BBC Children in Need - After-Dark Garden Party

16th November, 6-10pm

With The Alnwick Garden named as official host to the live BBC North East and Cumbria television broadcast for the 2012 Children in Need annual fundraising night, The Garden invites you to a spectacular After-Dark Garden Party!

On the night there will be an abundance of entertainment, including:

  • a Zip Wire running the width of The Alnwick Garden (25m!), from Adventure Northumberland
  • balloon artists
  • Punch and Judy shows
  • circus workshops
  • a magician
  • face painters
  • an escapologist
  • stilt walkers
  • the return of the Alnwick Garden Bunch
  • musical accompaniment from The Garden's Young Buskers

We suggest a £2 donation to BBC Children in Need per activity.

The Zip Wire will be available for visitors to try out on:

  • 15th November from 11am-3pm
  • 16th November from 11am-4pm and 7.00-9.30pm.

The Zip Wire is restricted to those under 16 stone in weight and over the age of 8 years old. People participating in the Zip Wire fundraising appeal will receive free entry to The Alnwick Garden in return for a £5 donation to Children in Need. Note, at busy times there may be a queue. Tickets are subject to availability.

Hot food will be available, including Pudsey-shaped pancakes from Jamie’s Ministry of Food and a luxury hot chocolate and hot chestnut stall.

Jar Drop Appeal

In advance of the Children in Need event on 16th November, The Alnwick Garden, BBC North East and Cumbria and Pudsey Bear are appealing for people from across the region to take part in a mission to set the Grand Cascade aglow with thousands of homemade lanterns.

he appeal is calling on people to get creative and decorate old jam jars which they may have lying around the house and to then drop them into the designated ‘Jar Drop’ area in The Garden’s atrium from 14th-16th November (no Garden admission required to drop off jam jars). These will then be fitted with electric tea lights and placed around the Grand Cascade on the 16th November, creating a beautiful spectacle to mark the occasion.

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This event will take place from 6-10pm. Free entry, all donations go to Children in Need. 

Charity Zip Wire

The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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