I recently blogged about my love for Prestwich Clough. It’s a beautiful and tranquil place, but on Sunday 16th May, it’ll hopefully be rather busier than usual.
Prestwich Clough Day will start at 12 noon and the fun will continue until 5pm. Clough day kicks off the 5 week long Prestwich Festival (Prestival, surely?) which includes the return of the popular Prestwich Farmers Market on May 23rd, several brass band performances in St Mary’s Flower Garden and live music and poetry at various venues. Check out the website above, you are sure to find something appelaing.
So, back to Clough Day this Sunday – there are loads of activities for children including a bouncy castle, story telling, facepainting, clay modelling and circus skills.
Lots of local groups and societies will have displays or stalls, including Bury Friends of the Earth and Bury Transport Museum – of particular interest to parklovers like myself may be the numerous stalls promised from “Friends of Park” groups enabling visitors to find out what’s going in local green spaces such as Heaton Park, Prestwich Forest Park and Ordsall Moor.
Creative visitors will enjoy the displays from local artists such as woodturning, corndolly making, willow weaving and pottery.
For animal lovers, there’ll be an animal petting zoo, farm animals and an owl display.
If you prefer to recline with a beer, then head to the excellent Church Inn, on Church Lane where there will be music and morris dancing throughout the day.
Much of the action takes place in St Mary’s Flower Garden, which lies between the A56 Bury New Road and the Clough. It’s easy to reach via the tram to Prestwich followed by a short walk or the 98 bus stops right outside. Further information from GMPTE. Two large, free carparks are aso available in the centre of Prestwich.
Don’t forget to have a wander away from the flower garden and explore the Clough, especially if you haven’t visited before – it really is beautiful. Additionally, you can let your children burn of some steam over the road at St Mary’s Park, where there are fantastic playgrounds for kids of all ages.