Eureka! – 2020 Clubs dates – Access All Areas!


 

Acces All Areas clubs – 2020 dates!

We’re excited to be introducing new club activities in 2020 – Sensory Play and new seasonal activities.

Our clubs are free, include some time exploring the museum before getting crafty and creative with our trained Enablers, and the whole family is invited!

Remember: Places MUST be booked in advance, and clubs do tend to fill up. So give us a call on 01422 330069 to book your places. You can read more about each creative theme on our website.

 

  • Sunday 2nd February
    Tie-Dye
  • Sunday 1st March
    Clay Play
  • Tuesday 7th April
    Easter Fun
  • Tuesday 14th April
    Sensory Play (Down syndrome)
  • Sunday 26th April
    Print Making (Autism)
  • Sunday 10th May
    Stop Motion
  • Sunday 21st June
    Tie-Dye
  • Sunday 12th July
    Clay Play
  • Tuesday 21st July
    Summer Fun
  • Tuesday 28th July
    Print Making

Accessible Santa’s Grotto

Two years ago, we launched our autism-friendly grotto sessions – opening Santa’s Grotto an hour earlier, with bookable timeslots available, and lots of ways to tailor the grotto experience for all children.

We work hard to ensure that our grotto is always accessible, with trained staff and adjustable lighting and sounds. We know, though, that many families with disabled children find it beneficial to be able to book specific timeslots on arrival rather than having to join the grotto queue, and especially so when we open the grotto doors earlier at during a time when the museum is quieter.

An accessible grotto for children with any additional needs
Last Christmas, a few families of disabled children told us that it’s not just children with sensory conditions that would benefit from being able to come to these extra sessions – that children with any disabilities would. So this year we’ve changed things up by introducing our Accessible Grotto Sessions for disabled children and their families!

Our Grotto is always accessible: just let our elves know what changes or support you need and they’ll be happy to accommodate. However, if your child is disabled and would benefit specifically from being able to book a specific slot, during our quietest periods, come along on Grotto Days when we open at 10am and book a visit to the Accessible Grotto on arrival.

Accessible support in ALL grotto sessions:

  • All staff trained in disability awareness
  • Lighting can be subdued, and music turned off if required
  • Adjustments to outfits, e.g. Santa’s Beard

Additional options during Accessible Grotto sessions:

  • Book on arrival and get assigned a time slot so no need to queue. Just come to the grotto at your time!
  • Scheduled when the museum is quieter

To visit the grotto for either session-type, pay at the tills on arrival. Grotto visits are charged in addition to museum admission (remember – essential carers visit free) and cost £4 per child, including a small gift.

Visit the Eureka! website for grotto dates.

Beauty and the Beast at Victoria Theatre
– Signed & Relaxed Performances

It’s panto season again (oh no it isn’t!) for our friends up at the Victoria Theatre and their festive family show will include signed and relaxed performances:

Integrated Signed Performance
Sunday 29 December, 5:30pm & Monday 30 December, 1pm

With British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters involved in the action on-stage and taking part in the performances!

Relaxed Performance, Friday 3 January, 10:30am

Designed to be welcoming to everyone, especially adults and children who may feel unable to access theatre performances for a variety of reasons, for example: parents/carers with noisy infants, people who need or want to move around and/or vocalise during the performance, people with dementia, autism or with other complex access and inclusion needs.

Visit the Victoria Theatre for more information and to book your tickets.

Access all Areas are regular free clubs at Eureka! for children with additional needs and their families.

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New this week;

  • Crossley Juniors Grand Opening – 17th August
  • The Beechwood Big Picnic 2019 is fast approaching
  • Daisy Chain Café at Blackburn House next week!

Have a great weekend!

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New this week;

  • Visitors go wild at Ogden Water!
  • Daisy Chain Café at Blackburn House!
  • Flashbacks Swing at St. Hildas and Blackshaw Beck fun day this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

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Visitors go wild at Ogden Water

On Wednesday 31st July, North Halifax Partnership Staff Karen Scanlon, Dan Marham and CMBC Community Warden Lee Ackroyd joined The Countryside and Woodlands Team at Ogden Water for a wild Ogden day.

The event was opened by the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Dot Foster who welcomed everyone to a fun packed day where they would learn more about local wildlife.  Activities included Minibeast hunts, making an insect hotel, plus indoor crafts  making clay hedgehogs and fuzzy bees as well as educational talks on the importance of bees.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended and spoke to visitors about moorland fires along with Moors for the Future who were there in the Bogtastic Van which tours towns and cities to inspire visitors about the iconic moorlands that surround them.

For further information on Ogden Water and to find out what’s on visit www.ogdenwater.org.uk  or contact chris.sutcliffe@calderdale.gov.uk

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RSPCA annual Shibden dog show with a Gentlemen Jack twist

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The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch are holding their annual Shibden Dog Day.

This Saturday 27 July – running from 12-4pm,  in the beautiful settings of Shibden Park.

All families and four-legged companions are invited to take part in their 12 class fun dog show, enjoy doggy ‘pawty’ games and peruse a wonderful variety of stalls and games to suit all!

This year the branch are excited to introduce a brand new dog show class – ‘Top Hat Top Dog!”. In celebration of the recent success of the Halifax-based drama Gentleman Jack, the branch hope to see which dog will look best in an Anne Lister-esque top hat, with top hats provided on the day!

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator said “We’re really excited to be back at Shibden Park once again with our annual fun dog show and we think the ‘Top Hat – Top Dog’ class will be a really fun element for our attendees and a great celebration of this beautiful Halifax park and it’s incredible history’.

Classes cost just £1.50 and the schedule includes other favourite classes such as ‘waggiest tail’, ‘puppy love’ and ‘best junior handler’ – meaning there is something to suit all breeds and ages.

The local RSPCA branch, which is self funded, is hoping to raise crucial funds for their Wade Street Animal Centre and all of the animals in their care, whilst also raising awareness of the welfare work they do in the Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district areas.

To find out more about Shibden Dog Day please visit the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘Shibden Dog Day 2019’ in events.

Have you visited Shelf Park recently?

Group photoHave you visited Shelf Park recently? There’s loads going on to get involved in and active. What do you think of our local park?

Friends of Shelf Hall Park – This newly formed group has been busy identifying potential projects for the development of the Park.  They would like to hear new ideas from people. Public consultation will take place over the summer months.

Green Events

  • Friday 26 July 2019 meet in the Bridle Stile car park at 10.00 am please bring gloves and appropriate footwear – all ages welcome to improve this local amenity
  •  Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  Meeting at the Stone Chair Variety Club, Brighouse and Denholme Gate Rd, Halifax HX3 7LB all welcome.

Get Active!

Shelf Bowls – Open to anyone over 14 years playing from April until the end of September.  If you have never played, contact Bryan on 07840 70759 Cookbryan@Yahoo.com for information.

Bowls can be provided free of charge whilst you learn and you just need some flat shoes. The group plays on the green at the bottom end of the park; they are active in a number of local leagues and would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in playing or learning to play.

Walks in the Park – Several walks start from the Park and at Bridle Stile there is access to the Calderdale Way.  There is a link on “From Weaver to Web” and a pamphlet with four walks produced by Calderdale Council.

Meanwhile if you have an hour to spare a stroll around this local park it could be part of your 10,000 steps each day.  Further information can be found on the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/665772030508502/?ref=bookmarks  or contact: Davidwager@btinternet.com tel 01274602429 or Nicklesfoster@yahoo.co.uk