Wychwood Forest Fair

From Charlbury Morris dancers to ferret racing, bee keeping and basket making – join us on Sunday 4th September for a fun and fascinating day celebrating rural life at the 17th annual Wychwood Forest Fair.

The Wychwood Forest Fair, one of West Oxfordshire’s leading Green Country Shows, takes place in a beautiful countryside location, at the heart of the ancient Wychwood Forest area. The Fair is a great family day out offering a wide range of entertainment, delicious food, rural craft demonstrations, music, shopping – including our famous second hand bookstall – and much, much more.

The Wychwood Project, organiser of the Fair, is a registered charity and all proceeds from this event go towards the charity’s work of “Restoring Landscapes, Inspiring People” in the Wychwood area. The fair is open from 11am – 5pm and tickets cost £7 on the gate, or £6 in advance via the Wychwood Project website – www.wychwoodproject.org Under 16s go for free.

New attractions for the Wychwood Forest Fair – Forest Schools and Nature Photography on your phone 

This year we are welcoming two local Forest Schools to provide activity based taster sessions; HJ Jungling and Ascott Forest School invite you to join them to find out more about outdoor learning opportunities for children.

Originally developed from a Scandinavian concept, Forest School builds upon many theories of child development, with an emphasis on using the natural environment and practical experiences. There is  a growing body of research that shows many benefits to using the outdoors, and in particular the natural environment and much has been written about the link between outdoor play and higher levels of wellbeing as well as a reduction in stress. Forest School Association.

Join ‘Fearless Photographer’ William Mankelow at a mini workshop to learn how to photograph nature on your phone; a short session full of useful tips presented at 12am and repeated at 1pm.

William has a passion for landscape and urban photography of which he has an extensive portfolio. With a natural flair for composition, he seeks alternative perspectives to capture an aesthetically pleasing image. The Oxfordshire Photography Project. shotatanangle.co.uk