Category Archives: Adventure Playground

Back to Nature at the Adventure

Children from Thornhill School are learning gardening skills at the Adventure Playground in Barnard Park. Jo Murray from the Friends of Barnard Park is leading a group of young gardeners. Fourteen kids from Year 5 and 6 alternate weeks in … Continue reading

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Adventure Playground Gets Major Spruce Up

The Adventure Playground received a serious dose of TLC from a volunteer work group from Lloyds Bank. Katie Walsh, the manager of the playground, had a long list of tasks for the group of 30 plus volunteers from Lloyds branches … Continue reading

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Pop-up Sunday June 7 – What’s On

This Sunday June 7 will be a super day for kids on the second pop-up event in Barnard Park with free activities for the family 11-4pm. Here is what’s in store on our Play, Performance, Pianos and Petanque Sunday. Mrs … Continue reading

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Song & Petanque

We’re always up for fun, but pop-up Sunday 8 June was an exceptional day in the park. First, there were performances. Harriette and the Singalong Band scored a hit packing the Adventure Playground amphitheatre with prams, small children, parents and … Continue reading

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Ponies Pop-up for Great Sunday Family Day

Ponies came to Barnard Park last Sunday to make friends with urban children. It was all part of the Kids Big Play Day on May 25, a pop-up Sunday event where children and their families enjoyed activities for play, art, … Continue reading

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Look What’s Cooking

The Adventure Playground produced some sophisticated fare this summer.  The young people snacked on pizzas baked in a new outdoor pizza oven.  The kids made the pizzas and topped them with fresh basil, tomatoes and rocket, which they tend in … Continue reading

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Children Rule at Cafe Finale

Children had great fun at the Sunday Cafe finale, June 9, in Barnard Park. The day was devoted to children, who are so important to the park. Luckily, there was no rain – another dry day to top off four … Continue reading

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Performance and Play – Evita in the Park

The weather smiled again on the pop-up cafe on Sunday May 26. The sunshine was a perfect backdrop for the Adventure Playground family open day and the performances enjoyed in its newly built amphitheatre. The morning kicked off at 11am … Continue reading

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Kids Take Over the Adventure Playground

  After more than a year of hard work, finishing touches are now being put on the high-rise wooden play structure at the Adventure Playground in Barnard Park. This spring young people will participate in hands-on projects in building, design … Continue reading

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Amazing Play Structure Takes Shape

The sight of the new wooden play structure rising above the Adventure Playground enlivens the whole of Barnard Park. While small steps to improve the park are good, the arrival of the towering pathways is changing the atmosphere of the … Continue reading

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