Salford’s Big Day Out

  • Meet The Fairies, image: Salford City Council

Salford City Council working in partnership with many organisations from across the city have arranged a Big Day Out to celebrate the city and local communities as well as offer families a free day of fun.  The occasion which takes place on the lawns outside the Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton from 11am to 4pm this Saturday 16th September will include opportunities to watch Norman re-enactors, fairies, home baking and also includes a chance to make your own bird feeder, bunting or hat from recycled materials workshops, followed by a hat fashion parade, a chance to step back in time to see 12th century crafts and combat and see a display of flowers and plants by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Salford Angels Women’s Institute will launch their new recipe book at as well as running the tea tent on site and will be promoting their new Bridgewater Canal events for autumn and winter with an I Spy wildlife workshop where children can make their own binoculars.

Historia Normannis, a 12th century re-enactment group will be bringing history to life with coin hammering,  archery, combat displays, cooking and an armoury while a trio from the BBC Philharmonic will run three interactive, musical work shops for young children.

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: “Salford’s Big Day Out is designed to celebrate our city and local communities and offer families a free day of fun. We’ve got a fabulous programme lined up this year with music, birds of prey, competitions and a fabulous range of food and drink.”

Event sponsor West Way Nissan will be showcasing a range of vehicles including the all electric Leaf in the big vehicle zone which will also feature a digger, fire engine and a vintage double decker bus.