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Haverhill Town Council is laying on a summer stacked with (free) fun events for the family




A series of community fun days organised by Haverhill Town Council during the school summer holidays begins with the Big Day Out on the Recreation Ground on July 31.

Running from 11am to 3pm, The Big Day Out features some great attractions such as climbing walls and bungee trampolines as well as stalls and information stands from local groups.

Also not to be missed is Picnic in Park on Wednesday, August 7, from 11am to 3pm at East Town Park.

Families enjoying a previous Picnic in the Park at East Town Park in Haverhill. Contributed picture
Families enjoying a previous Picnic in the Park at East Town Park in Haverhill. Contributed picture

The event usually attracts hundreds of people who get together to enjoy a communal picnic in the park before exploring the great play area or having a go at the variety of workshops, inflatables and other fun things on offer.

Two more fun days take place in the Chalkstone and the Clements’ estates community centres.

The Chalkstone day is to be held in the field behind the Chalkstone Community Centre on Wednesday, August 14 between 11am and 3pm.

Five-year-old Indie Thompson enjoying a bungee trampoline at last year's Big Day Out. Picture by Mark Westley
Five-year-old Indie Thompson enjoying a bungee trampoline at last year's Big Day Out. Picture by Mark Westley

The Clements Fun Day, which celebrates 55 years of the Clements estate, will be at the Leiston Community Centre on August 21, from 11am to 3pm.

At both there will be games and activities for all the family to enjoy. Parking on all sites is however very limited.

Two long-standing events in Haverhill’s diary are the free music nights on Market Square.

These events attract crowds of all ages who come to meet up with friends and family and listen (and dance) to great music.

The first opportunity to soak up the summer vibes is on Saturday August 3 when the music will be provided by the brilliant sixties band, The Zoots and Take That Live.

If that whets your whistle then the second night is on Saturday, August 17.

This time the entertainment will come from Wannabe, A Spice Girls tribute act plus The Trembling Wilburys, a homage to The Travelling Wilburys, (Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jeff Lynn. Both concerts start at 8pm.



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