Festive Tree Trail

Sarah Gaffney-Lang, Families Editor
The Festive Tree Trail in the parklands of The Whitaker museum Rossendale
Lara Hewitt

Festive Tree Trail at The Whitaker, 1 December 2020–5 January 2021, free entry

Whilst The Whitaker museum undergoes refurbishment work for its exciting expansion project (which is expected to be completed by Spring 2021), explore the stunning park where you’ll find a new, festive tree trail.

Wander through the parkland in search of seven trees which have been decorated by the museum to promote a “homespun, recycled feel – befitting of traditional wassailing and the midwinter feast.”

The trees have been selected because of their unique character and location within the landscape – conjuring a sense of independence and solitude.

Families are invited to get involved while exploring! Take photographs and share snippets of your adventures via social media – just tag @whitakermuseum and use the hashtag #Whitaker7trees.

If your little ones have been feeling crafty then bring along your own home-made decorations and add them to other trees in the park – thus expanding the trail for other families.

We think a gander around this picturesque park is a perfect way to carve out some much-needed calm amid the pre-Christmas chaos.

Festive Tree Trail at The Whitaker

1 December 2020–5 January 2021
Free entry


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