Help Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust give children the chance to explore and discover the magic of Cannon Hall Park & Gardens through play, art, and physical activity. With your help, we can create a magical tree sculpture to mark the entrance to a new wooden play trail.
Why we need your help…
A play trail within the grounds at Cannon Hall would provide opportunities for discovery and new adventures for children and their families visiting the park. The sculpture is the first phase of a two-year building programme to develop an enchanted nature play trail in the grounds of Cannon Hall, linked to fairyland and folklore.
The Georgian landscape at Cannon Hall has a garden to the east which has been referred to as Fairyland for many years; this is a folly containing medieval structures and ponds which has been enjoyed by thousands of people over the years. To the west, an area in the grounds has been allocated for discovery but it is overgrown. We need your help to put the magic back into this area of the park and continue the Fairyland theme.
Your donations will enable us to turn existing fallen or deadwood standing around the park into new nature play elements for children to enjoy for years to come.
We’re offering a special 'behind the scenes' workshop with a local artist at Cannon Hall Park & Gardens. In return for a £20 donation, you can claim two places on the workshop where you will contribute ideas for the sculpture. Places are limited, so hurry!
This workshop will be delivered by Cannon Hall's 'Parks for People' team. Parks for People is a development of major improvements and conservation work around the gardens and park, including the restoration of Cannon Hall's Georgian lakes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information, please visit the Cannon Hall website.
Everyone who donates and joins our crowdfunding community will be invited to a launch event to unveil the sculpture in the grounds later this year.