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Here are the posts for August 2015
Summer Fun
Author: Chris Hughes, Date Published: Fri 7th Aug 2015

Summer fun really kicked off in Grosvenor and Hilbert Park when over 500 people attended this year’s National Play Day. The day launched the summer events programme which has an exciting mix of activities on offer and runs throughout August.

National Play Day celebrates the right of children to play, with events held across the UK. This year’s free event was held on Wednesday 5th August and was run by the Kent High Weald Partnership, with support from the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. On offer were a large range of activities including mud pie making, willow weaving, woodworking, face painting and storytelling. There was a surprise visit from Kent Fire Service, when they called in to show a delighted audience around the fire engine and explain how everything worked.

Friday 7th was again a busy day in the park, with a Climbing and Archery day on offer. At nearly 25 feet (7.3m) the climbing wall was an impressive sight in the park and could accommodate 4 climbers at any one time. If you were a budding Robin Hood, tuition was on offer to those wanting to try their luck on the archery course.

Other activities during August include skateboard and football coaching, a circus skills day, big bug hunt, woodland crafts, forest fun day and bird box building.
The programme has been organised by the park's Community Engagement Officer Steff D’Agorne and is part of the Park’s Heritage Lottery Fund Grant regeneration programme. All events are free to attend. For further information visit facebook.com/GHparkHLF or contact steff.dagorne@tunbridgewells.gov.uk
Commenting on the programme, Chris Hughes from the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park said “This is a brilliant programme of summer events for all those who use the park. I think Steff has done a fantastic job in pulling such a wide range of activities together. There is something for everyone no matter what age or ability you are and what’s even better they are all free to attend!”

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