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image for Food and Drink Event item typeThetford Forest, Suffolk Spring Foraging Courses at Thetford Forest Park

Food and Drink Event, from 7 Apr 2019, £22.50-£45

Fairy Ring Champignons

Fairy Ring Champignons


Thetford Forest is a large pine forest to the east of England within reach of Downham Market, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and even Cambridge.
We will meet at Saint Helens picnic site, where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for, and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the area and along the Little Ouse river, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.
After the walk we will head back to the picnic site to end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.

There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 7 Apr 2019 12:00 to 15:30
Sat 4 May 2019 12:00 to 15:30
Sun 19 May 2019 12:00 to 15:30
Please note the finish time is approximate only, the courses may run over.


Adults £45, under 16's £22.50, under 12's Free.


IP27 0TJ


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted