Gather

We’ll come together to celebrate, collaborate, collude and carouse in a world of arts, crafts and enterprise rooted in the forest, creating a vibrant living landscape. We’ll join in the very best circus, theatre, comedy and dance within our woodland playground.  Watch those innovating in forests around the world as they share their passions with us and get hands on building and constructing as we learn new skills, discover new talents and explore the beauty and possibilities of wood as a material. Stretch body and mind by tree climbing and forest bathing. We’ll also be celebrating Black to Green, exploring how the heart of the National Forest has been transformed from coal pits to tree tops.

Bee Cart – Pif-Paf

Bee Guides Bombus and Borage are from a secret government organisation called The Human Union of Pollinators – preparing for the worst but hoping…

Outdoor Survival Skills

Forest Rangers from Forest Holidays will introduce you to a world of woodland secrets. Learn how to identify animal tracks; head off and explore…

The Dream Antelopes

Could they be real, or conjured up by the magic of Timber? Keep your eyes peeled for the noble antelopes roaming the site. They…

Bee Experiences

Join David McDowell, The Bee Farmer, for a tour of some special beehives which have been set up close to the Timber site through…

Campfire House Band

Watch this space for news of our campfire house band, who’ll be keeping us up past our bedtimes, as the shadows lengthen and embers…

The Coal Tits

The Coal Tits are a group of local people who have joined forces with Jennifer Reid, performer of 19thC Industrial Revolution broadside ballads, to…

Woodland Workshops

Come along and watch our woodland experts as they share their passions for wood stacking, timber construction, lighting fires, wood carving, willow weaving and…

Tree Climbing

Get a new perspective on our oldest piece of woodland, and maybe scuffed knees while you’re at it. Tree climbing experts will be on…

Hammer & Chisel

Wild play rules at Hammer & Chisel, our unique woodland playground. Under the supervision of our forest play experts, create your own world or…

Stone Balancing

Responsible Fishing is a small but perfectly formed arts organisation that work with natural, recycled and upcycled materials to create temporary artworks and engage…

The Coppice Maze

Come and help to create a beautiful collaborative maze, then get yourself lost in it. Using a beautiful planting of silver birch, hand dyed…

Forest Monsters

An incredible installation of creatures and monsters dreamt up by children from schools within the National Forest. Their imaginations run wild, the monsters will…

Charcoal Sessions

Join us in the evening round the charcoal burner where we will bring together writers, artists, academics, politicians and scientists, along with those working…

Make Your Local Wood Work

We’re inviting you/your group to pitch your idea for a new woodland based social enterprise or expansion of a current one. There will be…

Woodland Library

Bring a book, or pick one up. Novels and non-fiction, exploring our relationship with nature, our woodland library will be open all weekend for…

Foraging Walk

Find out what culinary treasures are hiding in the hedgerows and trees of Feanedock, with our foraging expert.

Board Games by Esdevium

Board Games Tent

Settle down and get your game face on. Hone and learn powers of cunning, dexterity, strategy and (ahem) fair play together. Roll the dice,…

Horse Logging Demonstration

Total Tree Services Ltd, based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, are proud advocates of the use of horses in woodland management. Come and see what modern-day…