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Cherry Blossom Celebration – Cliffe Castle Park & Museum


Apr 21 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About The Event


Cliffe Castle Museum
Keighley, BD20 6LQ

Location 2

Cliffe Castle Park Spring Gardens Lane Keighley BD20 6LH

Join us for a afternoon celebrating Cherry Blossom at Cliffe Castle!

Spend the afternoon celebrating the beauty of cherry blossom at Bradford Council’s Cliffe Castle Museum and Park in Keighley on Saturday 21 April between 11am and 3pm.


Get out and about in the park and join artist Louise Garrett for a painting session in the open air to capture and celebrate the beauty of the blossom trees in the park.


Inside the museum explore the Japanese artifacts in the Art of the Samurai exhibition and join local poet Nabeela Ahmed to create poems linked to some of the myths and legends of Japan and the cherry blossom which is the national flower of Japan.


In the morning visitors to the park can take part in Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (PoMS) Flower Insect Timed (FIT) sessions with members of the Cliffe Castle Support Group and record the number and type of pollinators.


The PoMS FIT sessions only take 10 to 15 minutes and are free drop in sessions which are suitable for all the family, though children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet Val at the glasshouse by the flagpole where guidance will be given.

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.