Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Unveil Pop-Up Park and Programme of Summer Holiday Activities

Newcastle-under-Lyme Town Centre has welcomed a delightful new addition this week with the introduction of a brand new ‘pop-up park’ on Red Lion Square.

The charming green space, that aims to enhance the overall ambience of the town centre provides shoppers with a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to enjoy quality time with friends and family.

The space is one of a number of initiatives launched by Newcastle-under-Lyme BID designed to create a welcoming and forward thinking town for the whole community. 

The space will also be home to an incredible programme of free workshops during the summer holidays to foster creativity and playfulness amongst children.  With a range of curated themed days taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays, themes such as Summer Holidays, Around the World, Recycle Reuse and Circus will play host to collaborations with local creatives and organisations such as illustrator Chloe Breeze, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, storyteller Alan Barrett with further opportunities to meet exotic and small animals. 

During sunnier weather there will also be toys for children to play with as well as a selection of books for all ages.

“We are so excited to launch the Pop-Up Park in Newcastle under Lyme,” said Charlotte Pearce, BID Manager.

“The area provides a pop of colour to Red Lion Square and offers a nice relaxing place for those in the town to take a moment to sit and unwind whilst they’re shopping or even during lunchbreaks.  This is a green space in the town, for the town and the feedback we’ve already had from the public has been fantastic.  We’re also keen for those who work in the town to utilise the space as an opportunity to move away from the work place, get some fresh air and even eat their lunch in a welcoming environment.

We do ask that those visiting the park think green and keep it clean by using bins located near the area for rubbish so that it remains a space that everyone can enjoy.

We understand that school holidays can be costly to entertain and engage children and as such, the free activities will offer parents a cost effective way to entertain children whilst staying in their local area.”

The first pop up session will be Tuesday 1st August where the BID will be celebrating the start of the summer holidays with themed craft activities, live performances courtesy of Appetite and Newcastle Common, deckchairs and best of all – free ice cream for children and parents!

Full of programme of activities:

01/08/2023   Summer Holidays

04/08/2023   Recycle Reuse

08/08/2023   Around the World

11/08/2023    Circus

15/08/2023    Gardening

18/08/2023   Keep Fit

22/08/2023   Mindfulness

25/08/2023   Forest School

29/08/2023   Heroes & Heroines

01/09/2023   Under the Sea

For more information and updates, visit newcastleunderlyme.org or follow @newcastlebid on social media.