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In pictures: ‘Great vibe’ present once again at annual Wonder of Wood fair





The Wonder of Wood, the annual woodcraft fair, returned to Burwash Manor in Barton.

Showcasing some of the region’s finest woodworkers and crafters, with a focus on introducing children to the joys of engaging with nature, the event last weekend (September 9-10) is thought to have attracted more than 5,000 people again.

The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

As well as live demonstrations and handcrafted pieces from talented artisans, there were fun and educational activities for children and adults, as well as food, drink and live music.

Tim Radford, one of the organisers, said: “We had a lot of new exhibitors, but the vibe is always the same. I think the main comment coming from the public is how lovely the vibe is – it’s a wonderful place to be.”

The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

Tim noted that the assault course is always popular. “It’s probably the biggest straw bail assault course in the country,” he said, “and we managed to secure the insurance for allowing children to climb trees with a rope and harness.”

The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Wonder of Wood fair 2023. Picture: Keith Heppell

Next year’s event is scheduled to take place once again during the second week in September. The fair is a collaborative effort between Artisan Structures, WonderWood and Foxcotte.

[Read more: Organisers stunned as 5,000 attend Cambridgeshire’s Wonder of Wood fair]

For more information, visit thewonderofwoodfair.com.



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