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Wassail at Balaam's Wood

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Balaams Wood in snow

Come and join the Friends of Balaam’s Wood for their Community Orchard Wassail.

This ancient tradition blesses the fruit trees to encourage a good harvest.

They will be making a offering to the trees, banging pots and pans to ward off evil spirits, singing and dancing with “Step on Board”

Everyone is welcome to this free family event

Bring something to bash!

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Wassail at the Lickey Hills

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Lickey Hills Visitor Centre

Wassail in the Community Orchard, 4.15pm, Saturday 13 January 2018; meet at the Visitor Centre in Warren Lane

Wassailing is a rural Medieval English ritual intended to ensure a good fruit harvest.

This event is open to everyone and as in previous years, it is being organised by the Ranger Team in the Country Park.

Local Appalachian Step Dance Group, “Step on Board”, – dancers and musicians, will provide live music in the Visitor Centre prior to the Wassail.

Make sure that you wear warm clothing and wellies, have anything to make a noise to frighten off evil spirits and essentially, bring a sense of humour.

You may wish to bring a torch and an apple based    beverage to drink the health of the fruit trees in the Community Orchard.  The wassail bowl funded by the LHS will again be used this year.

For more information – call the Rangers on 0121 445 6036.