Hundreds of people head to Woods DayBy Jennie Slevin
March 04, 2013
Hundreds of people took part in traditional woodland activities to celebrate Woods Day.
Between 500 and 600 woodland revellers joined in the fun, learning how to make pencils, chairs and hurdles on Sunday.
Talented wood sculptors created detailed carvings while OBJ Morris dancers entertained the crowds.
Birds of prey from bird sanctuary Raven Haven in Crowthorne were brought along, giving folk a chance to come face-to-face with some of the protected feathered friends.
Alan Moffat, Bracknell Town Council recreation facilities manager, said: “We had a lot of positive feedback from people who came throughout the day.
“It was very much a great family occasion and there were a lot of great activities for people to get involved in.”
Although the event was free, the council asked for donations to be made for Bracknell Town Council mayor’s chosen charity, Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue (SEBEV), which raised more than £100.
Alan added: “I’d like to say a big thank you to the Breakout volunteers who helped us get organised and helped set up all the stalls.”