Fun at the Winter Wildwood Festival
Connecting with nature and having fun was the main aim as hundreds of people gathered for the first ever Winter Wildwood Festival to be held at Belleisle Park recently.
Despite the blustery conditions a good time was had by all as young and old enjoyed live music, food, drink and other entertainment at the event organised by South Ayrshire Council supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A fire cabaret lit up the night sky and a walk through the woodland revealed mystical lighting, Swedish candles and fire pits complete with marshmallows for toasting.
The activity zone proved to be a big hit too with children learning archery and picking up woodcraft skills.
The festival celebrated all the work that has taken place to improve Belleisle Park over the last five years such as the new Golf Clubhouse, new visitor hub, play park and improved paths and landscaping.
Councillor Ian Cochrane, Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "South Ayrshire is a beautiful part of the world and we want to preserve it for future generations. The Wildwood Festival is a great way to introduce children to the wonders of wildlife and conservation but in a fun way. Even in the depths of winter there is always nature, so get out there and see for yourself."