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Welcome to Wetherby - Whole Town Open Day - Saturday 13th October 2018

 

Keep checking back as more information about the Open Day is released over the coming days!
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Your Guide to the Day

Running All Day
Police Station - Open day with police horses, mascots, WYP Band. Meet local officers. The Open Day is being run from 11am to 3pm.

Fire Station - Open day - meet the crew, look around the appliance, dress up as a firefighter and see the crew in action!

Old Men's Parliament - in session all day in the Garden of Rest. 

Tempo FM - Open studio, see where our local station broadcasts from at the Council offices, Westgate.

Petanque Club - Taster sessions running on Lodge Lane. Come and try this popular French pasttime. 

Wetherby Methodist Church - Open to look round and meet the churchwardens. 

Bath House - this Georgian building will be open all day with a coffee morning, 10am - 1pm.

Wetherby Sports Association - Find out more about the various activities at the Ings. 

Photography Exhibition - Wetherby Camera Club exhibiting in Wetherby Town Hall (10am - 4pm).

 

Refreshments
All our open day activities are free, but refreshments will be available to purchase at:

The Bath House, Jubilee Gardens (Westgate) - Wetherby in Bloom are hosting a coffee morning between 10am and 1pm. 
 
St. James Church Centre - join them for coffee, cake and a biscuit whilst raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, from 9.30am to 12pm.

Wetherby Town Hall (Market Place) - pop in for refreshments whilst looking around Wetherby Camera Club's exhibition. 

Wetherby Sports Association (the Ings) - open all day for refreshments and as a passport control point. 

Wetherby Methodist Church (Bank Street) - the church's regular Saturday morning 'Coffee Shop' will be open. 

 

Town Passports
Pick up your 'Town Passport' and collect stamps as you go round our Open Day.

We've printed 1,500 passports which are available from the Town Hall, the library, our ambassadors on the day and can also be downloaded here. 

There are 10 passport control points to visit. When you've collected them all return your completed passport to the box in the Town Hall foyer to be entered in to a prize draw to win vouchers for: 
Doodlebugs
Touchwood
Treasures Toys 

Places to get your passport stamped are: 
1 - Wetherby Library
2 - Bath House, Jubilee Gardens
3 - Tempo FM
4 - Methodist Church, Bank Street
5 - Old Men's Parliament, Garden of Rest
6 - Fire Station, Victoria Street
7 - Riverside Bandstand 
8 - Police Station
9 - Sports Association (Lodge Lane)
10 - Community Showcase (Town Hall)

 

Timed Events
Timings are subject to change on the day. Please check our Facebook and Twitter feeds in case of changes! 

10am | Guided Bike Ride | Old Station Car Park
Wetherby Bike Trail volunteers will lead this ride which is aimed at new / younger riders. Please provide your own equipment and understand that you ride at your own liability. The route will be a mainly hard packed loop including the Little Toe. Booking not necessary.

10am | Restart a Heart First Aid Training | Wetherby Town Hall
Free first aid training with St. John Ambulance where you can learn CPR and how to use a de-fibrillator. Booking not necessary.  

10.15am | Collingham Silver Band | Riverside Bandstand
The first of our 5 concerts today. Playing songs from popular shows that you're bound to know!

10.30am | Scaur Bank Playground Opening
Join the Mayor and special guests to re-open the refurbished playground. Goody bags available for the first 25 children at each site.

11am | Breathing Apparatus Demonstration | Wetherby Fire Station
Watch the crew demonstrating the different ways they can tackle fires using their breathing apparatus, water and foam equipment. 

11am | Guided Bike Ride | Old Station Car Park

Wetherby Bike Trail volunteers will lead this ride which is aimed at experienced riders which will be a little longer and more challenging with a few light technical features and some up hills. 
Please provide your own equipment and understand that you ride at your own liability. 

11am | Nidd Approach Playground Opening | Off Aire Road
Join the Mayor and special guests to open the new equipment. Goody bags available for the first 25 children at each site. 

11.15am | Daytones Harmony Band | Riverside Bandstand
Join this all male accapella group for the second of today's concerts.

11.30am | Masons Field Playground Opening | Hallfield Lane
Join the Mayor and special guests to open this newly refurbished site. With goody bags for the first 25 children at each site. 

12pm - 2pm | Try Tennis Taster Sessions | Castlegarth Tennis Club
If you've ever fancied joining the club or trying tennis then pop along and have a go. No need to book, just come along and find out more. 

12pm | Restart a Heart First Aid Training | Wetherby Town Hall
Free first aid training with St. John Ambulance where you can learn CPR and how to use a de-fibrillator. Booking not necessary. 

12.15pm | The Elysian Singers | Riverside Bandstand
Join this Wetherby based 30-strong mixed choir as they take you through their repertoire which stretches from the 16th to 21st centuries. 

12.30pm | Adam Parrish - Organ Recital | St. James' Church
Come along to hear the beautiful church organ being played. 

1.15pm | Wetherby Musical Theatre Group | Riverside Bandstand