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Wild Woods Day

The Chairmain of the Council at Wild Woods Day - photo by Gill SandfordWild Woods Day
Sponsored by Virgin Active
Saturday 7 June 2014
11am – 4pm
Hockley Woods

The eleventh annual Wild Woods Day will be held on Saturday 7 June at Hockley Woods.

Entry is free to this family-friendly event which has a focus on ‘green’ themes including recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment. A pop-up market will offer local produce and upcycled and recycled products. Visitors can try out a pedal-powered smoothie maker and have a go at geocaching.

Other activities include a range of arts and sports including archery, axe throwing, mini golf, ‘make and take’ art workshops, woodlands crafts and live music.
Selected activities will require a stamp which you can purchase on the day for £2.

(The selected activities will be confirmed on the day. A stamp does not guarantee your participation in these activities)

We are currently offering voluntary and charitable organisations, and businesses, the opportunity to have a Market Stall at this year’s event. The cost for voluntary and charitable organisations is £20, Artists, Designers and Craftspeople £25, and for businesses £30 - this includes your own Market Stall and table. We are eager to receive applications from businesses and charities that support the Wild Woods Day themes as detailed above. If you would like the chance to promote your organisation, business or club to thousands of prospective new customers/members, please contact the Rochford District Leisure Team on by no later than Friday 11 April. The deadline for completed application forms and payment to be returned is Wednesday 16 April.

Rochford District Council’s Recycling, Environmental Services and Woodlands Teams will also be at the event.

Follow updates on Twitter and join in the conversation using the hashtag #WWD14

Planning your journey to Wild Woods Day
Please note there is no on-site parking at Hockley Woods on the day of the event. Free parking and a free shuttle bus service will run from Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS5 4XD.

Alternatively, visitors can travel by train to Hockley (Southend Victoria Line) or take the No.7 Bus.
Train and Bus information: 0871 200 22 33.

Wild Woods Day is organised by Rochford District Council Leisure Team and is sponsored by Virgin Active. The event has also received Community Games funding from Active Essex.
For more information about Wild Woods Day, please contact the Leisure Team on 01702 318191 or

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