Join us to hear the dawn chorus in Rowntree Park on Saturday 6th of April 6am-7.30am. We are running a one-off special event to hear the sounds of the day starting. We will watch and listen to birds, there will be some additional activities for children, a stove to keep us warm and we willContinue reading “The Dawn Chorus – Bird and Breakfast Event”
The Friends of Rowntree Park hosted our first ‘Scarecrow Trail’ over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of July 2018, and what a fabulous weekend it was! The theme was ‘children’s stories’ and the trail took people around the streets neighbouring the park. The local community produced some wonderful, inventive and awe-inspiring offerings. ToContinue reading “Scarecrow Trail Weekend”
We are excited to announce that 2018 has been the year that we have brought music back to Rowntree park! With regular performances happening through the Spring and summer. Come down, bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the music! Music was such an important part of Rowntree Park when it first opened. The originalContinue reading “Music in Rowntree Park!”
After a first successful half term, the Nature Ninja’s are leaping into action for another half term! This after-school club for primary aged children 4-9 (ish) will be running bi-weekly sessions on Thursdays 4pm-5pm In Rowntree Park. Activities and adventures to engage and excite that will include a mix of science, engineering, art and craftsContinue reading “The Nature Ninja’s return!”
10 volunteers came to help plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs this morning, and were rewarded with home-made cake, as well as our normal tea/coffee. I was asked for the recipe for my mum’s spiced apple cake, so here it is (below). Meanwhile, many thanks to all the hard working volunteer gardeners! Spiced apple cake 4ozContinue reading “Tea and spiced apple cake; rewards after gardening!”
Our AGM is on October 19th at 7pm, at the Reading Café in the Park. We’ll be discussing our progress this year, and thinking about next year’s activities and ideas. Don’t forget, our annual round news is published as A Year in the Park All are welcome to attend the AGM (not just members), so doContinue reading “AGM 2017”
FRP_YUMI_International Picnic Flyer We’re delighted to announce that our first event with YUMI is an International Picnic, on July 16th, from 11am to 2pm. Share international food, learn origami, plant up herb planters for the Cafe and get information about FRP and YUMI activities. Do bring a picnic and join in! Suitable for all ages.Continue reading “International Picnic (with gardening, obviously!)”
The Young Friends would like to know what local people think about the playground in the Park. Give us your ideas! There is an online form here: Thanks!
The volunteer gardening group have been very active recently – and we have big plans for the next few months. The group takes on a wide variety of tasks, after discussion with the gardening team at the Council. More volunteers are always welcome. We started off the new year by planting eight trees in theContinue reading “Volunteer gardening”
Everyone is welcome to the Friends’ AGM. Come and let us know your thoughts for the next year … 7pm at the Reading Cafe. Entrance via Richardson St. If you are running late, after 7pm, ring 551489 for entry.