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Wild Woods Day
Wild Woods Day
Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle
Saturday 4 June 2016
11am – 4pm
Rochford District Leisure Team are offering voluntary and charitable organisations and businesses the opportunity to have a Market Stall at this years 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.
The stalls should support the events ‘green’ themes including recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment. Organisations that produce up cycled arts and crafts, organic goods, or promote green and healthy living are just some examples of the kind of stalls we would like to include at the event.
If you would like the chance to promote your organisation, business or club to thousands of prospective new customers and members, please contact us using this form by no later than Friday 18 March 2016.
Please check back in the Spring for further details on Wild Woods Day 2016.
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.