Forest Fun Palace

Forest Arts Centre is handing over it’s building to it’s volunteers and local groups for loads of fun skill sharing activities!

Primary Contact

Jasmine Taylor


Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 10:00-17:00


Old Milton Road,
New Milton,
United Kingdom,
BH25 6DS

Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Road


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Friday 1st October 2021


Photography Walk!
Meeting at the metal gate on Lake Grove Road, New Milton.

What will the workshop involve?

Come and join a Forests Arts volunteer on a photographic stroll around Ballard Lake and Water Meadow. It doesn’t matter what sort of camera you have, but you should know how to change it’s basic settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO setting, even if you normally use it on auto. If you plan to use a phone camera then you may not have all these options but there should be some settings that you can customise. We will have time to experiment with the settings and you will then be able to compare the results.

We will be taking images of the autumn scenery and wildlife.


Family History Work Shop.
Have you wondered about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? Our workshop will give you some ideas about how to start your search and some of the sources you can use to build up that family story back to the start of the Victorian era with course leader John Lay-Flurrie, an experience family and local historian.


Often children find it difficult to understand and articulate their own worries, especially in these times. Their worries can manifest as a stomach ache or a teary tantrum and can make it difficult for them to sleep. The Ancient Mayans came up with a wonderful remedy to help children to express their worries and sleep soundly – they created Worry Dolls with their children.
Worry Dolls and Worry Warriors!
Worry Dolls are small hand-made dolls. According to tradition, children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls and then place them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. The Worry Dolls take on the responsibility of the problem, freeing up the worrier and allowing them to sleep peacefully. By morning the dolls are said to have gifted the child with the knowledge and wisdom needed to eliminate their worries. Perfect for ages 5-11.


Mystery Objects online Zoom session with Red House Museum. Ideal for families and dementia friendly. Join the Red House Team as they dive back into the past to discover strange objects from our history.
Once you book your class the zoom link will be emailed to you before the session.


Needle Felting!
Needle felting is a method of ‘sculpting ‘ wool into figures and forms by repeatedly piercing it using a special barbed felting needle.

In the workshop we will learn basic dry felting techniques to create either a small Owl or Mouse figure for you to take home. We will learn how to add features to personalise your felt figure and make it truly unique.


Behind the Mask Workshop! Ages 5-11
Breaking down the boundaries of wearing a mask. For some children it might be scary, whether it be the thought of wearing a mask or seeing adults around them wearing masks. Bring your own or have one of ours to decorate. It’s a fun and expressive way to explore the current environment around us.


Worry Dolls!
All of our sessions are live on our website! Be quick all spaces went last year!
Posted 7/09/2020 by Jasmine Taylor