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Events at the Dean Heritage Centre

April 2016

9TH AND 10TH APRIL

SPRING FESTIVAL

Celebrating all things Spring, there will be a variety of activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

CREATE AND EXPLORE

Get creative in our craft hut with our spring themed arts and craft activities. Plus, test yourself with our quiz and see if you can spot the signs of Spring as you hunt down clues across the centre.

PHOTO TIME

Test our local photographer, the founder of Forest Blood as he tries to capture your best moves. Pretend to run or hide like one of our many forest animals and discover what shot's he can take, it's all about timing!

CREATE YOUR OWN TUNE

Join Simon as he helps you create and decorate your very own elderberry whistle. Sessions are on both days between 11.30am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 2pm.

WILDLIFE TRUST

Find out all about this brilliant charity and how they help and support our wildlife.

GET DECORATED WITH SPRING DESIGNS

Visit our lovely facepainter and have a themed design painted, or perhaps even something a little different. Sunday only.

ANIMAL POTTERY DEMONSTRATION

Watch our local ceramics making as he creates various animals, including cats, snails and elephants. Sunday 10th only from 1pm until 4pm.

FERRET WALKING

Join Martin and walk our very own DHC ferrets, Saturday 9th at 2pm, Sunday 10th at 2.30pm.

TEXTILES AND WOOL

Discover the history behind textiles and the possibilities behind locally grown, dyed and spun wool.

JEWELLERY DESIGNS

Admire jewellery from our local supplier and watch as she demonstrates how her designs are created.