Family Fun: May Update

So, just as we get a hint of summer… the rain and chilly weather returns. The few days of fine weather we have had however gave a small buzz of things to come and long summer days don’t seem so far away.

This summer as mentioned in my previous post there are lots of exciting events, many of which are free for families and young people to attend.

If you’re sporty or up for a challenge top of the list is the Poynton Family Sports Festival held on Saturday June 29th at Poynton Leisure Centre. This year’s event follows on from the success of lasts year’s Poynton 2012 Embrace the Games where local residents had the opportunity to try out lots of different sports from local sports groups.

This year we’re setting you a challenge, when you arrive you’ll be given your challenge card with space for five stamps… it’s your mission on the day to get 5 stamps, for every sport you take part in you’ll get a stamp, when your card is full you must head to the PA where upon you will receive recognition and an award for completing your card. The day will also include activities and refreshments for everyone to enjoy including a BBQ from Poynton 3rd Scouts, climbing wall, bouncy castle, face painting, a raffle and stalls from local groups. If you are part of a group and would like a stall we still have some space so get in touch for more details.

Other events over the summer include:

Poynton Summer Fest

Formerly known as the Middlewood Way Open Day, this community event is organised by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of local volunteers, and promises to be the biggest and best yet, with a packed programme.

There is something for all the family, with Morris dancing , a bird of prey display,  bouncy assault tunnel , children’s rides, a magician,  Punch & Judy,  balloon  modelling , free  canal  boat  trips, dog  training, and pony rides, and plenty more besides .  Live musical entertainment will be provided by the Poynton Youth Brass Band and the Dawnfall Band, and there will be a selection of stallholders selling local produce.  Hot and cold refreshments will also be available, including a BBQ, ice cream and fresh coffee.

The Fest will take place as usual on and around the Middlewood Way at Higher Poynton. Entrance is free, although cars will be charged £2 to park.

Party in the Park

Poynton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the exciting line-up for this year’s charity concert taking place on Saturday 15th June 2013. The concert is a family event held in the delightful surroundings of Poynton Park. Follow the link to find out more or book tickets

10 year anniversary of twinning with Erd

Preparations are now under way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of TAP in June 2013, and they would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be interested in knowing more, or in joining TAP. Please contact the Secretary Glenys Parry-Jones – glenys.parryjones(at) for more information.

Poynton ShowMiniature Garden

Saturday 24th August is Poynton Show. If you’re feeling green fingered the 2013 Horticultural Schedule has now been published and is available in booklet form from the Show Office, 120 Park Lane, Poynton and at the Information Desk at Poynton Civic Hall and Poynton Library, as well as other outlets throughout Poynton. Click on the link to download info about junior classes you can enter.

Junior Classes Poster

Lostock Christian Fellowship Family Fun Day

A fun filled day on Sat 1st June from 1:00 – 4:00pm held on Deva Fields. The event is free admission and there will be lots of fun for all the family.

Other activities and events

Civic AwardsYouth Civic Awards 2013

Do you know some young people who give up their time voluntarily? Have started their own community group? Or should be commended for work they do in the community? I’m looking for nominations for the Youth Civic awards. If you know of anyone who you think deserves a Youth Civic Award please let me know. This could be a group of young people or an individual, as long as they live in Poynton and are 25 or under, anyone can be nominated for a youth civic award. I need nominations by Friday 21st June and awards will be presented on Sunday 21st July at the Civic Centre. So if you know of any child or young person who you wish to be considered for an award this year, please could you forward their details and a brief citation in confidence to the Youth Coordinator, Erica Adkins, Poynton Civic Hall, Poynton SK12 1RB , or email to me at:

Walk to school week 2013

 This year’s Walk to School Week is Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May 2013.

 Living Streets is a national charity which supports pedestrians, working with people to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk. The Living Streets Walk to School campaign has been flying the flag for walking to school since 1995. It now reaches more than 1.9 million children each year. The Walk to School campaign’s aim is simple: to encourage all parents, children and young people to make walking to school part of their daily routine. Our vision is that every child who can walk to school does so. The charity’s website contains more information on the resources that are available for schools to promote walking and to take part in 5 day challenges.

Activities Database

Don’t forget to check out the What’s On page of my blog for regular classes and groups in Poynton – if you have a group that isn’t featured and would like to be please let me know.

Best wishes,



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