Latest News from the Dean Heritage Centre...
Spring Festival at the DHC!
One of the most beautiful places in the UK to experience spring in full bloom, the Forest of Dean offers all the sights, sounds and scents of the new season. Daffodils, primroses and new-born lambs have already been spied throughout the forest and
soon the undergrowth will be awash with greenery.
On Sunday 12th February, the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC) will be celebrating the start of a new season with their annual Spring Festival.
Coming Soon - the Gruffalo at the Dean Heritage Centre!
Courtesy of author Julia Donaldson, illustrator Axel Scheffler and publisher's Macmillan Children's Books, London, UK, the Dean Heritage Centre is delighted to announce exciting plans for a brand new interactive woodland trail based on the UK's best loved children's book, The Gruffalo.
Image courtesy of Macmillan Children's Books
CHRISTMAS 2011 AT THE DEAN HERITAGE CENTRE FOR SCHOOLS
We are now taking school bookings from Thursday 1st December until Friday 23rd December. Dates fill up fast so book your group in early!
This year we are offering a workshop where the children can make a Christmas tree decoration made from a wooden medallion cut from our own woodlands, a visit to Father Christmas, a tea party in the café and an indoor cryptic Christmas trail.
Younger children have to help Elmer solve the puzzle of where the naughty Christmas elves have hidden Santa's hat and older children have to help Santa solve the mystery of where the kidnapped Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer has been hidden at the Dean Heritage Centre. They both need to be solved or Christmas will have to be cancelled!!
For more information please contact Joanne.
FOREST FAIRY TALE TRAIL
Discover Magical Forest Fairy Tales at DHC
This December the Dean Heritage Centre will be celebrating all things enchanted with a Forest Fairy Tale Trail from Saturday 3rd to Friday 23rd December 2011.
Join the trail to discover seven fascinating fairy tale scenes and be led on a journey to visit Father Christmas in his grotto.
The captivating scenes will see visitors following a woodland trail around the Centre and will be available from Saturday 3rd to Friday 23rd December 2011, from 10am - 4pm.
CELEBRATE THE JOYS OF THE FOREST WITH SARAH KING
Sarah King will be exhibiting the 'The Joy of The Forest' from Saturday 12th November 2011 until January 6th 2012
Sarah has been painting the forest of dean for four years using oil on canvas to depict light and energy that filters through the forest trees.
The exhibition will feature images from all of the seasons including wildlife, flora and fauna and local towns and villages.
NEW CONFERENCE FACILITIES
New Conference Facilities add to the new look Dean Heritage Centre.
The newly refurbished Dean Heritage Centre has added another string to its bow in the form of a brand new conference venue.
The newly converted room, previously a blacksmith’s workshop, is fully equipped and has space for 18 delegates in boardroom style or 25 in theatre style. In addition, it has beautiful views of the millpond and direct access to the veranda.
Situated next door to the onsite café, great food can be ordered with any package. Among the first to sample the new space were Gloucestershire Archives department and the centre’s own trustees AGM including two brand new members.