We had a lovely bank holiday weekend. My cousin and her ten year old son came to stay, so I decided to take them to one of my favourite local places, Westonbirt Arboretum for their annual Treefest.
Unfortunately in the morning we awoke to rain, which continued for most of the day. Undeterred we all donned wellies and raincoats and headed in. The main feature at Treefest is the wooden sculptures, which are being sculpted throughout Treefest. We enjoyed watching a man with a large chainsaw at work, and wondered round looking at some of the wonderful pieces on display.
There’re lots of other activities to take part in, including tree climbing, zip wire and archery. We ate our picnic lunch watching a wonderfully bizarre puppet show in the family teepee. Other entertainment included a falconry display in the arena and live music all day.
I particularly enjoyed the market with plenty of wooden crafts to buy and a large food market. We bought home real ales, and some fairly pokey chilli cheddar. The children were cheered from the drizzle by hot churros and chocolate.
Treefest was fun in the rain, on a sunny day it would be absolutely glorious, here’s hoping for next year. Here are some pictures from our visit.