The date for the Summer Party has been set – Saturday 28th June. All the usual great attractions – inflatables, pony rides, face painters and tattooists will be there, with a few new attractions this year. There will be a giant helter-skelter ride and Laser Tag. There will be a stall selling cooked food from noon onwards – hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and brisket. There will be an ice cream van from 2pm – 4pm. And after the great success last year, we will again be having a swing band playing in the evening while you barbecue and eat your dinner.
For the pony rides we have 3 ponies coming between 3 and 5 pm. Because in past years we have had problems with people queueing for long periods, some ending up disappointed at the end, we are moving to a timed ticket system this year. Tickets for the pony rides will be handed out at 10am on Saturday morning under the willow tree at the Clifton Gardens end of the garden. Because there will only be 70 tickets and we want as many kids as possible who live on the gardens to have a turn, they will be handed out to children only, one per child. They will be timed tickets so when the time on your child’s ticket arrives they will need to be down at the ponies with shoes on ready to ride. There will be no need to queue.
Also, please do not bring any glass into the garden. There will be lots of children running around with bare feet, which as you will understand is not a good combination with broken glass, so bring plastic cups only please.
So, the key times:
- 10am – Pony Ride Tickets handed out to children under willow tree at Clifton Gardens end of garden
- 12 Noon – Inflatables, Face Painters, Tattooists start
- 1.30 pm – Hot Food Stall opens
- 2pm – 4pm – Ice Cream Van
- 3pm – 5pm – Pony Rides
- 5pm – Emma Smith Band
- 6pm Barbecues lit
- 7pm – 10 pm – Barbecues and Swing Band
We will also be running the cake and lemonade stall again with all money raised going to the Red Cross. If you would like to bake a cake, biscuits, muffins, brownies, etc for the stall, please get in touch with Jan Stern on email@example.com.