The Festival of Fun is back

Join us from 1st to 7th October to celebrate our third Festival of Fun.

It will be a week of activities and events to bring people together and celebrate all the fabulous people who are over 50 in our town. 

It kicks off with a trip to Eden Camp in Malton and also features a Marks and Spencer exclusive shopping evening, a Saturday Social Cinema and a Who do you think you are? family tree event.

Find out what’s going on below and book your place by calling 01642 061019 or online here 

Activity Date Time Venue
Eden Camp To celebrate International Older People’s Day, we have organised a visit to Eden Camp Museum in Malton, North Yorkshire. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the home front and the front line. All set in the buildings and grounds of an original Second World War prisoner of war camp. Tuesday 1st October 9:45am pick up – 4pm drop off Coach pick up and drop off points will be in central Middlesbrough. Details will be confirmed when places are allocated
Women’s History Project Who were the key women in the history of our town? What was their contribution? This project will cover the early development of Middlesbrough through to the modern day. A fascinating journey through the decades with visits to places of historical interest. Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 23rd October (dates for September to be confirmed) 10am – Midday Meeting Room, Newcastle Building Society, 38 Linthorpe Rd, Middlesbrough, TS1 1RD (opposite Marks and Spencer)
Memories Are Made Of This, Middlesbrough Theatre A roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Over 160 amazing costumes, a touch of humour from one of the UK’s top comedians and performances rarely seen outside the West End from this superb cast of singers and dancers. Including songs by Jersey Boys, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Abba and many more. Wednesday 2nd October 2:30pm – 5pm Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA
Swing Fit Combining fitness and dancing, Swing Fit is a chance to get lively through fun, low impact movements. Get moving to the sensational swing songs of the 1920s, all the way up to the 1950s. Wednesday 2nd October 1pm – 3pm St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Allendale Rd, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS7 9LF


Marks and Spencer Shopping Evening Join us for this VIP shopping event and browse the store while it is closed to the general public. Thursday 3rd October 5:30pm – 7:30pm Marks & Spencer Café, 1st Floor, Hill Street Centre Middlesbrough TS1 1RH.
Nordic Walking Come along and try this activity, exercise your upper body muscles as well as your legs. Hot drinks are available to buy in the tea room. Friday 4th October 1:30pm -2:30pm Ormesby Hall, Church Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS7 9AS (meet in the staff car park near the stables on Church Lane)


Saturday Social Cinema Join us to watch a blockbuster movie. Sit back, relax and treat yourself to popcorn and pic n mix. Saturday 5th October Cinema times to be confirmed Cineworld, Middlesbrough Leisure Park, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2DY.
Choir and Cake Join us every Monday to sing songs from television, film and theatre. These sessions are about fun and enjoyment. You do not need to have any experience as all abilities are welcome. Monday 7th October – Monday 9th December 1pm – 2:30pm Middlesbrough Town Hall, (Box Office entrance), Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ


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