We need more Members and Volunteers to help us organise and run our Country Fair and other events in 2018. Here are details of events we held in 2017 and previous years. Please join us to ensure we repeat these successes.

Father Christmas, followed by Carols in the Park

This very popular event will be held on Sunday 3rd December 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:45pm.

Starting at 3:00pm the family fun will include the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto and receive a gift, followed by Carol Singing in front of the Bandstand from 6:00pm.

The planning for this event is now in progress so keep checking this page for updates. For details of the event held in previous years, click on the following links:

Carols in the Park and Father Christmas 2016
Carols in the Park video 2016
Carols in the Park and Father Christmas 2015

This Christmas celebration is organised by Members of the Hotham Park Heritage Trust and has been held in December for many years as part of their community and fund raising activities. The Trust is dedicated to promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of Hotham Park for all the community.

We always need more help so, if you can help us organise this, or any of our other events we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Membership or Volunteer pages for more information.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair 2017

HPHT Country Fair:'Butlins Careers
The Hotham Park Heritage Trust Country Fair has, yet again, been a fantastic success in 2017.  We are particularly grateful to everyone who has supported us directly, either by giving us a donation in exchange for an event programme and/or by putting a donation into one of our collection buckets.  It is your direct support and enjoyment of the event that makes the hard work of the Volunteers who organise it all worthwhile.

Thanks also to Butlin’s Careers for sponsoring the event, to Bob May for being our Bandstand Compere and to all the traders and stallholders who ensured there was plenty to see and do.

Proudly Sponsored by:
'Butlins Careers

All funds raised will allow us to continue improving the park for the benefit of the public. The profits from our 2016 Country Fair enabled us to embark on our project of creating a Mad Hatter’s Copse within the Park and we are hoping to expand on this, so keep checking this page for more exciting details.

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

We need even MORE people to help us ensure the event goes ahead in 2018 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!

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Country Fair.   For a reminder of the event (or to see what you missed!) a video and pictures are available if you click here.

Supported by:

Abacus Letting Services
Portfield Motor Group

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. ALL funds raised are spent on improving the amenities in Hotham Park for the benefit of the public. To ensure these events continue, any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

Music in the Park 2017

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

Music in Park poster

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

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. We will soon be preparing and looking for new acts for 2018.

Bandstand in Hotham Park

The Bandstand

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 are a wide range of musical styles that we are looking for.

Hotham Park Heritage Trust is a Registered Charity and all work is undertaken by a group of unpaid volunteers. All 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 next year, here is a video of Beaten Tracks Instrumental Band in action.

For details of events held in previous years click here.

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