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.
Saturday 2 July
1pm – 7pm Friends of Greenhead Park and Musica Kirklees invite you to a feast of musical entertainment on the bandstand for the whole family. Performances from Musica Kirklees Holme Valley, Shelley, Batley, Mirfield & Colne Valley groups include swing and big bands, African drumming, massed voices and more. Bring your own seating – and a picnic if you like – and enjoy a summer afternoon of music. Free entry – collection for the Musica Kirklees Gift of Music sponsorship fund.
Saturday 9 July & Sunday 10 July
From 11am Inflatable Kidz World Fun Weekend with inflatables and rides aimed at 2 to 10 year olds. Payment is by token for inflatable attractions and cash or card for rides. Closes 7.30pm on Sunday 10 July.
Sunday 10 July
2pm – 4pm The Friends of Greenhead Park are delighted to welcome Sundown Swing back to the bandstand following a wonderful afternoon here last summer. They’ll be playing a fabulous selection of well known swing music from several eras – and there’s plenty of room for dancing around the bandstand! Make sure to come along with your chair, rug, and maybe even a picnic! It’s free but a bucket collection for the Friends of Greenhead Park will be taken during the performance.
Tuesday 12 July
11am – 2pm The Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the 2022 Commonwealth Games – is visiting Huddersfield as it passes through Yorkshire & Humber. An exciting celebration on the lower field will welcome the arrival of the baton in the park. The event features music, dance and a host of activities and workshops inspired by nations and cultures from across the Commonwealth.
Saturday 16 July & Sunday 17 July
12noon – 9pm People across Kirklees are invited to join together at the Greenhead Gathering – a weekend of fun, free family events. From 12noon to 8pm on the lower field you’ll find Vibe Alive, a celebration of Caribbean culture. From music, costume and dance to food and family friendly craft activities – explore the heritage and history of what makes the Caribbean Islands so special. On the main field there’s a Massaoke family sing-along to hits from popular shows from 2pm to 3pm, live performances from local bands from 3pm to 7pm, and finally more Massaoke to pop anthems from across the decades.
Sunday 17 July
12noon – 5pm The Mela is back in the park for the Greenhead Gathering weekend! Sangam Mela is a free family fun day on the main field with live music, jewellery, fashion & food stalls, face painting, rides and more. Hosted by Radio Sangam and Communities Together, with support from Kirklees Council, Sangam Mela marks the start of the month long Sangam Festival celebrating South Asian arts, culture and heritage.
Wednesday 27 July
10am – 12 noon Informal Ukulele session in the Greenhead Park community room (in the cafe building opposite the tennis courts). Visitors are welcome to come in and listen – or join in if you have a ukulele!
12noon – 4pm Celebrate the wonder of nature and the pleasure of being outdoors on a free Kirklees Libraries Books and Bugs Storytrail. Drop in to the bandstand between 12noon and 4pm to take part in this fun family picture trail and bug hunt, inspired by Tim Hopgood’s My Big Book of Outdoors. Aimed at families with children up to 8 years old. The Friends of Greenhead Park will be there with an information stand too.
Friday 29 July
11.15am – 12noon Pyjama Drama summer holiday session of drama and imaginative play for 2-4 year olds. Cost: £5 per child (sibling discounts available). Booking essential – contact email@example.com or 07933 009330, or message the Pyjama Drama Mirfield and Huddersfield Facebook page.
Saturday 30 July
11am – 2.30pm The popular Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Colour Run comes to Greenhead Park for the first time this year. Take on an easy 3.5km walk, jog or run while being showered in clouds of coloured powder – and help raise funds for a great cause! The run starts at 12.30pm, followed by fun events, food etc. Advance tickets are £17 for adults, £9 for children (3-16 years) and £48 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). Under 3s go free. Tickets on the day are £23 adult, £12 child, £60 family.
Sunday 31 July
12noon – 5pm Ever fancied trying crown green bowling? Huddersfield Bowls Development invite you to come down to the bowling greens between 12noon and 5pm for a free introduction to the game. All the equipment you need will be provided and there’ll be qualified coaches on hand to show you the ropes. All ages are welcome – just make sure you wear flat shoes! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place and preferred time – or just turn up on the day.