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March 2019 Newsletter

Easter Egg Hunt

Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming soon on Saturday 13th April, 11am to 3pm. Tickets are on sale now in the cafe and online for £2.50 per entry.  It's always been a great family day so bring the children and grand-children down for a fun day at the park. Bouncy castle wristbands will be on sale for £5 on the day for unlimited bouncing, we have local stallholders, Rossi ice-cream and refreshments available in our cosy cafe. If you are walking to the park, great. If not we have arranged parking at Hassenbrook Academy car park (SS17 0NS) with just a short walk to the park (£2 charge). We hope it's a date!

Activity Days for Kids over Easter Holiday

So Hardie Park is the place to be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Easter holidays. Both weeks we are holding fun activity days for the children.

First week's activities are confirmed, no booking required, first come first served.

Tuesday 9th April - Craft Activity Workshops with two sessions on the day. 10am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm. Just one pound per craft created.

Wednesday 10th April - Lego Day - Two fun FREE sessions 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. Build and create something fabulous with Lego.  

Thursday 11th April - Family Bootcamp - Two FREE sessions in the park.  11am and 1pm with Hannah - Qualified Personal Trainer. (FB @hannahsharpefitness)

Check our Facebook page or website for details of the second week's activities.

Fancy volunteering? Register interest here!

New Recruit Briefing

We're hosting a Volunteer Briefing on Saturday 6th April at 10am for new recruits. If volunteering is something you have been considering but not taken the plunge yet, we would love to see you at the park. There's a range of roles to suit, shifts can be on a casual basis or regular. Whatever suits. 

Give it a go day!

No pressure to sign up, just come along and give it a go. You can express interest on our website or just turn up on the day and we will find you a taster volunteering role.

Try it! You might like it! It's rewarding, fun, you learn new skills and meet some great people. Sat 13th April - 10am to 4pm

Parent and Toddler Forest School Fun

Twelve children between the age of 18 months and 5 years recently attended Forest School at the park.  If you fancy a morning of outdoor activity with the little ones maybe consider the next session on Tuesday 23rd April.

Come along for crafts, den building, cooking and games. Let's see what fun outdoors we can have!

11am to 12.30 pm -   £5 per child booking essential. Message @forestschoolforall on FB or call Jeanette on 07788 529505 Website:

Friends of Thurrock Parks

Community groups across the borough are invited to join a network of "Friends of" park groups and others to help improve Thurrock's parks and open spaces. Friends of Thurrock Parks, has grown from the success of Hardie Park and through the alliance made with five other groups across the borough.

Everyone with an interest in parks is invited to get in touch, you don't need to be an established "Friends" group, you could be a Residents Association or a local forum with an interest in a particular park or green space, in fact you don't even need to be part of a group, individuals can get involved too. Contact Rob Groves on 07803 295374 for more information. Press cutting from Thurrock Gazette.

Babies in Waiting - Mother and Baby Club meet at the Cafe

If you've recently had a baby there's a Babies in Waiting Club that now meet at Hardie Park on a Tuesday morning between 10.30am and 11.30am and costs £50 for four sessions. Annaliese who runs the group explains, 'The Mother and Baby Club is a lovely opportunity to be amongst other new Mothers. We discuss themes such as creating a positive mothering mindset and how to nurture your bond with baby. We also teach some amazing relaxation techniques plus some soothing strokes to use with baby. It’s a lovely, welcoming environment with a hot drink, nutritious snack and an opportunity to have time out to relax, reflect and focus baby.'  You can get in touch by email at:

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Hardie Park Cafe

Hardie Road


Essex  SS17 0PB

07803 295374

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