This free family friendly event will continue as the OakMobile tours to more Birmingham parks over the coming months. A highlight of the tour will be when the OakMobile visits one of Birmingham’s most prestigious parks. On Sunday 18 August the OakMobile will visit Cannon Hill Park, opening its doors to the public at 12.30pm.
“Nice and magical for children” said one member of the public whilst a child compared the experience to an “oak spaceship of stories”.
Communities of different ages and cultures have made the OakMobile experience memorable by sharing their stories, getting involved with the children’s activities, going on adventure trails and learning more about the National Trust by speaking with staff and volunteers.
The OakMobile experience aims to turn Cannon Hill Park into a magical world where families, young people and the general public will have the opportunity to step inside the OakMobile and meet the Story Collector. Alongside this, there will be lots of activities for children associated with the ever so popular National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ campaign, including opportunities to make a mud pie, hunt for bugs and even hold a scary beast which can be anything from a snake to a giant millipede. There will be a lot more family activities making this a great day out for the whole family.
Parents have loved seeing their children using their imagination to share stories about their special places in the OakMobile, as one mother explains, “The experience of my son telling his story and reliving his holiday” was her favourite part of the day.
The OakMobile tour is fast becoming one of the top free family events of the summer in Birmingham and there are still many more opportunities for the public to step inside the magical OakMobile as it tours to the following parks:
· Saturday 10 August, 10am – 4pm/ Perry Park, Church Lane, B42
· Sunday 18 August, 12.30pm – 6.30pm/ Cannon Hill Park, Russell Road, B13
· Saturday 24 August, 10am – 4pm/ Small Heath Park, Waverley Road, B10
· Saturday 16 November, 10am – 3pm/ Ward End Park, Washwood Heath Road, B8