The first Creech Party in the Park happened 10 years ago in 2013 to celebrate the opening of the new play park. It ran every year until 2019 and for 7 years it was both a daytime and evening event.
The event grew bigger and better every single year and we even won a national award from Fields in Trust in 2015.
Obviously, the pandemic put a stop to the event in 2020/2021 and in 2022 we did not feel comfortable or ready to organise the event with covid still hanging over us.
However, this year, the team really wanted to get back to organising events – and in addition to Party in the Park we also organise:
This year we will also be introducing new events too (more on that in upcoming posts!).
Simplifying the event
The team is a small group and is therefore really busy. The team members are all volunteers with jobs and families to take into account when committing to organise such a large event.
The logistics of organising both a daytime event and an evening event on the same day are extremely taxing – so we decided to make it easier on ourselves this year.
So with all this in mind, we made the decision to make the Creech Party in the Park an evening-only event in 2023. It is still most definitely a family-friendly event and always will be. The whole idea for the event is that families can socialise together close to home.
We are also supporting the Coronation Picnic in the Park on 6th May – and this will include some of the best things that we all enjoyed during the daytime of PIP – such as The Bake-Off and Family Games (egg toss anyone?!).
Nothing is set in stone, and we will consider all options again next year.
We Need You!
One more thing – we ALWAYS need more volunteers! So please drop us a message via email or Facebook if you would like to get involved.