Note: this is a re-published blog post originally written by our 2016 team!
After many months of planning and organisation (and much hair pulling out) the Woodland Heritage Festival which took place on the 30th of May went off with a bang and, considering the windy day, the turnout was incredible. Over the course of the day we experienced at a minimum a 130 visitors every hour, however with some hours experiencing higher peaks than this, so overall around 750-800 visitors came to the festival.
All the volunteers did an amazing job with organising such a wide range of actives which included; craft corner for the children, pottery making, q-pits, bronze casting, Zooarchaeology workshop, Osteology workshop and an archaeological treasure hunt with prizes, from the archaeology department. The English department provided talks, some really interesting stands (and great colouring in), a fantastic heritage art installations, Renishaw Hall representatives, the history of protest poetry and much more.
So overall the day was a huge success, and a big thank you to everyone who was involved, see you all again next year!