WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE DAY
Please see below for the full event programme, times and booking information. Some events do have limited spaces so please make sure you check for availability and book your place if necessary.
THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME
LOTS TO SEE AND DO
In the town centre all day
CONSERVATION GROUPS & CHARITIES
10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. The conservation trusts and charities working in our area are very important to our community, landscape and wildlife.
Come and meet them, ask questions or just browse.
Venue: Parish Church grounds and Market Square
ARTISAN MARKET: Food, Arts and Crafts
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Local Food producers with delicious home baked goodies and freshly cooked food.
Venue: Market Square
11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Check out some of our fabulous local crafters and artists. Pick up something beautiful.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Demonstration of circus skills throughout the day. Fun for all the family.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Church Yard, Market Square, Kirkby Stephen.
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. A display of vintage agricultural vehicles around the town.
Venue: Market Square, Kirkby Stephen
CAFÉ FOR THE DAY Women’s Institute
9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Fuel up with breakfast for the day ahead or pick yourself back up with afternoon tea, coffee and cake. Home cooked with
Venue: Masonic Hall, Kirkby Stephen
Circus Skills Demonstration
Kirkby Stephen Church Yards10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Watch and participate in Euphoric Circus skills demonstration.
Available throughout the day.
Fun for the whole family.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Church Yard, Market Square.
RED SQUIRREL WALK
CUMBRIA WILDLIFE TRUST
Smardale Nature Reserve 12.00 noon – 2.30 p.m.
See if you can spot the elusive red squirrel on a guided walk, led by the Reserve’s warden. Suggested donation £5. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Booking essential at Kirkby Stephen Visitor
Centre. Tel 017683 71199.
At 12.00 noon a bus will leave from a temporary bus stop outside the Pharmacy in Kirkby Stephen, returning at 2.30.
STEAM TRAIN JOURNEY
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
A must see! Our old station at the southern end of the town comes back to life with all the sights and sounds of a traditional steam station. Experience the joy of steam power!
Stainmore Railway Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen
FARM TO FORK ROADSHOW
Market Square Kirkby Stephen 10.00 am – 4.00 p.m.
An educational food experience for all the family, demonstrating the journey of eggs, milk and meat.
Venue: Market Square, Kirkby Stephen.
10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Something to keep the children interested. A walking treasure hunt around the town.
Small prizes for correct returned forms.
Entry forms available at Upper Eden Visitor Centre, Kirkby Stephen
KIRKBY STEPHEN SILVER BAND
1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.
Followed by Freda Lodge performing a Westmorland
Clog Dance in the Cloisters.
Venue: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church grounds
WESTMORLAND DALES RUN
& JUNIOR FUN RUN
11.00 am. Choose an 8 mile or 4.5 mile loop. Whatever you fancy. Experience our gorgeous landscape on foot!
2.30 p.m. Send your kids on an exploration to make their own memories. Children will be supervised by adults.
Venue & Registration: Kirkby Stephen Parish Church grounds
WESTMORLAND DALES NATIONAL PARK
11.00 a.m. Meet at Stenkrith Park car park for a 4 hour 5-6 Km walk in the beautiful Mallerstang Valley led by an YDNP archaeologist.
Take a packed lunch.
Booking required at Kirkby Stephen Visitor Centre; Tel: 017683 71199
Park at Stenkrith Park. A bus will return from Pendragon Castle at
12.00 noon - 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m 3.00 p.m.
Children of all ages come and try your hand at creating your own design. Protective aprons provided.
Kirkby Stephen Parish Church
CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND WRESTLING
12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.
Demonstrations of this ancient sport.