Tag: Wythenshawe Park

Metro disruption following collision in Wythenshawe

Metrolink services on the Airport line are disrupted this morning after a tram and roadsweeper vehicle were involved in a collision on Moor Road, Wythenshawe.

There are no services running between Roundthorn and Sale Water Park while crews assess the damage and remove the vehicle.

Metrolink says tram tickets can be used on local buses.

Wythenshawe riding school wins top award

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Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables has scooped a top prize in the UK 2019 Adventure Award.

The riding school, which was founded nineteen years ago as a family business won “Best Horse Riding Experience” in the awards.

Most recently the school has begun supporting their strong volunteer base by offering the Y.E.L.A. (Young Equestrian Leaders’ Award) scheme, which enables participants to gain an industry recognized qualification.

Many of the volunteers have got jobs in the equine sector. The school also offers open access, catering for riders who have a variety of additional needs.

Delighted directors Miss Fiona Jackson and Damon Atkinson said: “Winning this award is confirmation of the effort and hard work that is put in by all our team who strive with us to achieve the best possible experiences for our clients.

“This will enable us to promote our facilities to advertise our services to a wider community in the North West. We believe passionately that horse riding helps riders to develop skills, gain confidence and engage with our local community. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. Winning this award is a major achievement for us and confirms our belief in the vision that we have for the stables.”

Fireworks will light up the sky in Wythenshawe on November 5th

14509451967_458be9ffe4_mSpecial firework and bonfire events organised by Manchester City Council will be taking place at parks across the city – including Wythenshawe Park on Monday.

Major events will be held at Heaton Park, and Platt Fields as well as Wythenshawe on November 5th.

All events are completely free and run from 5 – 9:30pm.

People planning to attend their local event should be aware that searches will be in place and are advised to leave any bags at home where possible, in order to minimise delays.  Arrive early to avoid disappointment and please stay safe – do not bring any fireworks or alcohol, as these will be confiscated.  Drones are not permitted on site during these events.

Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather – and bring a torch.

Parking on site will be limited, so attendees are encouraged to use public transport.  To plan your journey, please visit TFGM.com.

Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Councillor Luthfur Rahman, said: “Our free bonfire events are a major highlight in Manchester’s packed events calendar and are always really popular with local families. Please arrive early, don’t forget your hat, gloves and torch and, most importantly, have a great time at your special local celebration.”

Wythenshawe teenager is young equestrian leader

Darren Todd has become the first volunteer at Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables to achieve the prestigious Young Equestrian Leaders Bronze Award.

Eighteen-year-old Darren has been volunteering at the Centre for a year where he has developed leadership skills and extended his knowledge and experience of working with horses.

Darren said, “I am very pleased to have achieved this and am looking forward to beginning the work for my Silver Award.”

Centre Proprietor, Fiona Jackson, commented that the YELA examiners had noted the excellence of Darren’s responses to their questions.

Fiona said, “We are delighted with Darren’s achievement and we look forward to helping other volunteers achieve this award in the future.”  Darren is pictured with his certificate, Inky, one of the Centre’s horses and Centre Proprietor Fiona Jackson

The geek is back for Circus Funtasia in Wythenshawe Park

Geeky clown Emilion heads up Circus Funtasia’s fiery new show this Half Term

Instead of face-paint and big wigs, comic clown Emilion Delbosq prefers a smart shirt and geeky glasses when he performs in the ring. Enigmatic and energetic, Emilion is centre-stage at Circus Funtasia with their brand new 2018 show, which opens on February 16 in Wythenshawe Park.

“Last time I performed with Funtasia was back in 2016. I’m back this year with plenty of new surprises and laughs up my sleeve!” His unique blend of nerdy humour and seamless showmanship is a hit with all ages.

Emilion says, “Thrill-seekers will love this year’s cast which includes the whip-cracking, fire-breathing Antonio Candela. He’s a hot act to follow!”

Antonio’s act fuses real flames with dramatic tricks. Antonio also performs a comedy ladder act, guaranteed to make you laugh as he falls off and sets himself on fire.

Heading up the stunts inside a giant rotating ‘Wheel of Death’ are daredevil Duo Sifolinis. Watch as they alternate between spinning wheels in the air, complete with blindfold and skipping rope. Plus Circus Funtasia’s infamous Globe of Death motorcyclists are back with new riders and new routines taking the Wall of Death to a whole new dimension.

Lucy-Louise shows off her dazzling power in a dangerous routine high in the air. Dangling from the roof of the Big Top, Lucy swings and dances over the audience. Petite Felicia performs an aerial act known as Straps, which sees her twist and hold her body into impressive positions on a long elastic strap, requiring great strength and years of experience.

Strength is the key ingredient in Hungarian acrobat Atilla’s act. Once a painter and decorator, Atilla now puts himself in the spotlight with a dramatic hand-balancing act. Balancing on poles up to 2m high to Sam Smith’s ‘Only Human’, he certainly tests the limits of the human body.

“A hula hoop and tightrope act is performed by French artist Elodie. And our teenage Harley Quinn lookalike Nia will also be back on her Segway, making everyone envious of her incredible knife-juggling skills!” says Emilion.

You won’t find any animals at Circus Funtasia. Ringmistress Tracy Jones explained “with state of the art lighting and a modern soundtrack, we’re moving away from circuses of yesteryear. We love being a contemporary family show that everyone can enjoy.”

Circus Funtasia runs twice daily from Friday 16th until Sunday 25th February in Wythenshawe Park. Visit www.circusfuntasia.co.uk or call 07706168507 for more details and to book.