Week 3 of the summer holidays- Struggling for things to do this week?

#OnOurDoorstep summer holidays

Are you struggling to find things to do this week? It’s ok if you are, we’re here to help! We’ve put together a guide for each week of fun activities and events happening in Kirklees.

Here is the guide for week 3. Keep an eye out for week 4 activities that will be published next Monday!

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Week 3, 8-14 August, struggling this week?

 

Books and Bugs Storytrails

Celebrate the wonder of nature and the pleasure of being outdoors on our summer story trails. Tim Hopgood’s My Big Book of Outdoors is the inspiration for our fun family picture trail and bug hunt this summer.

Recommended for families with children up to age 8.

Where? Wilton Park – meet outside the cafe, Bradford Road
When? Tue 9 Aug 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost? Free
 
Book your place on the books and bugs storytrails.

 

Family Nature Trail

Get outdoors and enjoy our fun family trail around the grounds of Cliffe House. The trail is family and buggy friendly, something the whole family can enjoy. When you have collected all the clues don’t forget to return to the food kiosk to collect your prize. *1 prize per paid trail sheet

When? Monday to Friday each week

From Monday 25 July until Friday 2 September (Closed Bank Holiday Mon 29th Aug)

Daily 10am till 4pm

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £2 per person

 

Fairy and Trolls Trail

Follow the themed trail around the ancient woodland. Can you spot where the fairies and trolls live? Follow the map to find each of the houses, you might even spot the Fairies and Trolls as you make your way round. Come back to the kiosk at the end of the trail to collect your prize for finding all the houses.  Feel free to dress up for this trail, however please wear appropriate footwear as the woodland isn’t paved.   £4 per person No booking required

When? Monday to Friday from Monday 25 July until Friday 2 September (Closed Bank Holiday Mon 29th Aug)

Daily 10am till 4pm

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £4 per person

 

Adventure Playground

Let your young ones loose on our woodland adventure playground with ropes, swings, slides and a tree house!  Free    No booking required

When? Monday to Friday each week from Monday 25 July until Friday 2 September (Closed Bank Holiday Mon 29th Aug) Daily 10am till 4pm

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? Free, no booking required

 

Family trails and activities

Explore Bagshaw Museum, Tolson Museum, and Oakwell Hall & Country Park throughout the summer with themed family trails and activities for all.

When? Throughout summer

Where? Bagshaw Museum, Tolson Museum, Oakwell Hall

Cost? Pay what you feel

For more information please visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums 

 

Summer Craft Activities

Come and join us for a summer of creative family fun with crafts every day at Huddersfield Children’s Library. It is all free just drop in!

When? Wednesday 27 July- 3 Septemebr ( except Bank Holiday) Monday- Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where? Huddersfield Children’s Library

Cost? Free

 

Free summer blast

Sporting and fun activities for 13- 16 year olds! Learn life skills, take part in bushcraft, pop-up boxing ring and cooking sessions and muga sports.

Where? Crow Nest Park and the adventure playground

When? Monday- Thursdays from 1 August, 3pm – 7pm

Cost? Free

To find out more visit https://www.summerblast.app/

 

Sporting and fun activities for 13- 16 year olds!

Learn life skills, take part in bushcraft, pop-up boxing ring and sewing session workshops.

Where? Oakwell Hall

When? Monday- Thursdays from 25 July, 12 pm – 4pm

Cost? Free

To find out more visit: https://www.summerblast.app/

 

Free boxing sessions 

Where? Knowl Park

When? Saturday 6, 13 & 20 August

8-12 years 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

12- 18 years 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Cost? Free 

Where? London Park Estate

When? Wednesday 3, 10, 17 & 24 August

8-12 years 10:00 am- 11:30 am

12- 18 years 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Cost? Free

To find out more about the sessions visit: https://www.summerblast.app/

 

Archery lessons

Join our activity instructors in learning how to draw the arrow, balance the bow & fire at a distance target – Challenge your family members as to who can score the greatest points. All under cover so no need to worry about damp conditions.

When? Monday 1, 8, 15 & 22 August

Thursday 4, 11, 18 & 25 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £6

Book your tickets to take part in archery lessons.

 

Pond dipping

Explore the ponds in the grounds of Cliffe House, looking out for minibeasts, bugs, and all kinds of pond life, all while learning about the environment.

When? Monday 1, 8, 15 & 22 August

Thursday 3, 10, 17 & 24 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £4 per person

Book your tickets to take part in pond dipping.

Mine Experience

Explore this new experience at Cliffe House, where you navigate your way through a series of narrow passages, junctions, climbs and drops.

When? Tuesday 2, 9, 16 & 23 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £6 per person

Book your tickets to take part in the mining experience.

 

Bushcraft

Book on for our fantastic instructor led bushcraft activity. This is the perfect family activity for all to sit around a campfire toasting marshmallows, making & cooking your own garlic bread twist, all washed down with a warming hot chocolate. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements. No need to worry about the damp conditions – this session is based under cover within our woodland.

When? Wednesday 3, 10, 17 & 24 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £8 per person

Book your tickets to take part in bushcraft at Cliffe House.

 

Woodcraft 

Using traditional woodcraft tools you will learn to construct a woodland sculpture to take home with you. A fun filled instructor led session with all equipment provided.

When? Friday 5, 12, 19 & 26 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £8.00 per person

Book your tickets to take part in woodcraft at Cliffe House.

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