Decorate a Willow Wreath

Blashford decorate a willow wreath

Willow wreath © T Standish

Decorate a Willow Wreath

Location:
Self-led Christmas craft activity - create a natural decoration in time for Christmas!

Event details

Meeting point

Welcome Hut by Education Centre

Date

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Time
10:30am - 3:30pm
A static map of Decorate a Willow Wreath

About the event

Pick up a willow wreath hoop from the table by the Welcome Hut and set off on the mile long circular 'Wild Walk' loop in search of natural items to decorate it with - you could use leaves, bracken, grasses, seed heads or twigs.

Bundles of wool are available on the tree next to the table, these contain six short pieces for tying items on to the wreath (you may also be able to tuck items in between the pieces of willow) and one longer piece to use as a hanging loop. To cover the whole of the loop you will need more than one bundle - we are happy to take back anything you don't use!

Buckets containing additional natural materials will be available by the table and you are welcome to take two or three items to add to your wreath if you wish.

Alternatively you are welcome to make your donation for the wreath hoop and take it away to decorate with items from your garden instead.

After you have finished with your wreath, the wool can be re-used and the decorations on it can be put back outside in the garden or compost bin where they will break down. The willow wreath will dry and change colour, but if stored somewhere dry it will last and could be used again next year and the year after... 

Willow wreaths will be available whilst stocks last. Please collect responsibly and have fun!

Booking

Phone number

01425 472760

Suggested donation

Suggested donation of £3 - £5 per wreath: can be made by cash in the green donations box on the fence in front of the Education Centre, or by card using the contactless pay terminal by the Welcome Hut.

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Beginners

Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only
Other visitors with dogs may park at Moyles Court & from there walk a circular route via the public footpath along the Dockens Water to the permissive footpath between Ivy Lake & Rockford Lake & back via the Avon Valley Long Distance Footpath.

Mobility

The circular 'Wild Walk' loop is on rolled path gravel and generally accessible for pushchairs and more robust wheelchairs. Unfortunately the boardwalk partway along the loop is currently closed to mobility scooters and large/electric wheelchairs. 

What to bring

Please dress for the weather on the day and wear suitable footwear

Parking information

Please park at the Education Centre

Facilities

Toilets
Accessible toilet
Disabled parking
Accessible trails

Contact us

Jim, Tracy or Chloe
Contact number: 01425 472760