Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

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 all 9 local libraries, The Lexicon Bracknell shopping centre and 8 parks across the borough. All workshops were inspired by favourite children’s stories and shared ideas to encourage a love of storytelling and making.

“11 out of 10 stars!”

“Really fantastic! So enjoyable for children + adults. I will be telling everybody about it! Great work! :)”

“Best workshops we’ve been to!”

“The kids LOVED it!”

This Enchanted Forest Workshop programme reached hundreds of children during August and September and received 100% positive feedback! Over 1300 ‘kids’ participated!! And 100’s of grown ups, sharing ideas to encourage a love of story telling and making.

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.


Following the successful Summer of Tales and Trails, we continued with a whizz popping bang, presenting our

Enchanted Forest: Festival
the project finale! with a collection of splendiferous story shenanigans!

On Saturday 26th October – 11:00am – 3:00pm, over 100 families wrapped up warm and joined us and our artists in the beautiful heritage gardens of South Hill Park.


… including giant junk sculpture – dance – craft and art – performance – interactive storytelling – Clare Bevan, Bracknell Poet Laureate,  trails and mud play – music & more!

 We were supported by South Hill Park’s Wilde Young Producers  who created a wonderful story trail through the woods.

And we were delighted that Enchanted Forest: Festival launched Bracknell’s first ever half term literary festival, in partnership with Bracknell Forest Library Services

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