Celebrating Autumn in Yeovil Country Park

The Halloween Trail at Yeovil Country Park was a fabulous finish to last week's half term autumn celebrations

Busy Trail Ninesprings

Yeovil Country Park is now up for Fields in Trust UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU!2017 Award.  You can show your support for Yeovil Country Park by voting online at www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark

The South Somerset District Council Countryside Rangers, Volunteers, Friends of Yeovil Country Park group and Ninesprings CafĂ© team were delighted to welcome over 1000 children to a fabulous ghostly trail around the woodlands and waterfalls of Ninesprings.  The witches of Ninesprings handed out a gruesome amount of chocolate to children finishing the trail and completing the missing words of the spell.

The event was kindly supported by Tesco Yeovil and Community Champion April was on hand to help throughout the event.  All money raised at the event will go back into projects, events and works at the Country Park, through the active Friends Group.

Countryside Manager Katy Menday said: "It was a truly fabulous day, helped by perfect autumn weather and lots of great artwork and costumed creatures all developed by our talented ranger team and volunteers.  It is always lovely to see families and friends out and enjoying the country park and this event really crystallises what is so great about Ninesprings…..everyone working together.  Volunteers, friends, businesses and the rangers all came together to deliver a quite magical experience for many children and their families".

Rachael Whaites Countryside Ranger and event organiser said: "Events like our Halloween trail are what makes Yeovil Country Park so special.  We are delighted that someone has nominated us for this year's Fields in Trust UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU!2017 Award. You can show your support by voting for us online at www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark  There isn't long as voting closes on Friday 3rd November at 5pm."