Big lunch at YHA Gradbach Mill

TO round off National Family Week YHA Gradbach Mill are inviting the local community to its Big Lunch on Sunday, June 5 from 12.00pm – 4pm.

Staff at Gradbach Mill Youth Hostel are keen to meet their neighbours, have some fun together and give people the chance to find out more about the work of the Youth Hostel Association and our plans for the future.

Big Lunch guests will enjoy live music, Archery taster sessions, children’s craft activities, orienteering and walks as well as a Teddy Bears Picnic for tots.

Staff and volunteers at the Hostel will be unveiling plans to develop a community Kitchen Garden on the site, as well as consulting visitors regarding the creation of a calendar of community focussed events and activities.

Hostel Manager Kim Kelso said: “We would love to get to know our neighbours better, we feel the site here at Gradbach Mill has lots to offer people of all ages and hope that by giving people the chance to come and see for themselves they will agree and support our future community projects.”

All are welcome at the Big Lunch. Hostel staff request that lunch guests bring a donation to the buffet to ensure everyone plays a part in the get together.

To book your free place call YHA Gradbach Mill on 01260 227 625 or email