Young People

MUM2MUM Market at Lightcliffe Academy Sports Centre

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On Sunday 7 April, 1:15pm–3:15pm there will be over 35 stalls selling excellent condition baby and children’s goods at bargain prices. Well-known brands at a fraction of high street prices. Everything imaginable for your little ones.

JOIN THE EVENT ON MUM2MUM MARKET YORKSHIRE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SALE ITEM PREVIEWS

**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

All great brands

**Hundreds of Toys, Books and Games including- Little Tikes, ELC, Fisher Price, Vtech, Mamas & Papas

**Baby and children’s clothes starting from 50p including (Various brands)

For more information go to Mum2mum Facebook page.

£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. (2-4-1 voucher available on Mum2mum website)

 

Volunteer – Drop the Knife CIC and Charity

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Drop the Knife was formed with the aim of providing a cohesive educational package on anti-knife crime and gangs into schools and colleges, and youth, sports and community-based organisations.

The idea to start the company came from Will Flint who was stabbed 12 times on the 1st January 2017 in Birmingham. Although Will has made a full recovery, he still has effects from the injuries he received. They have now formed the CIC company with three directors including Will who is the CEO. Will has made several appearances on television and radio talking about knife crime and his story, most recently on various BBC Radio stations.

They are based in the Piece Mill, Halifax (on Horton Street by the Piece Hall) and are looking for volunteers that can put in a couple of hours a week helping to organise fundraising activities or helping with sponsored events. Voluntary Ambassadors are also required to deliver their educational package in schools. If you are interested in helping with the CIC & Charity, please contact through their website: www.droptheknife.org.uk or contact Brian Reeves: brian.reeves@droptheknife.org.uk.

Special Olympics Coming to Calderdale

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Go along to a Special Olympics Taster Session on Sunday 7 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre HX3 6TE where you can have a go at a number of Special Olympic sports, receive free goodies, meet local clubs and coaches and find out more about how YOU can get involved in the Special Olympics in Calderdale! Open to anyone aged 12 and over with a learning disability in Calderdale, their family, friends and supporters.

For more information call 0300 012 0416  or visit https://www.specialolympics.org/

Visit Eureka! for an Easter with a Difference!

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At Eureka! they’re exploring the zany, zigzag world of Steampunk this Easter with three weeks of Steampunk Science from Saturday 6 to Sunday 28 April!

Professor Spark will be running regular shows, where you can learn about the amazing properties of light and sound, and head to the ‘All About Me’ gallery where steampunk scientists will astound you with mind tricks!

The Eureka! ‘Imagination Space’ will be open every day with a range of different activities and crafts for kids to have a go at – perfect for children aged 6+. Find out more on the website!

Eureka! will be open 10:00am-5:00pm every day, including over Easter weekend when you can hop along to meet a rather unusual Easter Bunny!

Steampunk Science activities are included in the price of admission, or free to annual pass holders.

Easter Holiday Events at Kershaws

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Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Monday 22 April 2019. (Sorry we are closed on Easter Sunday) 

Easter Hunt & Colouring Competition Table 11am-4pm

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 12 noon:

  • Mon 15th Easter Door Hanger
  • Tues 16th Spring Chicken
  • Wed 17th Easter Basket
  • Thurs 18th Paint an Easter Pot
  • Tues 23rd Magical Gardens
  • Wed 24th Garden Crowns
  • Thurs 25th Butterflies & Bugs
  • Fri 26th Porthole Aquarium 

There will be a £1 charge for materials, extra for larger pots.

Please phone 01484 713435 for further details  

Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse

www.kershawgardencentre.co.uk

Free Super Sunday & Holiday Clubs

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Regular clubs for disabled children and their siblings that are fun, creative and completely FREE!

Clubs start with a short family quest to get you inspired before you get stuck in to a creative activity, run by our trained, experienced Enablers, who will make sure that the activities are accessible to all. Children with any disability are welcome at any club, *except for three sessions which are for children with autism only.

The whole family is welcome and our clubs are not only great fun, but also an opportunity to meet other families, chat and share experiences. Clubs last two hours starting at 10am and involve a mix of play, art activities and gallery exploration.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re FREE!

Clubs in 2019

  • Tuesday 16th April – Tie-dye
  • Tuesday 23rd April – Clay play (fully booked)
  • Sunday 19th May – Print making  (*Autism only)
  • Sunday 16th June – Mosaics (fully booked)
  • Sunday 14th July – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 30th July – Tie-dye (*Autism only)
  • Tuesday 6th August – Print making
  • Tuesday 13th August – Sculpture
  • Tuesday 20th August – Mosaics
  • Tuesday 27th August – Tye-dye

Club places must be booked in advance.

Call 01422 330069 and we’ll take it from there. If you’ve booked for a club but are then unable to attend, please let us know asap as we keep a waiting list so another family might be able to come in your place.

Hearing Impaired visitors can book places by email if you prefer – just email accessallareas@eureka.org.uk

Waiting List

If you would like to attend a club that is fully booked please use the email form to let us know.

On the form please include;

  • which club you would like go on the waiting list for
  • how many people would be attending if space became available
  • your contact details

We will contact you if space becomes available.

More information…

Free LEGO club for children with Autism

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We’re delighted to announce that we’re hosting a free LEGO club for children with autism and their siblings, thanks to the support of Calderdale’s Short Breaks programme.

Clubs will be run by our brilliant friends Bricks4Kidz, with a LEGO workshop lasting an hour and free admission to the museum for the day too!

Places are limited, so must be booked in advance.
Interested? Head to our website for a bit more info, and call us on 01422 330069 during office hours to book your place (ask for Leanne, Trizia or Lorraine).

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Halifax Canoe Club – we love canoeing and want you to love it too!

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Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you!

We’re an active and family orientated club based on the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Those new to the sport will need to start on one of our beginners courses where our qualified coaches will introduce you to the skills you need to start paddling safely.

As you progress our coaches can introduce you to move advanced skills, white water paddling, open canoes, slalom and freestyle canoeing. There’s also the chance to try sea kayaking, surfing, slalom racing, weekends away and during the winter much of the club’s activity is heading off on river trips to suit various levels of ability.

Never paddled before and want to see if it’s for you?

Try one of our taster sessions – they’re on 6 and 7 April. We provide everything you need – boats, kit and coaches to keep you safe and make sure you’re having fun! Available for anyone ages 7+.

Want to paddle but don’t know how?

You should take our Learn To Paddle Course – this runs for 8 weeks. These are on Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April. There’s a course starting in June as well, subject to demand. We’ll release dates nearer the time. The Learn to Paddle Course is available to everyone aged 7+.

Already know how to paddle and want to refine your skills?

Take our River Skills Course – you can choose Mondays and Thursdays from 29 April.. There’s a dry induction night on Monday 8th April or Thursday 11th April. There’s another course running in June – we’ll release dates nearer the time. This course is available to everyone aged 7+.

How do I sign up for a course? 

Come along to Hollins Mill pub in Sowerby Bridge on Tuesday 26 March 2019 and find out more about what Halifax Canoe Club can offer you.  We’ll be there between 7 and 8.30pm. Or get in touch if you have any questions before – email: info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Can’t make it to our Hollins Mill sign up night and want to join a course?

Sign up online HERE – NOW!

Annual membership includes the cost of all river courses, coaching and also the cost of using our equipment (boats, safety gear etc). We offer reduced rates for families, concessions rates and junior rates – please take a look at our membership options HERE.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – email info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk

Please remember that everyone at Halifax Canoe Club is a volunteer – we give up our own time to support you as a paddler – have fun and we’ll see you on the water!

FAXFEST Events Promoting Children’s and Young People’s Safety

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There will be four community engagement events to share your views about safeguarding issues in your local area and to find out how children and young people are kept safe in Calderdale.

At each FREE event you will be able to find out about services in your local area and there will be free refreshments, a quiz and a chance to air your views.

 

The events are at;

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Saturday 23 March 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Thursday 28 March, 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Moorside School , Ovenden, Thursday 4 April, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wellholme Park, Brighouse Thursday 25 April 1:00pm-3:00pm

For more information about the event please contact: Sophie.Boyles@Calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 393184 or 07976 69514