Great British Spring Clean – 28th March

All year round Litter Free Guiseley do a fabulous job keeping our area clean and tidy. The Great British Spring Clean is the day everyone can get out and tidy a bit of their local community, and maybe join Litter Free Guiseley for their regular Sunday morning litter picks. The Park will be organizing a clean up with a special theme on the pleasures and responsibility of dog walking.

National Event, Organized by Keep Britain Tidy

VE Day 75th Anniversary Picnic in the Park – 8th May (Bank Holiday)

“My Dear Friends This Is Your Hour” Winston Churchill. The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark period. To commemorate this important time there will be a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020. Parkinson’s Park will be holding a community Picnic in the Park with a period theme.

Tales Told Events – last week of June first week in July

This year the Tales Told theme is Aireborough sporting heros. There will be several events in the Park, including the fireworks finale on 4th July.

Children’s Gala – Space Travel Theme – 6th September

Following the anniversary of the Moon landings 2019, the launch of the Mars 2020 mission this summer, and the expected launch of new crewed spacecraft by NASA, our Gala will feature a space theme and fancy dress competition.

Space Travel is the theme for the 2020 Children’s Gala

Apple Day – 25th October

Since the 1950’s 60% of traditional English orchards have disappeared. However, this decline is being reversed by the growth and interest in both community and commercial orchards. Apple Day pulls on ancient traditions to celebrate autumn, orchards and British food. Event will include apple pressing for your own apples.

Lantern Parade – 13th December 

An event that has now become a Guiseley tradition, many people say their Christmas starts here. At midsummer Tales Told take the lanterns to the Park, at midwinter we take them back to the heart of the Town.


Each of our events has its own organizing committee. If you would like to join one of the groups organizing the event email us on So, if you are full of ideas for community events such as these, now is the chance to put them into practiced.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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