Free weekly timed 5k event taking place at Normanby Hall Country Park that is suitable for all abilities.
Visit the website for further information – Parkrun Normanby Hall
parkrun is a weekly 5K timed course for walking, jogging or running. It takes place in the heart of Scunthorpe at Central Park every Saturday morning, starting at 9am, meeting near The Pods.
The event is organised and managed entirely by volunteers.
It is free to take part in parkrun; you just need to make sure you register on the parkrun website, before you run, to record a time. When you have registered you will be able to print out a barcode which you will need to bring along to every run with you. A barcode timing system is used at the events to record your time. This software means that participants can have their results provided almost instantly, either on the parkrun website or by text message.
To find out more about parkrun and to register to take part in the local Scunthorpe parkrun then visit www.parkrun.org.uk/scunthorpe/.
Please note everyone is welcome at parkrun events but anyone under the age of 11 needs to accompanied by a responsible adult.
Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities.
Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.
Activities will change every weekend.
Suitable for all ages.
There’s not much going on in the garden at this time of year. But at the Ropewalk in Barton-on-Humber one particular garden will soon be blooming.
And from January 19, there is the chance to visit what is a unique creation, a landscape made up of clocks of every kind.
The brainchild of international installation artist Luke Jerram, Harrison’s Garden – which honours Barrow-on-Humber inventor John Harrison – will feature hundreds of clocks laid out in swathes of beds and borders.
Harrison’s Garden has recently completed a tour of National Trust properties and was due to be dismantled. However, a chance meeting with Luke led the artist to donate the exhibition to the Better Barrow Community Project which is raising money for a statue of John Harrison – and to offer to set it up.
The Ropewalk in Barton-on-Humber agreed to stage the exhibition and is now awaiting the imminent arrival of more than 2000 clocks.
Harrison’s Garden opens at 10am on January 19 and after it closes on March 24, Colin Young from Golding Young and Mawer in Lincoln – and Bargain Hunt fame – has agreed to auction the most valuable timepieces, while the remainder will be offered as momentoes for a small donation.
Luke Jerram is known for his innovative ideas, most recently his Museum of the Moon project seen in Hull.
“We were fortunate to meet Luke when Harrison’s Garden was at Gunby Hall,” explained Trevor Millum, chairman of the Better Barrow Community Project. “The exhibition was moving on to Penrhyn Castle after which it would have been dismantled so we’re really pleased it will finish in John Harrison’s backyard.
“We were also fortunate that Ropewalk had spare space in January to stage it for us. Golding Young were very interested when we contacted them about an auction of the best clocks and they are meeting Luke while he is at the Ropewalk.”
Venue: Normanby Hall Country Park
Times: 11am – 3pm (Saturday 19th Jan. and Sunday 20th Jan.)
Price: Free (parking charges of £3 per car still apply)
Pop along to meet the RSPB and get top tips on taking part in the 40th anniversary of the Big Garden Birdwatch. We’ll also be offereing free, fun bird feeder making activities. Come and see us from 11am-3pm.
(Please note that while the event is free, parking at Normanby Hall is £3 per car)
For more information on the venue, please visit www.normanbyhall.co.uk
Join us in the Library Activity room on Saturdays for our weekly Lego Club. We will be running regular challenges for young brickmasters. The event has proved to be very popular and so we now a bookable session, 10 – 11am. The event is free and all materials are provided.
To book a session email email@example.com, or telephone (01724) 860161.