Clumber Park to hold Pancake Fun Day on Sunday

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Clumber Park is once again the venue for the popular family event – Pancake Fun Day, which will be held at the Main Visitor Facilities on Sunday 19 February, 11am – 2pm. Visitors to the National Trust’s Clumber Park will be able to enjoy a variety of fun games and activities with a ‘pancake’ theme - from pancake flipping, to cookery demonstrations, to an obstacle course and a trail around the Pleasure Grounds.

Events & Functions Assistant, Miriam Kirby said “This popular family event is always a huge success, and is a great excuse to fill up on some tasty pancakes! We hope it will attract pancake fans from far and wide!”

The Pancake Fun Day takes place two days before Shrove Tuesday – or what most of us know as Pancake Day. The word ‘shrove’ comes from the old English word ‘shrive’, meaning ‘confess all sins’. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent. Pancakes were originally made and eaten on this day to use up all the rich ingredients and to feast before fasting for Lent – a period of abstinence lasting 40 days to mark the 40 days and nights spent in the wilderness.

The event will be held at the Main Visitor Facilities at Clumber Park on Sunday 19 February, from 11am to 2pm. To take part in all of the activities there will be a small fee of £2 per child.

There is a charge of £5.50 per car to gain entry to Clumber Park (free for National Trust members).