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Family fun on offer at Thompson Park

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Saturday, 12 August, 2017

Ever wanted to try your hand at tomahawk throwing? A special family extravaganza being held in the beautiful surroundings of Thompson Park this weekend will give you the chance.

Residents and visitors are invited to join in an action-packed afternoon on Sunday, 20th August, between noon and 4pm.

The programme of activities will have something for everyone including archery, small fairground rides, music, food stalls, face painting and craft activities.

The park’s miniature railway service will be offering leisurely rides around the park and the boats and kayaks will be available for hire on the boating lake.

The park’s paddling pool will be open to younger visitors for a splash about.

A display of park restoration of the park will be up at the pavilion giving residents an opportunity to view how the park will be transformed using £861,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

These include designs for the restoration of the pavilion, the boathouse, the Italian garden and kids’ play area together with the paddling pool.

Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Council’s executive member for housing and environment, said: “The Thompson Park Fun Day is a great opportunity for people to enjoy their local park, meet new people or spend quality time together as a family.

"Whether that's enjoying kayaking around the boating lake, or trying your hand at throwing a tomahawk - there's truly something for everyone.

“As well as a great day out, the event also provides an opportunity for visitors to view the plans for the restoration of the park.”

Visitors are asked to please take a note that, in order to ensure a safe day out for all the family, dogs are not allowed and alcohol is not permitted in the park.

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