On 3–6 June 2016 Forest of Imagination took root in Bath for its third year. 

We transformed the spaces around and inside Bath Abbey into a fantastical new world and welcomed over 10,000 visitors!

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We are proud to announce that this year’s event attracted over 10,000 visitors, united by curiosity and a playful spirit.

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Forest of Imagination 2016

A creative ecosystem

Come and immerse yourself in a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities at this 4 day contemporary arts event. Free and suitable for all ages.

Join us as we highlight the inherent creativity of Bath and connect people with nature by reinventing spaces in the city to inspire intuitive play, unleash imagination and encourage exploration...

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We believe that creativity can enhance wellbeing and transform lives, communities, cities and economies.


You might be able to make something to remind yourself of what a lovely time you had

Young person visiting Forest of Imagination, 2014 - #

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