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Tuck an early bird ticket for the 2015 National Forest Wood Fair in someone's Christmas stocking - and save a third off the price!

Tuesday, 9th December 2014

A woven heart ornament, just one of many products on offer at the Wood Fair

Limited early bird tickets for the 2015 National Forest Wood Fair have just gone on sale in time for Christmas.  Buy now and save one third off the entry price in August next year.

The National Forest Wood Fair is a brilliant day out for anyone who loves the countryside, trees, timber, wildlife and woodlands.

Held on Monday 31 August 2015 (August Bank Holiday) the day will be packed with lumberjack displays, chainsaw carving demonstrations, tree climbing and have a go greenwood crafts. There will be loads of fun for children: they can paddle a coracle, create eco-art, concoct woodland-based lotions and potions and even handle a hawk.

Visitors to the Wood Fair will be treated to a tempting spread of delicious locally-sourced food and drink and can watch forest-inspired cookery demonstrations at the Forest Food Festival. Alternatively, you can pick up tips from the experts in a series of wood carving, wood turning and greenwood craft masterclasses. There’s something for everyone!

The event takes place in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, amongst the craggy outcrops of the Charnwood Hills. The site is just ten minutes from the M1, junctions 22 and 23.

Richard Drakeley, Tourism Development Officer for the National Forest Company, said: “The National Forest Wood Fair attracts over one hundred exhibitors and demonstrators, and people return year after year to this very special event. There’s always loads to see and do, but also time to talk to the exhibitors, ask them about their craft and find out more about all the things you can see and do in The National Forest. The stalls are full of tempting things to buy - beautiful handcrafted items fashioned out of wood for the home and garden and gifts for family and friends. You can also find out how you can get more involved with the Forest: by helping create woodlands, looking after the woodlands that have already been planted or by supporting the Forest in a number of fun and inspirational ways. Early bird tickets will save you money and you’ll have a great day out to look forward to next summer!”

Early bird tickets save you one third of the full price and are now on sale online at  Adult tickets are £6 (£9 on the day); concessionary tickets are £4 (£6 on the day); a family ticket is £16.67 (a family ticket covers up to two adults and three concessionary tickets, and will cost £25 on the day.)  

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The National Forest Wood Fair is organised by the National Forest Company in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and is sponsored by Vitax Ltd.