Aldershot hosts Go Green event, where there will be plenty of nature friendly fun
Farm animals, music and fun will fill the town centre of Aldershot when Go Green in Rushmoor returns on Saturday September 7 from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Go Green is a community event organised by Rushmoor Borough Council with lots of free activities to keep the whole family entertained – all with an environmentally friendly message.
There will be lots happening in The Wellington Shopping Centre with Fairtrade cookery demonstrations at the Kitchen Kiosk, live music at Wimpy and free face painting for children.
The fun will continue at Princes Gardens, where visitors can meet the animals from Miller’s Ark children’s farm and Little Dalas Donkeys.
There will also be a full programme of music, dance and drumming workshops in the bandstand and children can try bird box making and other activities in the craft tent. The town centre will be full of colourful stalls and gazebos where visitors can find out about the work of local voluntary organisations, community groups and buy small gifts.
Among the groups attending this year are Rowhill Nature Reserve who will be selling their popular homemade jams and chutneys and The Aldershot Childcare Association who will be running a Teddy Tombola. The Aldershot and District Allotment Association will also be attending with an eye-catching display of fresh flowers, fruit and vegetables.
The event also celebrates Rushmoor’s Fairtrade Borough status and Aldershot Library will be serving Fairtrade coffee and tea throughout the day as well as playing host to some special guest speakers and film showings.
Local car dealerships from Aldershot will also be displaying the latest electric cars and arranging test drives.
Les Murrell, Energy and Environment Manager at Rushmoor Borough Council, said: “We have a fun packed day planned full of activities for all the family – farm animals, live music, dance, arts and crafts, shopping and food.
“There is something for everyone and we hope that visitors come away with some positive ways to lead a greener lifestyle while enjoying a free day out.”
For more information visit www.rushmoor.gov.uk/gogreen .