A huge thank you to the 15 Parklings and adults who came along to bulb plant today. You are all hardly souls! It was horrible weather and we were wet and muddy by the end, but it was great fun!
We also had our youngest Parkling today - just 5 days old! A big welcome to Erin! And our oldest volunteer was in her 80's. We love the friendships that The Park creates across all generations.
Thanks to everyone - we've planted 1200 narcissus in the woodland planting behind the orchard! We look forward to seeing the results next spring!
Well what an incredible weekend.
We were overwhelmed with the feedback from our visitors. The main theme was amazement that a community could unite in the way that ours has, to achieve so much as a team effort, and wonderment at the lovely facilities (and the anticipation of return visits).
We really couldn't have hoped for a more joyful, fun and musical weekend, and we are really glad you came to celebrate with us.
After a lot of thought, planning, paperwork, discussions, voluntary efforts, inspections and build up - we are open! It is the start of a new exciting chapter.
A HUGE thank you to our visitors, but an ENORMOUS thank you to all the volunteers, helpers and sponsors this weekend - particularly Big Lottery Fund who supported our Grand Opening weekend via the "Celebrate" grant. We couldn't have put on such an amazing show without that support.
Also a huge thank you to our very own John Superchef Benn of 2 Chefs Beverley who catered for us the whole weekend (spending all of last week preparing) with all profits going straight back to The Park, Kilnwick's creation and maintenance fund. We are hugely grateful to John and his team.
Hope you enjoy the photos!
MUSIC FESTIVAL - today!! Part of the Grand Opening weekend celebrations.
We've got an incredible line up! 🎶 We've got amazing catering by the fabulous 2 Chefs Beverley team, a licensed bar and teas / coffees & cakes!
For the youngsters we've got all the facilities of a brand new park plus facepainting, henna, hair braiding by Wom-Bling Arts - Be Part of the Arts and rock painting by Crafty Learners.
Tickets are just £5 per person on the door. Doors open at 1pm and the running order is:
1pm doors open, licensed bar and street food available
2pm - Dodge McKay
3pm - Nick Rooke
4pm - Katie Spencer
5pm - Amber Warren
6pm - Dogfinger
7pm - Edwina Hayes
8pm - Jasper Bolton & band
9pm - The Underground Owls
Nearest postcode is Y025 9JG - follow the signs for The Park! 🌳
Music festival is in our huge marquee - with outdoor seating and space to watch too. Bring camping chairs / beanbags - whatever you like to watch from the grass if you like!
Come and enjoy wonderful setting and listen to some incredible music! 🌳🎶🌳
A huge thanks to everyone who came to The Park Grand Opening today - what fun we had!
And a massive thank you to our volunteers and helpers who have been fabulous all day long!
Its been quite a day to remember. And tomorrow we do it all over again for the Music Festival! Join us! Come and have fun!
More photos to follow...
For those of you imagining an entirely outdoor experience for this weekend - we have a huge marquee!! Our cafe / bar are indoors for the Grand Opening tomorrow and our Music Festival is also indoors for Sunday. Though with the lovely sunshine forecast we intend to take one side off the marquee for an indoor / outdoor music festival experience!
See you soon! 🌳
This is where you can find all the latest updates on the Park project - from the organisers.