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Wild Woods Day
Thousands flock to Hockley for the biggest ever Wild Woods Day!
Hockley Woods was packed with over 4,000 visitors on Saturday 30 May 2015 as Rochford District Council hosted its most successful Wild Woods Day yet.
The event, sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle celebrated it’s twelfth year with celebrity appearances from Titan the Robot and TV Chef Rob Kennedy, who was cooking up a storm demonstrating how to use up your left overs for delicious, nutritious meals in minutes.
Visitors were also treated to a range of creative and adventurous activities in the ancient woods, from tree climbing by the Council’s Woodlands Team and fencing lessons from Olympian James Beevers. Along with this there was the return of the old favourites - the climbing wall, martial arts classes and the pop-up market selling recycled and upcycled goods, art and fresh local produce. This year also featured a special performance, Compost Mentis presented by Whalley Range All Stars, which captivated audiences and had the children laughing from start to finish. There really was something for everyone.
It was the busiest Wild Woods Days’ the Council has ever organised and also acted as a curtain raiser to a busy year for the new Chairman of the Council, Councillor Mrs Heather Glynn.
The Chairman said: “I so enjoyed myself, the whole day was absolutely fantastic. It is so nice to see families coming to Hockley Woods to enjoy the event and see the stunning surroundings. Wild Woods Day is always a success but this year we seem to have out done ourselves, each year it gets bigger and busier and I hope that everyone who came along enjoyed themselves”.
Photographs from the event are available in related links below.