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Wharton Park events


Find out about all the upcoming events in Wharton Park.

Halloween Fright Night tickets now on sale

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.

Let's Circus return to Wharton Park for the third year with a BRAND NEW Halloween themed circus performance taking place in the outdoor amphitheater for 2 nights. You can also drop into the Halloween art and craft workshops for free with proof of purchase. 

£10 per person or £36 family ticket (up to 4 people).

To book tickets please call Gala Box office 03000 266 600 or book online: Gala - Fright Night

What's on

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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.

September

Tiny Toes

From birth to approximately 13 months.

Every Friday starting 7 September, 10.00am-11.30am in the Education Room.

We believe it's never too early to encourage play and stimulate your baby's senses. Tiny Toes is a relaxed six week programme for babies aged from birth to approximately13 months. Starts with a free taster session on Friday 7 September.

During each session we will provide a variety of play experiences for your baby that will support them as they become more aware of the world around them and demonstrate to you how simple activities can encourage your baby's development and stimulate their senses.

There will be a careful balance between structured activity and self-led exploration so that as new parents you can connect with each other sharing experiences and offering support.

Each session will run on Fridays from 10.00am-11.30am and will cost £24 for the six week programme. We will offer a free taster session at the start of each programme.

For more information please contact the Parks and Countryside Education Officer on 03000 262 845 or to book a place contact Wharton Park on 03000 262 655.

Little Fingers

From 2-5 years.

Every Friday starting 7 September, 1.00pm-2.30pm in the Education Room.

Little Fingers is our brand new weekly group for preschoolers starting weekly from Friday 7 September.

Suitable for children ages 2-5, your little ones will be given the opportunity to explore and learn both inside and out. Activities will be led by our experienced Early Years Practitioners and will be both practical and sensory based including messy play, seasonal exploration, building and making, rhyme time and story sharing.

There will also be an opportunity to independently play and explore during the session. Sessions will run from 1.00pm-2.30pm and will cost £4 per child.

For more information please contact us on 03000 262 845 or 03000 262 655.

October

Friends of Wharton Park coffee afternoon

2.00pm - 4.00pm

3 October

Drop in to the community garden and join the Friends of Wharton Park for a coffee or tea. Help out with some gardening tasks, discuss ongoing projects and volunteering opportunities or simply pop in for a chat.

Learning for under 5s

October half-term events

Halloween Art and Craft workshops

Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 October. 

11.00am - 3.00pm in Wharton Park Education Room.

Drop in no need to book.

£3 per child (free to Fright Night ticket holders, proof of purchase required).

Children must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop.

NEW Autumn Spook Camp (6-11 years) 

Wednesday 24 October.

10.00am - 3.00pm.

£12.50 per child. 

Limited spaces - Booking required, please call 03000 262 845 to book a place.

Join our team at Wharton Park for a day packed full of seasonal fun. Fancy dress optional but children will need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing for outdoor fun.

Adults drop children off at 10.00am and collect at 3.00pm from the Wharton Park Heritage Centre.

Activities will include potion and goo making, themed games and challenges, crafts, outside fun, trails.

Halloween Fright Night (Tickets now on sale) 

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October.

Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Friday and Saturday, gates 6.00pm, show starts 6.30pm 

£10 per person or £36 family ticket (up to 4 people).

Let's Circus return to Wharton Park for the third year with a BRAND NEW Halloween themed circus performance taking place in the outdoor amphitheater for 2 nights.

Family event, fancy dress is encouraged. wear outdoor clothing. Due to limited lighting please bring a torch and pack a blanket or bring a chair along to sit on. 

Last year's event was a sell out so don't delay in booking! 

To book tickets please call Gala Box office 03000 266 600 or book online: Gala - Fright Night

Ticket holders can drop into the Halloween art and craft workshops for free with proof of purchase.

Winter at Wharton 

Elf Workshop

Father Christmas is sending his favourite Elf to Wharton Park this December!  Join Jingle who will teach the children how to be a first class elf through a series of exciting games and activities. Jingle's challenges will include an introduction to disguise and surprise, elf and safety training, how to prepare the perfect glitter free snack for reindeers, gift presentation and speed sorting skills. Once each child completes Jingle's intensive training school they will graduate with an Honours in Elfery, receiving a certificate and award for their hard work.

  • Saturday 1 December - 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 8 December - 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 22 December - 10.00am - 11.30am and 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Cost: £8.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Booking required, limited spaces, early booking is advised. To book call 03000 262 655.

Christmas Corner - Festive stories

Children will join our team to get all cosy in our education room with a festive story. Sessions will include story time followed by a festive trail and Christmas craft activity the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

DateTimeStoryCraft Activity
Sunday 2 December1.00pm - 2.30pmThe Jolly Christmas PostmanWrite a letter to Father Christmas (children will receive a reply in the post before Christmas Day)
Sunday 9 December1.00pm - 2.30pmFather Christmas needs a weeChildren will make their own Father Christmas to take home
Sunday 23 December1.00pm - 2.30pmThe Night Before ChristmasChildren will make their own environmentally friendly reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve

Cost: £4 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Booking is required, to book call 03000 262 655 

Elf Trail

1 December - Sunday 6 January 

Father Christmas has been in touch to say that some of his Elves have gotten themselves lost and they were last seen playing at Wharton Park! Can you help Father Christmas find his Elves and get them back to the North Pole before Christmas Day! Complete the park trail and get a Christmas Treat. Pick up a trail sheet from the Café between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 

£1 per trail sheet 

Winter at Wharton event - Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December details coming soon!

Educational sessions for schools

We run educational sessions in the park throughout the year. For more information and details of how to book, check out our  Icon for pdf Wharton Park Workshops 2018 (PDF, 1.6mb) flyer.

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Wharton Park
03000 262 655
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