This summer, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is helping families to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Forests with free admission for kids and a host of activities exploring the hidden life of forests.
Westonbirt Arboretum, managed by the Forestry Commission, is offering free admission for children from 23 July-31 August.
Families can take part in a programme of exciting activities throughout August, finishing with the ultimate celebration of trees at Westonbirt's new summer Bank Holiday event, Treefest.
Uncover wildlife from mini-beasts and mud to fungi and roots at Life Beneath our Feet, 2-4 August. Look closely with microscopes, add to our large soil artwork and create crafty creatures to take away.
Discover the giants of the forest with Tree Architecture, 9-11 August.
Look inside a tree to tell the story of its life, explore the tree's transport network with microscopes and help create a giant trunk from clay bark tiles.
Become a green detective at Growing Green, 16-18 August. Find out why our forests are green and the importance of the colour for all forest wildlife. Make giant leaves from willow and tissue paper and create leaf art to take home.
Leading up to and part of Treefest (26-29 August) explore trees from around the world with Forests for the Future, 24-29 August. Take part in a forest quiz, connect your thoughts to the 'tree for the future' and take part in a different craft activity each day.
Find out more about summer activities at www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families.
Visit www.un.org/forests to find out more about the UN International Year of Forests.
Westonbirt Arboretum is three miles south west of Tetbury on the A433.
It is 10 miles north-east of junction 18 of the M4 and south-east of junction 13 of the M5.
26 May 2011