Burnham's Marine Cove to host family May Day celebration
Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens will host a free-to-attend
May Day celebration today (Bank Holiday Monday).
The usually peaceful gardens on Burnhams seafront will
be alive with activity, including a fairy hunt with prizes.
The event will take place between 12 noon and 3pm and will also
feature dancing, plus arts and craft activities for all the family.
years event, as in previous years, will be opened by the
children of St Josephs School in Burnham who will perform
their Maypole dance routine.
Floral wands produced by the Burnham Ladies Evening Flower group
will also be available before the Maypole dancing.
Alongside the traditional May Day activities local children are
being invited to take part in a poetry competition and bring their
entries along to the event.
A winner in each age category (under 5, 6-11 and 12 and over)
will be chosen the week after the event and awarded a prize.
A gardening session is also being held in the gardens on Saturday
2nd May from 10am until mid-day when volunteers are welcome to
join in with a range of general gardening tasks which range from
weeding and planting to sanding the benches.
A further event will take place on Thursday 21st May when the
garden will be open for visitors to complete seed sowing between
10am and 2pm. Visitors can also drop-in to find out more about
joining the Friends of Marine Cove group.
A Sedgemoor spokeswoman said: "We have a busy month in May
and look forward to seeing lots of new and return visitors at
the May Day event as well as our two gardening-focused sessions.
It is always exciting to see the gardens being well used by people
of all ages and encouraging a real sense of community spirit."
If you would like more information on Marine Cove events or joining
the Friends group, contact Jacqui Strong, Sedgemoor Community
Gardener, via email@example.com or call 01278