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 cafe Sundays of good weather.
The crazy races of Children’s Olympics, run by Greenspace rangers, delighted young children. Parents and carers cheered while the young ones competed in madcap contests, including a sack race in brightly colored bags and a water event where kids felt free to run and splash in yellow plastic ponchos.
Older children took to the challenge of rope bridges, a climbing wall, rope swings and aerial walkways in the Adventure Playground, open for its second Sunday family open day for kids 6-13. There was so much to explore on the amazing new equipment in the Playground, where staff and volunteers from the Friends of the Park were on duty to make sure everyone stayed safe. There was even a bouncy castle.
The pop-up cafe under a gazebo trimmed with flag bunting served coffee and ice cream. There was also a charity table, where leaflets from local organisations were on offer. Park-goers socialised having a coffee while the children played mini-Olympic games on the grass nearby. It was a perfect finish to cafe Sunday.