Westgate Parks, Canterbury holds annual Scarecrow Trail

by Lauren Abbott

Dingle dangle scarecrows will be settling down in spots across one of Kent's most picturesque parks this weekend.

The Westgate Parks Scarecrow Trail is an annual event in Canterbury and is hugely popular with families.

Schools, businesses, community groups and families have been busy creating scarecrows of all shapes and sizes and based on a wide variety of themes.

The Westgate Parks Scarecrow Trail is a popular event and brings hundreds to the park
The Westgate Parks Scarecrow Trail is a popular event and brings hundreds to the park

This Saturday (October 13) they will all go on display within the park in St Peters Street for visitors to enjoy.

Entry to the park and the event is free but a trail sheet to help you tick off all the straw-filled creations is on sale for £1.50 from the Friends of Westgate Parks' stand in the gardens.

Emily Andres and Rubu Gurney with their entry last year
Emily Andres and Rubu Gurney with their entry last year

It also includes a voting slip to enable scarecrow spotters to vote for their favourite.

The event begins at 10am, with presentations to the winning scarecrows taking place at 3.45pm.

Make your own scarecrow crafts from £2 per person
Make your own scarecrow crafts from £2 per person

Children can make their own scarecrow crafts to take home from £2 per person and refreshments will also be available from the Tower House terrace between 11am and 3pm and from the catering facility at the Toddler's Cove play area.

The 'Happy Couple' from the Scarecrows Wedding were taken for a punt down The Stour during the last year's event
The 'Happy Couple' from the Scarecrows Wedding were taken for a punt down The Stour during the last year's event

For more information about the event and the park itself click here.

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