Park Life

New Format for Egg Hunt 2015

There will be a new format for this years Ester Egg Hunt on Thursday 2nd April.

DSC06618Entering is free and you will be given a map of the park with six areas  marked on it. In that area will be hidden coloured eggs – find the egg and write the colour down on the map.

When you have all six colours just hand your map back in at the Ready Steady Store Gazebo. You will get a free chocolate egg and your sheet will be entered for the free draw that will take place at 1pm.

As well as the egg hunt there will be the annual Hook a Duck Championships with a trophy for both the senior and junior winners. Entry for this is £1.

All funds raised will go towards developing the park.


The Great War on Tour

Coming to Sandall Park on 15th August ‘The Great War On Tour’.

YOUA heritage lottery funded project telling the stories of the Borough’s contribution to the First World War, both at home, on the front line and by soldiers from the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

With a travelling display that will promote the project’s research and offer a snapshot of the project’s exhibitions. It will also contain interactive elements such as replica World War One objects, replica uniforms, a photo booth and children’s craft activities.

Should be good – put it in your diary.




Getting Ready for the Egg Hunt…….

Our thanks to Ready Steady Store – regular sponsors of the Easter Egg Hunt…

DSC06621If you didn’t know, this what 700 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs  looks like. Sooo, make a date in your calendar for Thursday 2nd April – 11 am start.

We will also be having our Hook a Duck Championships with a trophy for the best senior and junior hooker (yes really!)




GreenSpace Network Meeting

Todays Doncaster GreenSpace Network meeting was well attended by many groups interested in looking after Doncaster’s green space including Friends of Martinwells Lake, Friends of Hyde Park Cemetaery, Friends of Quarry Park and CVS.

FoHPCHosted by the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery the meeting was followed by a tour of Hyde Park Cemetery.

The guest speaker was Katherine Boardman from the Heritage Lottery Fund whi brought us all up to speed on funding issues from HLF. Our thanks to Katherine.




FoSP Meeting Tonight

The rescheduled Friends of Sandall Park meeting is………. tonight!

Usual time and place – 7pm at Sandalwood Communal Hall, Sandalwood Close, Wheatley (opposite the main entrance to the old golf course on Thorne Road)

Loads of things to discuss and loads of planning to do for events and projects throughout the year.  Spring usually means there is lots to do in the park.