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Celebrate Peterborough’s Ancient Woodlands

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family at the FREE Woodland Heritage Conservation and Craft Day on Saturday 29 August. This drop-in event will be held between 10am-4pm at Pocock’s Wood, accessed from Peterborough Crematorium car park, Bretton PE6 7JE.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try hands-on crafts, learn about local woodlands, and take part in a guided walk. In addition to this you can discover more about the history and management of Peterborough’s woods, plus see the rare Wild Service Tree and hear about how it is being protected.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for families to get involved with our local woodlands,” explains Project Officer Matthew Robinson. “It’s a chance to try some woodland crafts and have some fun in the great outdoors!”

Lunch will be provided. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Children are welcome but will require parental supervision and may not be able to take part in all activities. Please be aware that the event is accessed from the Crematorium car park, and that the Crematorium is open to the public. Please respect other visitors to the Crematorium when attending the open day.

Bretton’s Ancient Woods, to the East of Peterborough and once part of William the Conqueror’s Royal Rockingham Forest, are being made more accessible to the public thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Woodland Heritage in Action, a project run by the independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust in partnership with Peterborough City Council, will see this ancient urban woodland restored and made fully accessible for the first time in over 75 years.

For more information, call Matthew Robinson on 01733 568408, 07736 308475 or visit