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Heritage Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th September 2018

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:56 by Nicola Gibson

Heritage Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th September 2018

Heritage Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th September 2018 at Rushden Lakes, this event is taking place as part of the Nene Valley Festival and the National Heritage open weekends, the day is supported by Rushden Lakes and will bring together a wide array of interesting local information about our local heritage, performances from Rushden Town Band, lots of medieval fun and entertainment, displays, activities and a chance to meet Cyril the Squirrel (Rushden Towns Council's mascot). As part of the event we will be handing out goody bags including copies of our new "shop local" discount booklets, all vouchers can be redeemed in Rushden and Higham Ferrers throughout the autumn.

Businesses taking part:-

Royal British Legion, Spurgeons Childrens Charity, Savour the Flavour Café, M & T's Printing, Babies Galore, Morrisons, Ma's Buttons - children's entertainment/crafts, Colemans Craft Warehouse – demos/crafts, East Northants Community Services, Freedom for Leisure, Rushden Town Council & Higham Ferrers Town Council, Higham Ferrers Tourism Group and Charters, Higham Ferrers Chichele Society, Friends of St Mary's Church Higham Ferrers, HiFars, Cupalicious Cakes, TJ's Alternatives Gift Shop, Rushden District History Society, Hearts & Soles website, Rushden Museum, Mrs B's Sandwich Emporium, Amy's Pancakes, Rushden Historical Transport Society, Clay pottery making, J&P Fresh Fruit & Veg, Bobby the Butcher, The Queens Head, Rushden & Higham Rugby Club, SERVE, and Rushden Town Band.

Programme of Events

10am Event Opens

11am Welcome from the local Mayors from Rushden Town Council & Higham Ferrers Town Council

11am - 11:45am All About Rushden Museum by Peter Fields in the boathouse

11am – 3pm Wildlife craft activities – drop in to the Visitor centre and decorate a bug hotel for your garden ready for insects that hibernate over winter.

£5 per activity.

12 to 12:45pm Footsteps in History – Shoes 1700 – 2000 by Sharn Mattthews in the boathouse

1:30pm to 3:30pm Rushden Town Band playing on the Boardwalk

Taking place throughout the day are a variety of activities and stalls provided by local businesses from Rushden & Higham Ferrers. Activities for the whole family include:

Craft Activities provided by Ma's Buttons

Richard York Storytelling

Face Painting

Medieval Toys & Games

Medieval Musicians

Pottery provided by Lisa Igo Arts

Medieval Jester and Stilt Walker

Medieval Yarn dyeing

Medieval Shield Making workshop

Victorian Photo booth

Cyril the Squirrel - Rushden Town Council mascot

Nemo

And lots more…

We hope you enjoy your day.

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