Haverhill Town Council’s Summer programme of events 2017

Written by MiriamSpall on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:16

On Wednesday 26 July Haverhill Town Council is to hold its annual Big Day Out on the Recreation Ground. From 10.00am to 4.00pm, The Rec will be packed full of free fun activities and information stalls from local organisations. This year there will be a chance to have a go at lots of new attractions including a travelator, looping bikes, last man standing and a sprint tunnel alongside old favourites such as bungee trampolines, climbing wall and the kid’s inflatable world. The event and the activities are free but visitors are asked to go to the bandstand  on arrival. There they will receive a  wristband which will enable them to take part in the fun.

Following the Big Day Out, on Wednesday 2 August from 11.00am to 3.00pm, East Town Park is hosting The Picnic in the Park. Courtesy of Haverhill Town Council there will be free performances of Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by The Little Blue Monster Theatre Company at 11.30am and 1.30pm.  There will also be the opportunity to have a go at free workshops including clay modelling, dance, drums, junk jewellery, mini gardening and Giant Wooden Games.

There will also be two other Community Fun Days in town. The New Croft (Haverhill Rovers ground) is holding a Chalkstone Fun Day on Wednesday 9 August from 11.00am and On Wednesday 16 August 11.00am to 3.00pm the Leiston Community Centre hosts the Clements Fun Day.

The summer holidays also sees the return of the Town Council’s free Tribute Nights in the Market Square. On Saturday 6 August there will be performances by Pop Rockin’ 80s and Bye Bye Baby, A celebration of the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. On Saturday 19 August the performers storming the stage will be Little Mixture (A Little Mix tribute) Swinging with the Stars (popular swing/big band music) and A Night at the Movies (all the best songs from all the films including Mamma Mia and Dirty Dancing)

Nick Keeble says, ‘The activities promoted by Haverhill Town Council over the summer give everyone the chance to come out and have a good time. The Community Fun Days focus is on families with younger children while The Big Day Out will features some challenging activities never before seen in the town.

The summer has already got off to a great start with thousands attending the Street Festival, the Beer Festival, the Vehicle Rally and The Summer Bash. We aim to keep the fun going until the end of the summer holidays. All of the activities listed here are free to attend but we will have voluntary donation buckets for those who would like to make a contribution to offset the costs of putting the events on.

To get a Summer in Haverhill brochure which details all these events and more going on in the town call the Haverhill Arts Centre Box Office on 01440 714140 or go to Haverhill Town Council website.

Please find our summer fun brochure here

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