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Tuesday, 16th October 2012

A Very Royal Tree: Duke Plants the 8 Millionth Tree in The National Forest

The Duke of Cambridge has planted the 8 millionth tree in The National Forest.

Wednesday, 15th August 2012

Steam, Smoke And Fire At The National Forest Wood Fair

It'll be hard to spot wheelwright Phill Gregson when he stokes up clouds of steam, smoke and fire at the National Forest Wood Fair over Bank Holiday weekend Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire.

Wednesday, 1st August 2012

Not an Olympic Sport but... First UK Championship Log to Leg Race at The National Forest Wood Fair

Five of the best exponents in the UK from The Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers will take part in the first ever UK Log to Leg Championships at the National Forest Wood Fair over August Bank Holiday.

Friday, 15th June 2012

Children to Get Arty at the Ashby Show with The National Forest Drawing Competition

The National Forest marquee at this year's Ashby Show will be a hive of creative activity as families take part in The National Forest's "Forest of Drawings" competition. The marquee will have everything children (aged between 4-11 years) will need to create their leafy masterpieces - pencils, crayons, pens and the entry posters for the competition.

Friday, 16th March 2012

Hands On At Gardener's World

As the weather warms up and we turn our attention outside gardeners can get inspiration from The National Forest. Visitors to BBC Gardener's World Live show at the NEC (13 - 17 June) will be invited to get hands-on to try ancient skills still practised today.

Tuesday, 28th February 2012

A Bumper Easter in The National Forest

The bumper load of special activities during Easter, gives visitors even more reason to take a break in The National Forest.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2011

Rare elm timber for the National Forest Wood Fair

As a mature elm is felled, a new dawn emerges for the beloved elm. And all will be revealed at The National Forest Wood Fair.

Wednesday, 11th May 2011

A Packed Programme of Summer Concerts Takes Centre Stage

It will soon be time to chill the champagne and pack the hamper for the range of musical and theatre performances taking place across The National Forest this summer.

Tuesday, 21st December 2010

Launch on the Wild Side - National Forest & Beyond Campaign

Tourism businesses from across the area will get the latest news on the National Forest Cycle Centre and Long Distance Trail and find out about mobile marketing at the National Forest & Beyond 2011 Campaign launch at 10am on Tuesday 11 January 2011 at Twycross Zoo.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2010

Talking Trees at The National Forest Wood Fair

The programme for this year's Talks Tent at the National Forest Wood Fair has just been announced. With a theme of looking after the landscape and the trees, it promises to add a new dimension to this popular event held at Beacon Hill Country Park on Bank Holiday Monday 30 August.

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