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Bingley Easter Events 2018

A what’s on guide for families in the Bingley area this Easter!

East Riddlesden Hall

Cadbury Easter Egg

Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your little ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. You can follow bunny’s clues around the garden whilst spotting the signs of spring and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolaty treat. 9.30am – 4.30pm, trail sheets £2 each.

Easter holiday traditions

Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April (closed on 6 & 13 April), 10.30am – 4.30pm

Come along for an adventure this Easter holiday and get closer to nature in the wild play garden. You can balance on a fallen tree, create mud pies and hunt for bugs. As well as enjoying the great outdoors, we’ll be making nature crowns and decorating the apple trees with messages of luck to encourage a good harvest. There’ll be nature inspired arts and crafts too. Inside the house we’ll be making gingerbread the traditional way every Tuesday at 11.30am.

An Anglo-Saxon experience

Sunday 8 April, 11am – 4.30pm

This Easter we’ll be joined by the English Companions for an Anglo-Saxon experience. Take a step back in time to the fifth century and learn what life was like for the Anglo-Saxons who once walked the grounds here.

This family-friendly day will include a shield wall demonstration, costumes to try on, shields and bracelet making, writing runes, story-telling and lots more. There’ll be artifacts on display as well as the chance to ask questions and learn about how the Anglo-Saxons have influenced our lives.

General admission prices apply – free entry for National Trust members and under 5’s.

Woodbank Nursery

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Prince of Wales Park

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Cliffe Castle Museum

Return of the rabbits – Sunday 31st March

We are excited to announce that the rabbits and guinea pigs will be returning to Cliffe Castle Park and moving into their brand new homes on 31 March 2018.

To celebrate there will be ferret racing and a reptile reception in the park between 12 and 4pm, and if you hop along inside the museum we will be making rabbit masks between 1 and 3pm.

All activities are free of charge.

Easter Cooking Workshop

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Contact https://cook-stars-craven-and-ilkley.class4kids.co.uk/ for more details.

Easter at Shipley Glen Tramway

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AND FINALLY – not forgetting..

Bingley Easter Eggstravaganza

All details available via the facebook page here.

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Summer Holiday Activities in Bingley!

I’ve had a few requests over on the Bingley Mums facebook page for ideas for things for kids to do in the Summer holidays, so here’s a round up! If you are running a group or aware of something I’ve missed from here, please let me know via the comment section below. Where I’ve written “for pre school children” this means children under school age not necessarily pre school age (so 0 – 5 is fine). There is also a Bradford Website which has a general list of stuff going on in the wider area. Click here to have a look.

Saturday 25th July – Bingley Show – Myrtle Park.

Monday 27th July – Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre are running a trip to Flamingo Land. £25 each for over 3s. Free for 3s and under (phone 01274 435850 for more info and to book)

Friday 31st July 11:30am – 1:30pm Picnic in Myrtle Park (run by Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Wednesday 29th July 11am – 3.30pm – Paddington Film and Fun – City Park.

Wednesday 29th July 1 – 3pm – Summer Club Pirate Day (fancy dress for pre school children) at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Monday 3rd August – 10 – 11.30am Messy Play – at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Monday 3rd August 12:30 – 2:30pm – Woodland Play – Myrtle Park

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Wednesday 5th August 1 – 3pm – Summer Club Bugs and Insects – at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (for pre school children, phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Monday 10th August 1 – 3pm – Children’s Party – at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre for pre school age, (phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Monday 10th August 12:30 – 2:30pm – Woodland Play – Myrtle Park

Wednesday 12th August 1- 3pm – Summer Club Super Hero Day (fancy dress) at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (for pre school age, phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Friday 14th August 11:30 – 1:30 – Picnic at St Ives – (phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Saturday 15th August 12 – 6pm – Fairy Fest – Cottingley recreation ground

Monday 17th August 12:30 – 2:30pm – Woodland Play – Myrtle Park

Wednesday 19th August 1 – 3pm – Summer Club Party – at Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (for pre school age, phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Monday 24th August 10 -12pm – Play Bus – Bingley Trinity 5 Rise Children’s Centre (for pre school age, phone 01274 435850 for more info).

Every Tuesday and Wednesday 10 – 4pm – East Riddlesden Hall Forest School – “Explore, play and learn in the wonderful setting of East Riddlesden Hall’s magical gardens and outdoor spaces.We will be outdoors whatever the weather-please come dressed appropriately and bring a packed lunch!Suitable for 5-11 year olds” –  £20 for first child and £15 additional children. Click here to book.

Farmer James Holiday Club
“Enrol your 5 to 12 year olds on our OFSTED registered Child Care scheme during the Easter & Summer school holidays!
Based in our indoor Fun Barn and on the Farm, activities include:

  • Fun Barn Play
  • DVD Corner
  • Quiet Reading Area / Arts & Crafts
  • Animal Feeding & Husbandry
  • Tractor & Trailer Rides / Mini Tractor Rides
  • Straw Bales Play

8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

  • Summer:
  • 27th – 31st July
  • 3rd – 7th August
  • 10th – 14th August
  • 17th – 21st August

£150 per week / £35 per day / £25 per ½ day.
Price includes catering from the Wain House Tea Room (breakfast / lunch / tea / snacks).
Contact Denise or Jane on farmerjames1@aol.com or 01274 598795″

Bricks4Kidz sessions mainly in Silsden or Cullingworth, too many to list here! Take a look at their website here.

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Teeny Linguists‘ parent and tots French and Spanish classes. “It’s at the Bingley Youth Café on a Friday morning. It starts on Friday 7th August. Due to popular demand there are 2 morning slots for the Spanish (10am and 11.30am) and there’s a slot for the French at 10.45am but people need to book in advance. It’s FREE to try and we’re currently up for a ‘Best Languages Class’ award so I think a few more people by like to try it. To book the free trial people can contact Michaela Haynes on 0772946116”.

Swim Stars Crash Courses at Bingley Grammar. Call 01274 560570 to book.

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Ideas for Mother’s Day near Bingley

This is my sixth Mother’s Day as a mummy and I have to say, it never gets old. However, who came up with the idea of having it on the same day as the clocks going forwards! That’s just not fair! Anyway, as ever my three year old woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and has no consideration for the fact that I didn’t get to bed until midnight.

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