April 2018

As well as the regular weekly activities, there’s a variety of other events and attractions which vary from month to month. Events are free (unless otherwise specified) and all are welcome to join in. Outdoor events are weather permitting.

Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April

1pm – 4pm Come on down to the park for the Easter Weekend Special on the miniature railway – usual fares apply. On Easter Monday all the takings have kindly been donated to the FoGP play train fund – and we’ll have an FoGP information stand by the station on April 2 too.

Tuesday 3 April

7pm Friends of Greenhead Park committee meeting in the Greenhead Park pavilion.

Wednesday 4 April

10.15am – 12.30pm People who would like to learn to play croquet can join a new course in the park organised by Huddersfield Croquet Club. The course lasts for eight weeks and costs £25 per person. E-mail huddscroquetclub@gmail.com or call 01484 549496 for more details or to book a place.

Saturday 14 April

12.30pm – 2pm Get creative in the park with the Greenhead Park Art Club for kids (accompanied by an adult). Join artist Kim Searle in Greenhead Park’s Community Room to have a go at imaginative art activities inspired by nature. Explore new materials, learn new skills and create colourful and original art works to take home.  Activities are suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years. Places are limited so you need to book in advance via the Greenhead Park Art Club’s Facebook page or e-mail kimsearlecrafts@gmail.com. Cost: £5 per child – payable on the day.

Saturday 28 April

1pm – 3pm Poets and poetry lovers are warmly welcomed to a free Poetry in the Park readaround in the Greenhead Park Pavilion by the bowling greens. Just bring along two or three short poems to read – they can be your own or by someone else. There’s no set topic, but something seasonal is always nice. This friendly poetry session is open to all, and there’s no need to book.

2pm – 4pm Free weekly tennis coaching sessions start on the park courts. Catering for children, young people and adults, these sessions are part of the Tennis For Free initiative, a charity that helps people access the great game of tennis. The first hour will offer mini tennis on Court 1 for 6-10 year olds (with parents). Older juniors will be coached on Court 2 and adults on Court 3. The second hour will be reserved for family play with coaching tips. Tim Jenkins, a Level 4 LTA coach who works on the programme at Huddersfield Lawn Tennis Club, will run the sessions – you can also book individual coaching with him, to take place after the free sessions finish at 4pm.