The clock is ticking, with less than one week to go until Woking’s extravaganza of music, sport and
culture, Party in the Park (Saturday 7 July). The free family friendly event, which is part of the
Celebrate Woking programme, will offer a festival flavour, with themed zones and tents to entertain
children and the young at heart from midday to 7pm.
Visitors to Woking Park can get into the spirit of summer and soak up the sounds as local bands are set
to entertain crowds on the Eagle Radio Main Stage. There will be music for
everyone, from jazz to swing and local lads, The Stanley Blacks, will be set to make the party rock. Keep
your eyes peeled as Eagle Radio’s Love Crew will be on hand giving away lots of fab goodies!
Children (aged 3+) can let loose in the Children’s Zone, where they can learn
how to juggle and perfect their diabolo skills in the circus skills workshop, take part in arts and crafts in
The Lightbox workshop and enjoy fairy tales with storyteller, Patrick Buckingham.
Prepare to be dazzled by street magician, Pete Hathway, take part in a graffiti workshop with Krishna and
beatbox with the best in Party in the Park’s Youth Zone. Experience one of the
world's most creative football freestyle performers and the amazing BMX stunts of Style Bicycle whilst
listening to new up and coming bands.
For the young at heart, dust off your dancing shoes and have a go at a tea dance in the
Tea Tent. Or if dancing’s not your strong point, sit back and relax with some
sandwiches and strawberries whilst enjoying the soothing sounds of jazz.
Get into the Olympic spirit and try your hand at hockey, korfball and basketball in the
Sport Zone. There’s so much to choose from in this family friendly zone, whether
you want to try your hand at zumba or watch the karate and gymnastics displays, it’s a real festival of sport.
If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, Woking Dance Festival has compiled an exciting dance programme
to wow audiences of all ages. Visit the Dance Zone and experience live
performances and dance workshops, and you can even join in a flash-mob. You won’t want to miss it!
With such a host of activities on offer, there’s something for everyone - from busking musicians and
brass bands to jazz ensembles, tasty delights at the food village and community stalls. There will be a
feast for the eyes with a peloton of willow sculptures on display, along with colourful bunting adorning
the Park, both made by local schoolchildren. You can also visit the Celebrate Woking gazebo in the
Olympic Zone to find out details about the Olympic Cycle Road Race which
will be whizzing through Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July.
Speaking about the party, Cllr Tony Branagan, Woking Borough Council’s Lead Member for 2012, said:
“This is a fantastically exciting event in Woking that has seen involvement from local schoolchildren,
charities and voluntary organisations and sports and arts groups from across the Borough. I’d encourage
everyone to come along, listen to some great local bands and enjoy some tasty treats. And best of all,
With so much going on, there’s no excuse not to get out and Party in the Park!
Check out the full Party in the Park programme here.