The shop at the entrance to the Forest Centre sells a wide variety of items on offer from local businesses, suppliers, craftsmen and craftswomen.
From jewellery and hats to earthware, pottery and paintings, the range of produce is regularly rotated to showcase the best crafts from local, talented people across the Community Forest.
Buying from the shop at the Forest Centre ensures we can contiune to promote the hundreds of specialist artists and craftspeople throughout the region with our commitment to locally-created and produced works where possible.
Card payments are available for purchases over £5.
New in summer/autumn 2019
New products and producers are now in store for the autumn season in 2019.
We also now have limited-edition James and the Giant Peach forest explorer packs (£5.50). These include fold-out binoculars, a magnifier, a special cardboard collecting tray as well as an activity book and stickers - perfect to inspire the little adventurers in your family, both at the Broadfields site and elsewhere across the Community Forest. Only 50 available, so pick up yours now while stocks last.
Artist of the month
Each month, we offer local artists the opportunity to showcase their work during a residency in the shop.
In May 2019, local sculptor Otis Griffith was the main attraction, with thousands of visitors admiring his metal sculptures made from recycled materials.
In June 2019, Janet and Terry Doyle's depictions of local landscapes take pride of place.
As well as a huge range of artworks and crafts, locally-produced jams, preserves and honey are also partiularly popular, often selling out soon after we receive the new batch of products. Among them are:
- Miss Stoneham - Jams and preserves
- Pat Allen - Local Honey
Ask at reception upon visit for further details on providers.
All tickets for events held at the Forest Centre, from our monthly musical cream teas to the jazz and music nights that take place throughout the year, are sold through the shop, as well as being able to be booked over the phone (01708 642970)
To find out what events are on the horizon, check out the events page on the Thames Chase website.
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