Snow at Bowden Derra February 2015
Bandstand Tree
Rosewood garden
Hydro Tree
Christmas Carols 2014
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20th June 2013. At the Disco

September 2012

Tinker the shetland pony visits Bowden Derra Park

Christmas Carols with Launceston Town Band

The Raffle at the Carol Concert and the sale of cards raised £150 and this will be donated to the St Stephens School, Special Unit in Launceston
Christmas decorations

Getting ready for Christmas

Fireworks at Bowden Derra 5th November 2011

A crowd of around 300 people from Polyphant and Lewannick joined staff, service users and their families at Bowden Derra for a spectacular bonfire and Firework display on Saturday.

The weather was very mild and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, refreshment were supplied By Bowden Derra, Hot Dogs and Burgers followed by soft drinks in abundance.





Spring Dance – 02nd June 2011
The team at the Westgate Centre organised a Spring Dance, held at The Eagle House Hotel in Launceston.
People dressed up in their dinner jackets and evening dresses to attend this exciting event.
On arrival everyone was greeted with a glass of ‘bubbly’!
Music and dancing was the flavour of the evening, with the ladies showing off their stunning dresses.
Everyone had a great time, well in to the early hours!
Thank you to the Westgate Centre staff for organising such an outstanding event and we look forward to next year’s!




Easter Day – 24th April 2011
On Easter Day Bowden Derra Park was host to the ‘Moorland Bikers’ after they had completed their annual Easter Egg run to children and adults with disabilities across North Cornwall.
This year there were over 250 Bikers.  Many local people joined us for this spectacular sight.
This was quite an amazing scene, with lots of different types of motor-cycle's, a treat even if you are not an enthusiast!  There was also a live band – ‘Blue Slate’ playing for our entertainment.
Bowden Derra Park was very surprised and exceptionally grateful to receive a generous donation from the Moorlanders and look forward to welcoming them back next year.




Awards Ceremony – 08th February 2011
Bowden Derra Park was very proud to recently receive a South West Employer of the Year Award. The award was given because of Bowden Derra Park’s dedication to staff training and development.  This ongoing commitment to training ensures that we maintain the high standards that we are well known for.
The award was presented at the regional Awards Ceremony held in Exeter and as a result Bowden Derra Park will now go forward as a nominee in the National Awards.

Music, dancing and all that jazz!

14th July 2009


Everyone enjoyed a superb concert given by the Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra, under their Director Mr Ben Vincent. The Orchestra, made up of 5th and 6th Form students from the College delivered a programme of modern and classic instrumental and vocal numbers ranging in style from film scores to rock.

The standard of signing and musicianship was superb, and was almost matched by some very enthusiastic dancing. After a series of encores the band were given a rousing send off at the end of the concert.

More details of the Orchestra can be found on their website .

jazz band
singing along
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