Get Ready for the 2023 Barhill Woodland Festival!

The Barhill Woodland Festival is getting ready to welcome residents and visitors for the third year in a row! 10-3pm on Saturday and Sunday this weekend will see a whole range of activities, from the incredibly popular Punch & Judy show, through to Face Painting, from Woodland Art to an Owl Magic Display! All taking place in in the beautiful Barhill Community Woodland on the outskirts of Kirkcudbright.

There will be an amazing line-up of drop-in and bookable events available over the long weekend, with something for all ages and interests.

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The Barhill Woodlands Festival relies on your support and if those who can, make a small donation, the Barhill team can keep the festival continuing and free. We look forward to seeing you there. Parking is off-site in Hope Dunbar Park (signposted ‘BWF Parking’) or park in the town and walk up. The event is supported be Dumfries & Galloway Community Fund, Galloway Glens and Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities.

Organisers are grateful to Forestry and Land Scotland for their support of all community activities in this important woodland.

Kirkcudbright volunteer Rob Asbridge, the driving force behind the festival, said: “We are delighted to be holding the Barhill Woodland Festival again after the huge success of previous festivals. There will be the same mix of traditional woodland crafts, children’s events and family entertainment and most of the events are free. Events include Clive Chandler’s traditional Punch & Judy show running 3 times a day and Owl Magic will be here with a display of some of their many birds and if you are very lucky and quiet one might even sit on your arm. Other events include Fire Making, Have-a-go Woodland Art, Interactive Storytelling, Face Painting, Magical Bear Hunt, Viking crafts, Hammer Printing, Green Woodworking, an evening light show and many other things to watch and do.” Jan Hogarth, Galloway Glens Education & Community Engagement Officer, added: “Galloway Glens is delighted to support Barhill Woodlands Festival again this year. The Barhill Woodland Festival just goes from strength to strength, Can it get any better? The festival is an unmissable family friendly event developed to appeal to children and young people in Galloway. It is such a fantastic fun day out with something unique for all ages.

From heritage and woodland craft to a little bit of woodland magic to fire up the imagination. Join the gang at Barhill woods for an intriguing and sociable family day out.”

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