Wild Woods Day

The Rochford District Leisure Team are pleased to announce their annual Family Fun Day ‘Wild Woods Day’ will take place in Hockley Woods on Saturday 4 June.

Wild Woods Day Sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle and in association with Crouch Valley Scouts Saturday 4 June 2016 11am – 4pm Hockley Woods

Enjoy a day of discovery in Hockley’s ancient woodlands with Rochford District Council’s annual Wild Woods Day.

Wild Woods DayNow in its thirteenth year, Wild Woods Day is one of the most popular events in the District’s calendar, where visitors can expect a packed programme of activities and entertainment in the stunning surroundings of Hockley Woods.

Family favourites are back this year including the Climbing Wall, Archery, Rare Owls and Smoothie Bike along with a host of new activities, experiences and entertainment in our 3 exciting zones: Create & Play Zone sponsored by Peaceful Place,

Active Zone sponsored by Potters of Hockley and Wild Zone sponsored by Amos Estates.

The Scouts will be taking over the Wild Zone this year to create a pop-up camp site and deliver a range of ‘Wild’ activities such as Axe Throwing, Pioneering, Bushcraft and Tent building. Our Create & Play Zone will be featuring a ‘Beatrix Potter’ tent to celebrate her 150th anniversary. A storytelling corner with Mrs Potter herself will be sure to keep children entertained, along with fancy dress, face painting and a variety of arts & crafts activities. Venture a little deeper into the woods with our ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ story trail. In our Active Zone you will find pop-up Tennis and Cricket arenas, Paintballing, Parkour workshops and lots more!

Entry is free to this family-friendly event which has a focus on ‘green’ themes including recycling, sustainability and protecting the local environment. A large pop-up market place will showcase local and organic produce as well as upcycled and recycled goods.

Wild WoodsA dedicated food and picnic area will offer a Hog Roast, Gourmet Burgers and Hotdogs, an authentic Wood Fired Pizza Oven, fresh Italian Coffee, Ice Cream, Candy Floss and Confectionary!

Radio Essex are back to host our stage sponsored by Wells Legal Solicitors with charismatic presenter Paul Lovett.

Live music and performances by local groups, schools and artists, as well as games and competitions, will be entertaining the crowds throughout the day.

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Selected activities require a £3 ‘Wild Stamp’ which you can purchase on the day. Only one stamp is required per person and this is valid for a range of activities that can be accessed more than once throughout the event. Terms and Conditions apply. All activities subject to change.

Planning your journey to Wild Woods Day

Wild Woods HockleyPlease note there is no on-site parking at Hockley Woods on the day of the event. Free parking and a free shuttle bus service sponsored by A Plus Security will run from Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, SS5 4XD and Hockley Primary School, Chevening Gardens, SS5 4UR. However please be aware that parking spaces are limited.

Alternatively, visitors can travel by train to Hockley (Southend Victoria Line) or take the No.7 Bus. Train and Bus information: 0871 200 22 33.

Wild Woods Day is organised by the Rochford District Council Leisure Team and sponsored by Fusion Lifestyle, in association with Crouch Valley Scouts. For more information about Wild Woods Day, please contact the Leisure Team on leisure@rochford.gov.uk

Many thanks Sophie Manus Leisure & Economic Development Officer Commercial Services Rochford District Council 01702 318120

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