitors who buy tickets in advance – but you only have until midnight on Sunday 31 May to grab one third off the gate price.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Astro Camp 2015: Blast off for the Space Race Challenge at The Dandelion Hideaway

The National Space Centre has teamed up with glamorous camping specialist The Dandelion Hideaway to offer a unique Space Race experience. Camp out under the stars for an evening of family astronomy, workshops and craft sessions.

Monday, 20th April 2015

Orchard trees in urban spaces

Schools, housing estates and allotments within The National Forest are getting that Forest feeling, thanks to the National Forest Company’s Urban Trees programme, sponsored by H K Wentworth.

Monday, 20th April 2015

The National Forest's Black to Green project secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment

The National Forest Company and its partners in the Heart of the Forest Forum have been awarded £770,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the innovative Black to Green project.

Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Urban trees bring the feeling of the Forest to housing estates within The National Forest

Almost 200 trees are being planted across urban spaces within The National Forest this month as part of the National Forest Company (NFC)’s urban tree planting programme. The trees, which stand over two metres tall, will grace parks, housing estates and allotments from Newhall to Ashby and from Measham to Ellistown.

Friday, 31st October 2014

From Strength to Strength: Lex Autolease and The National Forest

The long-standing partnership between Lex Autolease and the National Forest Company (NFC) is about to enter an exciting new phase. The UK's largest fleet funding and management specialist, Lex Autolease has worked closely with the NFC since 2006 and has now agreed to extend the partnership until 2016.

Wednesday, 8th October 2014

New opportunity for people in Leicestershire to help create The National Forest

A new woodland is about to be created in The National Forest and the National Forest Company is hoping the people of Leicester and Leicestershire will get involved and help it take shape.

Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Spirits were undampened at the tenth anniversary National Forest Wood Fair

Two thousand visitors enjoyed the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite the rain, spirits remained undampened and everyone enjoyed the quality wood products, lumberjack displays, chainsaw carvers, horse logging and tree climbing.

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

National Forest Wood Fair tickets now on sale

Tickets for this year's National Forest Wood Fair are now on sale: buy in advance and save 20% of the admission charge on the day.

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

COMING OF AGE: THE NATIONAL FOREST 2014-2024 - Launch of the new strategy for The National Forest

The new strategy to take The National Forest forward over the next ten years is launched today at Calke Abbey. The strategy highlights the priorities for the forest as it comes of age. The next decade will be a crucial period to lay down the legacy of the forest, and secure it for future generations.

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