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Mixed fortunes for New Forest bloodsuckers - 25/10/2016

Mixed fortunes for New Forest bloodsuckers

Hallowe’en is traditionally a time when creepy creatures thrive as darkness descends but for bloodsuckers in the New Forest life is not so rosy.

Rick Astley announces Forest Live gigs - 30/09/2016

Rick Astley announces Forest Live gigs

Rick Astley is the first artist to announce dates for 2017 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country.

Exciting promenade theatre experience comes to Bedgebury for Halloween - 21/09/2016

Exciting promenade theatre experience comes to Bedgebury for Halloween

If you’re looking for a completely new theatrical experience then the Forestry Commission’s Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest, near Goudhurst, Kent, will be hosting an interactive theatre show with a difference this Halloween.

Colour me happy – the chemistry of autumn colours - 19/09/2016

Colour me happy – the chemistry of autumn colours

In a recent survey carried out by Forestry Commission England a staggering 96% of people said that beautiful autumn colours improve their mood, but why do the leaves change colour? What makes a maple leaf turn fiery red, a beech become golden or an ironwood transform through a rainbow of colours to deep plum purple?

Taster day for over 55s at Haldon Forest Park - 13/09/2016

Taster day for over 55s at Haldon Forest Park

Calling all over 55s, the Forestry Commission’s Haldon Forest Park is working with Age UK to host a taster day aimed at people aged 55 and over. On 21 September, between 10am and 4pm, there will be a range of low cost or free taster activities for people in this age group to try out and the café will be offering some delicious titbits taste.

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