Saturday, 20 November 2010

Christmas decorations go back to nature

All the family can learn how to make a Christmas wreath and tree decorations using natural material found in woodland, at an event organised by South Gloucestershire Council and the Friends of Ridge Wood.

The event is taking place on Sunday 28 November at the Ridgewood Centre, Yate and the workshops will be run by local expert Jo Wright from Organic Blooms, Iron Acton. All the ingredients to make perfect decorations will be supplied.

Participants will learn some basic basketry skills and how to work with willow, twist a wreath for the door, and find out how twigs, pine cones and other natural woodland materials make the perfect ingredients to create unique Christmas wreaths and decorations. 

The event, for adults and children over 10, runs from 10am – 1pm and is limited to 20 places per session.The Friends of Ridge Wood will be providing mince pies and hot drinks on the day.

The cost is £10 per place and early booking is recommended. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

This year the Friends of Ridge Wood are also running a Children’s Christmas Decoration session at the same time, for children of 5 – 10 years of age. Two sessions will run from 10.15am - 11.30am, and 11.30 - 12.45 providing a range of exciting creative activities for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the cost is £2.50 per place payable on the day (includes refreshments and materials). The number of places is limited so pre-booking is essential.

How to get there: The Ridgewood Centre is located on Station Road, Yate, between Yate and Chipping Sodbury – post code BS37 4AF.

For more information and to book a place, please call: 01454 863725 / 863592.

1 comment:

  1. You may want to take a look at the stock held by the Christmas Shop

    They have been open every day since 1984 and have a huge range of stock both at the shop in Lechlade on Thames and on their website.

    Most of the one off's are only available at the shop but you can contact them if you are looking for something specific.

    Christmas Decorations.