What is the summer without a community get together?

For us that is our Picnic in the Park and has been for more than 20 years.  Bands want to play at it.   People organise their holidays around it. People bring friends and family to experience a community event at its best. Stallholders fight for space as they know thousands of people will be there. We, as a community, all pray for good weather. 

The Picnic in the Park has always been free to attend and we want to keep it that way, but can't ignore that it costs £4,850 each year to make it happen. We are asking our community to help fund some of those costs through this crowdfunding appeal. We know you can come for nothing and so if you are prepared to pay for your virtual entry ticket, then we would like to offer some rewards.

What will you get for helping and becoming a Picnic Star?

Reward 1: Everyone who donates will be given A Picnic Star Thank you Token.We'd like you to have it with you on the day to show what a Star you are and that you are an important VIP guest as you have helped make the day happen.

Reward 2: As the event is called Picnic in the Park, we'll enter you into a prize draw for a fabulous hamper, which could be yours to share with your friends and family on the day.

Reward 3: Every star will be able to claim a free cuppa at the Trust refreshment stall.

What will your donation pay towards?

In case you are wondering why it costs £4,850 - here is our budget for 2024

PA and Tent Hire, Sound Engineer, solar generator


Public Liability Insurance


Bin hire and rubbish disposal


Toilet hire


These are just the event basics.  The Community Trust has to raise £800 a day, every day, to fund the running costs of Warley Woods.  Your contribution, by helping fund the Picnic in the Park, will enable any funds raised on the day (Sunday 7th July) to help with this - instead of having to just be used to pay for the event costs themselves. 

If you are a gift aid supporter, we will be able to claim an extra 25% on your donation.

Please help!  Be a Star!

Let's show everyone how special the Picnic in the Park is and how special our community is.

The small print: to keep admin costs down, so that all the donations can go towards the event, we will not be posting out tokens and cuppa vouchers in advance.  They will be at the Trust Stall to collect on the day.  Then we will be able to say a proper thank you too. How will we know you are a Picnic Star?  Don't worry - you'll be on the VIP list!