What better place to enjoy a picnic than the beautiful landscaped grounds of University Park? Throw in live music and a host of free activities, and you’ve got a perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon.
Picnic in the Park takes place between noon and 3pm on Sunday 26 June in the Millennium Garden, located in the heart of The University of Nottingham’s award-winning University Park Campus.
As well as performances by the award-winning Newstead Brass Band, there will be face-painting, rocket-making with an environmental artist and a children’s nature quest trail. Visitors can also find out more about the rich biodiversity of the campus by trying their hand at pond-dipping between 1pm and 2pm.
David Beadle, University Park’s Grounds Manager and a member of the Friends of University Park, said: “University Park is one of Nottingham’s green jewels and we’re proud to invite members of the public and the wider community to enjoy our lovely grounds and gardens with us.”
Admission and parking will be free, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available and the nearby Orchard Hotel has a bar and restaurant. Visitors can also extend the day with a visit to the exhibitions and café at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, which overlooks the Highfields Park Boating Lake and has an adventure playground.
Picnic in the Park takes place in Millennium Garden, off Lenton Hall Drive, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD. Use any campus entrance and follow signs to the ‘park event’.
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.
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