Whitby’s Friends of Pannett Park entertained a record number of visitors to their annual Pannett Day on one of the hottest days of the year.
The Friends were pleased to welcome Borough Mayor, Cllr Joe Plant – a founder members – and his wife Margaret.
This family orientated event has a number of regular attractions including the popular plant stall, a book stall and a number of games aimed at children but also popular with dads, including Splat the Rat, Hoop-la, Tin Can Alley, a coconut shy and Hook a Duck.
The raffle and tombola were well supported.
Whitby Museum has a collection of locally sourced fossils and the art gallery staff were encouraging children to discover new plants and animals with colouring in sheets.
Yorkshire Coast Homes had a range of crafts on offer, one of which was the decorating of teapot-shaped cut outs which will be used to decorate their float which will have an Alice In wonderland theme.
Community Connections were there raising awareness of the activities which they use plus a jigsaw lending library.
The Whitby Naturalists Society had microscopes for close examination of plant cells and fungi spores and led nature investigation walks round the park, with the option of a quiz to complete.
Chef Nigel Brown from Lincolnshire did three cookery demonstrations on behalf of the Hate Waste Campaign, providing
tasting samples and inspiration to all who watched. The Beacon Farm van also did a roaring trade.
The Paul Nicholas School of Acting put on two performances with the actors coping well with heavy costumes in the heat.
The Friends thank the park’s SBC staff for all their hard work and support, all the businesses who donated to the raffle prizes and everyone who attended.s