Bumper Sunday as Grantham parks host festivities

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Sunday will be a bumper day of festivities in Grantham.

Wyndham Park celebrates its 90th anniversary on July 27 with numerous activities, many of them recalling the days when the park first opened in 1924. And also on Sunday is the Dysart Park Family Fun Day, a popular day out with plenty of arena acts, music and children’s activities.

The events and activities in Wyndham Park will run between 10am and 2pm, organised by The Wyndham Park Forum with the Old Pavilion Tea Rooms.

The event is themed to celebrate the opening of the war memorial park, but there will be activities not strictly belonging to the 1920s, but with children in mind.

For the youngsters there are bouncy castles and a climbing wall, and a hand-turned Victorian roundabout. Betty Elmer will be telling stories at 11am, noon and 1pm, including a special story called the Mighty Chestnut Tree – all about Wyndham Park.

The Grantham and District Model Boat Club will be putting boats on the river. The Wyndham Park Bowls Club will also be having a Fun Day for everyone to join in.

Around the park there will be a variety of craft stalls. The Old Pavilion Tea Rooms will be serving a special period menu at lunchtime.

Throughout the day there will be live music from the Uptown Strutters Jazz Band, and the St Wulfram’s Church Choir will perform at 2pm.

A display recounting the history of Wyndham Park and how it was first planned will be in the black and white shelter, and there will be a Heritage Trail to visitors round the important features of Wyndham Park.

Libby Simpson, chairman of the Dysart Park Action Group, said there had been an excellent response to their event which will begin at 11am.

The arena programme includes Fenland Netball, Ramon and CoCo, a snake handle and hold display, the Lincs Dog Display, One Touch Football, a falconry display, dog display team (bring along your own dog to take part in the agility test), a classic cars show and the Grantham Rotary horse race final.

A band, The Thieves, will entertain during the intervals.

There will also be a classic car show to be judged by Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby and Deputy Mayor Mike Cook.

There will be a grand raffle with prizes including a cricket bat signed by Alex Stewart OBE and family day passes to Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and Belvoir Castle.

The kids can enjoy face painting and a bouncy castle.

Entry to the Wyndham Park and Dysart Park events is free.