Festival of Fun 1st to 7th October

Go for it and get involved!

From 1st to 7th October we are celebrating getting older in Middlesbrough with lots of events all across town for you to take part in.

Why not tell your friends, family and neighbours to come too?

Some sessions need booking and while most events are free there is a small charge for some of them.

All the information you need is right here:

Date Time Event Location Booking required? Cost
Sunday 1st October 11am to 2pm Taster session: History Walk – Join us for a stroll around the town centre and historic quarter, moving on to the Transporter Bridge to ride on the new glass lift before returning to the visitors centre for a celebration cake. Details on booking Yes – phone Linda Ford on 07981 203997 or 01642 232220 or email her lindaford@hope-foundation.org.uk Free
Monday 2nd October 3pm to 4.30pm Debenhams Cafe Meet Up – Come along to our newest social get together for a cuppa and conversation. Debenhams, third floor café, Hillstreet Centre No Free
  1pm to 3pm Taster session: Middlesbrough, the first 30 years – An engaging history talk on the founding of Middlesbrough, its characters, industry and housing. St Barnabas Church Hall, St Barnabas Road, Linthorpe TS5 6JR Yes – contact Linda Ford on the details above. Free
Tuesday 3rd October 1.30pm to 3.30pm Taster session: Rock and Roll, Music and Fashion – Remember this amazing era. St Margaret’s Church Hall, The Oval, Brookfield, TS5 8EU Yes – contact Linda Ford on the details above. Free
  2pm to 4pm Meet some of our partner organisations and community groups who will be showcasing their work. Marks and Spencer café, Hillstreet Centre, 25 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1RH No Free
  2.30pm to 4.30pm (doors open at 2pm) Senior Citizen Forum, afternoon tea. Make time for some tea and cake with new and old friends. The Hub, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3EZ Yes – contact Marion Milburn on 01642 273778. £3
Wednesday 4th October 10am to 2pm Marton Pharmacy coffee morning. Pop in to find out more about Ageing Better Middlesbrough and have a cuppa and slice of cake. Marton Pharmacy, 4 Marton Estates Square, Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8DU No Free
  10am to 3pm Find out more about volunteering for our project Wild Days Out and meet some of our staff too. Captain Cook’s Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 5UA No Free
  4.30pm to 6.30pm Taster session: Flower Craft – Learn to make a small bouquet of flowers using wires and opaque paint. They dry to look like glass. Hope Foundation, 1 Grange Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5BA. Yes – contact Linda Ford on the details above. Free
  6.30pm to 11pm M-Town Charity Night for South Cleveland Heart Fund: Great music from M-Town plus raffles, activities and lovely Ageing Better Middlesbrough staff. Dormans Club No £3
Thursday 5th October 10am to 2pm Pop into the town centre branch and let Santander help you stay scam aware. Santander, 1719 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1RG No Free
  7pm to 11pm Country and Western night – Yee ha! Dormans Club No Free with an ABM badge. £2 without.
  Doors open 8.30pm, event 9pm to 11pm Jazz night, live music from Hot Tees plus special guests Dormans Club No Free
Friday 6th October 11am to 2pm Come down and find out all about our work and free membership. Boots Pharmacy, Cleveland Centre, 88-90 Cleveland Centre Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2JZ No Free
  2.30pm to 4pm Celebration Service: a harvest service celebrating the gifts of older
people – light refreshments with be served and an opportunity to donate non-perishable items to the food bank.
St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Road, Linthorpe TS5 6DS – lots of free parking. No Free
  7pm to 11pm Live entertainment from Cool As Vegas – listen to classics from Police, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Bon Jovi and many more. Dormans Club No booking Free with an ABM badge. £2 without
Saturday 7th October 9am Park Run – join Ageing Better Middlesbrough alongside runners of all ages and ability for this friendly and fun timed 5km. Stewarts Park, up on the hill outside Captain Cook Museum, between the gateposts near the cycle racks – The Grove, Marton, Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR No but please register before your first run and do not forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. Free
  7pm to 11pm Live entertainment from Fate – a popular vocal harmony band. Dormans Club No Free with an ABM badge. £2 without everyone else.
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