Horse pulling a log through woodland with person behind

Queenswood Heritage Open Day

Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the country park. Join in with the activities including children’s crafts, green woodworking and charcoal making. Watch demonstrations of horse drawn timber extraction and take part in guided walks.

Event details


10:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Queenswood Heritage Open Day

About the event

The Heritage Open Day event will celebrate the Queenswood Heritage Gateway Project that has been running throughout 2018-2019 at Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum.

There will be plenty to do and see, with horse drawn timber extraction demonstrations, green woodworking and activities for children throughout the day.

There will be the opportunity to go on a guided walk around the site where you can learn about the history and heritage of this interesting woodland site and how it came to be the Arboretum and Country Park that we know today. (Running between 10am and 3pm)

The Queenswood Heritage Gateway Project has funded practical improvements and new interpretations on site, as well as a programme of events and activities throughout the year. This event will mark the end of the project which was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Programme of Events

Free Activities

Horse drawn timber extraction demonstrations - 11am and 1.30pm

Guided Walks – All walks will start from the Woodland Gate building

  • *CANCELLED *10:00 - Archaeology of Queenswood led by Tim Hoverd, Archaeologist *CANCELLED*
  • 12:30 - Lyrics, Leaves and Lives trail led by Angela Dyer, Volunteer
  • 15:00 - History of Queenswood led by Paul Ratcliffe, Reserves Officer

Free children’s activities 

  • 10:00-12:00 - whittling and charcoal pencil making and drawings
  • 13:00-15:00 - land art

Green woodworking - running all day

Know before you go


On a lead


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Contact number: 01432 530088