Cliffe Castle Heritage Park in Keighley is one of the outdoor gems of the Aire Valley. Unfortunately, this Victorian countryside park had fallen into disarray over the years and a much needed refurbishment work was needed. Following a successful bid, Bradford Council managed to secure £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for the People programme, and provided the remaining 1 million of the funding itself. The full restoration including the glasshouse, fountains, aviary and paths is now nearing completion and a Grand Re-opening ceremony is planned on 10th December 2017.
Come and join us! We will share a stall with Friends of St Ives on the day. This is a day for all local organisations in the Aire Valley to celebrate and we are honoured to be part of it.
Where is Cliffe Castle Park and When is the Grand Re-Opening Ceremony?
What: Grand Reopening of Cliffe Castle Heritage Park
When: Sunday 10th December 2017 from 11:00am to 16:00pm
Cliffe Castle Heritage Park & Museum
Spring Gardens Lane
Price: FREE! £0.00
What's happening during the Grand Opening ceremony?
There will be a wonderful range of festive activities and exciting entertainment taking place throughout the museum and the park including:
- a community Christmas market
- Herr Jens Brass Oomph Band
- carol service
- visit from Father Christmas!
The day will be the first time the doors of the new glasshouse range will be open for public viewings. Previously famous for its cacti display, visitors are up for a treat because the Cactus Society has finished its new display incorporating donated specimens which are around 50 years old!