Fit and Fed summer activities

Bury Live Well is organising activity sessions over the summer holidays, offering sports and games for all the family (including parents and carers). The sessions are aimed for families, with children aged 5-15 years old, who may be struggling financially or otherwise. 

All events run from 11am until 2pm, and are FREE to attend and lunch is included. See flyer for locations and dates. 

Charity football game and family activities at Gigg Lane

Head down to the Gigg Lane Stadium on Saturday 13th August to watch a charity football game where the Neighbourhood Public Service Team (which will include some players from us at Six Town as well) go up against the Fishpool, Goshen, Redvales and Springs (FGRS) Community Hub. The kick-off is at 1.30pm.

There will be plenty of other activities on the day as well, from dance and cheerleading performances to stalls, games and other fun activities. Find out more from this flyer.

All money raised on the day goes to FGRS community hub, Bury FC Supporters Society and the regeneration of Gigg lane community stadium.

The event is free to attend, but please register your attendance here

Bury Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)

The 2022 summer programme follows the success of Holiday Activities and Food programmes that ran over the summer and winter of 2021, and Easter this year. Face-to-face activities will take place from Monday 25 July to Friday 26 August.

The activities are free to children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. The activities are brought to you through Bury Council, in partnership with Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance and funded by the Department for Education.

For more information and for instructions how to book, please visit Bury Council's page. 

Other free activities in Bury and GM area 

Bury Transport Museum
Traction Days are taking place throughout the summer, giving families the chance to check out the collection of beautifully restored traction engines, tractors and Scammell lorries. The dates are July 25 and August 1, 8, 22, 29 and 30. Tickets can be booked on the website.

Burrs Country Park
The park has different trails to walk around near the River Irwell, you can feed the ducks and there's an exercise trail for kids. There are plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic or you could try out the park's café The Lamppost.

Manchester Museum
The museum has a full summer holiday programme featuring a 'spy school', a Family Weekender from Manchester Science Festival and lots more. Events run from July 24 to September 5, with free tickets available on the website here.

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Feeling creative? The Outdoor Art Club is back this summer, offering 'workshops that bring art, nature and creativity together' come rain or shine. These take place from 11am to 3pm on August 4, 11, 21 and 28 and are drop-in so no need to book.

From July 30 until the end of August the Piazza is being transformed into a play zone where children can access a range of free activities, from circus skills classes to Blue Peter Garden. See the website for more details.

MEN has gathered an exhaustive list of free events this summer in Greater Manchester area. Please see the full list here on their website

Keep an eye out on our socials!

We will keep you updated on fun activities for families this summer on our social media channels. Give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and find out more.

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