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Winter Fayre at the Blean

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Wild Art Trail, West Blean and Thornden Wood

Thornden Wood Road

Sturry

CT6 7NZ

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Celebrate the mid-winter and wonderful wildlife of Blean Woods at the Winter Fayre, with Kent Wildlife Trust, Wildwood Trust and the RSPB.

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Please Note: This is the postponed Winter Fayre from Saturday 18th December, that is now occurring on Saturday 29th of January 2022.

A selection of stalls, crafts, activities and games for all ages – and learn more about what Kent Wildlife Trust, Wildwood Trust and RSPB are doing to protect nature across Blean Woods.

Weave yourself a willow wreath at our coppice crafts stall, or embark on a mini-safari with our fantastic safari guides. There’s something for everyone:

Mini-safaris

Be a Beaver, dam building activity

Woodland Crafts for adults and Children

Winter Warming Fire Pit

Warm up with a hot chocolate from the Bean Machine Van

Location: Wild Art Trail, West Blean and Thornden Wood, CT6 7NZ

Getting to the Event

- Walk or Cycle - You can walk or cycle to the blean from the surrounding area using the crab and winkle path. There will be bicycle parking facilities available at the event.

- Shuttle bus - There will be a shuttle bus service from Sturry Park & Ride in Canterbury, Sturry Road Park and Ride, Canterbury CT1 1AD and West Blean & Thornden Woods. The shuttle bus will run every hour (approx) beginning at 10am. The last shuttle will leave Sturry at 3pm and the last shuttle bus will leave West Blean at 4:15pm. The bus will leave from in front of the terminal building at Sturry Park and Ride. If you wish to park at the Sturry Road Park & Ride, you will need to pay the £4 daily charge which can be done on arrival.

- Car Parking - There is very limited parking provision at West Blean & Thornden Woods. However, if you need to park there are two, 2.5hr parking slots available. One at 11am to 1:30pm, and another at 1:30pm to 4pm. You MUST book a ticket for a parking space. If you have any accessibility needs and the parking tickets are sold out please let us know and we will accommodate you. blean@wilderkent.org.uk

Need to Know:

- We recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing, the woods are unpredictable and can always be wet, windy and muddy. So wrap up warm!

- There is very limited parking provision at West Blean & Thornden Woods so if you do not need to park at the site, we would really appreciate it if you could leave these spaces for those that do.

- There will be toilets (including accessible toilets) at the site, the car park and area the fair will be taking place are wheelchair accessible. However, the dam building activity and some of the mini safari are less accessible. If you would like to attend either of these activities and you have any access needs please let us know - blean@wilderkent.org.uk and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Wild Art Trail, West Blean and Thornden Wood

Thornden Wood Road

Sturry

CT6 7NZ

United Kingdom

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