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!
LAST SEPTEMBER WEEKEND NEWS
A big thank you to the intrepid volunteers who managed an hour’s weeding in the Rose Garden on Wednesday before the weather stopped them. A reminder that the ticket office for the Pay and Play activities will be open every Saturday and Sunday between 10.30-5pm, weather permitting. And as usual, the Park will be busy over the weekend with the parkrun and tennis coaching on Saturday and the junior parkrun and the Wakefield French Bulldogs and Friends walk on Sunday morning and the wonderful miniature railway in Thornes Park in the afternoon. Always plenty to keep you active in our Park!
NEWS UPDATE – September 27th
We will be holding a weeding party on Wednesday afternoon from 1-3.30pm in the Rose in Thornes Park, after last week’s was cancelled due to the bad weather. Let’s hope for better weather!
As part of the Heritage Open Days 2023, the Friends of CHaT Parks are holding two walks. On Saturday 16th September, there will be a stroll through time in Thornes, Clarence and Holmfield Parks with Ian Deighton from the Friends of CHaT Parks. This walk will explain the history of three parks in one – Clarence, Holmfield and Thornes – and the people who made the history of the parks and . Meet at 2pm, Saturday 16 September, in the car park opposite the Athletics Stadium in Thornes Park, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY. The walk will be on paths and is suitable for mobility scooters. More information at:
As part of the Heritage Open Days 2023, the Friends of CHaT Parks will be holding the second of two walks with a stroll through Thornes Park unwrapping the history of some of the well-known and lesser well known features of this park.
A stroll through Thornes Park taking in the Secret Garden, Nursery, Rose Garden, Aviary, Lake and Pet Cemetery with Chris Welch from the Friends of CHaT Parks at 2pm, Sunday 17 September. Meet in the car park opposite the Athletics Stadium in Thornes Park. The walk will be on paths and is suitable for mobility scooters.
The walk will take approximately one hour thirty minutes:
The Friends of CHaT Parks will be holding a car boot sale in the Clarence Park arena on Sunday September 10th, from 8am to 12 noon. Sellers can arrive from 7 am and enter the park on the Denby Dale Road by the historic horse trough, where the banner will be. Stewards will guide you to a space. The costs are: cars £10, vans £12, trailers £2.If you use what three words, the link is:
Weeding Wednesdays are here! The Friends are going to hold regular Weeding on Wednesday parties. On Wednesday September 6th please come along between 1pm – 3pm at the Flower Garden in Thornes Park to get our wonderful flower beds in the Flower Garden and the Rose Garden in tip-top condition. If you can join us for part or all of the afternoon, please come along. Please bring your gardening gloves, trowel, kneeling pad, weeding fork, secateurs etc as you think needed.Your help will be greatly appreciated. Weather permitting.
Wakefield School of Tennis will be resuming their free coaching in Thornes Park from Saturday 9th September. These sessions are funded by WCC Active and Inspired. Sessions are FREE to players under the age of 13yrs. Sign up is required for each week you intend to attend to confirm numbers. All equipment provided and coaches are fully qualified. See you on court!
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