After a break of a year, the Friends of Parkinson’s Park are pleased to announce that our Traditional Children’s Gala is back. Scheduled for Sunday 5th September from 2pm to 4pm, the theme this year will be Space.

We’d love children (and parents if they wish) to come in space inspired costumes for the fancy dress competition. This all adds to a fun afternoon where attractions will include :

  • Pete’s Suitcase Circus
  • Guiseley Brass Band
  • An Orienteering Space Trail
  • Face Painting
  • A Hoola Hoop Competition
  • A Space Quiz
  • And lots of stalls including Aireborough Camera Club

There will also be a Raffle and Refreshments, but why not bring a picnic as well – we are hoping for good weather.


1.45pm Onwards – Space Trail. Come and get your Space Bags at the Farmgate entrance to the park. The bags will be £5.00 each and contain – A Space Trail map, a space quiz, a space themed notebook, a small alien space kit and a raffle ticket. First Prize will be a Family Ticket to Harewood House but there will be lots of other prizes too. We have 100 bags.

2-2.45pm Guiseley Brass Band

2.45-3.15pm Pete’s Suitcase Circus* including Hoola Hooping. Suitcase Circus is a show full of circus skills, comic inventions, audience participation and family fun.

3.15-3.45pm Guiseley Brass Band

Around 3.30 – 3.45pm Fancy Dress Competition Judging

We are also asking children to send in their space pictures for a display, here is our first one from Ayaan showing the planets in the solar system. Email and we’ll let you know where to drop it off.

Planets in our solar system by Ayaan


Pete’s Suitcase Circus events provide a fantastic learning experience for children and adults. Circus skills are a great have-a-go activity; learning new skills such as hula hooping, juggling and plate spinning promotes a great sense of achievement. Pete will be doing circus activities to link in with our Space theme. Suitcase Circus has performed at both local and national festivals over the past 20 years from the Ilkley Literature Festival to the Albert Hall. Glastonbury, to Leeds Festival.

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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