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NEWS RELEASE No: 1360020 MAY 2010

Rangers conjure Sherwood Forest fantasy

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Ranger Lindsey Brown with wood sculture

There’s no point looking for fairies at the end of the garden – because they have all flown to the forest!

The Forestry Commission is staging its annual Fairy Fayre in Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Clipstone, Notts, on 1 June.

Children will be able to enjoy a magically day making peg doll fairies and wands and go in search of a dragon in the woods.

Ranger Lindsey Brown said:

"We’ll be ditching our uniforms for fairy frills and families are invited to follow suit and come in their own costume. Fairy Fayre is a trip into a world of fantasy and we’ll be tapping legends of spirits and the Green Man to make the trees almost come alive!”

The drop-in event runs between 12 noon and 3pm and is suitable for children aged over three years old, who must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the large forest classroom, near the visitor centre. There is a small charge for each activity.

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The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England 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.

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