You Are Cordially Invited To Our 9th Birthday Fete!

When: Sunday 23rd June 2024, 10am-4pm (9.30am for flock member gathering)

Where: Wilderness Centre, Forest of Dean


- Day Pass - £24, includes full access to the fete, fete activities, x1 workshop and x1 talk, x1 Goody Bag

- Premium Pass - £55, includes full access to the fete, fete activities, all workshops and talks, x1 premium goody bag, 20% off shop and complimentary Cream Tea Lunch.

- Virtual Day Pass - £15, includes x1 Goody Bag, x1 Facebook Live Workshop and access to promotions on our website.

- Virtual Premium Pass - £22, includes x1 Premium Goody Bag, x1 Facebook Live Workshop and access to promotions on our website.

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The Makerss 9th Birthday Fete

The Makerss 9th Birthday Fete

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What’s on?

🌺 Workshops by Colette Jessop:

1) flower wreath / head dress

2) pose able Makerss mouse - add your favourite accessory

🦉 Demo by Agnese Davies, showing off some of her finer works, sharing hints and tips and how she got started to being an award winning artist

⛴️ 🐑 Talk by Steffi: From shipping to Sheep: how it all begun and what it took to get to where The Makerss are now!

Can't make it to our Fete? Why not join us for our Virtual event! 

We know it's not always easy to travel, that's why we are hosting our Virtual Event online on Sunday 23rd June so you don't miss out! 

Standard Virtual Tickets include a goody bag, live workshop (no materials provided) from the fete plus non-stop offers on our website! Premium Virtual Tickets include an enhanced goody bag.



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About The Day

Travel & Parking

To kick off the festivities, we're offering complimentary parking to all our guests, ensuring your journey to the heart of the forest is as seamless as possible. But that's not all! For those who choose to share the adventure with friends, each carload will receive a £5 voucher to splurge on delightful treasures at our onsite shop, brimming with all things needle felting.


Prepare for a day filled with laughter, excitement, and a touch of nostalgia as our Makerss needle felting birthday fete invites you to partake in a delightful blend of traditional fun and creative workshops, talks, and demonstrations.

Traditional Activities

For those with a competitive spirit and a steady hand, test your skills at our classic fete activities, from the timeless challenge of the Ring Toss to the exhilarating thrill of Welly Throwing. Take aim at the Coconut Shy, try your luck at Hook a Duck, or master the art of juggling with our expert tutorial.

Needle Felting Activities

Unleash your creativity with hands-on workshops designed to ignite your imagination and hone your needle felting skills. Craft your own exquisite Flower Crown or Birthday Hat, perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any celebration. Dive into the world of three-dimensional needle felting with our Character Pin Workshop, where every creation is a miniature masterpiece waiting to be brought to life.

Talks & Tours

Delve into the rich history of the Wilderness Centre with an insightful Talk and Tour, discovering the secrets and stories that have shaped this idyllic space.

For those new to the art of needle felting, our Beginner's Talk offers a gentle introduction, providing tips, tricks, and guidance to help you embark on your crafting journey with confidence.

Food & Drink

Amidst the flurry of creativity and crafts, tantalise your taste buds with an array of delectable delights available at our food and drink stalls, ensuring your day is as delicious as it is delightful.

And what could be more quintessentially British than a leisurely picnic amidst the picturesque beauty of the Forest of Dean? Take a seat on the lush greenery and indulge in a sumptuous spread of sandwiches, snacks, and refreshing beverages, perfect for a leisurely al fresco feast.

All food and drink stalls will be suitably priced and cater for different needs. Feel free to bring your own packed lunch if you prefer!

Premium Ticket holder? Step into a world of refinement and elegance with a complimentary Cream Tea, where delicate scones, clotted cream, and strawberry jam await to elevate your afternoon to new heights of indulgence.


With the click of a button, our online store springs to life, manifesting as a bustling hub of activity amidst the tranquil beauty of the Forest of Dean. Explore aisles lined with premium wool blends in every colour of the rainbow, browse shelves stocked with essential tools and accessories, and marvel at displays showcasing the latest kits and characters.

Are Children Invited?

Yes! Children are able to attend our birthday fete, please purchase a day pass for them. Please remember that we advise Needle Felting is suitable for children aged 9+ with adult supervision.

Can I Bring My Dog?

Sorry, Dogs are not permitted at The Wilderness Centre due to our roaming wild animals and Chickens!

Coffee Mug for mice - Needle Felting Character Accessories - The Makerss

Best In Fluff

Get ready to showcase your needle felting masterpieces and vie for the title of "Best in Fluff" at our Makerss needle felting birthday fete!

Inspired by the time-honoured tradition of village fair competitions, our "Best in Fluff" contest invites crafters of all skill levels to bring along their favourite needle felting creations for a chance to shine. From charming critters to whimsical characters, all are welcome to participate and share their passion for the craft.

Throughout the day, our event tent will be transformed into a gallery of needle felting wonders, as each submission is proudly displayed for all to admire.

As the sun sets on our birthday fete, anticipation fills the air as we gather to announce the winners of the "Best in Fluff" competition.

So, whether you're a seasoned pro or a budding enthusiast, don't miss your chance to participate in our "Best in Fluff" competition and share your passion for needle felting with our vibrant community. Together, let's celebrate the artistry, ingenuity, and sheer joy of crafting amidst the beauty of the Forest of Dean.

Free Goodies

And what's a celebration without a little surprise? As a token of our appreciation, every visitor will be gifted a delightful Goody Bag upon arrival, packed to the brim with vibrant needle felting wool, essential accessories, and handy tools to ignite your crafting journey.

But for those seeking an extra touch of luxury, our premium ticket holders will be treated to an even more extravagant selection in their Goody Bag, ensuring their day is truly unforgettable.

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