The first Creech Party in the Park happened 10 years ago in 2013 to celebrate the opening of the new play park. It ran every year until 2019 and for 7 years it was both a daytime and evening event.
The event grew bigger and better every single year and we even won a national award from Fields in Trust in 2015.
Obviously, the pandemic put a stop to the event in 2020/2021 and in 2022 we did not feel comfortable or ready to organise the event with covid still hanging over us.
However, this year, the team really wanted to get back to organising events – and in addition to Party in the Park we also organise:
This year we will also be introducing new events too (more on that in upcoming posts!).
Simplifying the event
The team is a small group and is therefore really busy. The team members are all volunteers with jobs and families to take into account when committing to organise such a large event.
The logistics of organising both a daytime event and an evening event on the same day are extremely taxing – so we decided to make it easier on ourselves this year.
So with all this in mind, we made the decision to make the Creech Party in the Park an evening-only event in 2023. It is still most definitely a family-friendly event and always will be. The whole idea for the event is that families can socialise together close to home.
We are also supporting the Coronation Picnic in the Park on 6th May – and this will include some of the best things that we all enjoyed during the daytime of PIP – such as The Bake-Off and Family Games (egg toss anyone?!).
Nothing is set in stone, and we will consider all options again next year.
We Need You!
One more thing – we ALWAYS need more volunteers! So please drop us a message via email or Facebook if you would like to get involved.
We are delighted to be involved in this very special Coronation Event happening in the village in May. The day will be a family event to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
Join your fellow parishioners in Creech St Michael Recreation Park where you can enjoy:
- The coronation screened live on a big screen
- Free cream tea/cakes and hot drinks
- Family-friendly activities
Please bring along your own picnic lunches and we will provide the cake and cream teas later in the afternoon.
Bring your own picnic blankets, chairs etc and don’t forget your travel mugs for your tea so we can be kind to the environment.
Please make sure you mark yourself as attending on The Coronation Facebook Event page so you don’t miss any important messages about the event.
The exact timings of the event have not yet been released so we may have to adjust our timings. We are assuming the coronation will be around midday with the televised event happening for several hours on either side.
- Event – 10am-4pm
- Cream teas served: 1pm-3pm
Food & Drink
- FREE Cream Tea for adults*
- FREE cake and drink for kids*
- Ice Cream Van
- Sweets Stall run by Creech PTFA
* Although the cream tea is free, we do need you to get a ticket before so we can cater for numbers. See below for full details on how to get tickets.
- Face Painting*
- Bouncy Castle*
- Family Games
* Fee applicable
We are pleased that both Ruishton and Creech schools are getting involved by making bunting and having a crown competition. We are also very excited that the Creech Bake-Off is making a comeback! Having been a huge success at previous Party in the Park events we are holding a bake-off with a Coronation/Royal theme. The bake-off will be for everyone of any age and we will announce full details soon.
- Kid’s ‘Make a Crown’ Competition
- ‘Creech Bake-Off’ Coronation Cake Competition
The park, big screen, competitions and family games are all free for our parishioners to enjoy, however, you will need a ticket to redeem for your cream tea or cake. This is so we can cater accordingly.
Tickets will be available from the village hall at these events:
- Easter Fayre – Saturday 18th March
- Produce Market – Saturday 15th April
Tickets are also available online NOW via EventBrite
This event is a joint venture to bring the local community together for a memorable coronation and is organised and supported by: