Flight & Float at Ninesprings – Yeovil Country Park

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.41.13Free, fun activities for all the family are on offer at Ninesprings later this month (Friday 21 August), on the themes of flight and float.

Adventurous people will be able to try the inflatable obstacle course and the more arty can opt for face painting and pond dipping or creation of a mini raft, kite or flag.

Keep to the flight” theme and you can try your hand at flying a model helicopter or hold an amazing Eagle Owl or young Tawny Owl. Or weave willow into a dragonfly and watch a military fly past.

There will be exhibitions, demonstrations and lots more free activities.

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.41.05Are you a budding Bake Off candidate? Enter the Flight & Float Cake Competition and let our local military links, or the wildlife of Yeovil Country Park, be your inspiration. Can you stretch your decorating skills to the creation of a helicopter or a dragonfly, submarines or swans? The choice is yours!  Cakes must be presented for display and judging at Ninesprings by 12 noon on the day, with winners announced and prizes awarded at 1pm.

Countryside Ranger and event organiser Becky Russell says: “Bringing together the elements of air and water, covering wildlife and the military – including the long aviation and engineering heritage of Yeovil – has been an exciting challenge. People enjoy hearing Agusta Westland helicopters whirring overhead in the park and the twin themes of this event are going to be a winning combination for a fun and free day out.”

Cllr Sylvia Seal, SSDC Portfolio Holder for Leisure & Culture, said: “We are very grateful to the Armed Forces Community Covenant and to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding this unique event. It really is set to be a diverse and interesting day out and I hope we get lots of entries in the cake competition!”

The event has been funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant with the aim of encouraging civil and military community integration in and around Yeovil.

This event is funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant and the Heritage Lottery Fund.