DOZENS of visitors were treated to some crafty demonstrations at the Belfairs Woodland Centre.

The centre, in Leigh, held an interactive day packed with activities and opportunities to buy unusual wooden gifts, including engravings, rambling sticks, polished wooden fruit bowls and a variety of other goods.

There were woodturning and whittling demonstrations and an exhibition of 1920s photographs of Belfairs on display as well.

Some of the artists included Rod Hills, from Eastwood, who created rambling sticks made from coppiced wood from Belfairs.

He was joined on the day by wood turner Dennis Carter, who brought bowlfuls of his beautiful fruit creations, of which all proceeds go to the Woodland Trust.

There were also a selection of engravings by artist Andy Daines, from Hullbridge.

Guests also had the opportunity to go on a woodland management stroll with the centre’s ranger to learn about how the centre maintains the woodland.

An archaeologist was also on hand to tell everyone about what the area would have been like in prehistoric time. Staff at the centre also enjoyed filling visitors in on the work which takes place in the woods, conservation in the area and about the woodland creatures who inhabit the woods.