May 24, 2018

Events big and small - there's something for everyone


Edited: Jul 3, 2018



As well as the 'big 5' events that happen each year, there are many smaller events that you can pop along to when you fancy it.


Members keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page - English Speaking Haarlem for specifics.


On the agenda for the next few months...we've got lots to keep you and your partner and the kids out of mischief.


01 June - Pizza and drinks at Stadsstrand de Oerkap 19.30 organised by Charlotte

10 June - Buggy friendly walk through the Dunes (meet at Panneland) 11.30 together with Emily

19 June - Netherlands v Scotland Cricket, VRA cricket ground 17.00 hosted by Leontina

06 July - Summer Drinks at Vooges Haarlem 20.00 hosted by Charlotte

08 July - 1 of the big 5, Summer Family fun party Speeltuin Jeugdland 15.30 team headed up by Vicci-Lee

12 July - Bootcamp with Run Academy, (see Facebook for more details)

23 July - 27 August - PLAYGROUP GOES ON TOUR

09 September - The Color Run in Utrecht, more details to follow

Date tbc September - Wine Tasting event


Then if that's not enough, the International playgroup usually held on Monday mornings at Speeltuin Klarenhof goes on a tour of child friendly venues over the Summer holidays.

Grab your swimming gear - if the weather holds out we'll see you at the beach! Keep an eye on Facebook for the plan!


We hope to meet you soon at one of the above.


If there's nothing that quite hits the spot, then feel free to organise something and we'll come to you!

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