Last summer Greenway hosted a life-size model of a gorilla that was designed and painted by pupils at Galmpton C of E Primary School. The project was carried out in partnership with Paignton Zoo and formed part of a trail of gorillas in the Torbay area. Visitors to Greenway saw the final design of our life-size gorilla, GiGi, who was auctioned to raise money for Paignton Zoo's conservation work.
Groups we have worked with include
- Local schools
- Family learning groups
- Scout groups
- Youth groups
- Adult learning groups
Do you have any ideas or want to get involved? Contact our Community Involvement Officer on 01803 842382 or by email.
Every year Greenway holds fairy day where the grounds are taken over by fairies who run events and activities. It's usually held in May and is always a fantastic day.
Apple day at Woodhuish
Every year our ranger team run Apple Day at the restored Victorian cider press at Woodhuish. Everyone's welcome to join in the demos and taste local produce.
Greenway has a new partnership with Play Torbay, a local charity that offers free and exciting play and adventure activities for all children in the bay area. We've previously held some activity days with them and have been invited to be part of their new project. Play Torbay have received Arts Council funding to work with several heritage venues in the bay area and theatre groups in the South West to create 'quests' at the various sites.
Greenway worked with the Barbican Theatre at Plymouth and Fork Beard Fantasy to create the quest based here. Young people from the local area were invited to work on the quest and do public performances at the end. The project started with a group of young people canoeing to Greenway for the first quest. Over the next two years we'll have a series of exciting installations on site that the public can see and enjoy.