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Park events


Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

What's on

If an event takes place in the outdoor amphitheatre don't forget to bring a waterproof coat if it rains. You can also bring along a blanket for the grassed seating. 

December

Christmas in the park

Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December, 11.00am - 3.00pm

Come and join Santa for a magical Christmas experience this December.

Small groups will visit Santa in his grotto and be taken on a festive journey this Christmas at Wharton Park. Listen to enchanting tales, be entertained by the magic of Christmas and Santa will also share his festive top tips - all before receiving a gift.

After visiting Santa, families will then continue the journey and meet his farmyard friends.

Little ones can also get creative with festive art and craft workshops free, or families are welcome to enjoy the free brass band performances in the park on Sunday.

Tickets to visit Santa and his friends £8.50 per child (under ones are free but will not receive a gift from Santa).

Tickets can be purchased at the Gala box office 03000 266 600

*FREE parking is available at County Hall on the Saturday and Sunday for people attending this event*

Festive arts and crafts

Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December, 11.00am - 3.00pm (drop-in)

Let your little one get hands on at this festive arts and craft workshop where children will work with the education assistants to make a Christmas-themed piece of art to take away.

£3 per child

Festive park trail

Friday 1 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018

If you're looking for an activity that the whole family can enjoy this December, why not take part in our festive park trail. Explore the park and discover the Christmas pictures hidden throughout the grounds. Once you've found all of the Christmas pictures you'll reveal the magic festive word and complete the trail. Purchase your festive park trail from the café during opening hours.

50p per trail booklet.

Make a bird Christmas cake

Saturday 16 December, 11.00am - 2.00pm

Join the Friends of Wharton Park in the community garden as part of our Christmas in the Park event to make a bird Christmas cake. Simply drop in to the garden to take part in this great family activity, all materials are provided.

Educational sessions for schools

See our Icon for pdf Workshops for schools at Wharton Park (PDF, 854.1kb)  for information about workshops available for school groups.

For further information about the above activities contact us.

Contact us
Wharton Park
03000 262 655
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