The festival that is expected to attract
thousands of people from all over the region takes place on Sunday
13 May, offering a host of countryside attractions including
helicopter rides, pony rides, a dog agility show, show jumping
event and clay pigeon shooting.
There will also be plant sales, stalls, a
range of food and refreshments available, woodland walks, tree
climbing and access to the Kirkley Hall Outdoor Adventure Academy
that incudes zip wire, high ropes and climbing
Whilst visiting, members
of the public can also call into Kirkley Hall Zoological
boasts over 200 species of animals, reptiles and birds including
alpacas, ring tailed lemurs, marmosets, capybara, wallabies,
kookaburras, snakes, lizards and smaller domestic animals in a
In addition to the attractions, visitors
are invited to find out about financial and learning support that
is available and to talk to tutors and student advisors about
courses on offer starting in September, including GCSE resists,
A-Level options, degree level courses and live Apprenticeship job
Potential learners can also find out
about our programme of part-time and professional courses available
to start now including our free course offer, suitable for those
looking to get job ready, improve career prospects, set up and
build a business of learn a new skill.
The College's leisure learning team will
be on hand to discuss our Spring term Leisure Learning Course
offer, that are designed for learners looking for a course for fun,
maybe develop a new hobby, increase your skills in an area of
interest or simply to meet new people including floristry,
horticulture and cookery.
Gates will be open from 10am to 4pm.
Entry costs £5 per person and children aged 12 and under are free.
Please note that parking will be on a field.
For more information about the Countryside Festival visit
or to find out more about courses visit www.kirkley.ac.uk.