Dates for 2017:

Easter egg hunt: Sunday 16th April

Just £1 for all accompanied children under 12. Track down the answers to questions about interesting features of Preston park to win yourself an Easter Egg. Enter our drawing competition to win yourself an Easter egg. Meet by the children’s playground. From 11-3.

Public meeting – the future of the men’s bowls pavilion: Wednesday 3rd May

Do you want to keep the pavilion for community use? The council will soon be putting the pavilion up for lease. Come to a meeting to discuss the viability of the community (and that means you!) acquiring that lease for the benefit of all. This is the only remaining building in the park that could be reserved for community use, so this is important. The meeting is at 7.30pm in the Men’s Bowls Pavilion (where else?).

Preston Open Day: Saturday 24th June

Friends of Preston Park will be hosting a mid-summer picnic as part of the Preston Open Day. We will have bouncy castles, children’s games and, hopefully, street food for sale. The council will also be using the event to launch the Preston Park Conservation Management Plan and will be looking to consult park users.

Talk on the trees of Preston Park combined with Annual General Meeting: 14th October

The meeting will be held in St Peter’s Church, next to Preston Manor and will include a talk about the trees in the park. We will also be announcing the winners of the Photo Competition.

Halloween Lantern Walk:

Note that there will not be a Halloween Lantern Walk this year because of the unavailability of the Men’s Bowls Pavilion. We hope to be back next year.

Christmas wreath-making event (PrestDecs): 16th December

This year’s event will be held at Knowle Hall, behind St John’s church, starting at 11am.

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