Kirkley Hall is preparing for its annual Countryside Festival, which is set to be a fun day for all the family.
The festival that is expected to attract thousands of people from all over the region takes place on Sunday 13 May, offering a host of countryside attractions including helicopter rides, pony rides, a dog agility show, show jumping event and clay pigeon shooting.
There will also be plant sales, stalls, a range of food and refreshments available, woodland walks, tree climbing and access to the Kirkley Hall Outdoor Adventure Academy that incudes zip wire, high ropes and climbing wall.
Whilst visiting, members of the public can also call into Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, which boasts over 200 species of animals, reptiles and birds including alpacas, ring tailed lemurs, marmosets, capybara, wallabies, kookaburras, snakes, lizards and smaller domestic animals in a petting barn.
In addition to the attractions, visitors are invited to find out about financial and learning support that is available and to talk to tutors and student advisors about courses on offer starting in September, including GCSE resists, A-Level options, degree level courses and live Apprenticeship job vacancies.
Potential learners can also find out about our programme of part-time and professional courses available to start now including our free course offer, suitable for those looking to get job ready, improve career prospects, set up and build a business of learn a new skill.
The College's leisure learning team will be on hand to discuss our Spring term Leisure Learning Course offer, that are designed for learners looking for a course for fun, maybe develop a new hobby, increase your skills in an area of interest or simply to meet new people including floristry, horticulture and cookery.
Gates will be open from 10am to 4pm. Entry costs £5 per person and children aged 12 and under are free. Please note that parking will be on a field.