A NORTH TYNE toddler group has celebrated 100 years of forestry by creating its own forest garden display.

Falstone Toddlers created a forestry garden timeline which maps the history of Kielder Forest from the first trees planted in 1919 to today.

Head of Falstone Toddlers, Jill Walton, said: “The garden display has been ongoing for three weeks, and something the children have really enjoyed.

“We were really keen to get involved with the 100 year celebrations after speaking to the local Forestry England team.

“We sourced a lot of the pine cones and other shrubbery from the Kielder Forest itself before decorating them here.”

As part of the display, villager Jonny Carse helped build a replica of the Kielder observation tower, which stands alongside toy figures of workers in the forest.

He said: “We have got the forest on our doorstep so it’s great to use the resources we have.”

Jill added: “”It’s been a great effort from everyone involved and something the children have really enjoyed participating in.”

The display will be on show at Kielder Castle as part of the 100 years of forestry exhibition.

A weekend of events centred on the centenary celebrations takes place this weekend throughout Kielder.