Derby Parks’ Superhero Picnic is going virtual!

Mon 27 Jul 2020

We may have cancelled our annual Superhero Picnic in the Park due to Covid-19, but now we are going virtual! For this year’s event, instead of us all flocking to our local parks, we invite you to join Derby Parks online for a free, fun-filled day as we celebrate in true superhero style with our new Superhero Picnic at Home!

On Tuesday 28 July from 11am to 3pm, we will be sharing lots of activities, crafts and videos online for you to get involved with in your own home, not forgetting everyone’s favourite Superhero Picnic Lunch. So put on your best Superhero outfit, and prepare your tastiest sandwiches ready for a super day!

You can join in with other families online via our Facebook event, where the Derby Parks team will be commenting and interacting with you all throughout the day. Or if you'd like to watch the videos at a later date, all of them are available on our YouTube channel, complete with captions, or you can see them further down this page!

11:00am - Rockin' Robins, Drumming Workshop

11:30am - Sporting Body Ltd, PE Class

12:45pm - Jumping Clay, Storytelling and Model Making

1:30pm - Derby Active, Superhero Gymnastics Workout

2:00pm - Derby Active, Learn to Swim Workout

2:15pm - Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts, Beaver Challenge

2:30pm - Derby Homes, Captain America Fruit Shield

2:45pm - Derby Parks, Superhero Bingo!

Don't forget to download and print out your very own Superhero certificate to certify that you are a Derby Parks Superhero and have had a SUPER day! 
Superhero Certificates

Activity sheets

We have created lots of fun activity sheets that you can print out and do at home. From colouring in to spot the difference, you are sure to find something to keep you entertained.
Don't forget to create your own bingo card before 2:45pm to join in with Mr. Parkie's bingo game!

All the activity sheets are available to download below:

Activities from our partners

Our partners for the event have also been busy thinking of fun worksheet activities for you to do too.
Check them out below:

Derby Homes have also made this great video to show you how to make your very own Superhero Cuff!

Derby Homes, Superhero Cuff


We also have some great ideas to get you and your family feeling crafty for the event. You could do them during the day or after the event has finished - either way, we're sure you'll have a super time!

Superhero hand-prints

Get creative and make your favourite superhero – all you need is paper, some paint and your hand! Place your hand print on the paper and then add eyes, a superhero belt and any other accessories your superhero needs!

Handprint superheroHandprint Superhero

Garden Superheros

Get back to nature and make a superhero out of things you can find in your garden. Using sticks, stones, flowers and leaves, create a garden superhero!

Nature Man garden superheroTwig Man garden superhero

Share your creations on social media and tag @DerbyParks so we can see them! We hope you have a super time with all these activities.

#MySuperhero Wall

For this year’s picnic, we also want to celebrate all of your heroes, so we want to know who your hero is. It could be your mum, dad, aunty or uncle, or maybe it’s your local postal workers, park rangers or refuse collectors – whoever it is, we want to celebrate the impact they have had in your life and say a huge thank you! Take a photo with them and, with their permission, share it with us on the @DerbyParks social media pages, using the hashtag #MySuperhero. Its not too late for you to share your pictures and see your 'in real life' hero on our superhero wall.

To share on Facebook, go to the @DerbyParks page (if you're on mobile, you will also need to select the "posts" tab) and share your photo using the hashtag #MySuperhero. Make sure your post is public so that we can see it

To share on Twitter, post your photo and tag @derby_parks and use the #MySuperhero hashtag. Your profile will need to be public for us to see it

To share on Instagram, upload your photo with the hashtag #MySuperhero and tag @_derbyparks. Your profile will need to be public for us to see it

Make sure to share your photos and why you've nominated them before the event on Tuesday 28 July to see them on the Superhero wall. Here's a little peek of the #MySuperhero wall: