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The second Forest Activities Festival took place in the grounds of The Speech House Hotel on Sunday 26 April 2015, offering locals and tourists alike a wealth of indoor and outdoor pursuits to try.

DSC_0807Whether you were hoping to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle or simply looking to take up a new hobby, there was everything from archery, mountain biking and bush craft to cookery, photography, golf and throwing pots on offer from a whole host of local businesses. Little ones learnt all about the flora and fauna of the forest from the special guides throughout the day, while the more adventurous kids unleashed their inner Bear Grylls and built dens out of natural materials. Plus, there was also live music, a local food market, arts and crafts, and much more to see & do.

DSC_0611The event featured many displays, demonstrations and taster sessions, With the chance for visitors of all ages to explore everything the fairytale Forest of Dean has to offer, whilst raising heart rates and excitement levels to boot, the Forest Activities Festival looks set to be a real highlight on the county calendar for families in particular, …..

so come along & have a go next year!