The weekend we reserved our Christmas tree :) | Wilderness Woods

Cut your own Christmas Tree Wilderness Woods, Brighton

No it’s NOT too early to talk about Christmas! At least, not too early when you’ve got a Christmas tree to reserve and cut down in December!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you might remember that we went to Wilderness Woods last year to reserve a cut-your-own Christmas tree but left the site empty handed :( All the trees were taken! We were gutted…

Not this year though! This little guy is coming home with us in December and he’ll be the first real tree we’ve had in 20 years since we both lived at home with parents.

We are so excited to cut him down and decorate him!

Selecting cut-your-own Christmas tree Wilderness Woods, Sussex
Cut your own Christmas tree Wilderness Woods
Cut your own Christmas Tree WIlderness Woods

Wilderness Woods have a Christmas tree field that they use year on year to grow Christmas trees on, welcoming the public to reserve one during November, and cut down any weekend in December.

It’s a much better way of sourcing a real Christmas tree because you know exactly where it’s come from and it comes with the guarantee that one will be planted in its place.

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Hunter wellies and a woodland walk, Sussex

The cut-your-own Christmas tree has been a tradition for many families here in Sussex for years and years. I never knew it was a thing until recently, and apparently over 500 families turned up to reserve a tree last weekend. So glad we got one too.

To reserve a tree, you place a £20 deposit with the Wilderness Woods cafe (cutest place I’ve ever had a brew!), they give you a tag with your name on, you go and select your tree tagging it clearly at the top and try remember where it is for when you come to cut it next month! Then, in December, we’ll head up and cut it down, net it up and probably tie it to the top of our tiny car to take back to it’s final home and decorate.

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Wilderness Woods is such a nice place to go and visit regardless of whether you’re there for a tree or not. Cosy cafe, lots of walks, and some lovely Christmas events on their calendar this year.

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Wilderness Woods Cafe
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Stay tuned, I’ll be writing a blog post about cutting it down and decorating our Christmas tree once Christmas is near…