Take pride in your parks during Love Parks Week
Having fun at Happy Mount Park
Local people are being invited to take pride in their local parks during national Love Parks Week.
This year’s Love Parks Week takes place between Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 29 when Lancaster City Council will be providing a packed programme of fun events for all ages.
Events taking place across the council’s parks include bug hunting, nature trails, children’s bowls , parachute and waterslide fun and fire building workshops. Most events are free to join but booking is essential. Contact Salt Ayre Sports Centre to book on 01524 842493.
Last year, around 600 events took place across the country to celebrate Love Parks Week, attracting over 400,000 people. This year looks set to be even bigger.
Programme of activities
Crown Green Bowling Bonanza, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 1.45am - 3pm. Admission free.
Morecambe Bay Brass Band concert, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission free - no need to book, just turn up.
Parachute Fun, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 10.30pm – 11.30pm. Admission free.
Decathlon Bug Hunt, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 2pm - 3.15pm. Admission free.
Fire Building, Regent Park, Morecambe - 10.30am – 11.30am. Admission free.
Olympic T.Shirt design, Williamson Park, Lancaster - 2pm – 3.15pm. Admission £5.
Foam Javelin Challenge, Ryelands Park, Lancaster - 10.30am - 11.30am. Admission free.
Waterslides, Williamson Park, Lancaster - 1pm-3pm. Admission free.
Tennis, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 10.30am - 12pm. Admission free.
Clay faces, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 10.30am-11.30am. Admission free.
Nature in Art, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 2pm-3.15pm. Admission free.
Parachute Fun, Ryelands Park, Lancaster - 10.30am – 11.30am. Admission free.
Goofy Golf, Regent Park, Morecambe - 12.30pm – 1.45pm. Admission free.
Sports Mania, Palatine Recreation Ground - 3pm - 4pm. Admission free.
Blackpool Brass Band, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe - 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Admission free - no need to book, just turn up.
Activities in Williamson Park, Lancaster
Williamson Park in Lancaster is celebrating Love Parks Week by offering visitors to the Butterfly House additional activities including guided tours, ‘meet the keeper’ and handling sessions. The additional activities are free to Butterfly House ticket holders which cost £3.60 adult, £3.20 concession and £2.60 children. Admission for under 3s is free.
Butterfly House - 23, 25 and 28 July between 11am and 11.30am.
Mini Beast House - 24, 27, 29 July between 11am and 11.30am.
A perfect opportunity to handle all your favourite creepy crawlies, meet the snakes and get to know the park's rabbits and guinea pigs.
Mini beasts - 23, 28 and 29 July from 2pm – 2:30pm.
Snakes - 24 and 27 July - 2pm – 2.30pm and 28 and 29 July - 12pm– 12:30pm.
Small mammals - 25 July between 2pm and 2.30pm. 28 and 29 July between 1pm and – 1.30pm.
Meet the keeper - daily from 23 - 29 July between 3.30pm – 4pm.
Meet our zoo keepers, find out what they do, and ask any questions you may have about the park’s zoo and the animals it looks after.
For more information on Love Parks Week and details of events happening in your local park and prices visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/loveparks
There's also many park-related activities taking place during Love Parks Week as part of the council's summer holiday activities programme.
Bug Hunt and Habitat Trail - 25 July from 12pm – 12.45pm
Discover the insects and mini-beasts of Williamson Park and explore the undergrowth to reveal the habitats in which creatures live.
Wildlife Adventure Day - 26 July – 9.30am – 2.30pm
Join us on our Wildlife Adventure day at Williamson Park. The day is split into two sessions with lunch included.
The bug hunt and habitat trail activity and wildlife adventure day is suitable for ages 8 - 14. Booking is essential. For more information call Salt Ayre Sports Centre tel. 01524 842493 or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/holidayprogramme
Programmes for Love Parks Week and holiday activities are also available from customer service centres at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls.
Date Updated: 13/07/12