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Cherry Blossom Festival


Apr 28 2024


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

About The Event


Bolling Hall Museum & Library
15 Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7RY

The volunteer Bolling Hall Gardeners will be on hand to help you plant your own summer bulb in a pot that you’ve decorated, which you’ll then be able to take home.

Make a handcrafted tissue blossom and join in a flower-themed children’s storytime in the library. We hear that a special visit by Bookstart Bear will be made as he wakes up for Spring… Make sure you take a book out of the library!

Visitors will also be able to meet Frances Tempest, Lady of the House, as she takes them on a tour of her home, the museum! (Mrs Tempest is played by visiteer, Sheila Lansdell).

Get your balloon flower to celebrate the season 😊 Amazing Artifaces are on standby!

And can you spot our spring creatures and blossom fairies around the garden and house? Bradford School of Art Media Makeup students will be showing their unbelievable skills.

All finished off with LILY & LISTER, COFFEE SHOP

A unique event space in the museum Cold Kitchen, selling their signature ethically sourced, fresh roasted coffee, cake, and sausage rolls from Ilkley. Two sisters who met with a coffee expert in Haworth sharing a passion for ethically produced coffee from small farmers worldwide.

The event is suitable for all the family, children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is free, but donations on a pay-as-you-feel basis are always welcome to cover the costs of activities and the work by our vibrant volunteers!

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.
Details here

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