Friends of Seaton Park ready for Bank Holiday fun

Graeme Measor at the gate into Seaton Park
Graeme Measor at the gate into Seaton Park

SEATON Park is set to be bouncing this Bank Holiday Monday as it holds its biggest fun day yet.

The Friends of Seaton Park have been working for months to make sure their annual Summer Spectacular event has something for everyone to offer.

Everyone is invited to the park in Station Lane for an afternoon of fun on Monday between noon and 4pm.

Volunteers from the friends group and other helpers have pulled out all the stops this year.

Graeme Measor, of the friends group, said: “The Friends of Seaton Park fun day is now in its third year.

“This year should be the biggest yet. We have a mobile skatepark, so all skating young people are invited along.

“We have Steve’s Animal Ark, which was a big hit last year, we will also have a climbing wall for people to have a go on, and the amazing Hartlepool Hawks cheerleaders will be doing one of their brilliant demonstrations.”

Green-fingered visitors will be able to put their skills to good use as there will be some planting in the park’s sensory garden.

There will be lots of activities for children including facepainting, rides, crafts and the chance to practice their circus skills from a big top trainer.

Organisers are hoping the weather stays fine, but regardless, Seaton councillor Paul Thompson is set of a soaking as he has volunteered to go in the stocks.

Hartlepool’s Sea Cadets and Scouts are due to attend, and visitors can take home a coconut in a traditional shy.

There are some top prizes to win from raffles and tombolas after scores of local businesses have donated money off vouchers and free tickets.

And one lucky visitor could walk away with a new car.

The Friends of Teesmouth group will be there to explain what they do.

A new mermaid wood carving, made by Tommy Craggs and which was installed in the park this week as a tribute to former Seaton councillor Cath Hill, will also be named.