Young People

Wildlife Discovery Adventure around Field Lane Children’s Centre

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Wildlife DiscoveryStarting Tuesday 12 September between 1:15pm – 2:45pm there will be 3 weeks of discovering all things wild on our nature toddle around Field Lane Children’s Centre area.

Week 1 will be exploring the area and what lives there.

Week 2 will be mini beast hunting

Week 3, the final week, having a go at seasonal wild art and a treasure hunt.

Best suited to children aged 2+ but children of all ages are invited to come along and explore. Welly boots are a must if it rains.

Still Time to Do Something this Summer

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There is still time to do things in the Summer Holidays from Busy Babies at some our libraries, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Flour, Flat bread and fire at Ogden Water, Elves and Fairies to a Bat Walk at Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to check your local Children’s Centres to see what events they may be holding. There is a full list of activities that can be downloaded in the Do Something Summer Activity Guide

FC Halifax Town Roadshows for Greetland Goldstars and appeal for girl players

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Halifax Town Summer Roadshow

FC Halifax Town are holding a Summer Roadshow at Greetland Goldstars Monday 21st August 2017, from 10am to 1pm. It is open to boys and girls in Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 from Sept 2017. It is being held at Greetland Community Centre at a cost £5 per player (50% of fee to Greetland). There will be three hours of football training and matches in a fun environment. This is being run by FCHT coaches who are all FA qualified and DBS checked. See your manager for more details or contact Nick Walker : e-mail.

Greetland Goldstars are also looking for new players for their girls teams who play in the West Riding Girls League. Training is every Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Greetland Community Centre and teams play on Saturday/Sunday mornings.

For further information call John King on 07982 801988 or email kingyjs1965@gmail.com

 

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 11 August – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer …

Featuring:

  • Halifax Agricultural Show 2017
  • Important safety information on Snap Map
  • Victim Support launch live chat service
  • Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group Open Day
  • Musical Afternoon at Blackley Baptist Church
  • Weekly message from the NHP Energy Levels Project!

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Little Explorers under 8’s session

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Lots of fun outdoors in the Forgotten Forest on Bradford Road, Brighouse. A small woodland area with everything you need. Relax in the hammocks, play instruments or read story’s in the tipi, build dens, play in the wooden boat, tipi or train. Balance on logs and beams, climb trees, make mud pies in the mud kitchen, bug hunt, explore the site, enjoy the craft and drink hot chocolate from water boiled in the Kelly kettle.

e woods at the  in  on Monday 14 August from 10:00 – 12:00. Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child. Babes in arms are free. Ticket information can be found at https://bookwhen.com/forgottenforest. For further information contact Sarah on 07708398548 or email S_arahparker@hotmail.com

 

Meadowland Bug Hunt in Cunnery Wood

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Insect, Nature, LiveMeet members of Calderdale Countryside & Woodland Service at the front of Shibden Hall on 9 August at 10.30 or 13.00 for a session of minibeast hunting in Cunnery Wood and the surrounding meadows.

Cost £3.30 per child (£2.30 for Passport to Leisure holders).

Booking not required, just turn up for the session that suits you best – No dogs allowed!

Shibden Park is a large expanse of parkland with a lake, model railway, children’s play area and cafe all within easy reach of the lower car park. Further up the park there is Shibden Hall a 600+ year old listed timber framed hall. A little higher and a trip through a short tunnel will bring you to Cunnery Wood, newly planted woodland in the area formerly known as the Halls kitchen garden. There is something for everyone in this wooded parkland very close to the centre of Halifax.

Snapchat launches Snap Map

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The NSPCC has given us some very useful information about the new Snap Map function of the Snapchat app as follows:

‘Snapchat has just launched a new feature called the Snap Map which allows you to see your contacts on a map based on their location. Through the Snap Map, users can broadcast their exact location with everyone in their contact list.

The Snap Map can be found by pinching out from the main Snapchat camera screen.

It is important to be careful about who you share your location with. Hiding your location through Snapchat is easy:

From the home screen: click on the settings (cog) icon > click on ‘see my location’ > click on Ghost Mode
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Pirate Day at Shibden Hall

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Bankfield Pirate by Chris MouldThursday 10 August 2017.

There are three sessions 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00. Please select the session when booking.

Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking: £4 per child. Please book online or phone 01422 352246

Summer Reading Challenge

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Aged 4-12? Head to your local library this summer and join The Summer Reading Challenge. It started Saturday 8 July and is available in all Calderdale Libraries but it’s still not too late to catch up!

Sign up to receive your special agent collector folder. Read at least 6 books over the holidays. Collect stickers for each book you read. The stickers will help you to crack the case and catch the crook!