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Fun in Wyre this October half term

Fun in Wyre this October half term Published Thursday, 11 October 2018

Discover something new this half term! Wyre Council has put together a host of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October you can celebrate the birthday of Wyre’s famous windmill in Thornton. Marsh Mill will be throwing open its doors and there’ll be children’s activities, tours an exhibition and stalls there from 11am to 3pm both days.

Fleetwood Market is hosting some interactive art sessions on Saturday 20 October. Help create a large contemporary piece of artwork to be part of the Homecoming Parade later in the year, with artist in residence Linda Copeland. Join in with small crafts whilst watching Linda create her parade piece.

On Sunday 21 October why not visit Rossall Point Tower to observe our coastal birds? Join Wyre’s rangers from 9am – 10am for a free, easy guided walk.

Treat the kids to a trip to the theatre from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 27 October as Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society bring Annie to Marine Hall in Fleetwood. Performances take place every night at 7.30pm and there’s a Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Tickets are out now, call 01253 887693 to book.

Or, put on your wellies and join us for our beach cleans at Fleetwood (20 October), Cleveleys (21 October) Harbour Village (24 October) and Rossall Point (25 October). Help to keep our beaches and the Wyre estuary clean and free of litter. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and children welcome if with a responsible adult. Please check www.discoverwyre.co.uk for details of times.

If you fancy something a bit more crafty, then come to Memorial Park, Fleetwood on Tuesday 23 October from noon to 3pm, or Wyre Estuary Country Park on Wednesday 24 October from 10.30am to noon for some fun Halloween crafts. Sessions at Memorial Park must be pre booked, call 01253 891000 to secure your space. At Stanah bring along your own pumpkins then create some spooky crafts.

On Thursday 25 October at 9.30am to 11.30am you can join Wyre’s rangers to look at both the woodland/garden birds and the waders and wildfowl of the estuary in a beginners guide to birds of the park at Wyre Estuary Country Park in Stanah. It’s £3.50 or £2.50 for concessions.

If you fancy getting out for a walk, come along to the Knott End Legstretcher meeting at Knott End Café on Friday 26 October at 10.30am 12.30pm. This is a guided circular walk that should take about two hours, covering 4¾ miles. It’s £3.50 to join in the walk or £2.50 for concessions.

There’s a free petrifying pumpkin carve taking place at Memorial Park in Fleetwood on Saturday 27 October from 11am to 1.30pm. It’s first come, first served so make sure you get there early!

There’ll also be scary face painting and glitter tattoos, balloon crafting and a creepy lucky dip! Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be served by the Friends of Memorial Park volunteers. Please be aware that there will be a small charge for individual activities as the Friends of the Memorial Park are fund raising.

There’s also the chance to take part in Xplorer Orienteering for children at Memorial Park on Sunday 28 October from 1pm to 3pm. Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge using a simple map. The aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact, it’s just 50p per child to take part.

You can round up the seasonal celebrations with Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular at Thornton Little Theatre on Wednesday 31 October at 2pm. From the team behind 'Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor', 'Santa’s Christmas Wish' and 'Marty MacDonald’s Farm' comes a brand new show for 2018!

Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help Sally the Scarecrow solve the ghostly goings-on then play trick or treat with Crafty afterwards and receive a special Halloween present. Tickets are £10.75, and family of four tickets are £38. To book call the Box Office on 01253 887693.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “It’s wonderful to be able to host so many events for families to enjoy in half term. There’s all sorts to try from walks out in the great outdoors to craft activities and theatre shows.”

To see what else is going on in Wyre visit www.discoverwyre.co.uk or follow @WyreCouncil on Facebook.

riday 26 October at 10.30am 12.30pm. This is a guided circular walk that should take about two hours, covering 4¾ miles. It’s £3.50 to join in the walk or £2.50 for concessions.

There’s a free petrifying pumpkin carve taking place at Memorial Park in Fleetwood on Saturday 27 October from 11am to 1.30pm. It’s first come, first served so make sure you get there early!

There’ll also be scary face painting and glitter tattoos, balloon crafting and a creepy lucky dip! Tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be served by the Friends of Memorial Park volunteers. Please be aware that there will be a small charge for individual activities as the Friends of the Memorial Park are fund raising.

There’s also the chance to take part in Xplorer Orienteering for children at Memorial Park on Sunday 28 October  from 1pm to 3pm. Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge using a simple map.  The aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact, it’s just 50p per child to take part.

You can round up the seasonal celebrations with Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular at Thornton Little Theatre on Wednesday 31 October at 2pm. From the team behind 'Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor', 'Santa’s Christmas Wish' and 'Marty MacDonald’s Farm' comes a brand new show for 2018!

Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help Sally the Scarecrow solve the ghostly goings-on then play trick or treat with Crafty afterwards and receive a special Halloween present. Tickets are £10.75, and family of four tickets are £38. To book call the Box Office on 01253 887693.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “It’s wonderful to be able to host so many events for families to enjoy in half term. There’s all sorts to try from walks out in the great outdoors to craft activities and theatre shows.”

To see what else is going on in Wyre visit www.discoverwyre.co.uk or follow @WyreCouncil on Facebook.

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