Cakes, Cookies and Coffee Commence Again
Whilst they continue to have some restrictions on our everyday life, Hanley Park hopes it provides a peaceful green oasis for you to enjoy.
The Café in the main pavilion is now open during the day for take-away only, most days from 11am-4pm.
People must adhere to the social distancing and follow the guidelines laid out by café staff.
Any food / drinks bought must be eaten outside.
Also, as a reminder, Hanley Park is in a Public Space Protection Order – so no alcohol should be consumed in the Park.
(The only exemption to this rule is when an external event provider applies for a licence to serve alcohol. Then any alcoholic drinks MUST be consumed within a special fenced area).
Whilst you can now spend more time outdoors, remember that you can only meet as a group of up to 6 people. Different household within the group of 6 people must be 2m apart.
Please keep 2m apart from all other people in Hanley Park.
Sport and Sports Pitches in Hanley Park
They are continuing to keep the five-aside football pitch closed and the cricket nets (in line with government guidelines). For those who want to play cricket, you can still play on the cricket square in the top field.
They have opened the tennis courts (as tennis is a non-contact sport).
Hanley Park in full Bloom
The Park is looking fantastic now in early summer.
The formal borders around the terraced garden and in the Cauldon Grounds are a riot of colour.
In the wildlife garden, ox-eye daises, red campion and yellow flag iris are in full bloom.
Why not see what you can spot in Hanley Park? Send us a photo of any wildlife you spot to the Hanley Park Facebook Page.
Unfortunately, they won’t be leading their school summer holiday events (Magic Mondays, Wild Wednesdays and Fantastic Fridays) in the normal way this year.
However, they are looking at providing a series of self- led activities and trails for children and their families to take part in.
More information will be given in July’s newsletter, Hanley Park Facebook Page, City Council website and details in/ by the café.
More Wild Ideas
Some of you may have watched ‘Spring Watch’ on the television in the last few weeks. The programme provides a wonderful form of ‘escapism’ during these testing times.
Why not see what wildlife you can find in Hanley Park ?
The Wildlife Trusts are running their ’30 days’ wild challenge this month. Why not join in for the rest of the month?
There are plenty of ideas for things you can do. Click on this link to join.
Click here for wild ideas to inspire you.
Why not have a go at some creative writing whilst you are in Hanley Park. Maybe have a go at writing a poem or a short story.
For inspiration – click on creative writing . ideas
Lets Get Physical
Although the weekly Parkrun in Hanley Park is unable to go ahead at the moment, there are ways in which you can keep fit indoors.
You can find tutorials suitable for all ages on You tube or use our leisure centre staff’s tutorials here.