Fun with Food and Friends

 

School Holiday Activites to keep your kids healthy and active

If your child is aged 4 to 16 and gets benefits-related free school meals, you may be able to access free activities through Fun with Food and FriendsHyndburn’s Holiday activities and food programme.

The programme is a great opportunity for children and young people to get out and about and get active.

We are working with local providers to make sure there are lots of things available to do in the summer and Christmas holidays such as sport, creative activities trips out and lots more!

Activities will help you learn more about nutrition as a family too and will give you the chance to have a go at cooking tasty family meals at no cost to you.

We also want to help you and your children develop your understanding of nutrition and food budgeting. Activity providers will also be able to help signpost you to additional information and support, on things such as health, employment and education.

 

Interested?

If you are interested please continue to check this page as we will be updating it regularly with information on activities, locations and sign up details. Before the summer holiday we will list the providers who will be offering summer holiday Fun with Food and Friends places across Hyndburn.

If you see an activity you like, you will be able to contact the provider directly for more information and to book places.

Confirmed Providers:

    

Accrington Stanley Community Trust

We are delighted to announce our involvement in Hyndburn’s HAF project: Fun & Food with Friends.

Across 2 local venues we will be running 5 free weeks of provision for local young people aged 8-16 at get involved with. Each delivery day will include a healthy lunch on arrival followed by an afternoon of sport and physical activity. Everyone will also receive a healthy snack at the end of the day. Sports sessions will be delivered by qualified Accrington Stanley coaches and will cover a wide range of sports and activities.

Over the summer young people will also get to take part in our inflatable shootout Challenge and receive a free ASFC gift.

Where: Hyndburn Academy, Rishton

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August

Days: Mondays – Thursdays

Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 8-16 years

Where: St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

When: W/C

  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August

Days: Tuesday – Fridays

Time: 11.30am – 3.30pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 12 – 16 years

Booking info: https://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/summerhafproject/

 

Adventure Hyndburn:

FAMILY ACTIVITY – Come and enjoy some family time in our woodland and enjoy some Forest Schools activities including exploring the woodland, arts and crafts, den building and hammock swinging and of course, marshmallow toasting.

Where: The Park, Norfolk Grove, Accrington

When: W/C

  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 10am – 1.30pm

Who: Families – Parents with children aged 4 – 16 years

Booking info: Contact Stacey or Gemma on 01254 387757 or message our FaceBook page @AdventureHyndburn to book your place.

The Beach Hut

Come and join us at our holiday club where we have a great range of activities waiting for you to enjoy. We have sports, games, table tennis/snooker/table football, arts and crafts, nature walks and den building and trips out such as the farm, local parks and cinema as well as use of the play centre.

Where: The Beach Hut Play Centre, Great Harwood

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Fridays

Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 5pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 5 – 11 years

Booking info: Please call 01254 829476 to book or email info@beachhutplay.co.uk

Brave Church:

We look forward to welcoming you to Brave Church as we run our Olympic Themed Holiday Club. We’ll be hosting a variety of activities including Olympic themed crafts, team games, dance, drama, and singing.

We will be celebrating a ‘Hero of the Day’ each day as well as a ‘Team of the Week’ on the last day. We’d love for you to be part of the fun!

Where: Brave Church

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July

Days: Monday – Thursdays

Time: 9am – 1pm

Who: Boys & girls age 4 – 11 years

Booking information: please email child/children’s name and age, along with a contact number to hello@bravechurch.co.uk with the subject title ‘Holiday Club’.

Church & Oswaldtwistle Cricket Club with Ribble Valley Sports

Church CC in association with Ribble Valley Sports will be hosting a multi-sports camp. Children will take part in a range of exciting activities in a safe environment. Sessions will be delivered by qualified coaches and lunch will be provided for children who normally have benefits related access to free school meals.

Where: Church & Ossy Cricket Club

When: W/C

  • Mon 9th August
  • Mon 16th August

Days: Monday – Thursday

Time: 10am – 2pm

Who: Boys and girls 4 – 11 years

Bookings can be made by calling Simon Williams on 07539525130 or visiting www.ribble-valley-sports.com

     

Cook Stars & Hyndburn Leisure – Cooking and Multi Sports Session

During our session Cook Stars sessions children will make and bake a variety of dishes which they will be able to eat for their lunch or bring home to share! We will be guiding the children through making dishes like Baked Chinese Noodles, Pizza, Chocolate Chip Sponge Cake and Fruity Crumble.

All equipment and fresh ingredients will be provided. We will teach the children all of the skills they need, including weighing and measuring, how to crack and egg, using grater and knives safely and many more life skills which they will be able to use at home! Whilst the food is in the oven, the children will also be able to complete a simple craft activity. Parents/carers are welcome to stay and join in with sessions.

Following the Cook Stars session and lunch the children will then take part in a range of physical games, sports and activities to keep them active, build their confidence and have fun with friends.

Where: Accrington Town Hall

When: W/C

  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Thursday

Time: 11:30am – 3pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 5 – 11 years

Pre-booking and registration is essential as spaces will be limited.

https://cook-stars-rossendale-and-blackburn.class4kids.co.uk

     

Family session: Ad City Play & Lunch

Our family sessions in the city are a great way to let your children run off some energy in our exciting multi-level soft play structure.

Open every day for family sessions including a packed lunch and drink provided for children.

*Pre-registration and booking are essential.

*Parent must stay with their children in the soft play area.

Where: Hyndburn Leisure Centre

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Sunday

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 -11 years

Please email bookings@hyndburnleisure.co.uk for a registration form.

     

Family Session: Swim & Lunch

Swimming sessions for the whole family. Come along to the pool and enjoy an hour’s swim with your family, available every weekday at Hyndburn Leisure Centre, followed by a packed lunch in the cafe for the children. Under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Children under 8 must be supervised in the water by an adult on a ratio of;

  • Under 4 years – 1 adult to 1 child
  • Children ages 4yrs – 7yrs – 1 adult to 2 children

Where: Hyndburn Leisure Centre

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Friday

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 -16 years

Please email bookings@hyndburnleisure.co.uk for a registration form.

FUNDA Holiday Camps & Childcare:

For children aged 4-12 years engage, inspire, motivate and EMPOWER children to get ACTIVE, learn and have fun during the school holidays.

Extended Times – 8:00am-6:00pm 5 Days Per Week! (FULL DAYS)

Multi-sports, activities, games, creative play, theme days and GIANT inflatables delivered by specially trained teachers/educators and coaches.

· Ofsted Registered

· Voted Most Exciting Company In The North West, UK

· Officially Recognised By Her Majesty The Queen

· Teaches In Over 100+ Schools

· COVID Safe

Physical activity-based childcare children love to attend and benefit from, even if you don’t need childcare – LEARN MORE!

EMPOWER, reboot, bounce back and RECOVER from a year like no other attending FUNDA Holiday Camps & Childcare.

Where: Accrington and Rossendale College

When: W/C

  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August

Days: Monday – Fridays

Time: 8am – 6pm

Who: Boys & girls age 4 – 12 years

BOOK NOW! https://www.fundaactive.com/hyndburn-haf


Halo Dance & Fitness:

Summer Activities at Halo in conjunction with HAF.

Offering a wide range of classes and activities to keep the kids busy this summer. Varying from Dance and Acro to Circus Skills and Aerial Arts, they’ll feel like they are running away with the circus! Guaranteed to keep the kids active and engaged whilst learning new skills and making new friends. Not only will the kids be up and active we’ll also be getting creative with some arts and crafts. We’re all about the fun at Halo, no pressure in a fun and safe environment.

Where: Halo Dance & Fitness, Accrington

When: W/C

  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August

Days: Monday – Thursdays

Time: 10am – 2pm

Who: Boys & girls age 4 – 16 years

Booking info: https://halo-dance-and-fitness.class4kids.co.uk/camp/2

Halcyon Creative Kids

This summer, Halcyon Creative Kids is offering five themed Performing Arts weeks.

Each week comprises of drama, dance and musical theatre tuition alongside games, crafts and outdoor activities.

Children will spend the week preparing for a live production which will take place on Friday afternoon (covid restrictions permitting), whilst making new friends and having lots of summer fun!

Where: Halcyon Creative Kids, Great Harwood

When: W/C

  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Fridays

Time: 9am – 3pm

Who: Boys and girls 4 – 12 years

Booking info: https://halcyoncreativekids.co.uk/holiday-club-sign-up/

Junior Gym Memberships:

6 weeks Junior Memberships available to use the gym and swimming pool over the 6 weeks holidays.

Our Junior Energise membership is a great way to keep your teenagers busy through the holidays.

These memberships can be used at any time through the holidays, with the choice for a packed lunch also from our cafe.

Limited number available and all registrations for membership, must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: Hyndburn Leisure Centre / Mercer Hall

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Sunday

Time: Anytime

Who: Boys & girls aged 14 -16 years

Please email: bookings@hyndburnleisure.co.uk for a registration form.

Just Imagine UK:

Working with Hyndburns HAF Project Fun with Food and Friends, Just Imagine UK will be delivering Holiday Camps. Activities include a wide range of creative and active workshops from Multi-Sports, Singing, Dancing, Acting, Cookery School, Gardening Club, Arts & Crafts, Scavenger Hunts & Themed Party Days!

Where:

  • St Nicholas’s Primary School, Church
  • Rishton Methodist School

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 26th July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays

Time: 10am – 2pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 – 11 years

Booking info: Holiday Camp (jiuk.co.uk)

Little Dragons:

Come and join us at Little Dragons where your child will enjoy a range of activities including martial arts skills, arts and crafts and they will develop in many different areas such as confidence, coordination, balance and teamwork and life skills such as ‘stranger danger’ and ‘home safety’.

And all this is done in a fun and safe environment for your children to enjoy.

Where: Master of Martial Arts Blackbelt Academy, Oxford Street, Accrington

When: W/C

  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Mondays – Thursday

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm

Who: Boys & Girls ages 5 – 7 years

Booking info:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hyndburns-haf-programme-little-dragons-tickets-161809922835

Little Dragons:

Come and join the Little Stars team for some holiday fun and adventures. We have an exciting range of activities ready for you including sports and games, arts and crafts, Forest school activities, trips to the local parks, baking/cooking and dance sessions. We will make new friends, learn new skills and have lots of fun.

Where: The Park, Norfolk Grove

When: W/C

  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10 – 2pm

Who: Boys and girls ages 4 – 11 years

Pro Sport

Pro Sport Coaching Active Camps provide parents with a fun, safe and reliable solution to help keep your children active throughout the Summer holidays.

Children aged will take part in a variety of activities each day, ranging from team sports like football and basketball, to unique sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and Archery, plus team building challenges through Orienteering and Outdoor Adventurous Activities.

Our Active Camps are a great way to stay active, have fun and meet new friends!

Where: St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Great Harwood

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 23rd July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Thursday

Time: 8.30am – 4pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 – 12 years

Booking info: https://forms.gle/LE5zeND2HZUMm4Aa7

Ribble Valley Sports

Ribble Valley Sports Holiday Camps are very popular amongst both parents and children.

Our coaching team will always make sure that your child will be active whilst making new friends and most of all, having fun!

Each day our coaches deliver a wide range of sports activities including cricket, football, netball and tennis, in the safe and secure facilities we use, all of which have both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Where: Green Haworth Primary School, Accrington

When:

  • Wed 21st July – Friday 23rd July
  • Mon 2nd August – Friday 6th August
  • Mon 23rd August – Friday 27th August

Time: 10am – 3pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 – 11 years

Bookings can be made by calling Simon Williams on 07539525130 or visiting

www.ribble-valley-sports.com

St. Andrews Church of England Primary School

At St Andrew’s Holiday Club, we have many different activities for the children to get involved in. We offer Indoor & Outdoor play, including:

  • Physical activity – Scooters, bikes, football, hoops, skipping, climbing wall, monkey bars, indoor and outdoor gym and forest school
  • Creative enrichment and wellbeing – Arts & crafts, PS4, toys, games & books, playdough and clay
  • Nutrition education – Creating healthy meals, making and baking

Where: St Andrew’s Primary School, Oswaldtwistle

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 23rd July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Tuesdays – Fridays

Time: 10am – 2pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 4 – 11 years

Booking info: Please call – 01254 231279 / 07582584636

Tessa Clemson Yoga:

Tessa Clemson Yoga has been selected as one of Hyndburn Leisure’s providers for their HAF Programme this summer. The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is funded by the Department for Education to provide free meals and activities for benefits related eligible free school meal children.

We will be learning yoga, practicing the moves and the importance of taking care of our health. By the end of the sessions you will know how to teach others and make your own yoga equipment to take home and keep. We will explore where yoga originates, with lots of creative activities including arts and crafts, games, cooking and food tasting. You don’t need to have done any yoga before, and everything you need will be provided.

Where: Tessa Clemson Yoga Studio, 1A Glebe Street, Great Harwood BB6 7AA

When: W/C

  • 16th August
  • 23rd August

Days: Monday – Thursdays

Time: 12.30pm -4.30pm

Who: Boys & girls age 8 – 11 years

There are limited spaces available, therefore please send interest through to tessaclemsonyoga@gmail.com to receive information on how to book.

Trident Military Training

All at TMT are excited to announce that we are working with Hyndburn Leisure on their Fun with Food and friends (HAF Programme) funded by the Department for Education.

As one of their Summer Providers this year, we hope to strive and help Hyndburn Leisure achieve community cohesion across the borough by offering good quality outdoor activities and reconnecting young people with nature. Based at Bowley Scout and activity camp in Great Harwood we are in a perfect location to provide exciting and fun enriching activities, such as den building, outdoor cooking, nature walks, crafts, bushcraft skills and much much more.

All our staff are qualified and trained in many outdoor activities and we pride ourselves on our professional delivery. Try new skills and master old ones.

Where: Bowley Scout Camp, Great Harwood

When: W/C

  • 19th July
  • 23rd July
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • 16th August

Days: Monday – Fridays

Time: 9am – 3pm

Who: Boys & girls aged 5 – 14 years

Book now for an experience like no other – admin@tridentmilitarytraining.com

 

   

Prospects Foundation

Woodnook Pioneers – want to explore the wild spaces of woodnook? Conquer the wilderness of Woodnook Community Garden and discover what wildlife lurks in Woodnook Vale.

Where: Woodnook Community Garden & Woodnook Vale

When:

  • 3rd August – Mini Beast Safari and Bug Hotels
  • 17th August – Tree Medals and Dreamcatchers
  • 24th August – Wild Walk

Time: Tuesdays – 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

Who: Families with children aged 8 – 14

Booking info – danielle.rowlands@prospectsfoundation.org.uk or ring 01254 230348

Ynot Aspire

We will be providing 4 days of activities for 11-15 year-olds including sports, arts & crafts and drama. We will bring everything together on the final date, showcasing the activities we’ve done over the previous days to share with parents and the wider community.

Where & when:

  • Wed 11th August, Mercer Park
  • Mon 16th August, Lowerfold Park Great Harwood
  • Thur 26th August, Bullough Park
  • Fri 27th August, Oakhill Park

Time: 11am – 3pm

Who: Boys & Girls aged 11 – 15 years

Please visit the website www.ynotaspire.org.uk for further details and referral form.

Alternatively you can email: david@ynotaspire.org.uk.

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