Save the date for Keynsham’s Picnic in the Park

FAMILIES are invited to a enjoy a fun-filled Picnic in the Park on Saturday June 22.

The free event, organised by Keynsham Town Council, will run from 12pm to 4pm in the Memorial Park, offering family entertainment and live music.

A bandstand programme, showcasing local musical talent, will set the soundtrack for the day. Stage managed by Keynsham’s own KTCRfm, the line-up includes Keynsham Brass Band, Keynsham Key Voices, Justin Towell, and Yellow Pavement a local youth band.

Deputy town clerk Katherine Sears said: “Keynsham Town Council encourages everyone to embrace the ‘Great British Summer’ by bringing along their picnic baskets, blankets, and come and enjoy what’s sure to be a great day out.”

Free activities will include face-painting, a teddy bear trail with hidden teddies scattered throughout the park, age-specific children’s races, and garden games, while roaming entertainers will add to the fun.

A community mural project will be on display, where people can add their brush strokes to a large-scale drawing by local artist Fi Smith.

During the picnic, the town council will consult the youngest members of the community so they can help shape the future of the town’s playgrounds.

The council acknowledges that several playgrounds could do with a refresh, so it wants to hear from those who use them the most.

Children are invited to find town council staff at the information booth at the top of the park to fill in their comments and draw their perfect playground, as part of the council’s long-term Neighbourhood Development Plan Project.