A CELEBRATION is being held to mark the 21st anniversary of the first tree being planted at a family woodland within Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park.
To mark the occasion a ‘People’s Oak’ is to be planted in the wood on Easter Sunday, March 27, from 10am-2pm.
A number of fun family events are also taking place at the park with all members of the public invited.
As well as the monthly farmers’ market and craft fair that is taking place on the day, there will be an Easter Bonnet competition with a parade and judging at 1.30pm in the family wood.
Two runners up will receive an Easter egg as a prize while the winner will receive an Easter egg and the opportunity to officiate over the planting of the ‘People’s Oak’ and to cut the official birthday cake.
Other activities will include an Easter egg hunt, arts activities, a Stewart Park history quiz and nature play in the wood.
Also on hand will be the RSPB offering advice, Mike’s Hikes promoting walks, Green Wood giving a carving demonstration and Dales Stick selling country walking sticks made from locally sourced materials.
On the day before, Saturday, March 26, ‘Junior Rangers’ – anyone aged five-13 – are invited to Stewart Park from 9.30am-11.30am for two activities.
The first is helping park staff yarn bomb the wood in preparation for Sunday’s celebrations, then after refreshments the group will be adding decoration to the family tree collage in the visitor centre. Cost of taking part is 70p.