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Welcome

Come and join us on August Bank Holiday Monday for the tenth anniversary of the National Forest Wood Fair. First held in 2005, it is the leading regional event to celebrate all things to do with trees, timber and woodlands.

With a full programme of demonstrations, 'have a go' wood craft sessions and children's fun and games, this popular event attracts visitors from all over the country, and over 100 exhibitors and demonstrators.

Enjoy the Forest Food Festival, see the experts at work in our woodworking masterclasses and soak up the view from the stunning Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.

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Short breaks, vouchers and where to stay

Family with picnic

There is so much to see and do in the area, why not combine your visit to the Wood Fair with a few of our brilliant award-winning local attractions. Grab a special deal for a weekend break and pick up vouchers for some of our great attractions.

Gallery

Visit our gallery to view pictures of previous National Forest Wood Fairs

Find a craftsperson that works with wood

Craftsperson with lathe

Or a forestry contractor?

Download the 2013 Wood Fair programme with contacts for all exhibitors.


The National Forest

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The National Forest is one of England's most ambitious environmental projects. Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting to create a new national Forest.

Can you help the National Forest Wood Fair?

The National Forest Wood Fair is a not-for-profit event and relies on the help of a team of volunteers. If you would like to join this friendly team and get a free ticket for the event, we would welcome your help. Travelling expenses will be paid. Please contact Country Parks Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Chris Conway, on
0116 305 7937 or email chris.conway@leics.gov.uk

Woodcrafters in action

See woodcrafters in action at the National Forest Wood Fair in our video.

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Latest News

13 Dec 2013

Date Fixed for Tenth Anniversary National Forest Wood Fair

On Monday 25 August 2014 the stage will be set at Beacon Hill Country Park, near Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire, for the tenth anniversary National Forest Wood Fair. The event has been a regular feature of the summer calendar since 2005, and is now established as the top regional event celebrating The National Forest and everything to do with trees, timber and woodland. Read more...


26 Aug 2013

The National Forest Wood Fair Woodland Scene Photo Competition now on Facebook

If you visited the National Forest stand at the Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday, we would love to see your photos of you posing with our woodland scene peep through board. Simply upload your photo via our National Forest Facebook page for a chance to win a Plant a Tree in The National Forest. Read more...


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