Forest Activities Festival 29th April 2018

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The Forest Activities Festival will take to the grounds of The Speech House Hotel on Sunday 29 April 2018, offering locals and tourists alike a wealth of indoor and outdoor pursuits to try and showcasing some of the best of what the Forest of Dean has to offer!

Whether you’re hoping to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle or simply looking to take up a new hobby, there will be everything from archery, mountain biking, climbing walls, rocket science and bush craft to cookery, photography, golf and throwing pots on offer from a whole host of local businesses.

Some of our most popular activity providers will be at the event including Go Ape, Pedalabikeaway Dean Heritage Centre, Taurus Crafts, Positive Impact, Whitemead Park and Forest of Dean Adventure.

Quirkier activity stands such as Artspace will invite you to try your hand at trapeze and circus skills and there will also be lots of crafty acivities to try.

Displays, demonstrations and entertainment will be held during the day from Jitterbug circus and Thai boxing from Master Sken Academy Or if you’d rather a less adrenaline fuelled excursion, try taking part in Walking football at the Freedom Leisure stand.

Music will not be missed out with performances from some local groups including Djabot, a Forest based African community Drumming group,they will be performaing and running a workshop if you want to try it out for yourself! We also have the Ukes Av Azzard performing as well as morris dancing and some fabulous community choirs.

Sports fans will be able to join the RFU will have a stand which will feature a fun passing challenge testing peoples passing accuracy, they will have plenty of freebies to give away.

The very popular dog show will be returning at 2pm, organised by Forest of Dean Dog Rescue, Bring your pet pooch along & enter on the day.

Forest Wellbeing is an exciting development for the Forest Activities Festival;  think of it as a chill-out area  where you can go to relax, and find out about some of the wonderful activities which promote relaxation, health and wellbeing in the Forest of Dean.

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 will be a real treat, so come along & have a go!.

Entry £5 Adults U 18’s £2. More information

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