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The Forestry Commission’s Fineshade Wood is kick-starting a season of Yuletide celebrations with their annual Festive Fayre event on Sunday 4 December 2011.
The winter wonderland will be complete with husky cart rides, an award-winning Women’s Institute choir, roasted chestnuts, sustainable Christmas tree sales, a forest craft fayre, a hug a husky welfare stand and for a touch of the unusual a fully fledged Viking re-enactment.
Children, adults and pet dogs can also take part in a fancy dress competition. Both festive and non-festive outfits will be carefully judged with a range of wonderful prizes for the most creative ensembles.
Visitor Services Manager, Sarah Walker, said:
"We are very excited about the festivities this year; there really is something for everyone. You can shop for presents and a Christmas tree at the forest craft fayre, enjoy a husky cart ride, listen to carols sung by an award-winning choir and after a spot of festive-themed lunch at the Top Lodge Cafe, watch a Viking re-enactment by a team of highly training clansmen and women!"
“And if you’re looking for a more unusual Christmas present this year, give the gift of the Forest with a Discovery Pass annual membership with benefits such as a regular newsletter, discounts for shops and activities on and off site and free car parking.”
The event will begin at 10am – 4pm at the woodlands situated halfway between Corby and Stamford.
For more information visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/ourwoods.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/EnglandNorthamptonshireRockinghamForestFineshadeWoodFestiveFayre or go to http://www.facebook.com/FineshadeWood
Notes to editors
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. Further information about the Commission can be found at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/
Cheryl Joyce, tel: 01780 444 920 or email: Cheryl.Joyce@forestry.gsi.gov.uk