PIP23 – Everything You Need to Know


We are excited that 2023’s Creech Party in the Park is nearly here.  Everything you need to know can be found in this article, but if you have any questions at all please contact us on info@creechpartyinthepark.com or message us via Facebook.


  • 1600 – Park closed to the public
  • 1700 – Gates open
  • 1700 – Bar opens
  • 1800 – The Jamestown Brothers live on stage
  • 2000 – The Jukeboxers live on stage
  • 2100 – Latest admission
  • 2200 – Voodoo Seven live on stage
  • 2330 – Last orders at the bar
  • 2345 – Event closes

Tickets and Entry

Please have your tickets, ID and bags ready before you reach the front of the queue so that we can get everyone in ASAP.

  • Have your tickets ready on your phone or printed out ready to be scanned at the gate.
    Once scanned the tickets are void and can not be reused.
  • If you look under 25 have your ID ready at the gate
  • Have bags open for security searches
  • Alcohol or drugs will be confiscated
  • Family ticket holders must arrive together
  • Unaccompanied under 18s will NOT be admitted
  • Wristbands must be worn at all times
  • Tickets can be purchased online until 2030 on the 15th July (subject to availability)
  • Tickets can be purchased, with cash only, at the gate (subject to availability)
  • Lastest admission – 2100


Under 18s are the responsibility of their parent or guardian at all times. Please ensure their wristbands have your contact phone number written clearly on them.

Food & Drink

Party in the Park costs over £20,000 to put on. We rely on ticket sales,  bar sales and food vendors for funding. Without this the event would not happen. This is why we ask everyone to only buy their drinks from the bar and use the food vendors, and not bring their own. 

Please do not bring alcohol. It is a condition of our licence that only alcohol purchased from the bar may be consumed on-site and our professional security team will enforce this.

Our reasonably priced bar will stock a range of canned and draft lagers, beers, ciders and spirits, in addition to soft drinks and non-alcohol options. There is something for everyone.  We always keep our bar prices reasonable and will publish the bar list on social media before the event.

Challenge 25. Have your ID ready at the bar if you look under 25.

Cash Only Bar. We will only take cash at the bar.  It would really help us if you bring small notes and change!

Please do not bring food. There will be numerous food options on-site including burgers, nachos, fries, noodles, pasties, crisps, ice creams, and doughnuts.

Food is supplied by external caterers. It will be at the vendors’ discretion if they cater for restricted diets such as gluten-free or vegan.


No public parking is available onsite.   Please leave your car at home. We have limited parking spaces for blue badge holders only on a first come first served basis.  We encourage everyone to come on foot, but if you do drive, please park respectfully on public roads in the village. Please remember that Creech St Michael village is a 20mph zone.


No seating is provided. Bring your own picnic chairs.  Gazebos are also permitted, but please site these around the edge of the stage area so you don’t block anyone’s view or inadvertently end up in the dance area in front of the stage!


You are welcome to bring gazebos with you for shelter in the evening.

  • Gazebos must not be left unattended, and you bring them entirely at your own risk.
  • Please site your gazebo at the back and right side of the field (see image).
  • Due to the windy forecast, gazebos MUST be anchored securely.
  • Gazebos CAN NOT be left on the field overnight. Due to the strong wind forecast, we can not risk unattended gazebos blowing away.
  • Please do not block any other party goers view of the stage with your gazebo
  • Please do not position yourself too far forward – as you will end up on the dance floor!


Our volunteer photographers will be taking lots of pictures and video during the event to use in future publicity.  Please let them know if you don’t wish your photo to be taken. If you want any pics on social media removed after the event, please contact us and we will of course remove them straight away.

Tag Us!

We would love to see your pictures of the event – please tag us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #creechpartyinthepark or  #csmpip23

Have Fun!

Party in the Park is run by volunteers as a family friendly event for the benefit of our community. We hope you all enjoy a super night of music, dancing and making memories!


*All timings are approximate



Why no daytime event in 2023?

The first Creech Party in the Park happened 10 years ago in 2013 to celebrate the opening of the new play park. It ran every year until 2019 and for 7 years it was both a daytime and evening event.

The event grew bigger and better every single year and we even won a national award from Fields in Trust in 2015.

Obviously, the pandemic put a stop to the event in 2020/2021 and in 2022 we did not feel comfortable or ready to organise the event with covid still hanging over us.

Our Events

However, this year, the team really wanted to get back to organising events – and in addition to Party in the Park we also organise:

This year we will also be introducing new events too (more on that in upcoming posts!).

Simplifying the event

The team is a small group and is therefore really busy.  The team members are all volunteers with jobs and families to take into account when committing to organise such a large event.

The logistics of organising both a daytime event and an evening event on the same day are extremely taxing – so we decided to make it easier on ourselves this year.

So with all this in mind, we made the decision to make the Creech Party in the Park an evening-only event in 2023. It is still most definitely a family-friendly event and always will be.  The whole idea for the event is that families can socialise together close to home.

We are also supporting the Coronation Picnic in the Park on 6th May – and this will include some of the best things that we all enjoyed during the daytime of PIP – such as The Bake-Off and Family Games (egg toss anyone?!).

Nothing is set in stone, and we will consider all options again next year.

We Need You!

One more thing – we ALWAYS need more volunteers! So please drop us a message via email or Facebook if you would like to get involved.



Coronation Picnic in the Park – 6th May 2023

We are delighted to be involved in this very special Coronation Event happening in the village in May. The day will be a family event to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Join your fellow parishioners in Creech St Michael Recreation Park where you can enjoy:

  • The coronation screened live on a big screen
  • Free cream tea/cakes and hot drinks*
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Competitions

Please bring along your own picnic lunches and we will provide the cake and cream teas later in the afternoon. If you don’t fancy bringing your own picnic, there will be a burger van and hot drinks van on site too.

Bring your own picnic blankets, chairs etc and don’t forget your travel mugs for your tea so we can be kind to the environment.

Please make sure you mark yourself as attending on The Coronation Facebook Event page so you don’t miss any important messages about the event.


The park will be open as usual around these times, but organisers will be setting up/down.


  • 1020 – The King’s Procession
  • 1100 – Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey
  • 1300 (approx.) National Anthem
  • 1300 – The Coronation Procession
  • 1330 – Ceremonial Flypast/Royals on Balcony


  • 1000:  Event officially starts
  • 1000-1200:  Archery
  • 1030:  Children’s Crown Parade
  • 1200:  Last chance to enter your cake into the Bake-Off
  • 1230: Magic Show
  • 1300: Circus Skills
  • 1300-1500:  Cream teas served (to ticket holders only)
  • 1300-1400: Archery
  • 1400: Bake-Off winners announced/prizes given
  • 1400: Magic Show
  • 1430: Tug of War
  • 1500: Circus Skills
  • 1530: Egg Toss
  • 1600: Event finishes


  • Throw the Welly
  • Coconut Shy
  • Inflatables (weather permitting)
  • Face Painting

Food & Drink

* Although the cream tea is free, tickets must have been reserved before the event and we are now at full capacity


  • Face Painting
  • Inflatables (subject to weather)*
  • Family Games – eg Egg Toss, Tug of War
  • Magic Shows
  • Circus Skills
  • Coconut Shy
  • Welly Toss

* Fee applicable


We are pleased that both Ruishton and Creech schools are getting involved by making bunting and crowns.  We are also very excited that the Creech Bake-Off is making a comeback!  Having been a huge success at previous Party in the Park events we are holding a bake-off with a Coronation/Royal theme.  The bake-off will be for everyone of any age.

Kid’s ‘Make a Crown’ Competition

We invite all children to get crafty and make a crown to wear on the day.  Please wear your crowns on the day to receive a small prize and come to the main arena at 10.30 to take part in a parade.

coronation crown comp

‘Creech Bake-Off’ Coronation Cake Competition

Open to everyone.  We want to be wowed by your creations with a Coronation theme. Deliver your cakes to the Bake-Off tent and fill in an entry slip before the midday cut-off time. There will be a winner and two runner-ups for each of the three categories (Adults/Teens/Children). Winners announced and prize giving will happen in the Bake-Off tent at 1330.


Tug of war

Get your teams together for a fun Tug of War championship!  We need eight teams of eight to take part.  Sign up on the sheet in the Bake-Off tent. 2.30pm in the main arena.

tug of war


The park, big screen, competitions and family games are all free for our parishioners to enjoy, however, you will need a ticket to redeem for your cream tea or cake. This is so we can cater accordingly and tickets will be limited.

All tickets for the free cream tea have now been allocated.


The only parking on-site will be for blue badge holders.  Please come to the event on foot if possible.

The Organisers

This event is a joint venture to bring the local community together for a memorable coronation and is organised and supported by: