Get this event into your diary…Into the Trees

September 3rd and 4th 2016

 ‘What a wonderful day getting back to nature.

A festival without all the fuss and noise of the others, but more to entertain, enthral and amaze’

From the folk behind the award winning Elderflower Fields Festival and the innovative Schools Without Walls programme comes the second instalment of Into The Trees.

Into The Trees is a fascinating family day out which takes you into the amazing world of trees, woods and forests and will open your eyes to the ways in which we can play, work, learn and explore amongst their leaves, branches and trunks. Taking place in the heart of one of the south of England’s most amazing landscapes, Into The Trees offers the rare chance to explore and enjoy protected ancient woodland in the Ashdown Forest.

– A day of discovery for parents, grandparents and kids of all ages

– Six diverse woodland zones full of activities to discover:

Working in the trees – demonstration and craft workshops from skilled blacksmiths, tool makers’ trug and basket makers, and more.

Playing in the trees – explore the tree canopies and play in the branches with climbing and slacklining. Enjoy woodland storytelling and games in the trees.

Art in the trees – create wonderful works of art with your family from wood and browse beautiful work from local artists.

Living in the trees – explore ways in which we can live within the trees. Get mucky with the kids and try mini mud hut building or check out the tree tents or Woodland hut company or Mark’s True Tiny House.

Wildlife in the trees – Join some of our brilliant experts from Sussex Wildlife Trust and other partners to learn more about the wonderful wildlife in the woods.

Surviving in the trees – discover ways in which we can survive in the woods with bush craft skills, foraging and more.

– The best locally sourced food and drink

– Free car parking

– Explore the magical protected woodland of Pippingford Park

– Enjoy one of the Souths designated area of outstanding natural beauty

Tickets on sale now

Family from £22

Adult from £8

Child from £5

Under 5s FREE

Into The Trees returns after a fantastic first year. Held over 2 days, Into The Trees will inspire even more generations to spend time outdoors with their families. The team were blown away with all the positive comments from the first event, this year they promise two even more captivating days in the woods. A real chance to enjoy the wonders of nature, Into The trees will bring experts from the world of wood to demonstrate and inspire guests of all ages.

 ‘Thank you, thank you! Our family had an absolutely brilliant day!’

 ‘Rope swinging, pond skimming, slacklining, wood working.

I have been to lots of festivals and I loved the peace of this one’

‘A superb weekend spent at Into the Trees. Relaxed and friendly crowd, lots of delicious food and drink with plenty of adventures for the little ones. Looking forward to next year!’

‘I really do hope you run the event again, there was so much more we could have done but ran out of time!’

 ‘Great location and fun event with super atmosphere. Already in the diary for next year with the grandchildren’

Thank you, thank you! Our family had an absolutely brilliant day today! Please do it again next year (or earlier!) xx

 ‘The atmosphere was very personal and magical amongst the trees’

 ‘What a lovely event! So much to do and everyone was so friendly and engaging. My daughter left thrilled with herself for reaching the top of the climbing tree and my son was happiest with a bit of wattle and daub mud throwing’

‘Very relaxed atmosphere and some top grub, roll on 2016’

 ‘A wonderful day out. The kids loved the tree climbing, the pond dipping and making whistles out of wood. Adults loved eating cake, lounging in the sun and enjoying the beautiful woodland. Oh and learning all there is to know about bats!’

 ‘Amazing festival! Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities, the fantastic woodland and the great food on offer’

 ‘Lovely atmosphere and environment.

The children loved the activities especially the axe throwing, bow and arrows and storytelling’

 ‘We spent a full seven hours in the woodlands!’

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