Where: Stock Gaylard Estate, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset
£: Adults £8.50, children £3 (under 5’s go free), family £20 (2 adults & 2 children). Parking is free and dogs are welcomed as long as they are on a lead.
What is it?
Organisers of the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair will add a tree trail to the list of activities for families to take part in on Saturday 24th August, from 10am – 5pm. Oak Fair visitors will be able to join the free tree trail, with the option to donate £1 to The Woodland Trust and clues will be given as they wander around the fair and surrounding woods of the estate near Sturminster Newton, Dorset, learning facts about the trees they discover along the way.
Tree-spotters can expect to find many tree species, including the Crusader which is one of the oldest oaks in Dorset. Those who spot all of them will be entered into a draw for a chance to plant a very significant new tree on the Stock Gaylard estate. The new oak tree will be appropriately named the Coronation Oak to mark the Queen’s 60th year on the throne and will be planted in the autumn.
At the Oak Fair there will be scarecrow making, natural craft, art, circus and music workshops.
More info: For the full programme of events at the fair visit www.stockgaylard.com/oak-fair.