Activities for all the family at bloom fest

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THERE’S a party going on at Carlisle Park as students present Morpeth In Bloom Fest.

The event has been organised by pupils at King Edward VI School to celebrate Morpeth’s efforts for the Northumbrian and national bloom competitions.

A wide range of activities will be offered, including a mini Olympic themed event to mark World Sports Day, and there will be the opportunity for visitors to have their photograph taken with a real Olympic torch, courtesy of students Kate and Rachael Charlton, who took part in the relay.

Other attractions are willow weaving with Ruth Thompson, music by Kevin’s Matt and The Hatters, exhibitions of local schools and the history of Carlisle Park, face painting, a treasure hunt, bouncy castle, quiz and re-enactments courtesy of Time Bandits.

A variety of green stalls will be set up and there will be refreshments available at the bowling green.

Bakers and crafts enthusiasts will have the chance to win prizes in village show type competitions.

Categories include best cake, scones, jam, flower arrangement, fruit and veg, as well as bloom themed competitions for photography, adults and children’s arts and crafts and fancy dress.

Entry forms should be submitted on entering the park, between 9am and 10am. They will be judged by well known local figures, including Morpeth Mayor and Mayoress Mark and Lynne Horton.

In addition to the activities, visitors will be encouraged to try out the park’s range of facilities, such as the tennis courts, crazy golf, paddling pool and rowing boats.

The event aims to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind and the charity will have representatives attending.

The fun takes place on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.