Category Archives: Adventure Playground

Growing Veg in the Playground

Children in the Adventure Playground had a good vegetable harvest this year. The young gardeners dug out buckets full of potatoes to eat. They also had a great time. The kids are back in the Adventure Playground after a closure … Continue reading

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Good Vibe and Park Gardening

There’s been a silver lining to the Covid-19 lockdown in Barnard Park. It has brought many new people into the community green space. The children’s playground and the Adventure Playground are closed for the moment. But the main park is … Continue reading

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Adventure Growing Project

Our volunteers are planting vegetables with the Adventure Playground children, a continuation of a project first began with Thornhill School last year. There will be beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and other veg along with herbs. Last year we harvested three buckets … Continue reading

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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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