Young People

Summer Sports Camps at Park Tennis Club

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Looking for activities for your children during the six weeks holiday?

Summer Sports Camps are being held at Park Tennis Club every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They are open to children aged 5 to 11, with full day, morning or afternoon options to suit you.

In addition, we are holding Tennis Camps for children aged 12-16 every Thursday afternoon.

Details of the summer camps and booking form can be found here

Information is also available on the club website at clubspark.lta.org.uk/parktennisclub

Greetland Allrounders Family Fun Day

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On Saturday 13 July 2019, 1:00pm, Greetland Allrounders ARLFC, will be holding a Family Fun Day at the Spring Rock Grounds, Rochdale Rd, Greetland HX4 8PS (Between the Sportsman and Spring Rock Pubs!)

  • UNLIMITED access to inflatables
  • FREE Face painting
  • Hot dog
  • Rugby based skills competitions & games
  • Art activities & more to be announced!

All the usual adult & children’s drinks & snacks available from inside and outside bars (including gin & fizz bar).

There will be hot food available throughout the day.

Great fun for all the family! Everyone welcome!!

They’ll also be joined by members of the Halifax RLFC.

Children’s tickets just £5 or £12.50 for up to 4 siblings.

Get Started with Boxing

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Are you 16-25? Want to learn new skills?

There is a Taster Day about boxing on Monday 8 July 2019.

The actual Course Dates are from 15 July to 19 July 2019.

At Halifax Fire Station you will meet new people and improve your skills by working on a group challenges as well as learning how to deliver a training session.

Not only will it help you discover new talents, but you could also secure a qualification and benefit from support from our staff or one of our mentors to help you uncover your next steps.

The course is free and all boxing is non-contact. On the course you will:

  • Gain an introduction into coaching, pad work and nutrition
  • Improve confidence and communication
  • Workout with local professional boxers and sports coaches
  • Spend the week in a fire station with fire fighters and get to use some of the equipment

Travel expenses will be paid on programme and you’ll receive a free T-shirt.

It will not affect your benefits and you will have up to three months support from the Prince’s Trust.

To join the course or find out more:

  • Search ‘Prince’s Trust
  • Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385418
  • Call for free on 0800 842842

The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Victoria Theatre

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea will be showing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

This is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show,The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour to the Victoria Theatre Halifax, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show at the Victoria Theatre; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Watch the trailer at TigersTeaLive.com

Dates for the shows are;

Friday 19 July 2019, 1:30 pm
Saturday 20 July 2019, 11:00 am
Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm
Sunday 21 July 2019, 11:00 am
Sunday 21 July 2019, 2:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.victoriatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/book?show=32401 or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

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…