Family Celebration Event (26.7.23)



Join us for a fun-filled day for all the family and celebrate the restoration of the Union Chain Bridge on its 203rd anniversary!

Wednesday 26th July 2023, 11am - 4pm.

Download the full programme: please click here!

Spread over four locations, the Union Chain Bridge and Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Horncliffe Memorial
Halll and Paxton House, there are lots of exciting activities and things to see. Plus, a FREE shuttle service
running between each venue.

What to expect:

- Have a guided tour of the Union Chain Bridge at 11am, 1pm and 3pm with the Union Chain Bridge public engagement team.

- At the Chain Bridge Honey Farm, you can enjoy live music, hands-on science and engineering (STEM) themed challenges, and delicious food, drinks and ice cream in the café. Explore the bee garden and the visitor centre, and find out about these tiny creatures, vital to nature and to us.

- At Horncliffe Memorial Hall, The Friends of The Union Chain Bridge will tell you the story of the bridge, illustrated with old pictures, documents and artefacts. There's also a Lego model of the old bridge - can
you help to fix it?

- At Paxton House, you can join in with creative activities and traditional games. What can you make with the giant building blocks? Explore the grounds, visit the pop-up craft market and enjoy some tempting food in the café.