Category Archives: Events

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Busy getting ready to carve at Fritton Owl Sanctuary over Easter weekend.

Come down and watch me work, I will also have some chainsaw carvings to buy. You can also pick up something for the garden from the plant centre next door and then take the children to visit the owls at Fritton Owl Sanctuary. Entry is free but donations are always welcome.

Thetford Garden Centre – Chainsaw Art Attack!

October 26, 2013 – October 27, 2013

Thetford Garden Centre

“See local artist Luke Chapman, who produces art from all types of wood as he demonstrates the skill of chainsaw art. Luke’s wood sculptures will also be on display and for sale throughout October.”

This event will be running over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October, 10am – 4pm

Thetford Garden Centre – Chainsaw Art Attack! (Facebook Link)

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse – Apple Day

October 20, 2013 –

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Apple Day!

Join us on Sunday 20 October from 10am to 5pm for a wonderful day, commemorating that most versatile of fruit – the apple!

Bring your mystery apples to be identified by experts from the East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Taste an array of apples along with freshly pressed juice, and sip cider made by local producers.

Join in with Gressenhall favourites, including workhouse boardroom enactments and Victorian school lessons. Meet the steam-up team as they run our magnificent stationary boiler and watch steam threshing down on the farm.

Browse stalls for local produce and see craftspeople at work – including Luke Chapman, who carves amazing wooden sculptures using a chainsaw!

Relax to live music from acoustic folk duo Woodland Creatures and be entertained by the Fiddlesticks clog dancing group, accompanied by their traditional band.

For more information, please see the CLICK HERE.

Pensthorpe Vintage Fair 2013

October 5, 2013 – October 6, 2013

Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens

Back for its second year, come along and join us as we host our Vintage Fair. With a wide selection of all things ‘vintage’ from standing steam to vintage crafts there is a lot to see at this popular event.

Cars, bikes, tractors and a craft marquee also feature at the Vintage Fair and make sure you don’t miss the mini Real Ale festival!

http://www.pensthorpe.com/events/2012/12/vintage-fair-2013/

Epping Forest Burial Park – Working Woodland Day

August 17, 2013 10:00 – 15:00

Kiln Road, North Weald, Epping, Essex. CM16 6AD

GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Epping will be holding its working woodland day.

This is their most popular event and always proves an enjoyable day out for all the family.

Attractions include:

  • Suffolk Punch Horses
  • Horse & Carriage Rides
  • Epping Forest Hawk & Owl Sanctuary (30 birds of prey)
  • Chainsaw Carving
  • Mobile Saw Mill
  • Face Painting
  • Twig towers (children’s activity)
  • Ferret Roulette
  • Children’s Yoga
  • Pebadale Apiaries (with observation beehive)
  • Ware Bat Group (live bats)
  • Children’s Craft Activities
  • Archery
  • Walking stick making (children’s activity)
  • Bow lathe
  • Olivia’s Hens (live hens and crafts)
  • Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers Den building (children’s activity)
  • Hedgelaying demo
  • Bird feeder making
  • Traditional Blacksmith
  • Ice Cream Trike
  • Pyrography
  • West Essex Ramblers
  • RSPB
  • Harlow Badger Group
  • Epping Forest Countrycare
  • Friends of Epping Forest
  • Street Cats Welfare (charity gift stall)
  • Chigwell Riding Trust (with pony)
  • Loughton Astronomical Society
  • Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group (with live animals)

Come along and enjoy a fantastic day of activities and events.

Norfolk Smallholders Training Group

August 4, 2013 10:00 – 16:00

National Trust Sheringham Park

NSTG 7th Annual Show and Market – BACK TO SHERINGHAM

Admission: members free, non-members £5 (children under 16 free) – price includes car parking and access to the park.

Join us for a taste of the ‘good life’. Everything smallholding, self sufficiency and traditional crafts. Home produced Norfolk food and goods, exhibitions and demonstrations, sheep shearing, fun dog show, livestock and members’ poultry exhibition, smallholders’ question time and much more! A great day out for the whole family. Find out what the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group (NSTG) has to offer you.

NSTG Website

Holkham Country Fair

July 27, 2013 – July 28, 2013

Holkham

By kind permission of Viscount and Viscountess Coke we are pleased to invite you to a fabulous family day out at Holkham Country Fair. With a spectacular Grand Ring planned for 2013, featuring the Musical Drive of the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and the Diggerland JCB Stunt Team the Dancing Diggers plus a host of other exciting acts. The trade stands and the Fine Food Village offer opportunities for some great shopping and as always there’s so much to explore, watch, try and enjoy.

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