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NEWS RELEASE No: 1382329 JULY 2010

Helping children to beat the Summer blues

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Mini-beasting, shelter building and forest art are just some of the exciting activities on offer as rangers step up their bid to help kids beat the summer blues.

The events are being organised by the Forestry Commission in 360 hectare (900 acre) Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby, Lincolnshire, starting on 3 August.

There’ll be chance to ape outdoor guru Bear Grylls and make a rustic des res out of brash and branches and also delve the watery depths with a pond dipping session.

Ranger Mary Porter said:

"After a busy summer term with loads of school groups visiting, many children have asked to come back again! This will be their chance to explore the woods in a more informal way. It's great fun for the adults too."

All you have to do to take part is book a place on 01526 399943. Events take place on:

3 August: Pond dipping
10 August: Minibeast safari
17 August: Forest art
24 August: Shelter building

The cost is £3 per child (£1 accompanying adult). Activities run from 10am to 12 noon, meeting at the Chambers Farm Wood Centre, signed off the B1202 Bardney to Wragby Road.

Forestry Commission England is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive woodlands. To find out more about the region’s woods log-on to

Richard Darn on 01226 246351 or 0775 367 0038.