Saltwell Park Show will be held on Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th April, from 10am to 4pm.
Voluntary groups based in the restored Victorian park home will be showcasing their work and talents during the free event, including the Saltwell Park Model Boat Club - whose floating miniature marvels will be demonstrated throughout both days – and the Friends of Saltwell Park who will be leading walks to discover more about the wildlife that lives in and around the parks lake.
Coaches and trainers from Gateshead Council will also be on hand running free sports sessions for 8 - 15 year olds in the parks expansive Northern Fields, while there will be the opportunity for adults to take a fitness test too.
Another restored piece of Saltwell Park’s past, the bandstand, will play host to the City of Newcastle Pipe Band with three performances on each day.
A much less traditional sight in the park will be a giant Venus Fly Trap and outsized fly as part of an unusual park theatre performance from the Bell and Bullock Circus Theatre.