Maryon Wilson Animal Park Summer Festival – Saturday 19th July

MWAP Summer Festival 2014

It’s Maryon Wilson Animal Park’s Summer Festival on Saturday 19th July, 11am – 3pm. From the organisers:

“Join Maryon Wilson Animal Park for a fun-packed family day out. Come along and enjoy:

  • A nature trail with prizes for everyone taking part
  • Animal tours
  • Meet the RDA ponies and get your photo taken
  • Meet our new Ryeland lambs and enter the competition to name them!
  • Story telling with Sandy Beach in the deer pen
  • Reptile Roadshow (hold a snake!)
  • Bouncy slide
  • Hold an owl with JambsOwls
  • Craft stalls
  • Face painting
  • Refreshments, food and ice cream

..and more!”

Address: Maryon Wilson Animal Park, Flamsteed Road, Charlton, SE7 8HT
Twitter: @mwanimalpark

Developments at Maryon Wilson Animal Park?

The ‘unofficial’ Twitter feed of the Friends Of Maryon Wilson Park brought news this week of new arrivals in the park:

As well as signs that Maryon Wilson Animal Park Ltd (the company set up in 2012 to run the animal park facilitiesnot to be confused with the Friends of Maryon Wilson Park group) – has secured some sponsorship:

There’s nothing on the official website about Durkan’s involvement yet, but there is an announcement about quarterly open meetings, starting July 5th:

Due to a high amount of interest, the Board at Maryon Wilson Animal Park will now be running quarterly open meetings on a Saturday morning. These meetings will be open to all members of the public to keep up to speed with the activities of the Board and the animal park.

The first of these meetings will be held on Saturday 5th July from 10:30am – 12pm at Charlton Park RDA. There will be an introduction to the current Board members, a catch-up on the past three months at the park and a Q&A session. Light refreshments will also be available.

If you are interested in the park, if it holds a special place in your heart, or if you would like to know more about how you can help, then we would love to meet you!

Date: Saturday 5th July
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Location: Charlton Park RDA Hut, Charlton Park

If you’re able to attend the meeting, some interesting questions to ask the Board might include:

  • Who is on the Board now?  What are their positions and experience? Will there be public announcements for future appointments to the Board?
  • What are the terms of the sponsorship deal with Durkan?
  • Will future events be better promoted than the Easter Egg Hunt (which appeared on the ‘official’ Twitter feed the day before the event).

If you do go along, let us know what you learnt.