Ordsall Hall gets ready to party

This is an archived news story from June 2012

Salford Community Leisure and Oasis Academy MediaCityUK are staging an afternoon of fun at Ordsall Hall on Sunday 1 July from 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

This is the second annual garden party at Ordsall Hall with a wide range of activities planned for the whole family.

Visitors to the hall on the day will have the chance to make a ceramic oak leaf in the orchard that will be added to an artwork commemorating the 500th birthday of the Great Hall.

Traditional village fete style activities - from raffles and hook-a-duck to splat the rat and ping pong pringles - will be on offer at the Oasis Academy MediaCityUK tent. Here, staff from the Oasis Academy MediaCityUK on Trafford Road will be able to provide information about and arrange guided tours of the academy.

Music at the garden party will be provided by the Eccles Borough brass band who will be performing some rousing tunes to get visitors in the party mood.

Elite Sports and Salford Community Leisure will be demonstrating some incredible freestyle football skills and there will be a beat the goalie competition and a specially constructed Ordsall Hall assault course. Staff from Fit City will be on hand to talk through some of sporting and leisure activities they can offer.

Salford Community Leisure SAYO/SPARKY team will provide giant Jenga, Connect 4 and Snakes and Ladders games as well as providing face painting and glitter tattoos for visitors.

A mini-farm at the hall for the event will feature pygmy goats, pot bellied pigs, lambs, rabbits and chickens.

The event has been generously supported by the Friends of Salford Museums Association, who will be selling strawberries and cream throughout the afternoon. Other refreshments will also be available on the day.

Councillor Ann-Marie Humphreys, Assistant Mayor for Culture said: "Ordsall Hall is a fantastic place to visit. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family at the garden party where you can collect a 20 in 12 sticker for joining in too."

Entrance to the grounds and hall will be free of charge but there may be a small charge for some of the activities. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Free parking will be available opposite Ordsall Hall, on Ordsall Lane.

Date published
Friday 29 June 2012
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