There’s plenty of park life in Middleton this month

Friends of Middleton Park have a range of activities and entertainments to encourage you into the park this month.

On Sunday (9 June 2019) they lead a walk around the park looking at its historic transport heritage: trams, trains and coal waggonways. Please wear walking shoes or boots and sensible clothing, as some of the paths may be wet and muddy. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 1:30pm. At the end, make a donation to the Friends for the walk, and get a free piece of cake.

Children’s Magic and Mayhem is promised on Sunday 16 June, 12-4pm. With Children’s Circus Skills, Ballon modelling, and children’s crafts this will be a fun time for children of all ages.

Tuesday 18 June at 6:30pm the Friends host a Request Walk. Come along to the Visitor Centre and request a walk about an aspect of the history of the park, or a walk to look at something specific, or …. it’s up to you. Or just come along for a pleasant evening walk. A local guide will lead a walk that attempts to meet requests.

The People’s Picnic takes place on Sunday 30 June, 1-4:30pm. Bring a Picnic with family and friends for a relaxing afternoon fun day in the park with organised games and music from Grange Moor Brass Band at 2:30pm.

Looking ahead to July, Oddsocks Theatre will return to Middleton Park on Tuesday 2 July with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The family-friendly show mixes the genius of the Bard with hilarious pantomime action. We will have a full preview next month, but mark the date and prepare your picnic, the show starts at 7pm.

Friends of Middleton park is a volunteers group, if you would like to join in a help with putting on these events please contact them: E-mail:; website:, or leave a message on their mobile: 07914 729051


Photo: Crowds enjoy a bit of rock’n’roll Shakespeare from Oddsocks Theatre in Middleton Park