We know that family is everything and we also know that there's nothing better than kids, and big kids, getting immersed in the natural world around them.

We reckon we've got the perfect site and some great opportunities to help you and your tribe do just that!



Do you like campfires, toasted marshmallows, bug hunts, den building, imaginative play, pond dipping and just being immersed in woodland? Of course you do! That's why we're bringing the Trust's forest school to Woodside Festival.

We'll be going all day so just drop in and go wild!

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Ever wanted to sit in your very own bird nests? Well the HandMade Theatre will make that dream come true! They will enrol you in hatchling college where you'll learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder.  Filled with a fantastic mix of music, drama, facts and fun, this gently humorous show brings to life native bird characters in a new and engaging way. The piece is a visual feast of puppets, props and costumes including lots of things with which to get hands on and interactive. Nature always throws up surprises and the show finale won't leave you disapointed!



Let the imagination run wild with Kathyrn Easom, she'll be keeping the little 'uns wide eyed with some wild stories! She'll be bringing a collection of amazing books with her for you to take away so the stories can carry on all the way to bedtime.

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Watch a lump of timber transform into a piece wild wood! Andrew Frost will dazzle you with his chainsaw skills to create something truly unique. Just don't try this at home!