NEARLY 70 people of all ages embraced the woodland spirit at a tree dressing celebration in Ramsey Heights on Saturday.

The event, organised by the Wildlife Trust team, encouraged visitors to celebrate the life-giving properties of trees by decorating them with handmade lights and lanterns.

Participants were able to make a lantern and decorations at the countryside centre, before they were invited to hang their creations of a tree by the Wildlife Trust's festive fox.

Louise Rackham, Great Fen education and community manager, said: "Forty children and 28 adults enjoyed a relaxing and entertaining afternoon at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre on our annual Great Fen Tree Dressing Celebration.

"There were plenty of children's activities with scope for learning and fun in the true spirit of the festive season.

"It was wonderful to see our regular visitors as well as lots of new faces and they all enjoyed a visit from the festive fox at the end of the afternoon as they gathered round our special tree with their handmade lanterns and festive logs.

"All the children left with armfuls of homemade Christmas decorations and lots of happy smiles on their faces."

A winter wildlife family event will be held from 1pm on Wednesday, February 15, at the centre. For more information go to www.greatfen.org .uk