Make a den in the woods in North Somerset
By Carol_Deacon | Thursday, October 17, 2013, 20:26
Parents and children are invited to learn to build a woodland den during school half term.
On Tuesday, October 29, in three sessions from 10–11.30am, noon–1.30pm and 2–3.30pm at Leigh Woods run by the National Trust.
The workshops led by an experien ced instructor will be teaching families how to build a home amongst the trees.
People will be taught everything they need to know about how to make a cosy woodland dwelling out of materials found on the woodland floor.
National Trust ranger Tor Stanfield said: "The workshops are very popular and lots of fun is usually had.
"People can add their own special features, such as hot tubs, dog kennels and even a submarine."
The cost of one workshop is £3.50 per person - children and adults.
Places are limited and should be booked in advance.
Bookings can be made online by clicking HERE or by phone on 0844 249 1895.
Leigh Woods is a beautiful and diverse broadleaf woodland on the plateau above the famous Avon Gorge, boasting superb views across the city to downland beyond.
The woods are a site of Special Scientific Interest, home to many native trees and flowering plants. Designated pathways lead visitors through oak, small leaf lime and ash forest.
Springtime brings an abundance of bluebells and wood anemones, whilst the summer months offer relaxing, shady walks.
The red and golden hues of autumn, combined with an interesting array of fungi, are particularly beautiful.
As well as the walking trails, visitors can enjoy a mountain bike trail, a natural play area and orienteering trail.
There is also a programme of guided walks and outdoor theatre.
Entrance to Leigh Woods is free and the site is accessible all year round.