Regular Group Activities

There are a number of regular group activities in the Park, some have a separate web page to inform members of when events are happening or to give the general public a flavour of what we do.

The Visitor Centre is open afternoons each Wednesday and Sunday, also Saturdays in July and August for cake and refreshments - opening times vary so check the calendar.

In addition, there is a comprehensive schedule of activities in the Park, some on the same day everyweek, others once a month.

 

Mondays

 

MONDAY CLUB GARDENERS - An FoBP Activity

10am until noon - Meet at the depot near the main gate in Beaumont Park Road.  Weeding, tidying, pruning - a good start to the week with a bit of gentle exercise.  All tools provided just come dressed according to the weather but wear boots. 

Tel 01484 645217 (office) and leave a message or email friends@fobp.co.uk

Co-Ordinators - Susan Fox & Jonathan Glenister

****************************************************************************

MOVE MORE OFTEN - An FoBP Activity

In April 2013 three volunteers from FoBP were trained to run MOVE MORE OFTEN sessions in the visitor centre. Arm chair exercises for the over 55s commenced with a few people and now the sessions attract up to 20 people on Mondays 2pm-4pm. This is a good way to socialise, meet new friends, have good laugh and refreshments are served all for £2.50.

For further information ring Pat on 0777 560 1819 or email friends@fobp.co.uk or leave a message on our answerphone - 01484 645217

Co-Ordinators - Pat Battye and Heather Bessell

****************************************************************************

FAMILY HISTORY SESSION

10am-12noon FAMILY HISTORY SESSIONS - This course has finished but will recommence in October

 

Co-ordinator -  Lynne Schofield on 07721 517667

or email lynne.schofield@btopenworld.com.

**************************************************************************** 

KIRKLEES WAR GAMES GROUP

HISTORICAL WARGAMES GROUP

A small group of comparatively like minded people meeting on Monday nights at the Visitor Centre from 6pm, with an interest in recreating battles from a variety of era's - from Ancient / Medieval to English Civil War, Napoleonic and 20th century. We have plenty of figures rules and terrain pieces, any aspiring armchair generals or those with an interest in military history would be more than welcome.  www.kirkleescrusaders.blogspot.com

**************************************************************************** 

Tuesdays

 

Social History Group - An FoBP Activity


UNCOVERING HUDDERSFIELD'S PAST 

An opportunity to widen your knowledge of local social history at  meetings to be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.30am.

Visiting speakers with local knowledge of a specific topic will be invited to attend from time to time.  Members will be requested to pay £2 per meeting to help cover the running costs of the project.

Contact details: leave a message on the FobP telephone - 01484 645217  or email friends@fobp.co.uk or telephone the course organiser Mr Ken Kaye 01484 663625  for further details

**************************************************************************** 

FoBP UKULELE GROUP - An FoBP Activity

For the Over 55's

Approached by Kirklees Music School in 2013 who suggested we start ukulele lessons.  On 26 February 2013 40 people turned up to try it out.  We now have 40 people on the register and regularly get 27 people at the classes.  We meet Tuesday afternoons in the visitor centre.

Take a look at our web pages FoBP Ukulele Group

 

Teacher - Ginette Eady - Musica Kirklees (formerly Kirklees Music School),   Co-ordinator Mary Kenworthy

**************************************************************************** 

Wednesdays

 

Wednesday Walkers - An FoBP Activity

WEDNESDAY WALKERS Meet at 10.30am by the depot.  Maximum 5 mile walk from the park returning to the visitor centre where lunch is served. - VISITOR CENTRE OPEN - 1pm to 3.30pm for refreshments.

Take a look at the calendar for any instructions. On the second Wednesday of each month its a walk away day where the walks start somewhere other than Beaumont Park

 

Co-ordinators Susan Doran, stand ins -  Charles Waterhouse, Alan France, Lesley Pearson, Kate Shaw, Roger and Alistair.

**************************************************************************** 

Thursdays

 


**************************************************************************** 

Fridays

 

Pilates Classes

Two intermediate and one beginners class starting at 9:45, 10:50 and 11:55 respectively

                  Pilates Poster

 

Coordinator - Aideen Farrell - Pennine Physiotherapy -  tel 07867 688317

******************************************************************************

Friday Health Walkers - An FoBP Activity

Meet in the visitor centre Fridays 2.00pm for a short walk around the area and refreshments afterwards.  A relaxing way to meet new friends and get a little exercise.  Everyone welcome.

 

Coordinators - Pat and Norman Battye

******************************************************************************

Saturdays

 

Happy Woodlanders - An FoBP Activity

10am - 12noon Happy Woodlanders - the green gym - meet at the depot for 2 hours of vegetation control with Darren and friends.  Please wear suitable footwear, gloves and bring a flask. Darren will provide the biscuits for the 11 o'clock break.  Meet monthly, outside of the nesting season, on the third Saturday each month- see calendar for dates.

 

Coordinator - Darren Smith

**************************************************************************** 

FoBP Photography Group - An FoBP Activity

The FoBP Photography Group meet on the second Saturday of the month in the visitor centre at 10.30am. (except December when dates vary)

The aim is to improve the camera skills of our members and produce good quality photographics which will be displayed at our annual exhibition.  We also encourage members to submit photographs for our website to record the projects in the park and capture changes.

For further details about the work we do or to enquire about membership of the group, please email photogroup@fobp.co.uk, see our web pages or tel 01484 645217.

 

Coordinators - Roy Mason and David Lowe

*********************************************************************