Festive feast of fun for all the family at unit

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A festive feast of activities is taking place at a Northumberland venue.

Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit is hosting its annual Christmas Fair, wreath-making workshops and selling Christmas trees.

Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit is once again getting into the Christmas spirit.

Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit is once again getting into the Christmas spirit.

The unit, offering training and work experience in horticulture to adults with learning disabilities, is hosting its wreath workshops tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. All materials are included in the £14 ticket price.

The workshops run hourly between 10am and 2pm. Booking is required by calling 01670 623911 during office hours.

The Horticultural Skills Unit then hosts its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday, December 6.

The event, running from 11am until 2pm, will have a range of stalls selling hand-crafted items and edible delights.

There will also be wreaths, table decorations and Christmas trees for sale, as well as a hamper raffle and tombola. Hepscott Park Garden Café will be serving treats and offering a free mince pie with every drink purchased.

Two types of tree will be on sale – Nordmann Fir is available in cut 5ft (£28) or 6ft (£34), or as a 4ft living pot (£32).

Norway Spruce will also be on sale at £26 for a 4ft to 5ft tree.

Trees may be collected from the Horticultural Skills Unit at Hepscott Park, Morpeth, NE61 6NF, or can be delivered free within a five-mile radius. To order your tree, call 01670 623911.

Service manager Clive Moon said: “Christmas is a lovely time at Hepscott Park HSU and we want to share that with members of the community.

“We are delighted to be able to host the Christmas Fair and wreath workshops once again year as they have become firm events in many people’s calendars.”

He added: “If people can’t get along to the wreath workshops or Christmas Fair, the Garden Cafe is also open from Monday to Saturday, when plants are also available to buy.”

The money raised from these festive events will be reinvested back into the service, which is provided by Northumberland County Council and managed by Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust, and aims to promote independence and pride in achievement.