A three-day Treefest will take place at the National Arboretum at Westonbirt in the Cotswolds over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

As well as demonstrations of woodcraft and traditional skills, family activities, guided walks and woodland-inspired arts and crafts for sale, visitors will be able to watch carvers create three large wooden sculptures that will form part of a new play trail.

One is inspired by the Vincent van Gogh quote “if you love nature, you will find beauty everywhere”, another is an ornate chair based on the children’s game “what’s the time, Mr Wolf?”, while the third one explores the knock-on-wood superstition.

Treefest 2012 is on from August 25-27; for ticket details go to www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-treefest

All details were correct when published in tlm - the travel & leisure magazine, please check before you visit.