An event we have wanted to attend for a few years with the WOODSMITH STORE but never managed it because the dates always clashed with something else is WILD ABOUT WOOD.  However I'm pleased to say this year we are going to make it.

Remember we only attend a handful of events every year so if you live in the north east of England and are looking for a late summer day out this will be the last chance of the year to see almost our entire range of traditional green woodworking and small scale forestry tools.

This is what their website says:

Watch chainsaw sculpting, be inspired by demonstrations of furniture making, admire the intricacies of willow-weaving, or have a go at tree-climbing!

Watch the ancient skill of heavy-horse logging, or take the family along to the Discovery Zone and get involved in a whole range of activities and workshops including pond-dipping, shelter building, arboretum art & bushcraft.

Enjoy delicious, local food & drink. Try your hand at archery, coracle making (and paddling!), watercolour painting or paper-making, or just relax and listen to some traditional English music. Perhaps indulge yourself with a purchase from our Woodland Market of arts & crafts?

Take a short taster tour of the arboretum, explore our 120-acre woodland garden at your own pace, or just relish the tranquility and beauty of this very special place, tucked away in the Howardian Hills.

On the door pricing:

Adult: £8

Child: £5

Family: £21

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Kew and Castle Howard
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2013
10am - 5pm