FROM crafting and bird-spotting to celebrating sticks and a special April Fool’s event, there’s a lot going on at Cranford Park this year.

The heritage location is nearing completion of a multi-million pound restoration by Hillingdon Council and, to mark its next chapter, a host of activities are scheduled.

It starts this Sunday (27) with a guided bird spotting walk from midday to 1pm and booking is required.

If you’ve ever wondered how much fun you can have with a humble stick, then the family Stickfest event offers a clue.

You can take part in stick-themed games, crafts and other activities for children aged three and over, on Friday, February 2, 10am-3pm. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

The popular Easter egg hunt returns on Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm for ages three and up. No booking is required.

On Monday, April 1, you can join the ‘Fools of Cranford’, where professional actors and artists will bring a touch of nonsense to the day. Take part in a guided nature trail where fact is utter fiction, or you can do some barmy art.

In June, keep your eyes peeled for details of how to enter a catapult-building competition, where schools and clubs will be encouraged to design their own machine capable of flinging an apple as far as possible.

With a new café also scheduled to open in late spring, there will also be somewhere to relax and unwind after your adventures.

“From guided walks to yoga sessions and special tours there’s something to suit all tastes and if you’d prefer something more sedate, please just come and enjoy the fresh air and wildlife but be sure to stop off at our café for a mug of something warm afterwards.”

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