Truly a magical place, this centre is a bit tricky to find but more than worth the hunt. The Edge Sculpture Trail is only on until the 10th July and it would absolutely be a shame to miss it. Follow directions on their website or look up the Heathercombe Gardens.
We were lucky enough to make it to the opening weekend of the trail and had a great time watching a fantastic dance display by MED Theatre and taking part in the brilliant art and craft activities provided. It’s definitely something we will be putting in our diaries for next June as it made a brilliant day out for us all.
There is an entrance fee to the trail of £6/£2, the proceeds of which are donated to a local charity for the Rowcroft Hospice. There is free parking available, with disabled access and buggy/wheelchair friendly (if bumpy!) paths. There are toilets and a lovely tearoom with great gardens to sit in if sunny and a barn area if wet. .
The sculptures were interesting and thought provoking, and in many cases, beautiful. The children found them great to look at and had lots to say about their favourites. It turned out to be a really fun and relaxed way to introduce them to art! Click here for a list of things you could discuss while looking at the sculptures with children.
The children were particularly pleased that the installations were set in such a beautiful woodland, and that part of it was called ‘Fairy Wood.’ They animals next to the tearooms proved a hit too!
We shall definitely be visiting again as soon as we can, and will be keeping an eye out for further events there.