Tree trails, poetry and Easter activities will all be part of the fun at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park this spring.
Community ranger Debbie Stayte has organised a range of events for people of all ages to enjoy. These include:
• A well-being group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm. The activity takes place in the bowls pavilion with the next one on March 20.
• A poetry group meet on the third Thursday of each month in the bowls pavilion from 6pm-8pm. March 21 is World Poetry Day and anyone wanting to attend the group is welcome.
• March 30 is ‘Take a Walk in the Park Day’ when Debbie will be in the pavilion from 1pm-3pm encouraging people to use the tree trail guide.
• There will be an Easter Fun afternoon from 1pm-3pm on April 20, including the chance to win an Easter treat by finding bunnies hidden around the park.
• The history of the park will be explored on May 18, as part of International Museum Day, from 2pm-4pm with ‘Our Tales of Victoria Park in the pavilion building’. There will also be Victorian games.
• A Nature in Photography Day, supported by Ilkeston Arts and Camera Club, will be held on June 15 between 2pm and 4pm.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“With spring on its way we hope everyone will join us for a variety of fun and interesting activities that will be taking place at Victoria Park in Ilkeston. Lots of people have been enjoying the poetry and wellbeing groups that Debbie introduced. There will be even more exciting events at the park as the summer approaches.”
Follow the Victoria Park, Ilkeston Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest events.