‘Art in the park’ 2023 – call out for artists!

Would you like to have your art work displayed in Rowntree Park this summer? After the success of Art in the Park for the last two years, the Friends of Rowntree Park are launching their third year of ‘Art in the Park’ and we are looking for York based/related artists who’d like to submit workContinue reading “‘Art in the park’ 2023 – call out for artists!”

Wassailing – Rowntree Park Sunday 5th of February 2023

Wassailing has ancient roots in Britain, but in the 21st century it’s fun to learn about this tradition and create our own version of this old custom.  Therefore on Sunday 15th of January we are holding our own Wassail in Rowntree Park, just before it starts to get dark. We aren’t wassailing ‘experts’, or pagans,Continue reading “Wassailing – Rowntree Park Sunday 5th of February 2023”

Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.

Inspired by the newly formed charity – Make Space for Girls – we want to look at older girls views of Rowntree Park and find out how it is used, or perhaps not used. You can read more about the background to this project below which highlights research and findings of studies in the UKContinue reading “Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.”

Christmas Craft Packs

Update – Instructions from craft packs further down the page. All standard and luxury craft packs sold out, as did the lantern sets. There are some Santa/reindeer puppets still available. Santa and Reindeer SetBuild your own Santa and Reindeer with moving legs and arms! Perfect for decorating and hanging in the home. You get oneContinue reading “Christmas Craft Packs”

Christmas craft packs for children

Have yourselves some festive fun with our Christmas craft packs for children. A range of mainly natural materials to create your own decorations and displays this yuletide period. A fun family activity and festive to boot! All profits made will go toward our fund raising efforts for a new wildlife pond in Rowntree Park. WeContinue reading “Christmas craft packs for children”

Christmas Wreath Making Rowntree Park York

Get festive with the Friends! Saturday 3rd December 2022 For the last few years, the Friends of Rowntree park have run Christmas wreath-making workshops and they’ve proved popular – so we are excited to announce tickets for our December 2022 sessions are on sale now! Not only are we offering sessions, but as the ‘takeContinue reading “Christmas Wreath Making Rowntree Park York”

Home Education Sessions – Forest School

Calling all you Nature Ninjas! Let’s go wild in the woods with our Forest School sessions aimed at Home Educated children. Now starting monthly sessions running on Friday afternoons. The first session: Friday 23rd October 2020 12.15pm-2.15pm UPDATE: Session sold out in 4 hours. There will be further sessions each month. Details will come viaContinue reading “Home Education Sessions – Forest School”

Rowntree Park Forest School – pre schoolers

Friday forest fun for little ones Our preschool forest school group offers fun nature based activities for under 5s (2-5 is the approx age). Children explore the woodland through games, stories and activities. Sessions can include nature based arts and crafts, use of hand tools such as drills and saws, campfire cooking and much more.Continue reading “Rowntree Park Forest School – pre schoolers”