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Top 5 things to do in Salford this weekend

There’s a packed schedule of family-friendly, free events in the community across Salford this weekend.

It’s so busy, in fact, we’ve had to sneak in a sixth event to our Top 5!

As always, if you’ve got a weekend event in Salford you’d like to feature in our Top 5, please email newsdesk@salfordonline.com, tweet us @salfordonline or find us on Facebook.

Friends of Lightoaks Park Family Fun Day – Saturday 13 August 2016 – 1pm to 4pm

Celebrating the launch of the park’s new Friends Group with a family friendly afternoon event. Includes nature trail, planting activities, face painting, bouncy castles, tea and cake, animals, dancing and children’s entertainment.

Please bring a picnic and walk to the event as there is no parking at the venue.

Free event.

Lightoaks Park, Claremont Road, Claremont, Salford M6 8NP

Eccles Makers Market – Saturday 13 August 2016 – 10am to 4pm

The Makers Markets lands in Eccles transforming Church Street into a hub of creativity and a haven for food lovers. On offer the creme de la creme of Northern treats alongside art, modern craft and vintage stalls.

There will be live music performances and a street food arena, making this a date you simply can’t miss.

Come on down and join in, this is something completely new and tasty for Eccles.

Your invite to Peel Park party – Saturday 13 August 2016 – 12 noon to 4pm

You might know that Peel Park is closing while it’s being restored to its former glory, but not before you’ve enjoyed a fabulous free afternoon of old-fashioned family fun!

You can enjoy music, archery, climbing, crafts and lots of traditional games on this day, don’t forget to bring your camera.

Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford M5 4PD

Lower Kersal Community Fun Day – Saturday 13 August 2016 – 11am to 3pm

Come along and enjoy face painting, bouncy castle, food, magician, live music, arts and crafts, football skills, Morris dancers, smoothie bike and more

All entertainment is free.

Riverbank Park, Littleton Road (Next to Salford Sports Village)

Summer fete for Bridgewater School, Little Hulton – Sunday 14 August 2016 – 11am to 4pm at the Bridgewater Youth club

A Summer fete is being held this weekend in a bid to raise money for the Bridgewater Primary School, which sadly suffered from an arson attack in June.

There will be lots of games including a tombola, cakes and drinks and there will also be a performance from the StagePro Academy Worsley.

Bridgewater St, Manchester M38 9WD

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Rounding off events is this free pop-up playday at Children’s Scrapstore on Saturday 13 August – read all about it here

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