There were some sheepish goings-on at Plantation Wood on New Year’s Eve.
Some 50 people converged on the open woodland between Howard Infant School and Gaywood Plantation for the Christmas and new tear event.
The annual event was based on biblical stories featuring shepherd’s and sheep and was organised by Friends of Plantation Woods and St Faith’s Church.
Daphne Sampson, one of the organisers, said: “It was a lovely day and in many ways I think it was probably the best yet. It was the fifth year of the event and it was based on shepherd’s and sheep.
“We had a lovely morning for it and it was a particularly nice atmosphere.
“It was great seeing the children running around the woods to pick up logs and sticks for the stable.”
Participants hunted for sheep, built a stable, and made giant spider’s webs.
Two adults were dressed as Mary and Joseph and youngsters pretended to be refugees in Egypt before being saved by a spider’s web in a cave as they trekked through the wood.
Plans are already afoot at holding an Easter event in the wood.
The Friends of Plantation Wood are a volunteers group who work hard to keep the wood safe and friendly for the benefit of everyone.
New volunteers are always welcome and anyone interested should contact Nicola Marry-Woods at: firstname.lastname@example.org