Crafty fun for family in Sheffield woodland

bluebellEB''Bluebell festival at Woolley Woods.
bluebellEB''Bluebell festival at Woolley Woods.
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ANCIENT woodlands in Sheffield – which are carpeted with stunning bluebells – will be celebrated this weekend.

The popular annual Bluebell Festival takes place in Woolley Wood nature reserve, one of the finest bluebell woodlands in the region and a haven for wildlife, on Saturday.

Visitors will have a chance to learn more about the woodlands and try traditional crafts, from clog making to iron smelting, between 11am and 4pm.

There is also a climbing wall and fun family activities.

Maureen Shipley, from the Friends of Concord Park and Woolley Wood, said: “The festival has been running for a number of years now and increases in popularity each time.

“The vast carpet of bluebells is a wonderful setting for the activities and visitors can find out more about one of the city’s most beautiful green spaces.”

Professor Melvyn Jones will lead a historical walk around the woods while author Rob Haslam will take people on a short stroll on Saturday.

Meet at the entrance next to the BMX track, off Ecclesfield Road, Lower Wincobank.