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Go ‘Barking Mad’ this half term at Westonbirt Arboretum!

February 2015

This is an archive news item - our opening times and prices may have changed - please check for current information.

The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is offering families the chance to discover the wonders of tree bark from 17 – 19 February.

Family event at Westonbirt Arboretum, autumn 2014The drop-in family event will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm each day where children can take to the trail and explore the textures, colours and patterns of bark of different trees in the arboretum.

They will also uncover fascinating stories about the importance of bark along the way.

The trail will run through the Old Arboretum and finish up at the Learning Centre where there will be fun craft activities making doodle trees, bark pebbles and newspaper bark collage.

Caroline Bennett, Learning Officer at Westonbirt Arboretum said:

“Bark really comes into its own during winter and is truly mesmerising to look at and to touch! With a fun trail and craft activities, it’s a great way to spend a family day out and learn a little more about the world of trees at the arboretum.”

The event is included in the cost of admission, which is currently £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £2 for children. Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum get free admission.

REF: 16475

Last updated: 10th July 2017

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