On Sunday 5 June, why not make your way to Sherston’s Grove Wood to enjoy our first ‘Woodland Frolic’? Volunteers have been working hard for two years to improve the wood for the enjoyment of everyone in the village. We want to show off what’s been happening so are devising a free fun day for the whole family.
Conveniently, the 5 June falls (just) within National Family Week, the UK’s largest annual celebration of families and family life. One of the aims is to encourage families to spend more time together so we’re making sure the event will give all ages something to enjoy.
There are now steps up to the new perimeter path around Grove Wood, making walking so much easier than it was in the past. There will be wild flowers and other flora to see now that more light can penetrate the parts of the wood that have been coppiced. You’ll be able to see the young trees from the Sherston School tree nursery that the children and their parents have planted, one name-plated tree for each child.
We’re also creating a special ‘child-friendly ‘competition to encourage them to spot things as they go round and there will be prizes for the winners.
For those who might find the trek too much of a training exercise, we’re laying on some demonstrations of country crafts and skills in the field at the entrance to the wood. And to round it all off, we’d like everyone to bring a family picnic so you can relax and not have to rush off to get lunch ready.
Sherston’s Woodland Frolic’ for families, volunteers and friends will be held between 12 noon and 4 pm on Sunday 5 June. Best of all its free!