Enchanted Forest: Festival

Our Enchanted Forest: Tales and Trails project invited local residents to step into a world of make believe and let imaginations run wild as Bracknell Forest became Enchanted Forest. We brought storytelling to life through a Summer of workshops at local libraries, The Lexicon Bracknell shopping centre and several parks. All workshops were inspired by favourite children’s stories and shared ideas to encourage a love of storytelling and making.

To end the project with a bang, we are organising a Festival Finale….





Enchanted Forest: Festival

is a day of splendiferous shenanigans inspired by loved children’s stories including The Tiger who came to tea; Room on the broom; Goldilocks; The dinosaur that pooped a planet and other favourites.


… participatory arts & crafts – performances – interactive sculptures and play – author visits – costumed characters – story trail & more!…




Saturday 26th October – 11:00am – 3:00pm

Pop on your wellies and join us and our artists in the beautiful heritage gardens of South Hill Park.


Stories of our childhood bring us together, shape the people we become and the world we create – let’s bring literature to life! Enchanted Forest: Festival will launch Bracknell’s first ever half term literary festival.


Enchanted Forest is funded by Arts Council England and is working in partnership with Bracknell Forest Library Services, The Lexicon Bracknell; South Hill Park; all Bracknell Parish Councils.



Enchanted Forest: Tales and Trails – story telling & making
This Enchanted Forest Workshop programme reached over 1300 children during August and September and received 100% positive feedback!

We took the workshops to every Bracknell library, The Summer of Fun days organised by Bracknell Town Council, Binfield Parish Council, Sandhurst Town Council, Winkfield Parish Council, Crowthorne Parish Council, and Warfield Parish Council and The Lexicon’s Dino themed Summer programme.

See slideshow for our favourite moments of the Summer.


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