June 2022

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. Please note that events are subject to current Covid-19 regulations.

Thursday 2 June

11am to 3pm  Parent Sanctuary have teamed up with Little Bikers and Yaga Art to bring you a Family Fun Day in the park – attractions include Guided Meditations and gentle walks suitable for all the family, a Toddler Triathlon and Giant Interactive Art where children and adults will be asked to help bring a work of art to life using baby clothes! There’ll also be adult yoga provided by Caroline from Bliss Remedies, stalls with children’s clothes, sweets and information, plus crafting tents to keep little ones entertained. For more information please head to www.parentsanctuary.co.uk – the first 100 sign ups will get a goody bag.

Saturday 4 June

12noon – 5pm Kirklees Council presents The Big Jubilee Lunch Family Fun Day. Bring a picnic and enjoy a fun packed day with music on the bandstand, walkabout entertainment, Bhangra workshop, arts & crafts, circus skills and outdoor adventures – and it’s all free! If you’re feeling flush, you can treat yourself to a right royal afternoon tea box – complete with a crown! Available from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June from £15.99 a person – pre-order for collection from The Park cafe in the conservatory by calling 01484 221515 (option 1) or e-mailing GHPark.conservatory@kirklees.gov.uk.

Monday 6 June

10am – 11am Pram-friendly walk in the park organised by Parent Sanctuary, a group whose aim is to improve the physical and mental health of children and their parents.

Saturday 11 June

1pm Huddersfield Petanque Club invites women and girls to come and try the game of Petanque at a free Ladies Day on the Greenhead Park terrain (by the Marsh Gates near the skate park). Boules will be provided – just remember to wear sensible shoes – no sandals. Free tea, coffee and biscuits all afternoon.

Friday 17 June

10am The Mayor of Kirklees will be on the lower bowling green to open Huddersfield Croquet Club‘s 30 hour ‘Croquetathon’ raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. This is one of 30 events celebrating the Club’s 30th anniversary this year. For more information, e-mail huddscroquetclub@gmail.com or call Rena Souten on 07799 895350.

6pm – 11pm Sausage & Cider Festival, under 18s only. Tickets from £25 plus £3.50 booking fee. Food and drink can be purchased by token only, not cash.

Saturday 18 June

4pm – 11pm Ibiza Orchestra Live, under 18s only.  Tickets from £34.95 plus £5 booking fee. Food and drink can be purchased by token only, not cash.

Tuesday 21 June

11am – 2pm Kirklees Learning Disability Week Picnic in the Park – with entertainment, stalls and information. Look out for the Friends of Greenhead Park stall where we’ll be asking people what they think could improve the park for people with disabilities. Bring along a picnic and your own seating. For more information e-mail sarah.roberts@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk.

Saturday 25 June

10am – 4pm SIN Cru present their new show, Valoris and the Expansions. Come down to the park for workshops, performances and Hip Hop culture.

1pm – 3pm Safety in Music, in partnership with Safer Kirklees, invite you to unite to walk and dance to make parks safer spaces for women & girls. Bring a picnic and wear sports or dance clothes.

Sunday 26 June

12noon Huddersfield Race for Life is back in the park raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK. You can walk, jog or run the 5k course which is suitable for all abilities. The start line will be in the main grassed area in the centre of the park, next to the miniature railway and cafe.  Registration is £14.99 (£10 for children aged 6 to 15). Under 6s can join in free with no need to register them.

Wednesday 29 June

10am – 12 noon This summer you may hear the sound of strumming coming from the Greenhead Park community room (in the cafe building opposite the tennis courts) on the last Wednesday of the month.  An informal ukulele group is now meeting there and welcome visitors to listen – or join in if you have a ukulele!