Frighteningly Fun Family Festivity At Brooklands Park Halloween
As Halloween approaches, boys and ghouls are invited to a fun, free, family-friendly afternoon of activities at Brooklands Park designed to lift the spirits!
Following a series of successful events this summer, Worthing Borough Council, working with Fox and Squirrel, invite local families to join them for a variety of Halloween themed entertainment on Sunday 27th October from 1pm until 4.30pm.
There’s plenty for children of all ages to sink their fanged teeth into, including pumpkin carving, broom making, wand decorating, and cobweb weaving at the amphitheatre at Brooklands Park, the same location which held a series of summer holiday events.
Worthing Borough Council have been working on the master plan for Brooklands Park with its partners to develop the open space into a new Adventure Park, emphasising learning about science and the natural environment through fun, play and exploration.
Stopping in for a spell on the 27th will be the landscape architects working on the improvements.
Providing a spooky serenade for the crowds will be a choir organised by Paul Ackerley of Creatives Across Sussex who has the ambition to start a community choir for future singing in the landscape at Brooklands.
Cllr Edward Crouch, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Digital & Environmental Services, said: “It’s been great to see people of all ages come together to share experiences at one of our unique outdoor spaces.
“Hundreds of local people made the most of a varied, educational and free programme of events over the summer, and it’s fantastic to see we’re able to support a local community group to put on another offering in the autumn.
“It’s important to us as a Council to promote projects like these, encouraging people to live healthier, happier lives which put our parks to good purpose.”
Brooklands Park is a large 45-acre open space around an eight acre lake which has recently been restored by dredging, the building of a 105m boardwalk and the introduction of reed beds.
Along with the free family summer activities not for profit organisation CYCALL have been running free adapted cycling sessions at Brooklands Park on Saturday afternoons. CYCALL's adapted cycles makes cycling accessible for disabled adults and children or anyone with a health issue.
Additionally on Friday evenings free coaching sessions and rides were led by fully qualified and insured British Cycling Coaches and Ride Leaders, using the cycle track at Brooklands amphitheatre.
A major investment will be made over the next three years into the park, which will be home to a new cafe and lakeside picnicking area and improved walks and fitness trails. There will be areas for outdoor events and community activities, community gardens and an adventure play area. An indoor leisure activity centre in the south west corner of the park is also proposed, ensuring the park remains an attractive destination all year round.