MacMillan Duck Race


A big thanks to everyone who donated generously at the MacMillan Duck Race. A great days racing in the park and MacMillan have contacted us to tell us know that the days races had raised over £120.

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Sensory Garden in bloom

sensory garden

The sensory garden and herbaceous borders look fantastic at the moment. If your in the park make sure you stop by to see them at their best! Thanks to the park staff and volunteer gardeners, and Pictorial Meadows and Ferndale Garden Centre for the donations of seeds and plants.

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Ay up me Duck!

IMAG1885 CROPThanks to all the competitors and volunteers at the hugely successful Cliffhanger duck races. We had six enjoyable races and your generous donations raised £112 for the Friends of Millhouses Park. Every penny will go back into the park. Special thanks to Anna for her daring rescue of duck 38 who became separated from the rest of the team.

If you missed out or just want another go our 114 intrepid little ducks have had a bath and are ready for racing in aid of MacMillan on Saturday 18 July. Find us at the fish pass and join in! First race shortly after 11.

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The annual Cliffhanger event will be in the Park again this year. It will be on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of July. The Friends of Millhouses Park will be running our crowd pleasing duck races on Sunday the 12th. Races start on the hour from 11 while 3. May the best Duck win!

Cliffhanger admittance is £6 for adults and free for accompanied under 16’s.Further information cab be found at

Parts of the park are closed to those not attending Cliffhanger. The park cafe, flower garden and the cricket field will be open and accessible to those that do not wish to pay to enter the event.

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If you have got the tennis bug whilst watching Wimbledon don’t forget the Parks great Tennis facilities, just visit the bowling club to book a court.

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Millhouses Gala in aid of Macmillan


Saturday the 18th July will see the Millhouses Gala in aid of Macmillan in the Park. Friends of Millhouses Park will be running our ever-popular duck races on the day in support of MacMillan. Races will be on the hour from 11 while 3. Hope to see you there!

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Summer Clean Up Success

Thanks to everyone who participated in the clean up; it was good to see such a great turn out. Together We collected 20 bags of litter and pulled up some of the rampant balsam, leaving the park and river looking pristine. The issue of dog owners not cleaning up after their pets remains a big problem. We urge all to help keep the park clean and safe for everyone.

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