On the first Saturday in June the Abbey Gardens fills up with rides, face painting, live music, some great street food stalls, bouncy inflatables and many more free activities for the Annual Fun and Music in the Park event. There is the opportunity for local societies and community groups to have a stall at the event and to let everyone know about their activities and the work they do.
There is the opportunity to apply in advance to perform music or dance on the stage. Fun in the Park takes place from 10:30 am to 3.00 pm and is a free, walk-in event.
Music in the Park is an evening event on the same day. This is wristband entry with sales on line close to the time. There is space for picnics and for dancing on the grass. Live bands and a proms style concert and fireworks make the end of the evening very special.