What's Happening In Barrow and Furness This Weekend?
5th August 2022
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School Summer Holiday Activities

There’s no excuse for the kids to be bored this summer, as there’s a tremendous amount of activities taking place over the six week break.

There's plenty of fun filled activities across Barrow and Furness this summer to keep even the most energetic kids busy!

Take a look at what's on offer!

Just click here to find a list of fun-packed activities for kids over the Summer!


Clyde Hopkins Exhibition

Another fantastic exhibition at the Dock Museum that runs till 28th August

Clyde Hopkins

Panhandle Painting: A Retrospective 

Exhibition open 18th June-28th August


Yoga For All

Yoga For All

Croftlands Community Centre.

Friday's 9.45am - 11am

£7 drop in.

A mindful breath led practice to connect to the peace within.

Gently mobilise your body and build strength to support healthy patterns of movement and well being.

A practice for self-care suitable for all.

No experience needed.

Please bring your own mat and props.


Incredible Journeys

Soar through the air and plunge under the sea at The Coro this summer in our free, family-friendly exhibition programme exploring the fascinating world of animal and human migration. 

Enter under the unforgettable sight of huge inflatable cartoon tentacles reaching out into the Ulverston sky and there’s a world of incredible journeys inside just waiting to be explored. The centrepiece is Heinrich and Palmer’s beautiful and awe-inspiring video installation, Aerial, which takes 3D laser scans of fourteen extraordinary migratory birds and transforms them into dancing bodies of light in a breath-taking virtual diorama, set to a specially composed soundtrack.

With a complementary series of smaller interactive and immersive exhibits still to be announced, ‘Incredible Journeys’ promises to be a perfect visit for adults and children alike, whether you have ten minutes or 2 hours to spare.


Board Games For All

Come and play any board game at Trinity Church Centre. 

Fun for families, super for singles, excellent for EVERYONE - our summer season of - - - **Board Games for All **- - - Some games provided, but please - bring your own too. Free admission or voluntary donation


Walney Musical Theatre present a family pantomime – Aladdin 

Come along to The Forum to watch local people in a local panto!!

Walney Musical Theatre present a family pantomime – Aladdin

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 6 August

Wednesday 7pm

Thursday 1pm

Friday 1pm & 7pm

Saturday 10am & 2pm


Barrow Park Run

A fantastic 5 Km run around Barrow Park, open to everyone!

What is Barrow parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 09:00

Where is it? It's run in Barrow Park.

What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register in advance. www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! Barrow parkrun needs you! It is entirely organised by volunteers - email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com to help. We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the park cafe, near the bandstand - please come and join us.


Ulverston Park Run

Ulverston Park Run takes place every Saturday at 9am

The event takes place at Ford Park, Off Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode . If you forget it, you won't get a time.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Coach House Café - please come and join us!


Coffee and Chat at Trinity Church Centre

Coffee and Chat at Trinity Church Centre

Saturday August 6th

10am - 11.30am

Tombola, raffle, cake stall


Barrow In Furness Tall Ships Visit

A fantastic event at the Quayside next to Morrisons on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August. 

The Tall Ships “Pelican of London” & “The La Malounie” will visit the port of Barrow-In-Furness on Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th August, the location along the quayside will be open to the public on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August from 11:00am till 17:30pm on both dates so locals and tourists visiting the town can take a closer look at the ships and other harbour vessels including the Hearts Of Oak boat that will be on display over the weekend.

This Event is in association with Seas Your Future and Supported by ABP Associated British Ports.


Morecambe Bay Walk - Chapel Island

A guided walk of around 5 miles in aid of CancerCare. 

Chapel Island may be one of the “lesser-known” of the Bay Walks but that makes it all the more appealing – and intriguing! 

You’ll be guided across the shifting sands by expert Raymond Porter who will be on hand to keep you safe and give you the benefit of his wealth of experience and knowledge of the area’s history, flora and fauna – Chapel Island itself is home to a variety of birds. 

The walk itself is around five miles there and back, taking around three hours, and there will be the chance to enjoy a picnic on the beach before the return journey. 


Barrow AFC vs Bradford City

The Bluebirds take on Bradford City this Saturday

Barrow AFC vs Bradford City

Saturday 6th August.

3pm Kick Off


Tennertastic Saturday Evenings at Apollo Bingo

Make your Saturday evenings special with a trip to Apollo Bingo.

Saturday evenings are Tennertastic at Apollo Bingo

£10 all tickets

6 x £50 Houses

3 x £200 Houses

Bees from £15 for 18 tickets


Ulverston Auction Mart Car Boot Sale

The Next Carboot Sale At Ulverston Auction Mart Is This Sunday 
Set Up From 6.30am
Inside If Wet Or Windy
Come On Down & Grab Yourself A Bargain
Contact Brian On 07790 824298 For Further Information.


Roosegate Community Carboot Sale 

Every Sunday 1pm - 3-30pm..

Sellers, please turn up from 11-30am.

Spaces are free but a donation would be welcomed. Please bring your own tables as they are not provided.

Refreshments available.

Foodshare will be available from 1-2pm  


Tesco Extra Community Car Boot Sale 

£5 per vehicle first Sunday each month May to December

7.30am set up at Tesco Extra Barrow by click n collect area car park. 

Cars have 2 spaces each.

£5 fee taken normally 9.30am

Car registration number taken so you don’t get charged £75 for car park fee.

Car boot 8am till 12 noon  

Please note if it’s raining around 8am 8.30am then the carboot cars generally leave.

General footfall donation of 20p entry fee.


Round House Craft Fair

The Round House will be hosting their first ever craft fair this Sunday

From beautiful handmade clay flowers and hand painted decorations to knitted baby wear. Come and see what local talent has to offer at our very first craft fair.


Sunday Evenings at Apollo

Make the most of your Sunday evening with a trip to Apollo Bingo

Sunday evenings at Apollo

£15 optional tickets, National game and treasure chest.

Bees from £20 for 12 tickets.

3 x £100 linked houses

3 x £10 line, 3 x £20 2 lines, 3 x £200 houses

3 x £25 lines, 3 x £50 2 lines, 3 x £500 houses


So there you have it! There's plenty of great events in Barrow and Furness to enjoy over the weekend.  Start planning your weekend and make the most of it! 

You can find out more brilliant events to enjoy over the Summer, including lots to keep the kids busy by checking our events guide here!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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