PARK INVESTIGATOR QUIZ
Our Park Investigator quiz will be running all summer and is now available either from the Ticket Office or you can download it from the links below. Families can solve the clues as they follow the map round the Park and then claim a prize back at the ticket office. The quiz sheet and plan can also be found on these links:
Saturday 27-Sunday 28 July
Our final weekend sees the Wakefield Music Collective presenting their 28th Clarence Park Festival Celebration on Saturday and Sunday with bands and djs at the Bandstand from 12.00 – 9pm.
On Sunday the Clarence festival continues and in the afternoon there will be music and dance in the main field at Thornes Park presented by the African United Society & Japanteh Women’s Community, between 3-6pm.
Thursday 25th July:
We have two special free events today as part of CHaT Parks Week. At 1pm historian David Weldrake will be giving a talk about the history of Lowe Hill and Wakefield’s other castle. Following the talk there will be a walk to Lowe Hill itself. This is a great opportunity to hear about our history from an expert and will be a fascinating afternoon. Please meet in the reception of Thornes College at 1pm. Our 2nd special event at 1pm is a chance to meet the Park gardener and hear about the work in the Park. Please meet at the Conservatory. Come along and meet the experts!
CHaT Parks Week
The Friends of CHaT Parks are celebrating their 10th anniversary from July 20-28th 2019.
Our opening event will be a Community Fair on Saturday 20th July in Thornes Park by the children’s play area, from 12 noon to 3pm. Community groups who use the Park will be there to share their activities. There will be displays by the Junior Gym Club and the Stanley Starlight Majorettes and a guided walk to Lowe Hill by historian David Weldrake.
More information about the week of events can be found on the programme. The list of events has been updated and here is the latest programme:
COMMUNITY FAIR PHOTOS
Our Community Fair on Saturday 20th July was enjoyed by all our visitors including the Lupset and Thornes councillors Hilary Mitchell, Kevin Swift and Michael Graham. The Fair was attended by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District and Mayoress, Councillor Charles Keith and Mrs Grace Keith. The Mayor formally opened the Fair after an introduction by Chairman Ian Deighton who explained it is the 10th anniversary of the Friends of CHaT Parks and exactly 100 years since the Holmfield Park was opened on Peace Day, after World War I. Here are a selection of photos taken on the day: