Dates for 2019:

Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday 21st 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 rock painting competition to win yourself a monster Easter egg. Meet near the old Men’s Bowls Pavilion. From 10.30 to 2.30.

Preston Village Open Day: Saturday 22nd June

As our contribution to this year’s Open Day, Friends of Preston Park will be organising two tours of the rockery, at 11 and 1, and will have a presence throughout the day in the walled garden of Preston Manor. We will also have some special musical guests.

Have a Field Day Picnic: Saturday 6th July

The Fields in Trust Organisation is urging everyone nationally to plan a picnic in their local park on 6th July , to bring friends and neighbours together to celebrate the crucial contribution that parks and green spaces make to the UK’s local communities. As well as keeping people physically fit, and mentally well, parks and green spaces can help combat loneliness by building community spirit. So go ahead and organise a picnic on the day, remembering of course to clear up any litter afterwards and take it home with you to relieve pressure on Preston Park’s litter bins.

Halloween Lantern Walk: Saturday 26th October, from 6 (walk starts at 7)


In front of Fitnesshub Plus, Preston Park (the old Men’s Bowls Pavilion). Calling all children up to the age of 13 with accompanying adults. Bring along your own home-made lantern and we’ll take an evening walk around the park to show it off and banish those ogres and witches. No naked flames please. We’ll be offering a prize for the best lantern.
If you want, you can come in fancy dress. There will be a prize for the best children’s fancy dress and one for adults too. We’ll have a magician performing throughout the evening and delicious hot food and drinks for sale.

AGM: Saturday 30th November

Annual General Meeting, presentation of prizes for this year’s photo competition and talk by Kate Bradbury on wilding. At St Peter’s Church by Preston Manor.

Xmas Wreath Making: Saturday 14th December

At St Peter’s Church by Preston Manor. Make your own wreath using local greenery, for just £10. We will help you get started. This year we will be accepting bookings for four separate time slots, at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm. To make your booking and pay in advance, go to the Friends of St Peter’s.

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