The Big Lunch was held on Saturday 9th June, from 12-4pm.
The sun shone and we had a great day!
Our events for 2017 will include our third Big Lunch in June, our third ‘Bug Day’ in July, a brand new summer picnic event in August and our second Havelock Hoedown. Now all we need is for the weather to be on our side in 2017 – we didn’t mind the rain really, but we have put in an early order for sunshine on these dates in 2017.
The first Havelock Hoedown will be held on Havelock Rec on Saturday 10th September, from 12 – 4pm.
Just 3 days to go to the Havelock Hoedown! We have organised lots of fabulous things for you to make this a great fun family event. Here’s what you can expect:
– Music and dancing with our very own line dancing caller
– Bucking bronco
– Bouncy castle
– Western themed games with big prizes (ok they’re small prizes but still fun)
– Fairground rides for the kids
– Raffle – guess the weight of the cake to win it
What you can eat:
– Cake stall (see above) – maybe don’t start with cake
– Hog Roast
– Candy floss
– Ice cream
And there will also be a selection of craft stalls selling things like chilli jam, bunting and teepees.
Many thanks to all our confirmed sponsors. Our Gold sponsors are George Proctor, Bromley Car Audio, Homesdale Motors, Barbershop and The Hayes Local. Our Silver sponsors are Burns Fireplaces and Empressed. You can find out more about all these lovely local companies who are supporting YOUR community below. If you’d like your business to support us, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next event on September 10th is the Havelock Hoedown. It’s set to be our biggest event to date, and we’re really looking forward to it. We are looking for local businesses to sponsor the event and have two great packages to choose from. Deadline is 1st August to take advantage of all benefits!
There was a great turnout for our Bug Hunting and Birdbox Painting day on a very warm but windy Saturday 9th July.Even the sun turned up for a while.
Thanks to everyone who came and participated! We sold out of birdboxes in record time and we now have 30 Havelock Hunters in our midst. Lots of people took part in the Scavenger Hunt, and there were some excellent drawings and crafts. Thanks to Sandy and Judy who helped us to identify lots of minibeasts and to Friends of the Earth who had a stall.
We’re really looking forward to our Bug Hunting and Birdbox Painting event, designed especially for the kids. Come along to paint a birdbox that you’ll be able to take home with you. Or sign the kids up to join our new and exclusive club, the Havelock Hunters, who are going to help the Friends of Havelock Rec find out what creatures live on the Rec. In your Havelock Hunters bug hunting kits, you’ll find lots of information, a bug viewer and membership card of course.
We hope the kids will be as excited about this as we are!
There will also be a scavenger hunt and other activities, plus Friends of the Earth will be there to tell us all about bees and butterflies. There will be a small charge for some these activities, details are below.
You will also be able to buy hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and other refreshments. We hope the weather will have brightened up by then (hmm!), but we’ll be there rain or shine!
Birdbox including paint – £3
Havelock Hunters pack – £3
BUY BOTH for £5
Scavenger Hunt – £2 (or £1 with any of the above)
Teas, coffees, soft drinks – 50p
Cakes – 50p – £1 per slice
Any profit will go to the Friends of Havelock Rec for future events.
Please note there are a limited number of birdboxes and Havelock Hunter packs so please do come early.
Hope to see you on Saturday at noon!
We braved the rain and had a great time, so thank you to everyone who came along! The cake stall was as amazing as ever and the crowning glory made by Michelle was, quite literally, a crown! Happy 90th birthday Your Majesty! We hope the winners of the Guess the Weight of the cake competition enjoyed it as much as we all enjoyed the rest of the cakes.
Our volunteers set up the stalls (in pouring rain!) and a lovely marquee (thanks to the Scouts) complete with beautiful table decorations.
And of course, everyone got stuck in to the Tug of War. We’re not sure who won…. but it was about the taking part.
Not forgetting the amazing game of pin the tail on Puddle the corgi – painting by Sandy.
What a great day, fun had by all who came. Thank you for helping us raise some much needed funds. See you at the next event in July.
As we’ve just sent out lots of leaflets about our forthcoming events, we thought that some people may be new to the area or not be quite sure where we are. Just for you, here’s the map of the area showing Havelock Rec. For more detail on Google Maps, click here.
The two main entrances are on Homesdale Road and off Havelock Road (actually Marlborough Road). The Homesdale Road entrance is a pedestrian entrance opposite the Eivissa beauty salon.
If you’re arriving by car, parking is available on the street but is restricted to residents only between the hours of 12-2 on Monday – Saturday. There is pay and display parking available on nearby Chatterton Road.
If you’ve never visited us before, now’s your chance! We hope to see you on June 12th at noon for our Big Lunch, if not before.
Grab your partner by the hand!
We’ll be hosting the Havelock Hoedown on September 10th, which will be a great day for the whole family. You can expect delicious food stalls, a spot of line dancing, a bouncy castle and a whole lot of family fun!
So dig out your cowboy boots and mark the date in your diary right now! Yeee-hawww!