The Spellbound Forest, 19th & 20th May, 2012. Delamere Forest, Cheshire.
For one weekend in May, a partnership between Wild Rumpus (the team behind the award-winning Just So Festival) and the Forestry Commission is bringing a fairy-tale world to life.
Families can explore three paths of the naturally beautiful woodland, where visual art, theatre, music, dance and storytelling will combine to tell the story of traditional English fairy-tales. Families can follow Tattercoats on her journey from rags to riches, see how they fare against the quest of The Three Heads in the Well and become enchanted by the plight of the Earl Mar’s Daughter. Families are free to explore the beautiful woodland along the designated story paths, which converge at the King’s Ball in the centre of the forest.
You can read or hear some unknown English fairy-tales on their website here to get a taste of the magic to be witnessed over the fantastic fantasy weekend.
Tickets £12.50 Adults, £7.50 Children, £35 Family (2+2) available from the Forestry Commission Box Office through the Spellbound Forest website (www.spellboundforest.org.uk/tickets) or by telephoning 03000 680400.