Wild Wood

Wakehurst’s wonderful woodlands come alive this July with fun activities for all the family.

Wild Wood at Wakehurst © RBG Kew/Jim Holden

Date

Saturday 27 July – Sunday 28 July 2019

Time

10am – 5pm

Location

Wakehurst woodlands

Price

Included with entry to the gardens

Additional charge for tree climbing

Book ticket: £10 for 30 mins/ Zip wire £5 for 30 mins

Join us in the heart of Wakehurst’s most magical spaces to celebrate the traditions, ecology, folklore and beauty of our native woodlands.

Explore our relationship with the woodland through ancient traditions and evolving innovations of the future.

Visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the magic of the woods as they move through different zones that lead from Bethlehem Wood to Pearcelands Wood and Coates Wood.

Young adventurers will love tree climbing and letting off steam at Tree Trunk Trek.

An array of woodland practitioners will be showcasing their skills and some of their products will be available to buy.

Craft activities for children include sword-making and forest skills such as fire-lighting and whittling.

Younger children will adore storytelling and woodland theatre.

Activities at Wild Wood

  • Bee Cart theatre
  • Tree climbing and zip wire
  • Sword-making and wand-making
  • Forest skills – fire-lighting, whittling and foraging
  • Storytelling
  • Traditional woodland demonstrations
  • Woodland trails and meadow meanders

Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult when taking part in activities.

Bookable activity: Tree climbing

Thrill seekers will love stepping out of their comfort zone and learning to climb a tree supported by ropes and carabiners. Qualified instructors will be on hand to support your climb.

A child playing in trees during Wild Wood Festival, Wakehurst