Pumpkin Picking and Creepy Crawley Trail, October 2020

Pick your own pumpkin from the Stirley Farm gardens and complete a creepy crawly trail with a sweet treat at the end. You can dress up in your favorite spooky halloween costume! Join in the fun from Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October, 10am to 1pm at Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6FA.

It’s all outdoors and the organisers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, have done everything they can to make sure you’ll feel safe and secure while still having fun. Booking in advance is essential.

Book in advance and find out more

Pumpkin Picking poster (PDF)

Walk, move, relax

Do you need time to leave worries behind and reconnect and chat with others? Then come along to this free class, every Wednesday from 9.15am to 10.30am. Includes a chance to chat, breathing exercises and gentle yoga moves. Meet at the entrance to St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. Walk sets off at 9.30am.

Contact Laura Merriman: lj_merriman@yahoo.co.uk

Newsome Play Day Treasure Hunts

We can’t get together for our usual Play Day event this year, but you can still join in the fun. Newsome Ward Community Forum are setting up 3 Treasure Hunt Trails around Newsome.

Pick up your entry forms at one of these local stores:

  • Newsome Fisheries
  • Newsome Post Office
  • Fair Price
  • Naim Stores

The forms will tell you where the Treasure Hunt routes are, and how to join in.

You can take part from Wednesday 5th August 2020, which is National Play Day.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 19th August.

Prizes will be suitable for ages 3 to 12 years old.

If you have any queries, or if you’d like us to send you the entry forms by email, please get in touch with Julie. Email: julie@dtbs.net

Growing Great Places online crowdfunding workshops

Growing Great Places online community crowdfunding workshops
Wednesday 15th July 2020 from 12 noon to about 1pm
Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 4pm to about 5pm 

Growing Great Places is a community crowdfunding programme to support citizens and organisations who have great ideas for making our local places even better. Kirklees Council are pledging £50k of funding over the next year, plus advice and support to help you run a great crowdfunding campaign.

You might have a little idea that can have a big impact by bringing a place together. Or you might need some help growing support for an ambitious project that’s just getting started.

If you’re interested in finding out more, register now for one of these free community crowdfunding workshops, hosted by Spacehive, where you can:

  • Hear about funds from Kirklees Council available for your project
  • Receive advice on developing your project from the team and our partners at Locality
  • Join smaller break out rooms for interactive, specialised support for your project including Q&As with Spacehive project creators
  • Access advice on planning and promoting your campaign
  • Stay for an optional ‘Tea + Talk’ for virtual community networking

Register to take part

15th July 2020 from 12 noon to around 1pm – register now

23rd July 2020 from 4pm to around 5pm – register now

Growing Newsome Plant Drop

This year’s Big Plant Swap in Newsome is a little different. Although we aren’t able to get together for our usual event this year, we are still here for each other. And we still want to help people grow their own food. So with a little help from our friends, Growing Newsome are making something a bit special happen this month. We’ve already dropped hundreds of plants on the doorsteps of people who are shielding, self-isolating or growing food for their wellbeing. And there’s still time for you to join in…

Growing Newsome Plant Drop, June 2020

 

Wild and Wonderful: Hall Bower Art Exhibition 2020

An array of pictures and painting done by Hall Bower Art Club members, plus other craft stalls. The usual refreshment room will be open, offering a range of lovely home made cakes and sandwiches, including our delicious Hot Beef (and Onion) rolls.

Open days Friday 16th October and Saturday 17th October 2020 from 11am till 4pm at Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RL, with the official opening on Friday 16th October at 11.30am.

Sunday 18th October Art Service at 3pm.

Wild Art

Join us for a week filled with creativity, with a new art workshop every day, you can learn how to make your own clay animals, leaf crowns, pebble painting, bark etchings, natural art outdoors, water painting, wild jewellery and more! With something different each day this is a great way to be learn the many ways in which nature has so much to offer. Fun for all the family. Standard price £4 / £6 per person. Light refreshments will be available.

Monday 25th to Thursday 28th May 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Easter Egg-travaganza at Stirley Farm – cancelled

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Come along and egg-splore out egg-celent gardens! We’ll have an Easter themed trail with lots of family craft activities themed on new life! Standard price £4 / £6 per child. Fun for all the family, ages 3+ Light refreshments will be available.

Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April 2020 from 10.30am to12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Stirley Wild Walk – cancelled

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Put a spring in your step with a guided walk around our grass lands and up to the iconic Castle Hill. Being outdoors is not only great for your health and wellbeing, but it’s the best way to see nature close up, bring your walking boots, take in the view, aaaaand relax! The walk will be about 1.5 to 2 hours in total, approximately 4km. Medium to hard difficulty (with potential for boggy areas, steep inclines and uneven terrain). Light refreshments will be available after the walk. Suitable for familes and adults (age 8+). Price: £4 member, and £6 non-member per attendee – includes hot drinks.

Sunday 29th March 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm, meet at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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