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Family Activities

Holiday Fun! Simply turn up at the Garden room in the walled garden 10 minutes before advertised start time to ensure your place at the session -these are activities run on Wednesday afternoons during the school holidays All activities are FREE, but donations always much appreciated!

July 22nd Teddy Bear's Picnic -bring a snack & teddy

July 29th Fruit & Frolic: tasting in the kitchen garden + games with Ulverston Leisure Centre

August 5th Trees & Minibeasts with Cumbria Wildlife Trust

August 12th Science Fun with staff from Siemens

August 19th Nature in French with Anne-Laure Page

August 26th Cooking in the Kitchen Garden

September 2nd Insect Pop up Books with Ellie Chaney

28th October Shadow Puppets with Jean Povey

If you have any queries please ring Kim on 01229 588164 or email on

Just turn up about five minutes before the start

A new Wildlife Watch Club for children aged 5 to 11 years old was launched on April 25th 2015!!  Amy Boud from Playful Nature ( , along with some volunteers, runs the Wildlife Watch Club sessions on the last Saturday of the month from 10am to 12noon. The cost is £3 per child per session. A variety of interesting and fun activities about wildlife and nature will be involved -the dates coming up are July 25th, August 29th and September 26th.

 Community Gardening Day -August 6th 2015 from 10am to 4pm-come along and get involved in planting and harvesting! Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

General activities

New RHS Horticulture course on Saturday August 1st!!

The course will run from 10 am to 2.30pm with a break for a packed lunch that participants bring with them. The course will cover:

Growing media recipes for different horticultural needs

Sustainable horticulture

Gardening in schoolsWildlife gardeningwith a discussion about "what makes a community garden work? over our packed lunchesWe will provide tea/coffee/biscuits throughout the day and encourage people to stay on and chat over coffee and cake in the cafe when we are finished. For more details and to book a place please ring Kim Farr on 01229 588164 or email There are only 10 places available so please ring Kim to book is free!

Knit & Natter in the Coach House Cafe
Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm

Car Boot Sales
These are now run independently on our field which is hired for the purpose. They happen every Thursday (weather permitting) from 1.30pm to 5.30pm until the end of September plus an extra one on Apple Day Saturday October 3rd
Tunes & Tapas -This is a lovely summer event with delicious dishes and live music (Spanish Guitarists). For details and to book August 29th please contact our cafe/bistro team on 01229 581666 Tickets £23 each includes tapas, Fizz & Live Music.
You can buy your tickets online, just click the BUY NOW button below.

Incredible Edible Ulverston Community Gardening Days (in partnership with Ford Park) will be held throughout the year -the next one is on Thursday August 6th at Ford Park from 10am to 4pm -for more details please ring Kim on 01229 588164

Hoad Marathon GALA Event on August 9th 2015:For more details please phone Ali Alger on 01229 580666 and check the website:

Pamper in the Park, 11th September - Tickets £12 each
You can buy your tickets online, just click the BUY NOW button below.

Apple Day Saturday October 3rd 2015

Art at The Coach House


July and Aug - Irene Stewart Rodgers

Sept and Oct - Hannah Willets

Nov and Dec - Ellie Chaney.

Slide and Supper Evenings
A chance to enjoy interesting speakers, good food and great company. The cost of £10 includes a hot supper after the talk + tea and coffee. The bar will be open and booking is essential (01229 581666).

The Spring Programme has now finished and an Autumn 2015 Programme is being planned

Craft Events

New Events Coming Soon

Please ring 01229 580666 for more details and to book

Ford Park Community Group host numerous events on their fields, these mostly take place in the summer months. 

The group also hire out the fields to other organisations to host other events. To enquire about hiring our field please telephone our main office. 01229 580666

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Family Activity Programme for the Summer

Thursday 16 July 2015

Come with primary aged children for activities every Wednesday in the school holidays from 2pm to 4pm. Free, but donations welcome. Meet at the Garden RoomRead More

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