Orchard Park Parade!!

Hey guys!! Yesterday afternoon me and my family went down to Orchard Park so we could watch the parade that was going on there. The parade started at 2 and did a loop of some of the roads around Orchard Park, finishing quite near where it started. The project was lead by Handmade Parade in collaboration with Hull Carnival Arts and Rag and Bone and saw artists of the 3 companies delivering free creative work shops throughout April to produce costumes and art work for the parade. Like all of the other City of Culture events, it was so full of life and unique and I’m really glad I got the opportunity to see it. In today’s blog post, I’m going to be describing the parade and giving you my honest opinion of it.

The parade was split off into different sections and each different section had a theme. The first part of the parade had the theme of sealife and so everyone was dressed as octopus, jelly fish, dolphins and other sea creatures. There were also massive fish on wheels and other sea creatures such as squid which were a bit like puppets since people were controlling them.

The next part of the parade was Viking themed and everyone was dressed as Vikings. There were people on stilts, Viking boats on wheels, massive battleaxes and lots of Viking flags.

 The last part of the parade was the theme of pirates and so there were lots of people dressed up as birds and pirates. There were massive bird puppets attached to sticks so people could control them flying in the air, pirate boats on wheels and more people dressed as birds up on stilts. There was also music throughout the parade which included people playing percussion instruments and a brass band. It was really nice to see people of all ages getting involved in the parade and enjoying the experience. The parade was really colourful and unique and so full of life and you could really see all the hard work that had gone into preparing for it.

I would rate this event 10 out of 10 stars for being so colourful and unique. If you would like to see the parade, it is on next Saturday at St Stephens Shopping Centre in Hull. There are activities before hand from 11am but the actual parade starts at 2pm.

Thank you for reading this blog post!! Have any of you ever been to a parade? Let me know all about your experience of parades in the comments!! There will be another post out next week but until then bye for now!!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia In Hull 


  1. Looks like so much Fun!! Any parade I’ve been to has been in Dublin and was always in the bad weather so any memories are always of cold hands and feet πŸ™‚ But hey ho we’re not aspirin and don’t melt in the rain as my Mom says! xx

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  2. Hi Amelia,
    I’m thinking of visiting the Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday for the Skin exhibition. Last time I was there (5 years ago) it was empty, do you know if the gallery (or this exhibition) has suddenly got massively popular and I’ll be queuing to get in? Unfortunately the gallery’s website is as poor as it always was (shame, it’s a lovely gallery). I presume the Princes Quay car park is the best place to park?

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    • Hi Johnny
      The exhibition might be busy however you will probably not be queuing to get in. Princes Quay car park is the best place to park as it is the closest. Hope you enjoy seeing the exhibition, I’m going to be reviewing it in a couple of weeks so definitely look out for that!!
      Amelia in Hull


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