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Family Fun Events in 2018

Family Fun Events in 2018

Workington Town Council is already planning an extensive annual events programme for the Town in 2018. 2017 was a successful year for the Culture Committee’s events offering and is promising to be even bigger and better for 2018.

Some dates for your diaries:

Mayor Making and AGM

Wednesday 9 May

Carnegie Theatre from 7pm

An important date in our calendar as the new Mayor of Workington is elected for 2018-2019. Come along, watch and meet your new Mayor and local Councillors. A free buffet is provided.

Workington Go!

Saturday 19 May

Vulcan Park, Hall Park and Workington Leisure Centre from 11am-4pm

Get out and about and active with our Workington Go! event, bringing you activities such as Street Art, Canoeing, Snorkelling, Archery, Panna Football, Tag Rugby, Climbing and more….

Bookings will be taken for all activities and we’ll let you know when the event is open for booking.

Party in the Park

Saturday 2 June

Vulcan Park, Workington from 11am-4pm

Live Music, Children’s entertainment, market stalls, kids arts and crafts, fun fair, storytelling…. more details to be announced soon.

Hub Performances

We will once again take over The Hub in Workington Town Centre every Saturday over the summer. Acts will include local artists, musicians and groups. If you would be interested in performing, just let us know (contact details at bottom of the post).

Family Fun Days

Our popular Family Fun Days will take place over the summer and once again we will be offering FREE hot dog, chips, drink and ice cream to the first 100 children that attend.

There will be loads of fun activities to get involved with, make and take home with you as well as circus skills, outdoor sports, birds of prey and mini beasts. All from 1pm-4pm.

Harrington Fun Day

Saturday 28 July

Mossbay Family Fun Day

Saturday 11 August

Vulcan Park Family Fun Day

Saturday 25 August

Kite Making Workshops

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 August

Harrington Youth Club (times tbc)

Join us for a number of sessions during these 2 dates to make a kite from start to finish. These workshops were very popular in 2017 so book early. We’ll let you know once bookings are open. Totally FREE and we’ll provide everything you need!

Now you’ve made your kite you just need somewhere to fly it! Bring it along to our…..

Kite Festival

Harrington Marina

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August from 11am-4pm

A spectacular display of kites from Smile Factor 10 will once again be on display with different kites from 2017! We will also have a fun fair and children’s entertainment and crafts on both days.

Romeo and Juliet

Saturday 1 September

Workington Hall from 7pm

Join us for a romantic and dramatic night with the Capulets and Montagues. Performed by the brilliant Oddsocks; bring picnics, blankets, torches and don’t forget the wine!

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 11 November

Harrington and Pow Street, Workington (times tbc)

Join us for our annual Parade to remember and honour our troops, past and present. Full schedule will be published nearer the time.

Umbrella Decorating Workshop

Saturday 24 November

Moorclose Community Centre (time tbc)

Join us for our annual ‘bling your brolly’ workshop. Add glitter, tinsel, lights and all things sparkly to your umbrella and then join us in our umbrella parade at our Christmas Festival. Totally FREE and we’ll provide everything you need, including the brolly!

Workington Christmas Festival

Saturday 1 December

Workington Town Centre from 11am-5.30pm

Lights switch on will take place at 5pm.

It’s our annual lights switch on and what an event we are planning for you! Live music, Christmas market, storytelling, arts and crafts, face painting, superheroes, princesses, magic, puppets and much more….

If you would like to get involved in an of our events or have any questions then please feel free to contact the Events Team (Emma or Amy) at or call 01900 702986.

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