WE NEED YOU! More Members and Volunteers are needed to help us organise and run our Country Fair and other events in 2019.   If you can help, please visit our ‘Membership’ or ‘How to Help’ pages for info.

Carols in the Park 2018

Sunday 2 December 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. FREE entry.

We hope you remembered to BRING A TORCH to Hotham Park!

Carols, glow sticks, fairy lights and festive cheer all brightened up our dark park on Sunday 2nd December between 4.30 and 6.30pm when Hotham Park Heritage Trust were delighted to welcome you to their 14th annual ‘Carols in the Park’, this year in association with The Rotary Club of Bognor Regis.

The evening started with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate with mince pies, then the bandstand lawn was lit up with your torches at 5pm as the Chichester City Band played whilst we all sang carols. When they had finished playing we saw the arrival of a very special visitor ….and he brought some snow!

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and we thank you for joining us at this free event, for remembering  to dress warmly ….and BRING A TORCH!

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STOP PRESS: The 18th Annual Country Fair is returning to Hotham Park on 3rd and 4th August 2019!

Exhibitors – Application forms will be available to download early in the New Year, keep your eye on the website for more information.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair 2018

Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August 2018. Open from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. FREE entry.

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Well, after yet another brilliant Country Fair (even if we say so ourselves!) we are all exhausted and taking a well earned break. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. There was loads to see and do, including hearing exciting tales from the Yarnsmith of Norwich, horse and wagon rides, local artisan products, arts and craft, music and dancing at the bandstand, hot and cold food and drinks, children’s entertainment, bouncy castle, archery, owls, alpacas, reptiles, Punch and Judy, pony rides and so much more.

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The funds raised will allow us to continue improving the Park for the benefit of the public. Profits from our 2016 Country Fair enabled us to embark on our project of creating a Mad Hatter’s Copse within the Park and this has proved to be a welcome addition. Proceeds from the 2017 Country Fair enabled us to add 3 more fantastic Alice in Wonderland figures. These were unveiled on Sunday 27 May 2018 and there is more information here.

A massive THANK YOU to all our wonderful Members and Volunteers who have helped organise and run the event and without whom it would not go ahead. They do an amazing job and we thank them sincerely.

As they say, a picture paints a thousand words so please click here for loads of fantastic pictures of the event.

We also have a great video, followed by loads more pictures, all of which have been kindly donated to us by Neil Cooper of Shepherd Media.

We need even MORE people to help us ensure the event goes ahead in 2019 so please get involved by visiting our Membership page for a paper application form or our Volunteer page to complete and submit our on-line form. The planning and preparation will start again soon so please don’t delay!

If you would like to advertise in our promotional material in the run up to the event and/or in Hotham Park during the event please visit our advertise page. Volunteers are vital to the success of our events so if you would like to get involved you will be very welcome and valued by the Trust. Donations will also be gratefully received, whether it be unwanted gifts for our tombola stall or a monetary donation to help with our work in improving the park.

Please remember that Hotham Park Heritage Trust relies on the goodwill of it’s Members and Volunteers to help with the organising and running of events, both leading up to and around the events themselves.  Funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public so, to ensure these events continue, any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

Music in the Park 2018

Selected Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust entered new territory in 2016 by offering even more FREE entertainment during the summer in Hotham Park.

We recently presented musical entertainment on 4 occasions in 2018, as shown on the poster on the right.

In 2017 we hosted 3 events featuring Coustics Ukulele Band, The Bognor Regis Concert Band and Beaten Tracks Instrumental Band. All were well attended and went down well with the public who were able to relax and enjoy the entertainment.

Bandstand in Hotham Park
The Bandstand
Music in Park poster

In 2016 we were entertained by Elliott Herrington (pianist and songwriter with his own spin on well known songs), Geoff Valenti (solo trumpet player) and Tom Janes (classical guitarist) so there have been a wide range of musical styles to enjoy.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust is a Registered Charity and all work is undertaken by a group of unpaid volunteers. The funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public so, if you would like to get involved, please contact us via our membership or volunteer pages. We would love to hear from you.

In case you cannot wait until our next event, here is a video of Beaten Tracks Instrumental Band in action.

As you can see, we have many exciting events and, if you would like to get involved in any aspects of Hotham Park Heritage Trust we would love to hear from you. Your support and help with the work we do will help to ensure that Hotham Park goes from strength to strength.

For details of events held in previous years click here.

There are many more exciting attractions in Hotham Park including:

Please click on the above images to visit the relevant websites.

For further enjoyment look for the following when you are in Hotham Park:

Boating Lake
Boating Lake

Childrens' Playground in Hotham Park
Childrens’ Playground

The Ornamental Pond
The Ornamental Pond

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