Previous Events

Broadhurst Festival Sunday 4 August 2019 12.00pm – 4.00pm Free attraction Broadhurst Playing Fields Moston Lane 

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We had traditional craft workshops, fun rides and a wide range of attractions for all ages. There will be  something for everyone, from activity-based attractions to traditional fairground games. We also have the popular Crocodile Joe’s interactive educational show, circus crafts, bungee trampoline , two live bands and much more.

Bat Walk Broadhurst Clough Saturday 29 June 2019 9.00-10.30pm

image of bat with with outstretched wings

Explore Broadhurst Clough at night to see and hear our Pipistrelle and Soprano bats. We will take a leisurely walk through parts of the Clough, using bat detectors to listen out for foraging bats. Our bat expert Martin will be joining us again and sharing his extensive knowledge during the evening 

Pond Dipping and Bug Hunt 30th May 2019 11.00 am Broadhurst Clough  Free attraction

child dipping into pond to catch insectsCome and see the many creatures that live in our dipping pond, from Dragonflies to Water Boatmen.  Can you catch a Butterfly? Dipping nets and Butterfly nets provided. 

 

 

Recycle Craft Day Sunday 17th February 2019 at 11.00am to 3.00pm Broadhurst Park Community  Centre,

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Looking for something to do during the half term? Why not try our FREE craft workshops for children and adults.  Try your hand at pottery, have a go at willow weaving and wood turning. Make some badges or environmentally friendly bird feeders or nest boxes for your garden. Have a free face painting, or just come along for a cup of tea.

 

 

Mushroom Hunt Sunday  14th October 10.30 am Free Event

image of a mushroom growing on tree barkJoin us for a walk round Broadhurst Clough, to look for some of the over 40 species of fungi that grow there

 

Spooky Halloween Walk Broadhurst Clough Saturday 27th October 6.30 pm Free Event

poster advertising spooky bat walkEvening walk round Broadhurst Clough. Come dressed to scare!

Meet at the gate next to St Marys Nursing Home, St Marys Rd, near junction with Joyce St

 

 

Boggart Making 11.00 am Saturday 29th September 2018 Free event 

Boggart making poster Im,ageLearn the story of the mischievous Boggart and craft your own out of clay and natural materials 

 

Broadhurst Park Festival Sunday 5th August 2018 Free Event

Advert for Broadhurst FestivalWe had  traditional craft workshops, fun rides and a wide range of attractions for all ages. There’ was  something for everyone, from activity-based attractions to traditional fairground games. We also had the popular Crocodile Joe’s interactive educational show, hands on Virtual Reality, a  brass band and much more.

Back Woods Cooking Thursday 31st June 2018

Campfire imageFree outdoors event for children. Children learned how to safely handle tools and light a small fire using a flint striker. They will then be taught how to prepare the ingredients, to make  their own food (Burgers) to cook on the fire and eat. 

Bulb Planting Broadhurst Park 10am Saturday February 4th 2018

bulb planting image Volunteers planted Daffodil and Tulip bulbs in Broadhurst Clough

 

 

 drawing of a nest boxNest Box & Insect Home Event Saturday  17th February 2018 in Broadhurst Clough.

Learning to  make bug hotels and insect homes to take home.

 

 

Christmas Race Night New Moston Social Club, M40 3RQ  Friday 1st December 2017

Fund raising event  with Pie and Pea supperposter advertising Race Night

 

Fungus Walk Saturday 21st October 2017 10am – 12 noon: Free Event 

Wild Mushroom imageThis mushroom hunt into Broadhurst Clough was a great opportunity to see some of our fascinating native fungi. Autumn is the best time to go fungi spotting and you can expect to see a startling array of shapes and colours in the woods and green spaces in the Clough.

We found 27 different species last year, including Angels Bonnet, Common Ink Cap, Velvet Shield and Crested Coral. We also found some rarer species such as, Popular Bracket and Orange Grisette.

Bat Walk Broadhurst Clough Saturday 2nd September 2017  Free Event

 Bat silhouetteUsing bat detectors, we  listened to two different species of bats (Common pipistrelle and Soprano pipistrelle) hunting in the park at twilight.

 

 Car Boot Sale Saturday 16th September 2017  9am – 1pm

Fund raising event at the car park, Broadhurst Playing Fields Moston Lane, Moston M40 5QD

Broadhurst Park Festival Sunday 13th August 2017 Free Event

Advert for Broadhurst FestivalWe had traditional craft workshops, fun rides and a wide range of attractions for all ages. There’ was something for everyone, from activity-based attractions to traditional fairground games. We also had the popular Crocodile Joe’s interactive educational show, hands on Virtual Reality, a  brass band and much more.

Nest Box Making, Sunday 19th February 2017 at 11 am

Pond Dipping and Bug Hunt Saturday 24th June 2017 10.30 am

Broadhurst Park Festival –  Broadhurst Playing Fields 31st July 2016

Back for the third year, our FREE event for children and adults. The brass band and magic show were particularly popular. Many thanks to our sponsors Northwards Housing, Manchester Council, Forever Manchester, Adactus &  our fantastic friends group

 Pond dipping/Bug Hunt Wednesday 10th August 2016

We found dragonflies, water boatmen in the big dipping pond in Broadhurst Clough, plus butterflies and creepy crawlies. 

Craft Event for children 28th August 2016 Broadhurst Clough

children making paper crafts image

Children and their adults joined us for a free fun day of crafts, get messy making, sticking, and painting recycling stuff, willow weaving and wood turning. You could also have your face painted,

Fungus Walk  16th October 2016

Did you know that there are dozens of wild mushrooms and other fungi in Broadhurst Clough?  We delved into the magical world of fungi on this walk, looked out for Jelly Ear, Turkey Tail and Lawyer’s Wigs and learned about what’s edible and what’s not.