Family summer fun in park

Last year's event was a great success
Last year's event was a great success

THE SECOND summer event of its kind aims to showcase the best of Hastings and provide a fun day out for all the family.

Day @ The Park, taking place on Saturday, September 3, at Alexandra Park, is a whole day of activities, music, attractions and refreshments, with everything one would expect to find at a traditional village fete.

Organiser Michelle Taylor, who also runs community arts project i-Candy Arts, is hoping to replicate the success of last year’s event (pictured), which attracted around 4,000 people.

“We like to get as many local people involved as possible, so there’s a real community feel,” she said.

“There is a good mix of free things and paid activities.We’re aiming for a really laid back, family atmosphere. There are plenty of areas for people to sit and have their picnics.”

Some of the highlights of the fete include pony rides, fairground attractions, face painting, and local bands, along with popular children’s entertainer Bob Butler, who will be at the fete all day.

Local businesses, charities and community groups will also be represented.

A “sponge a politician” stall will provide fun for all ages and raise money for Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Trust. So far Nick Perry, Lib Dem campaigner and Councillor Peter Pragnell are confirmed to take part.

A cake baking contest focusing on traditional cakes will put the culinary skills of the fete-goers to the test.

The competition is free and open to all. Cakes should be in the Cake Competition Gazebo in the village green area by 11.30am on the day, ready for judging.

For further information visit www.spanglefish.com/dayatthepark or call 07423 059706.