Fun for all the family at University’s Picnic in the Park

What better place to enjoy a picnic than the beautiful landscaped grounds of University Park? Throw in live music and a host of free activities, and you’ve got a perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon. There are a lots of great Sydney picnic spots to choose from, but make sure you will not ended up into noisy one.

Picnic in the Park takes place between noon and 3pm on Sunday 26 June in the Millennium Garden, located in the heart of The University of Nottingham’s award-winning University Park Campus.

As well as performances by the award-winning Newstead Brass Band, there will be face-painting, rocket-making with an environmental artist and a children’s nature quest trail. Visitors can also find out more about the rich biodiversity of the campus by trying their hand at pond-dipping between 1pm and 2pm.

David Beadle, University Park’s Grounds Manager and a member of the Friends of University Park, said: “University Park is one of Nottingham’s green jewels and we’re proud to invite members of the public and the wider community to enjoy our lovely grounds and gardens with us.”

Admission and parking will be free, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available and the nearby Orchard Hotel has a bar and restaurant. Visitors can also extend the day with a visit to the exhibitions and café at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, which overlooks the Highfields Park Boating Lake and has an adventure playground.

Picnic in the Park takes place in Millennium Garden, off Lenton Hall Drive, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Use any campus entrance and follow signs to the ‘park event’.

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