Young People

The Big Yorkshire COTE Fundraiser

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Children on the Edge (COTE) working with The Body Shop exists to help marginalised and forgotten children who are living on the edge of their societies.

These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies. They are children on the edge of society.

Forgotten – but not by us. Everyone deserves a childhood.

This fundraising event will be on Saturday 13 July, 6:00pm onwards at The Arches, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX. There will be entertainment including a magician, live music and a DJ. Dress code is Evening Wear.

Tickets are £32 by contacting Maria Bouckley on 07827 339746 or email mariabouckley@hotmail.com

Routes Festival 2019 at Square Chapel Arts

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Routes Festival is a family friendly event that provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year on Saturday 22 June, 1:00pm-7:45pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre,  there will be live music across two stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to indie, metal to acoustic.

See some of Calderdale’s most talented young people! Plus there’ll be a special festival food offer available from the Square Chapel café bar throughout the day.

Tickets at just £4 can be booked online or by calling the Box Office on 01422 349422 open
Mon – Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Healthwatch Calderdale Survey of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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Healthwatch Calderdale is working on a project to source the views of people with experiences of local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

They have been working with families on a one-to-one basis and are now seeking further views on the services for children displaying signs of autistic spectrum condition (ASC), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Healthwatch believes that in sharing your experiences, anonymously, they can help make a positive difference. They will share these stories with the CAMHS service provider and the commissioner (Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group), to ensure people’s voices are heard, highlighting the issues raised and making recommendations for positive change.

To have your say please complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CAMHS
If you have any questions please contact Joanne Douglas at Healthwatch Calderdale via joanne.douglas@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk

Holywell Green With the 50 Things To Do Before You’re 5 App!

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Holywell Green Children’s Centre were engaged earlier this week in #08 Bubbles! from the 50 things to do before you are 5 App.

The wonder and amazement of watching bubbles form and float, then fall, burst and disappear is totally mesmerising. Smiling and laughing, waving her arms with excitement and anticipating what was coming as they lifted the wand to blow each time!

You can download it from your app store today.

Uniformed Group Days at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Take your Uniformed Group to Eureka! for a day exploring the museum, including the Moon Mission show and a Eureka! Badge…

Troop over to Eureka! with your Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies or Cubs for a day of exploration and discovery on either 29 June or 30 June!

Pay just £8.25 per child, including:

  • A 30 minute science show: Moon Mission!
  • Explore how people first landed on the moon 50 years ago. Find out what it’s like to be on the moon, what we left up there, when we might go back and how the moon might be involved in deep space exploration.
  • Unlimited time exploring the Eureka! galleries
  • Designated lunch area in our marquee
  • Time allocated in the Eureka! Gift Shop
  • One free adult with every four paying children (£6 for any additional adults)
  • Free coach parking
  • And… a sew-on Eureka! Badge for every child plus a badge for the group leader!

Places MUST be booked in advance, so grab your phone and call Coral on 01422 330012 to book your Uniformed Group visit.

Can’t make that date? We’re also running Uniformed Groups days on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.

A few T&Cs…

  • Places MUST be booked at least 7 days in advance, by calling 01422 330012 during office hours.
  • The cost is £8.25 per child, with one free adult place for every four paying children. Additional adults cost £6 each.
  • A 50% deposit is required in advance, with the balance payable by the day of the visit.

Bookstart Busy Babies #menasparents

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Tuesday 11th June, 10:30am-11:10am at Brighouse Library, HD6 2AF

£2 per child or FREE for Passport to Leisure holders.

Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature. Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking not required, please pay on the day.

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…

Mum2Mum Market at Lightcliffe Academy

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Over 35 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices.

Sunday 9 June – 1.15pm to 3.15pm at LIghtcliffe Academy Sports Centre, Stoney Lane, Halifax HX3 8TL.

Everything imaginable for your little ones including:

  • Buggies & Travel Systems
  • Stairgates, Toddler Furniture
  • Home & Safety Equipment
  • Baby Carriers & Harnesses
  • Moses Baskets, Cots & Travel Cots
  • Growbags, Bed Guards
  • Sterilisers and Feeding Equipment
  • Highchair’s, Bumbos
  • Trikes, Balance Bikes, Bikes and Outdoor Toys
  • Baby Walkers, Bouncers, Jumperoo’s & Activity Centres

Join the event on Facebook for previews of sale items.

£2 entry per adult (kids are free) also the last half hour of the sale is free Ensure you come early to bag all the best bargains.

If you would like to make some money and declutter you can book a stall here

For further information please email halifaxandhuddersfield@mum2mummarket.co.uk

Dad’s Group at King Cross Fire Station – We All Need a Little Extra Support at Times

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There will be a dad’s group on Saturday 15th June, 10:00am-12:00pm at King Cross Fire Station, HX1 3JF.

This monthly event is for all male carers and their children takes place 3rd Saturday of the month and has lots of fun activities for children 0-8 years. .

The group is FREE but donations are welcome.

For more information please contact Susy Thomas on 01422 342552.

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…

Digital Dimensions at Eureka! Children’s Museum

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Sound, Motion, Vision!

Step into Digital Dimensions for the latest takeover of the Spark gallery at Eureka!

From 25 May – 30 November 2019, experience digital activities for kids, including innovative motion tracking, touch-triggered games, and crack the code to reveal different digital effects.

Created by Live Visual Design & Production students from Backstage Academy. Digital Dimensions mixes vibrant visual effects and stunning sounds to create an immersive exhibition for children to explore and enjoy.

  • Test your skills against our musical cubes
  • Travel through a colourful tunnel of motion-capture screens
  • Unlock some truly magical doors to digital dimensions