Dressed to thrill!
They made flowers from tissue paper, streamers and flags from sheep’s wool and card, fans from straws and garlands using fir cones – all the materials specially chosen to be biodegradable. These were draped over the ‘enchanted forest’, the new and popular play feature in the toddler play area created with timber kindly donated from Tatton Park. The children enjoyed a cup of orange juice and some tasty chocolate chip biscuits provided by the Friends volunteers.
The Mayor of Knutsford Cllr Tony Want and his wife also attended and after making some colourful decorations, chatted with the creator of the enchanted forest and those attending the event. The Mayor and his wife are pictured with members of the Friends, Kathy Swindells of CEC and a number of the children.
Kathy Swindells, of Cheshire East Council was really pleased with the event and thought it a great way to celebrate the arrival of the trees. Using timber from Tatton Park is a great use of local resources, the sweet chestnut limbs were specially selected for the project and removed from Tatton on a very cold February morning, in front of some very curious deer! Local Craftsman Richard Wainright has created a lovely feature, to stimulate little minds and encourage imaginative play. Sincere thanks to him and Tatton Park.