What better place to enjoy a picnic than the beautiful landscaped grounds of University Park? Throw in live music and a host of free activities and you’ve got a perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon.
As well as performances by the award-winning Newstead Brass Band, there’ll be face-painting, rocket-making with an environmental artist and a children’s nature quest trail. You can find out more about the rich biodiversity of the campus by trying pond-dipping between 1pm and 2pm.
Refreshments are also available and the nearby Orchard Hotel has a bar and restaurant. You could extend your day with a visit to the exhibitions and café at Lakeside Arts Centre, which overlooks Highfields boating lake and an adventure playground.
Use any of campus entrances and follow signs to the ‘park event’. Admission and parking are free.
If you would like to help with the Picnic or require further information, call David Beadle, Grounds Manager, on 0115 951 3605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: family, free, Friends of University Park, Highfields Park Boating Lake, Lakeside Arts Centre, Millennium Garden, Newstead Brass Band, Picnic in the Park
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