Friends of Ashington Community Woods have organised a Christmas Family Fun Day to take place on Sunday 16 December.

The event will take place in Ashington Community Woods and will run from 10.00am till 2.00pm. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Crafts and refreshments. There will also be opportunity to make a reindeer!

Entrance to the woodland is near ASDA, past the Police Station and over the railway line. Entrance is free but some activities make carry a small charge.

Ashington Community Woodland is a large woodland on the former Ashington Colliery site. This fantastic green space covers approximately 135 hectares and the Friends of Ashington Community Woods contribute to the very important ongoing maintenance and success of the woodland.

Volunteers from the group carry out essential woodland management tasks as well as organise community events such as the Family Fun Day. The group are supported by Groundwork North East, Northumberland County Council and Ashington Town Council.

Volunteers from the group meet every Monday, at 10.00am, at the entrance of the woods just over the railway line next to the Police Station. Friends of Ashington Community Woods are always looking for more people to get involved. Whether you have an interest in woodland management and conservation, want to meet new people, get active or spend more time outdoors, you would be a very welcome addition to their team!

For more information on this event and volunteering please call Dennis Turner or Doug Mitchley on: 07880 703 003 / 01670 814 892 or email: dennisturner198@btinternet / dougmitchley@sky.com  You can also find the group on Facebook.