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Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Events in and around Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Tue 25th July 2017: 10.30 am

Alice Through The Looking Glass - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Quantum Theatre returns for this free performance on the lower football pitch, please bring a cushion.

The story of Through the Looking-Glass is a family favourite, following Alice’s fantastical adventures in the strange world she enters through the mirror above her drawing-room fireplace.

What she finds there is a world laid out in the form of a giant chess board and before long Alice finds herself entering the game as a white pawn. The story follows her travels across the board until she reaches the eighth square and is finally crowned a queen.

Alice Through the Looking Glass is packed full of Carroll’s most memorable and enduring characters as well as many of his finest nonsense poems and songs and Michael Whitmore’s delightful adaptation captures all the quirky charm of the original in a fanciful and fabulous treat for Carroll fans as well as all the family.

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Wed 26th July 2017: 10.00 - 1.00 pm

Wildlife Footprints - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A drop in event, follow an animal track trail around the park, starting at the Hub. suitable for all ages.

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Tue 1st August 2017: From 10.00 am

Rolling Pin Making - Venue: Hilbert Woods
Price £5

Adult & child rolling pin making- learn how to make your own rolling pin in Hilbert Woods, by splitting and whittling wood from the park.

Booking essential with steff.dagorne@tunbridgewells.gov.uk,

  • £5 per child
  • Ages 6+
  • Sessions last 1.5hrs
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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Wed 2nd August 2017: 11.00 - 3.00 pm

National Playday - Venue: Hilbert Woods

Fun for all the family in & around the woods.

A KHWP Event

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Thu 3rd August 2017: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Alien Attack - Venue: Hilbert Woods

More Himalayan balsam pulling.

A KHWP Volunteer Day

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Fri 4th August 2017: From 9.30 am

Flower Power - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Price £3 per child

Explore the wildflowers of the park and make your own crown using willow and wildflowers.

  • Booking essential with steff.dagorne@tunbridgewells.gov.uk
  • Age 4+
  • £3 per child (each session lasts around 1.5hrs)
  • Children to be accompanied by an adult
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Mon 7th August 2017: 10.00 - 1.00 pm

Mug Painting - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

A drop in event in the Hub, suitable for everyone mugs and paint provided.

  • £2 suggested donation.
  • Children to be accompanied by an adult.
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Wed 9th August 2017: From 10.00 am

Storytime - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
Price £1 per child

Listen to a story about Litterbug Doug in the Hub, then take part in some post-story craft.

Booking essential with steff.dagorne@tunbridgewells.gov.uk,

  • Suitable for age 2-6 yrs
  • £1 per child.
  • Sessions throughout the morning.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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Thu 10th August 2017

Young Nature Hunters & Mini Beast Safari - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Join Dr Ian Beavis on one of his annual forays in the park.

  • Young Nature Hunters (any age) 10.30-11.30 am
  • Mini Beast Safari (age 6+) 2.30 - 4.00 pm

Free but advance booking via the museum essential (01892 554171 / museum@tunbridgewells.gov.uk)

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Sat 12th August 2017: 9.30 - 11.00 am

Moth Blitz - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Mon 14th August 2017: 5.30 pm

Dragonfly and Damselfly Walk & Talk - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Tue 15th August 2017: 1.30 - 4.00 pm

Bug Hunt - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Fri 18th August 2017: From 10.00 am

Nest Building - Venue: Hilbert Woods
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Tue 22nd August 2017: 7.30 pm

Bat Walk - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Tue 29th August 2017: From 9.30 am

Pond Dip - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Thu 7th September 2017: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Pasture, Present and Future - Venue: Hilbert Woods

Thinning & mowing Appledore Wood so it becomes a beautiful wood pasture in the future.

A KHWP Volunteer Day

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Fri 8th September 2017

Heritage Open Days Display - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Sun 10th September 2017: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Heitage Open Days Walk - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Wed 13th September 2017: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Pasture, Present & Future - Venue: Hilbert Woods

More thinning & mowing Appledore Wood so it becomes a beautiful wood pasture in the future.

A KHWP Volunteer Day

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Sat 16th September 2017: 10.30 am - 1.30 pm

Bat Bird & Bug Box Workshop - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

Building Bat, bird and bug boxes you can take home to preserve the wildlife in your garden.

A KHWP Event

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Sat 21st October 2017: 10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Apple Day - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Sat 28th October 2017

Halloween - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Sun 10th December 2017

Carol Singing - Venue: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
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Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park (FoGH) was launched in 2011 to support the council bid for Heritage Lottery Funding.

This process is reaching it's conclusion as the Lottery funded work is completed and we will soon have the benefit of the best playground in Tunbridge Wells as well as a proper cafe and other major improvements to the park. During this period the Friends have gone from strength to strength promoting the use of the Park and organising events.

Grosvenor Park (also known as Grosvenor Rec) is the oldest public park in Tunbridge Wells opening in 1889 and extended to include Hilbert Park in 1931. With a diverse range of activities and wildlife habitats it is truly "The People's Park".

For more information see our About us page.

Summer Events 2017

There's a lot going on this summer. Some events have been organised by the Friends, some are Kent High Weald volunteer events and some are Lotterery funded and have been organised by Community Engagement Officer Steff D'Agorne. Details are available on our events page and the full list is available as a PDF. Download this, print it and stick it on the fridge door.

 
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