Picnic In The Park: News Update
Here’s the latest news about Picnic In The Park, which kicks off on Sunday at midday. First of all, The Friends Of Queens Park has secured a music and alcohol license for this event. Hooray! All the boxes have been ticked, and the bands are tuning up. Weather forecast: “Mostly dry through the afternoon with some breaks in the cloud allowing some sunshine and it will again feel warm”.
New: The Author Tent at Picnic will be up and running from midday, and features a dazzling selection of local writers. Pop by and pick up a good read for your summer holidays. There’s lots of kids books too. Full details here.
New: The kids activities have been upgraded, turbo boosted and generally spiffed up. The Bowling Green is being transformed into a dedicated kids area, with stage. Warm thanks to Paul Dawson & Kingdom Landscapes for their generous help in preparing the groundwork.
Ann’s Raffle promises heaps of excellent prizes, featuring a voucher for a free helicopter ride around Brighton. Thanks to Advance Helicopters of Shoreham-by-Sea for their generosity. See a small selection of fine prizes below.
FREE HELICOPTER RIDE: VOUCHER WORTH £140
THEATRE ROYAL: ROYAL BOX FOR TWO, WITH CHAMPAGNE AND PROGRAMME.
HILTON METROPOLE: SUNDAY LUNCH, WITH WINE, FOR FOUR [VALUE £100].
HILTON METROPOLE: LUXURY CHAMPAGNE TEA FOR TWO [£50]
DRUSILLAS: COMPLIMENTARY FAMILY TICKET.
BRIGHTON WHEEL: TWO VOUCHERS (CARRIAGES FOR SIX+CHILDREN).
ROYAL ALBION: TWO VOUCHERS 3 COURSE DINNER FOR TWO, PLUS WINE.
WITHDEAN SPORTSMAN: TWO VOUCHERS FOR MEAL FOR FOUR, CROWN CARVERY.
COTES BRASSERIE: MEAL FOR TWO.
LITTLE MISS PIGGY: BREAKFAST FOR TWO.
QUEENS HOTEL: COCKTAILS, PLUS DINNER FOR FOUR WITH WINE
Sorcerer’s Apprentice: you can buy tickets for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice direct from Friends Of Queens Park at Picnic In The Park on Sunday. Just swing by the FoQP tent and ask for Conrad. Tickets prices: £12.50 adults, £6.50 kids. No booking fee if you buy direct in the park.
The Great Brighton Bake Off promises another astonishing array of fine baking. They are still looking for entries in the junior category, 12-17yrs old.
Thanks to WeLoveBrighton for putting Picnic In The Park as the Number One activity in Brighton this Sunday.
For buses to and from Queens Park, visit JourneyOn.