Bradford's City Park to host free film and fun days for families

The Gruffalo will be screened in City Park

Monsters University will be showing in City Park.

First published in News

CHILDREN enjoying the sun and fun in City Park are in for an extra treat this summer as a line-up of free films and fun school activities are being offered by Bradford Council and Bradford City of Film.

Popular animation blockbusters Monsters University, The Gruffalo, TURBO and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (U) will play on Bradford's Big Screen along with How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me 2.

The Council will also be staging film-themed street theatre and activities around the Mirror Pool and nursery rhyme and story reading sessions in City Library.

Children will be able to play on a Spider Mountain, a special elasticated climbing web,otyrerr45ed and on bungie trampolines safely bouncing them high into the air.

There will also be giant games, such as oversized dominoes, Connect 4 and Jenga and the chance to make and launch giant rockets.

In City Library there will be specially themed story telling and craft sessions, called the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge.

Children visiting the library can discover the myths and legends surrounding some giant minibeasts at a Zoolab Mythical Maze workshop and listen to ‘turbulent tales of fear, fights and fabulous feats' performed by local storyteller, Eirenne the Greek Goddess of Peace.

Film and Fun Wednesdays were trialled by Bradford Council in August last year and proved to be very popular with thousands of children spending hours watching the movies and splashing around in City Park's Mirror Pool, said Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Portfolio Holder for Employment, Skills and Culture.

She added: "This is a really great free day out for families during the summer holidays which links in with the City Library to encourage a love of reading in children.

"We hope to build on the success of last year's events when 10,000 people participated."

Film and Fun Wednesdays run from July 30 to August 27 in City Park.

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12:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Papa Quebec says...

The Council is charging vulnerable people for the care alarm system, but showing films for 'free' in City Park. Its piorities are all wrong.
The Council is charging vulnerable people for the care alarm system, but showing films for 'free' in City Park. Its piorities are all wrong. Papa Quebec
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bonoforpm says...

It is to be hoped that the Council / Police will first get rid of the drunk East European "workers" spending our benefits money on booze and making the square a no-go area
It is to be hoped that the Council / Police will first get rid of the drunk East European "workers" spending our benefits money on booze and making the square a no-go area bonoforpm
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Baildon girl says...

A group of friends and I attended a couple of these events last summer and although the kids enjoyed the films and playing in the fountains after, it was ruined by the drunks and creepy guys starring at my friends 11 year old daughter, Its a real shame as im crying out for cheap activities with the kids but if I want my kids round this sort of thing id just stay at home and let them play out in the street!!!

Hate been so negative
A group of friends and I attended a couple of these events last summer and although the kids enjoyed the films and playing in the fountains after, it was ruined by the drunks and creepy guys starring at my friends 11 year old daughter, Its a real shame as im crying out for cheap activities with the kids but if I want my kids round this sort of thing id just stay at home and let them play out in the street!!! Hate been so negative Baildon girl
  • Score: 5

2:23pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Bikerbeardy says...

Papa Quebec wrote:
The Council is charging vulnerable people for the care alarm system, but showing films for 'free' in City Park. Its piorities are all wrong.
Spot on mate, i completely disagreed with the councils discussion to withdraw funding for the care alarm system, yet are willing to spend thousands on "other"projects/acti
vities, "10,000" people participated last years, Hinchcliffe said, shame the council didnt promote Armed Forces day in the Square this year, where only a few hundred people showed up, disgracefull, as already stated, Priorities all wrong !!.

Have a curry festival tho, spend, spend, spend,
[quote][p][bold]Papa Quebec[/bold] wrote: The Council is charging vulnerable people for the care alarm system, but showing films for 'free' in City Park. Its piorities are all wrong.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, i completely disagreed with the councils discussion to withdraw funding for the care alarm system, yet are willing to spend thousands on "other"projects/acti vities, "10,000" people participated last years, Hinchcliffe said, shame the council didnt promote Armed Forces day in the Square this year, where only a few hundred people showed up, disgracefull, as already stated, Priorities all wrong !!. Have a curry festival tho, spend, spend, spend, Bikerbeardy
  • Score: 3

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