A look through the seasons in the Park in 2023:
Christmas is nearly here and the weather has been very mixed for the last month – heavy frosts, strong winds, heavy rains and then blue skies and clear days. There have been times when the parkruns and the miniature railway, tennis coaching and some of the walking groups have had to postpone events due to the weather but at present the Saturday parkrun and junior parkrun on Sunday mornings are continuing. The Saturday parkrun will be having their usual Saturday parkrun on December 23rd and will be going to hold a Christmas Day 5k parkrun at Wakefield Thornes Park, subject to the usual requirements of filling the volunteer roster, with festive clothing and festive cheer. There will be the usual Saturday parkrun on December 30th but no 5k park run on New Year’s Day. The junior parkrun will be held on Sunday 24th December and may be on New Year’s Eve. The miniature railway will be starting up again on January 7th.
The Wakefield School of Tennis are now on a Christmas break and will now be resuming the coaching sessions in Thornes Park for 2024 after the 13th January, owing to the adverse weather conditions. More information will be posted with the new start date when known.
As autumn progresses the mix of heavy rain and some days of sunshine have meant that the Wednesday weeding parties have ceased. Thanks go to the hardworking volunteers who helped through September and October to keep the flower beds looking lovely. Unfortunately the waterlogged ground meant that the fireworks display in Thornes Park on November 4th had to be cancelled.
The Saturday parkrun and Sunday junior parkrun continue and the miniature railway runs on Sunday afternoons, weather permitting.
Junior tennis in Thornes Park will resume today – 18th November – from 1.45-2.30pm at the tennis courts in Thornes Park with the qualified coaches from Wakefield School of Tennis for children age 4-12, years. These are free sessions and a great way to introduce your children to the game of tennis!
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