Dens, Birds,Wood Carving and Bows & Arrows

Hawkstone Park Follies is set for an action-packed Father’s Day this Sunday 16th June 2013. The historic woodland fantasy in Shropshire with its cliffs, crags and caves makes it a unique setting for adventurous dads to spend quality time with their little explorers.

Visitors can test their survival skills with den building activities taking place by the 200-year-old monument nestled in Hawkstone’s parkland– climb to the top and it’s possible to see across 13 counties on a clear day. Local tree surgeon and outdoors enthusiast JoffreyWatson will be showcasing his skills with a chainsaw, creating giant animal carvings and sculptures.

A bird of prey experience will also be taking place, giving families thechance to get up close and personal to magnificent feathered friends including owls and hawks. Dads and little ones (not forgetting mum!) can also try their hand at archery, with instruction given by one of the park’s wardens.

Park Manager Caroline Wellon says, “Father’s Day at The Follies is all about going back to basics and enjoying time away from the hustle and bustle in the great outdoors. Aside from our programme of activities, families can enjoy anything from a spot of birdwatching to a picnic in the park. We’re very much looking forward to the weekend and are keeping our fingers crossed for the sunshine!”.

The park is open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week (last admission 3pm on the gate). Tickets are priced adult £7.00; child £4.50; concession £6.00. Family tickets are £22.00 (2 adults + 2 children) and £25.00 (2 adults + 3 children). Father’s Day activities are at no extra cost, except the archery priced at £2 for 6 arrows.

Please note that due to the nature of the terrain, much of The Follies is unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Information is also available by calling 01948 841777 or visiting


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