Next 2 events for Kilnwick Parklings...
Saturday 24th August 2pm onwards - we are going to be active and creative at the beach - its a beach outing 🦀
Saturday 31st August 2pm onwards - Sports Day at The Park (with some insect collecting fun afterwards)... 🌳
If you would like more details, please email as us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had 19 young people (plus adults) attend our Parklings session today. We had a very productive session planting a new Village Hall planter with an evergreen shrub and annual plants. It looks very smart. We also cleared the old rotten planters away and made the ground level and re-seeded with grass seed.
After that, each Parkling created their own "Garden in a Tray" with decorations. We can't wait to see how they evolve as the grass and cress seeds grow! There were some fantastic RHS "Chelsea" inspired ideas.
After a cup of hot chocolate, we went and ran off some steam at The Park, before the heavens opened and we all dispersed to dry off!
If travelling to The Park please come on bicycles if possible and if driving, please try and car share.
We've planted 2,000 trees at The Park and we are trying to enhance biodiversity. In addition to this, we are trying to minimize the impact of car parking to the residents of Kilnwick (particularly those residing on Main Street near the public footpath access to The Park).
If you are organising a party or a group meet up at The Park please can you contact us (either via Facebook or via our email at email@example.com) so we can offer alternative parking options.
Thank you for your understanding. 🌳🚴♀️🌳
We have had a fabulous, if slightly soggy day in Kilnwick today. The Tour de Yorkshire passed through Kilnwick for the first time and we celebrated in style!
The village looked fabulous with Wayne's epic bike creation, the bunting created by our "Bunting Belle's" and painted bikes and lettering. We served drinks and refreshments prior to the race, enjoyed the spectacle, then the celebrations moved to The Park.
John (2Chefs) created delicious BBQ food, with his helpers. The Village Hall Committee served on the bar and the kids enjoyed sports day races, tug of war and a colour run!
A huge effort from the Kilnwick community, enjoyed by a large number of visitors. Thanks also to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for their £500 grant which allowed us to have such fun and celebrate the TDY visiting our village.
3pm - Event starts. Car Parking will be signed (by kind permission of David and Jessie Cooper).
3pm - Facepainting / flag making craft activity / teas, coffees and cakes are served
4pm - Cycle race expected
4.30pm til late - Sports events commence, Licensed bar opens, BBQ commences
2Chefs will be cooking the "Kilnwick Haystack Burger" as well as more sausages and Veggie Halloumi Burgers too. Our bar will be serving wine, beer, lager and cider.
The sports day will commence with fun races, then tug of war challenges will commence and the sports will have a blue and yellow "colour run" as the grand finale.
The event has been arranged as a joint venture by The Park and Kilnwick Village Hall Committees. Many villagers have contributed their time and energy to make the amazing decorations, bake and run the events on the day.
There will be toilets and first aid provision.
All profits go towards the maintenance and refurbishment of Kilnwick Village Hall.
Such a fantastic Parklings in the sunshine today. Massive thanks to Gareth from Mission Mountain Biking who brought his kit to The Park... and was such a fabulous encouraging influence to the Parklings (young and old). We had 5 years up to teenagers enjoying the different biking challenges on offer.
Ali Richardson from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust came to Kilnwick last week and provided us with a fabulous First Aid Training package.
There were 20 or so us that were trained - nearly half were from our "Parklings" youth group.
Thanks to everyone who came along.
We hope you can come and join us for an afternoon / evening of fun, to celebrate the TDY passing through Kilnwick for the first time!
Our plans will centre around cakes / refreshments and craft activities in the build up to the race coming through... enjoying the spectacle... and then sports day activities, tug of war, colour run and more fun - with BBQ and licensed bar into the evening.
We are currently doing lots of preparation - if you can help donate old bikes (for painting for decorations), do some knitting of small jerseys, baking in advance or would like to help on the day please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there! All profits from the day to towards improvements at Kilnwick Village Hall.
Article about our recent funding from ERYC Youth and Family Support for our "Kilnwick Parklings" youth group - published in last weeks Driffield & Wolds Weekly Newspaper.
This is where you can find all the latest updates on the Park project - from the organisers.