We work closely with park staff on various events within the park, e.g. Dog Oscars, Big Spring Clean, making bird feeders.  


June 2012 saw the first Heritage Picnic Day which was a great success.  Fortunately that was the one day in June when the sun shone and the rain held off.  Some of the events included story tellers, musicians, dancers and making and firing clay pots and tiles using medieval techniques.   Among the stalls, the herb stall and tombola were very popular with the adults while the children enjoyed making clay tiles and pots, various art and craft activites and, of course, the story tellers.

Below are some images of the Heritage Event.


     tombola stall   kids tombola  herb stall

 Art table   art table 2  


Picnic field  story tellers in medieval dress storytellers

Clay pots and tiles    medieval kiln       


As part of the arts and crafts stall, children helped decorate a banner to welcome the Olympic Torch which passed the Tynemouth Road entrance in July 2012.


  banner for Torch    banner made to welcome the Olympic Torch


A similar event will be held on June22nd this year.  Watch this space for further information.


We also held a halloween art session on 31st October.   Activities here included face painting, spooky stories, making skull-shaped bird feeders, flying bats and pipe-cleaner spiders.   These were hung around the stone bridge at the bottom of the dene to create a 'spooky hollow' effect.


halloween art session

Making bats and decorating paper pumpkins