By Nathan Findlay –
As we head into what’s looking to be a scorcher of a bank holiday, the final half-term of the school year will soon be upon us.
That means they’ll be lots of fun activities for the whole family to take part in throughout the week. Here are just a few of the events you can expect to see out and about in Kirklees this week!
Saturday 29th May
Huddersfield Lego Trail
Today marks the start of the Huddersfield lego Trail. Organised by Hello Huddersfield, this family-friendly community event runs throughout the whole of the half-term week.
Various shops and businesses have been challenged to build a model based on architecture around Huddersfield out of LEGO, and then display them for all to see.
Participants can take part in a scavenger around the town to find all the models, and then vote on their favourite using a special app.
The whole thing is completely free to take part in and looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon in the sunshine.
Tuesday 1st of June
Library Adventures Live
LAL is an online programme of events for children aged 4-11 to reengage with reading in a fun and enjoyable way.
Children will be able to watch and join in with their families at home.
Each session is designed to encourage your young ones to read for pleasure and stimulate creativity.
In addition to storytelling, there are also draw alongs, poetry and creative activities to get involved with.
The sessions run weekly, and the one taking place over half term is called ‘Meet the Oceans’ with Author Caryl Hart and illustrator Bethan Woollvin.
You can watch the session on Tuesday at 11 am on the Kirklees Libraries YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels, and all the past performances are available to watch as well.
Wednesday 2nd of June
Dragonfly and Butterfly Felting Garden Workshop
Local Arts and Crafts shop Crafty Baggage host regular needle felting workshops for those who are creatively inclined or just want to take up a new hobby.
This half-term, the workshop is focusing on crafting Dragonflies and Butterflies.
Beyond a small entry fee, all materials will be provided, and tea and biscuits will be available.
The session runs costs £20 and runs from 5 pm to 7 pm. More details can be found on their Facebook page.
Family Weaving Workshop
Over in Slaithwaite, families can learn some basic weaving skills in a special workshop.
Each family will work on one loom to create a weave which you can take home at the end of the session.
Families of up to six people and Individuals over 14 are welcome.
The sessions are Covid compliant and will feature robust safety practices.
A family ticket costs £20. Find out more and book your place online.
Thursday 3rd of June
Cartoon Circus Live (Holmfirth)
For anyone who’s a fan of some classic slapstick comedy, Holmfirth Civic Hall is hosting ‘Cartoon Circus Live’ this Thursday.
The one-hour COVID secure family show combines the comedy of pantomime with the thrill of the circus, with clowns, comedy, magic and much more.
Tickets cost £7.
Sunday 5th of June
Sculpting a continent – Hand Tufting Workshop
A joint commission as a part of Woven in Kirklees’ programme of activities, this special workshop gives attendees to take part in hand tufting a rug.
Session are taking place over the next few weeks in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury from 10 am – 12 Noon & 1 pm to 3 pm.
The workshop is available for all ages and is Covid compliant.
It’s a free session and more details can be found on the Eventbrite page.
All in all, there is a fantastic range of different activities for all ages to get involved with over the half-term, and as coronavirus restrictions start to lift, we are really seeing things start to get back to normal and events like the ones shown above start to get going again.