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Hainault Forest Wassail 2023

Saturday, 14 January '23   11am – 2pm GMT
Hainault Forest, Chigwell, IG7 4QN
5 years and over
15 spaces available
Hainault Forest Wassail 2023


Join us this January for our annual Wassail!

This ancient tradition is held to celebrate orchards, awaken fruit trees, and encourage a good future harvest.

This year we will begin our celebrations with a family volunteer day, mulching and formative pruning our orchards whilst enjoying stories from the storyteller, Rich Stories. Then we will make delicious caramelised apples around the campfire, accompanied by music from our volunteers and lots of warm apple juice and cider.

We will finish our Wassail with a traditional procession led by Rich.

This event is a family event with children aged 5 and up.


Please book a ticket for each person attending.

This event will be outdoors so do bring sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and a bottle of water.

No dogs are allowed at this event.

Unfortunately, this event will not be suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs as the terrain will be uneven.



Standard Ticket


Concession Ticket

This Ticket is for those who are recipients of Universal Credit.


Hainault Forest

Parking will need to be paid for upon arrival via RingGo.
The 247 bus route goes via the Forest


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