Chesterfield Bank Holiday Fun
Visit Chesterfield Town Centre on this special Spring Bank Holiday Monday and for music, comedy and a whole host of fun.
There will be plenty of entertainment for the children with a Punch and Judy show and an outdoor games area featuring large classic board games such as snakes and ladders in New Square Arena and balloon modeller Billy Bubbles and children’s entertainer Professor Shell will be in the main market area.
For the adults, why not experience life as a market trader and sell your wares at the ever popular table top sale. It's simple - book a stall from only £8, bring your unwanted goods, enjoy the market atmosphere and make some money.
Many of the town's major stores will also be open throughout the bank holiday weekend and of course the outdoor market will be open.
Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture & Tourism at Chesterfield Borough Council said: “There’s plenty going on this special Jubilee Bank Holiday for all the family so I hope people will come and enjoy what’s on offer and support our local economy.”
Bank Holiday Monday also sees the annual Procession of Witness around the Town Centre. Chesterfield’s famous Whit Walks are believed to be the largest in the country. The Procession of over 25 churches of all denominations includes decorated floats and tableaux, marching bands, giveaways from balloons to bibles, clowns and the latest Christian rock music.
Once the procession has left the Town Hall at 10.00 am, it follows a route into town along Knifesmithgate, Cavendish Street, Newbold Road, Queen Street, Tennyson Avenue, Rose Hill West and back to the Town Hall for singing. There will be entertainment, band music and refreshments both outside and in Eastwood Memorial Hall on Rose Hill.
Chesterfield’s famous ‘Crooked Spire’ will be open between 10.00am and 3.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Experience breath-taking views of Chesterfield from the top of the tower and learn the history behind the 228 foot crooked spire.
The Tourist Information Centre in Rykneld Square offers the free hire of an Audio Trail Guide to help you explore the sites of interest in Chesterfield’s town centre and learn all about the town’s history. Revolution House and Chesterfield Museum will also be open and entry is free at both venues.
So come along to Chesterfield Town Centre this Bank Holiday Monday and join in the holiday fun!
For further information including an application form for the Table Top Sale please call in at the Tourist Information Centre or telephone 01246 345777/8.
Source:Chesterfield Borough Council