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Victoria Park Family Day 2018

Victoria Park Family Day
Sunday 13th May 2018

Newbury Town Council will be holding a second Family Day in Victoria Park on Sunday 13 May from 10:30am to 4pm, following the success of last year's event.

There will be entertainment throughout the day, which will include traditional Punch & Judy shows, face painting, Morris Dancing with the ‘Garston Gallopers’, dancing and singing on the Bandstand with the Ragtime Theatre School, Dr G’s Big Band and the Royal Wootton Bassett Brass band playing in the afternoon. Kennet Radio will be there too broadcasting live from the event.

The Bowls Club are happy to welcome new members and the Club will be open for everyone to look around and have a chat about membership and how you can get involved.

The tennis courts will be open too, and as part of the ‘Great British Tennis Weekend’, our coaches, the National Tennis Associaton, will be on hand to chat about classes and how you can get involved. Membership for a whole year for a family costs just £39 and with the new floodlighting, the courts are even more accessible for everyone and if you join on the day, you get 1 month’s free membership!   You can even book a FREE coaching slot for the day, via our website:

Newbury Town Council has recently purchased six new pedalos (using developer contribution monies) as the existing ones were over 8 years old and beyond their useful life. The pedalos and kayaks, hired out by the kiosk, have proved to be very popular over the years and they will be available to hire from the kiosk on the Family Day.

Our children’s Splash Park will re-open on the day, so children can make the most of the day, and hopefully the sunshine.  The Skatepark will be open to everyone so come along and show off your skills! There’ll be a Junior Football Tournament on the football pitch side of the Park too.

The ‘Friends of Victoria Park’, a volunteer group who welcome new members, will be available at the event to discuss their involvement, with the Council also running an information stand, with Councillors happy to take questions on local matters.

Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “We are very proud of Victoria Park and the transformation it has undertaken in the last couple of years. The facilities are now of the highest quality and we are excited to be showing them off at our Family Day, so come along, bring a picnic and enjoy the fun – what’s more, it’s all for free!”

Cllr Miles Evans, Deputy Leader of the Council added: "We continue to invest heavily in the Park to ensure it remains a valuable asset to be enjoyed by everyone in Newbury and from further afield. All we need now is for the sun to shine!"

Newbury Town Council would like to invite everyone along on Sunday 13 May to see what’s going on and enjoy all the facilities on offer!