The popular Happyjacks Picnic in the Park event will return to Gildredge Park towards the end of the month.
The event, which features a wide range of activities for pre-school children, will take place on July 26 from 10.30am to 3pm.
Parents are invited to bring a picnic and a rug and let their little ones have a go on some or all of the activities that will be available on the day.
The event is organised by Happyjacks soft play and raises money for local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree.
Activities available on the day will include the Happyjacks play area, funky dance, ballet, sensory play, African drums and boomwhackers, face painting, baby sing and sign, martial arts, a bouncy castle, and more.
Organiser Jaki Tompkins from Happyjacks said, “We’re really pleased to have so much going on this year.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response we have had on our Facebook group, and the event should be really well attended.
“We had more than 1,000 people at last year’s event, and everyone had a whale of a time and really enjoyed the day.
“All of the activities in the arena on the day are being provided for free by local children’s businesses, with participants being asked to make a £1 donation to Chestnut Tree in order to take part.
“Along with the main arena there will also be many side stall activities to take part in, from arts and crafts to teddy tombola’s - so much to do for the whole family.
“We wanted to support Chestnut Tree as they do such amazing work with local families. They’ve also supported us all the way with the event; it’s been fantastic working with them.
“I would like to say a massive thank you to all of our suppliers for making this event possible. I really hope you can all make it on the day, it’s shaping up to be the best year yet.”
For more information on the event and charity visit www.happyjackssoftplay.co.uk and www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/handsup
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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