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Christmas in the Park: Come and join us on 16 & 17 December for festive fun. Click here for more details...

We're award-winning...again! Friends of Wharton Park win the Northumbria in Bloom "It's Your Neighbourhood Award 2017". The photo below shows the presentation of the award at a ceremony in Gateshead.

Volunteers needed: Friends of Wharton Park members are invited to volunteer to assist with the park's Christmas events. Help is needed on 16 & 17th December from 10.30am to 3pm. Duties involve:

  • Assisting with the arts and craft sessions, working with the education assistant to help children create a piece of art;
  • Guiding visitors around the park and assisting with general enquires on the day;
  • Taking tickets for Santa and his animal friends and organising the queue, if we have one.
If you would like to help, please contact the Wharton Park Programme Officer at

Festive Park Trail: If you're looking for an activity that the whole family can enjoy, why not take part in this festive trail? The trail is available daily from 1 December until 7 January. Click here for more details.

Help in the Community Garden: Come to the Community Garden on 3 January from 2pm to 4pm for a cuppa and to share your gardening skills & ideas.