What a busy day Sunday will be! The Park will host the junior park run at 9am starting from near the athletic stadium. At 11am the French Bulldog group will be enjoying a walk through the Park starting at the athletic stadium. Meanwhile in the Clarence Park arena the Friends of CHaT Parks will be holding their 2nd car boot sale of the year, from 8am to 12 noon. Then in the afternoon the Wakefield Music Collective are hosting the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Clarence Park Bandstand from 2-4pm. This is a lovely family event with music and stalls. If this isn’t enough, you can walk round the Park or try your hand at the pay and play activities. Something for everyone!
Current and previous items of news from the Friends of Chat Parks.
The next meeting of the Friends of CHaT Parks is on Tuesday 5th June at the Holmfield at 7pm. Our speaker will be Dr Phil Judkins, Secretary of the Wakefield Historical Society. His talk will be “More Deadly than the Male”, stories about the many roles undertaken by women in the two World Wars, some better known, some very unexpected and some almost unbelievable, except that they actually happened.
Everyone is welcome – members and non-members and you can join at the meeting. See you there!
The wonderful weather over the Bank Holiday helped the games in Thornes Park to a flying start for the summer season. Thanks to the hard-working volunteers from the Friends of CHaT Parks, the games will be open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm every weekend and bank holidays. The tennis courts and pitch and putt course were busy and the putting green had lots of families trying out their putting skills and having fun in the sun. These facilities are there for everyone to enjoy at very little cost: tennis £4 per court for adults and £2 per court for only juniors, pitch and put golf £3.50 for adults and £2 for juniors, (bring your own clubs or all you need is on offer from the Ticket Office for a small deposit) and the putting greens, including putter and ball, cost £1.50 adults, £1 juniors. If you wish to feel good and have some fun in the open air why not get down to Thornes Park and have a go.
The May Day Bank holiday weekend will be seeing plenty of activity in Wakefield Park. With the blossoms out on the trees, walking through the park is a pleasure and there is always plenty to see. There will be the usual weekly Park Run on Saturday morning from 9am meeting near the old changing rooms on the drive in Thornes Park. Sunday 6th will also see the Junior Park Run being held in Thornes Park at 9am. From Sunday 6th May to Monday 7th May the 5th anniversary of the Yorkshire Brick Show will be held at the Thornes Stadium from 10am to 4pm, celebrating one of the largest exhibition of LEGO models in the country. Then on the May Day (Monday 7th May) there will be a May Day Gala in the Clarence Park Arena from 10am to 5pm. Whatever the weather brings this coming weekend there will be plenty of enjoyment for all the family in the Park.
The Friends of CHaT Parks will be working with the Fleur de Lys Classic Vehicle Society to present the annual Classic Vehicle Show in Thornes Park on Friday 6th July from 4pm to 9pm. Admission for spectators is free. More details about how to enter vehicles in the show will be available shortly from the society