May 2019

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.

Wednesday 1 May

12.20pm – 1.30pm Making up for Lost Time is the topic for the first talk in the 2019 Friends of Greenhead Park History Hour programme. Local historian David Griffiths will give an illustrated talk on the pioneering years of Huddersfield Corporation which took on the management of the town back in 1868.  David will tell us about some of the many projects tackled by the new Corporation, once it belatedly got up and running, including the provision of public parks like Greenhead Park. History Hour sessions are held in the Greenhead Park Community Room (in the cafe building by the tennis courts).  Free – no need to book.

Tuesday 7 May

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

Sunday 12 May

10.30am – 3.30pm Fancy having a go at croquet? Then come along to a free Huddersfield Croquet Club Open Day on the lower bowling green – all the equipment is provided, just make sure to wear flat trainers or shoes. For more information about Huddersfield Croquet Club, e-mail huddscroquetclub@gmail.com, call Rena Souten on 07799 895350 or visit their Facebook page.

Thursday 23 May

7pm – 8.30pm Discover Huddersfield walk exploring the history of Greenhead Park. Meet David Griffiths at the Trinity Street gates for an evening stroll around the Park to hear how it was established and how it looked on its opening in 1884. The walk will also look at how the Park has evolved and developed since then, and pick out some features that can easily be missed. Cost £3 per person payable on the night – no need to book in advance.

Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June

1pm – 8pm (7pm Sunday)  Huddersfield Beach – the popular beach-themed fun fair returns to Greenhead Park for the Spring Bank half term holiday.  Entrance is by wristband and once inside all rides and the beach are free. For £8.99 you can enjoy as many rides as you want between 1pm & 4pm, 3pm & 6pm or 5pm & 8pm every day – except Sundays when the sessions will be 1pm – 4pm and 4pm – 7pm. Non-riding adults accompanying children can purchase a non-rider wristband for £2.50 which includes access to the beach zone.