Pumpkins in the Park


(Article written 19 September 2017)


Saturday 28 October 2017 – 12 noon until 3pm

Pumpkins in the Park has been running for many years in association with Clare Social Club. It is a very popular event for both children and parents.

It is held on the weekend nearest to Halloween, and starts at Clare Park Centre in the Country Park. The children follow a map and must find pictures of ghosts, witches and ghouls etc, which they must count. The trail finishes at the Social Club where there are arts and crafts and the bar is open for parents to have a well-deserved drink (if required).

Volunteers are dressed as spooky characters around the park and fun questions are asked along the way at various points. When answered correctly the children are given a letter of the alphabet, which eventually will make a word linked to Halloween.

A prize is given to the child at the end with the correct count on the pictures.

To take part, simply turn up on the day and register yourself and your child(ren) and then off you go on the fun trail! It’s as simple as that. We hope to see you there.


Fun Dog Show at this year’s Party in the Park!

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Photo courtesy of Paul Bishop





If you are coming along to Party in the Park 2017 on Saturday 1 July 2017 in Clare Castle Country Park, why not bring your dog along too and enter the Dog Show.  It promises to be even more fun than it was last year.

This year there are five categories:

  • Most Handsome Dog
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Sausage Race
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Dog the judge would most like to take home.

Enter as many categories as you want at only £1 per category.  Register on the day and take your dog into the arena for all to see!  All we need is your name, the name of your dog and, in the case of any handlers below the age of 16, a signed form from an adult giving permission to enter the competition.

Dog treats for every competitor!  Sweets for the children!  Rosettes for dogs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!  Let your dog have some fun at Party in the Park 2017.

Events are back!

The small problem we have had recently posting events in the town has been resolved.  If you have any events that you wish to publicise, please follow this link.

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Photo courtesy of Paul Bishop

The website is run on a voluntary basis so please allow us a few days to add your event.
We also promote entries on the Town Council website and local Facebook pages, in 2016 our website was viewed by over 6000 people who viewed pages over 28,000 times, so good local coverage is assured.
Please note your event must be local to Clare (Roughly Stoke by Clare, Glemsford, Pentlow, Cavendish, the Belchamps, Ashen, Wixoe and Baythorne End, Ridgewell, Hundon and Poslingford).