The Wood Fair has increased in popularity and size each year and attracts a wide range of exhibitors all keen to showcase their unique products many inspired by the versatility and importance of this vital natural resource – wood.
Taking place in the heart of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a nationally protected landscape, one of 38 protected AONBs in England & Wales. The Surrey Hills stretch across the chalk North Downs that run from Farnham in the west, above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate, to Oxted in the east. The Surrey Hills is one of the most wooded AONBs with almost 40% woodland cover. Ancient woodland has particular significance in terms of historic and nature conservation importance. The Surrey Hills has over 4500 hectares of ancient woodland covering 12% of the AONB.
Come and learn more about woodland in the Surrey Hills at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. Discover a whole host of interesting stalls to browse and buy from as well as great local produce and a variety of refreshment stands – including a beer tent! The Surrey and Sussex Coppice workers will be demonstrating their skills and techniques and there will be opportunities to buy a whole host of wood products. There’s also lots to entertain you including local bands, horse and wagon rides and a storyteller. There’s a big focus on families this year with lots on offer for children ranging from craft making and animal attractions to tree climbing and a zip wire! And to help the already squeezed budgets of many families the Wood Fair is FREE for children under 12!
Ken Bare, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Wood Fair Working Group comments;
“The Surrey Hills Wood Fair is well established in the events calendar and you’ll see why when you come along. There really is something for all the family to enjoy and the Fair is very reasonably priced. Surrey is one of the most wooded counties in England and you’ll discover lots you didn’t know about wood. We have experts explaining how it’s used as a fuel, sculptors demonstrating how they use it creatively, bug hunts so you can discover what sort of species thrive in woodlands and lots of stalls with a whole host of beautiful wood products to buy. There’s also plenty to eat and drink with lots of local produce on sale. Come along and discover All that’s Good about Wood”.
Tickets are reasonably priced at £7.50 (on the gate) for Adults and Children under 12 go FREE. Advance tickets are available on-line for £7.00. There is also a SPECIAL OFFER for all social media users… Get 10% off the online ticket price for this years Surrey Hills Wood Fair. All you need to do is follow the Surrey Hills on Facebook (Surrey Hills) or Twitter (@SurreyHillsAONB) and then type in the following at the point of checkout… Wood Fair SM Code and get your tickets for £6.30 instead of £7 – Bargain!
So don’t delay, book now at www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk.
The fair also welcomes your four legged friends as long as they are on a lead and parking is FREE.