Festive Tree Decorations – a midwinter celebration at Humber Bridge Country Park

There will be a chance to take time out this busy December and enjoy a midwinter visit to the woods of the Humber Bridge Country Park.

On Saturday, 17 December, visitors will be able to enjoy making gorgeous natural decorations for their Christmas tree at home, or to decorate the trees around the meadows, or perhaps even hang them on the willow arch at the bird feeding station.

Participants in the sessions will learn how to use willow stems to make mini-wreaths, festive stars, wands or snowflakes, and decorate with berries and winter foliage, or use clay, pinecones and green wood to make other natural decorations, too.

The natural materials are harvested from local nature reserves, foraged in balance with nature, so that wildlife is still sustained with food and shelter.

The sessions will be with environmental artist Michele Davy and the East Riding’s countryside access team.

This free outdoor event is for adults, and children too, and will be at Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve, HU13 0HB.  Enter at the Hessle Foreshore entrance next to the black mill car park and follow the signs to the main meadow.

Public toilets are available in the foreshore car park.

Sessions will be held from 10am – 12pm, or 1 – 3pm, and people can take part any time during the sessions. There is no need to book – just drop in anytime during the sessions.

Details are at: www.eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk/whats-on

Any further enquiries to: 01482 395320, or email countryside.access@eastriding.gov.uk