Hundreds enjoy Braunston’s Picnic in the Park and raise £200

Enjoying the fun in Braunston.
Enjoying the fun in Braunston.

Hundreds of people turned up to Braunston’s Picnic in the Park celebration last Saturday. The event was being held to celebrate completion of all the work from our Northamptonshire Community Foundation grant.

“We were amazed with the turnout of people, especially young children. We had over 75 children participate in the treasure hunt within the copse area looking for letters hidden among the trees, it was fantastic,” said Zara, Chairman of the Friends of Braunston Pocket Park.

“We have vastly improved the access into this area so it was lovely to see children being able to be pushed around this area in pushchairs which before the grant wouldn’t have been possible.”

The children also participated in kite making and were running down the field launching kites into the skies.

Children also turned their hands at making corn dollies.

Everyone also got to learn a new sport on the day as the Braunston Twinners came along to teach everyone Boules. Both children and adults were battling it out to see who was a champion boules player.

In total over £200 was raised at the event which will be used to further improve the park area.