Winchester Party in the Park returns for its 7th year

Winchester Party in the Park will be making a welcome return to the city on Saturday 28 July at Somers Close Recreation Ground in Stanmore.

Now a staple in the events calendar, this year’s event will see the reappearance of many popular activities including a children’s funfair, go-karting, petting farm and an educational reptile experience. The day will also feature trial sessions of the new children’s Qube Soft Play Facility and refreshments from the new Community Café in the Carroll Centre.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

“The District has a variety of exciting events and festivals going on throughout the year, and events like this provide a sense of cultural vibrancy and help bring the community together.”

“Thank you to the committee and volunteers who have made this event possible and the local community for their continued support.”

This fun-filled family day is run by a dedicated committee alongside its partners Winchester City Council, A2Dominion and The Carroll Centre.

Steve Ruggles Chair of the Group Winchester Party in the Park (WPITP) said

“Members of the committee would like to thank the local community, our partners and sponsors for their support. We are particularly grateful to University of Winchester, Hampshire County Council, Osborne, PH Jones and JC Scooters for their contributions this year. We look forward to seeing residents from across Winchester at the event.”

The free event, taking place from 12pm – 5pm, also includes performances from magicians Stevo and Kai, The Romsey Old Cadets, Otterbourne Brass Band and local musicians. Further information on Party in the Park, including the full line-up, can be found on the Facebook page

Due to the events popularity, those attending are encouraged to use public transport where possible