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Buy advance tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair at local Tourist Information Centres

Friday, 25th July 2014

Early-bird discount tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair are on sale at Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres. All tickets bought in advance attract a 20% discount on the gate prices, for this fun family day out to be held at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday 25 August.

A family of two adults and up to three concessionary tickets (children and/or senior citizens; under fives go free) can have a great family day out for just £20.

Tickets can be bought in person or over the telephone at Ashby de la Zouch Tourist Information Centre, North Street, Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1HU tel: 01530 411767 and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DG tel: 01283 222848.

This year sees the tenth anniversary year of the National Forest Wood Fair and over 100 demonstrators and exhibitors will be at the event on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August. There will be a packed programme of have-a-go activities, demonstrations of woodland crafts and timber machinery and loads of lovely items to buy made from sustainably sourced wood. Many stalls offer free activities for children, from coracle paddling to tree climbing, from eco art to pyrography.

It’s a great day out for all the family and perfect for those who love trees and woodlands. Held in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, visitors to the Wood Fair enjoy wonderful views over the growing National Forest.

Expert woodturners, sculptors and greenwood craftworkers share their tips in a series of woodworking masterclasses. The Forest Food Festival offers forest-inspired cookery demonstrations and an array of delicious locally-sourced food and drink on sale throughout the day.

Richard Drakeley, Tourism Development and Promotions Officer for the National Forest Company, said: “It’s easy to buy your tickets for the Wood Fair through the Tourist Information Centres in the Forest, and benefit from our advance ticket discount. Where else can you get a fun day out for the whole family on a Bank Holiday Monday for just £20?”

Tickets on the day will cost £9 (adult), £6 (concession), family £25.00 (two adults and up to three concessions). Buy in advance through the Tourist Information Centres or online at www.nationalforestwoodfair.co.uk and save 20%.

The National Forest Wood Fair is organised by the National Forest Company in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, and supported by local business Coalville-based Vitax, one of the UK’s leading specialists in the manufacture of garden and horticulture products.  The National Forest Wood Fair takes place at Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, just five minutes from the M1 motorway, junctions 22 and 23.

For more information see www.nationalforestwoodfair.co.uk