Biggest ever event at Harrogate Pinewoods

Fun at the open day 2013. Image: Dr Roger Litton (s).
Fun at the open day 2013. Image: Dr Roger Litton (s).

Organisers expect this weekend’s open day to be the largest event ever to be held at Harrogate’s Pinewoods.

The anual open day for the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) will take place on Saturday, September 13 from 11am until 3pm.

Main attractions at the event, sponsored by Harrogate Audi, include owl flying displays and dog agility demonstrations.

There will also be a raffle to be drawn by MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough Andrew Jones MP with prizes including a free car service, a free valet, an Audi watch, Bettys gift set and a RHS family voucher.

As well as a number of games, gift and craft stalls there will be opportunity to drive a mini-digger supplied by The HACS Group and climb one of the pine trees.

There will also be a dedicated picnic area with food being cooked by 20th Scouts with ice creams, cakes and drinks available for purchase on the day.

PCG Secretary Michelle Whitfield-Speed said “Our Open Day is always our main event of the year. It originally started to showcase the work undertaken by the PCG but has evolved into a wider event encouraging people to come and enjoy the Pinewoods and the attractions on offer.”

Committee member Janine Clark added: “We have taken on board the feedback from last year’s event and added more stalls, attractions and a picnic area. We would encourage people to come and spend the day. Bring a picnic or buying the food on offer at the event.”

Money raised will help fund planned improvements to The Pinewoods during 2014.

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