It is that time of year again where we start to prepare for this year’s fun day. We are a community event and depend on support from both local businesses and individual volunteers.
If you are a local business, a charity, or just raising money for a good cause, then please consider having a pitch at the Fun Day. It is a wonderful, family friendly occasion with a fantastic atmosphere, and we are sure you will benefit hugely from having a presence at the event. Please see the booking form below for further details. We also have some great sponsorship opportunities, so please contact us if you would like more information.
If you are able to spare some time on the day to lend a hand, then we always need more volunteers, so please get in touch via the contact form, Facebook or Twitter!
We are pleased to announce that the Broadstone Family Fun Day 2016 will be held on Sunday 3rd July 12:00 – 4:30 at Broadstone Rec.
We would love to have as much help as possible organising and running the event, so please get in touch via the contact page or facebook (www.facebook.com/broadstonefita) if you would like to volunteer. We would also really love more businesses, charities and organisations to get involved either though running a stand/attraction, or through sponsorship – it is a well attended community event, so there will be a lot of exposure.
We hope the 2016 Fun Day will be bigger and better than ever!!
The Broadstone Fun Day committee would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to the 2015 Fun Day and made it such a successful event! Visitors, sponsors, stall holders, classic car owners, show dog owners, marshals and assorted volunteers – you all made it a wonderful family occasion, and a day to be proud of.
As always, we would love to hear any feedback, comments or suggestions of how we can improve things for next year, so please let us know.
We will be meeting shortly to arrange the date for next year’s fun day – so keep an eye on the webpage/facebook/twitter and please put it in your diary.
Renascence Trampolining & Gymnastics Club have confirmed they will be performing again in the main arena at Broadstone Fun Day 2015. Their wonderful displays were thoroughly enjoyed by the crowds at last year’s event, and we look forward to welcoming them back again this year.
Plainfield Farm Recreation Ground in Broadstone, Dorset won the prestigious Best Have a Field Day Award at the inaugural Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony hosted by John Inverdale at Lords Cricket Ground on 29th November 2012.
The Awards celebrated the fantastic achievements of the charity’s programme The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge headed by its Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
Plainfield Farm Recreation Ground fought off fierce competition from fellow shortlisted sites Harrington Nature Reserve Park in Workington and Queensgate Park in Bridlington and was selected by a judging panel including representatives from Asda, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, SITA Trust, Sport England and The Guardian.
Fields in Trust’s Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is an initiative to mark the great events of 2012: HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It aims to protect as many outdoor recreational spaces in perpetuity as possible as a permanent, grassroots legacy in communities across the UK and has been generously supported by Asda and the Asda Foundation.
The Best Have a Field Day was given to reward a QEII Field for hosting an outstanding community event in celebration of their newly protected status. The Broadstone Resident’s Committee pulled out all the stops for their event and 2,500 people enjoyed a range of activities including gymnastic displays, boxercise, cricket, street dance and football challenges. The less sporty residents could join in fancy dress competitions, face painting and flower arranging sessions. It was a real community effort with local Guides and Scouts, Bowls Club, Residents Association, Horticultural Society, WI, Townswomen’s Guild, Broadstone in Bloom, The Junction, Chamber of Trade, and the Royal British Legion all contributing and over £4,000 was raised for the field.
Alison Moore-Gwyn, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said: ‘Congratulations to everyone who organised Plainfield Farm Recreation Ground’s Have a Field Day: the town included everyone in the day, young and old, every possible activity from steam machines, dog competitions, dancing, sport and less active fun. The work that was done to publicise the event beforehand using young volunteers also helped to ensure its great success.’
Awards were also given in other categories including Landowner of the Year, Getting Active on a QEII Field, Most Loved QEII Field, QEII Community Champion and Most Improved QEII Field.