Bluebell walks kick off summer activities in Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park’s summer programme of activities starts this Bank Holiday Monday (1 May 2017) with escorted walks through the bluebell woods.

Volunteers will greet passengers from the 11am, 1pm and 2:40pm trains on Middleton Railway at the top station, Park Halt. The guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 30 to 40 mins, and is up hill and could be on unsurfaced paths. Refreshments are available at the Visitor Centre

There’s a second chance to enjoy the experience on Sunday 7 May at the same times. Events then run every Sunday through to the end of September.

Amongst the brass bands; history walks and children’s entertainers there are some notable highlights. On the weekend of 20 & 21 May, the Northern Kite Group will set up on The Clearings to  put on a spectacular and colourful display (with commentary) of some of the biggest kites in the world – watch and be amazed.

Tuesday 4 July sees the return of Oddsocks theatre company and their knockabout retelling of Shakespeare classics. This year they tackle Romeo & Juliet. There’s bound to be songs, audience participation and much hilarity at this free evening event.

The annual rock and folk music festival takes place on 23 July, showcasing up and coming local talent. And then in September the Friends stage the Great Middleton Park Show on Sunday 23 featuring crafts, flower and produces plus music, stalls and entertainment.

You may be wondering how all these events are put on. The Friends have a team of volunteers but they are always looking for new members. It’s a great way to learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy the green gem of South Leeds that is Middleton Park.

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