Park set for CBeebies show

CBeebies Mr Bloom, aka actor Ben Faulks
CBeebies Mr Bloom, aka actor Ben Faulks

A PARK is set to host a series of shows featuring popular children’s television characters.

Hartlepool’s Ward Jackson Park will host CBeebies’ Mr Bloom’s Nursery this Sunday.

Mr Bloom, played by Ben Faulks, will be bringing his Get Set, Grow roadshow to the park and it will be the main attraction as part of a partnership with the Friends of Ward Jackson Park group.

There will be five live shows held between 11am and 4pm, with an array of other activities taking place throughout the day.

Entrance to the live shows is by ticket only and the deadline passed earlier this month.

But there will be a standby queue on the day if tickets, which are free, become available.

The event has been organised with help from the popular CBeebies series Mr Bloom’s Nursery, and his team of young helpers, known as Tiddlers, tending to plants and vegetables in an allotment.

The aim of the show is to show how fun can be had in the garden.

There will be hands on activities about everything from worms to building bug hotels, to wildlife, planting seeds and the chance to have fun competing in the Veggie Games.

Even if people do not manage to get in to the live shows, there is plenty of other fun activities going on.

Ward Jackson Park Summer Funday will run alongside the roadshow to provide a host of exciting activities for older children and paint balling, pond dipping, bug hunt, stalls, funfair and a multi-use games area.

The event will also be an opportunity for people to find out more about the work of the Friends of Ward Jackson Park.

The group organises three main events a year at Christmas, Easter and in the summer.

Jacqui Gettings, secretary of the Friends of Ward Jackson Park group, said: “We want to try and attract new people to join the group.

“We will have a stall there and people can find out more about what we do.

“It will also give us a chance to find out what kind of events the public want to see in the park.”

l See Monday’s Mail for pictures from the event.