Rick Astley is the first artist to announce dates for 2017 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country.
If you’re looking for a completely new theatrical experience then the Forestry Commission’s Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest, near Goudhurst, Kent, will be hosting an interactive theatre show with a difference this Halloween.
In a recent survey carried out by Forestry Commission England a staggering 96% of people said that beautiful autumn colours improve their mood, but why do the leaves change colour? What makes a maple leaf turn fiery red, a beech become golden or an ironwood transform through a rainbow of colours to deep plum purple?
Calling all over 55s, the Forestry Commission’s Haldon Forest Park is working with Age UK to host a taster day aimed at people aged 55 and over. On 21 September, between 10am and 4pm, there will be a range of low cost or free taster activities for people in this age group to try out and the café will be offering some delicious titbits taste.
This autumn, the Forestry Commission is launching a new campaign to highlight the importance of the New Forest for fungi, and to appeal to people to support a ‘no-picking’ code on the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).