The Beechwood Big Picnic 2019 – a great big fun day for all the family

event header A4Pack your bucket and spade because the Beechwood Big Picnic is back!

Saturday 7 September, 12 noon –  4pm, Beechwood Park, Holmfield.

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups.

Traditional seaside attractions including a real beach, deckchairs and children’s entertainment. Bring your own picnic or choose from various food stalls.

  • Dog Show Competition and Family Fun Run.
  • Tug-of-War, Egg and Spoon, Knobbly Knees, Hook-a-duck.
  • Have-a-go Pilates, Mountain Biking, Football, Rugby skills, Tai-Chi, Petanque, Croquet.
  • Mad-Hatter’s Tea Party and DadsRUs in the Stocks!
  • Phoenix Shed woodwork displays, Bowling Club demo
  • Fire Engine and West Yorkshire Police.
  • Community stalls and entertainment from Threeways Gymnastics, the Magpie Movers, Phoenix Radio.

FREE entry.

Limited parking will be available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 0300 555 0266

New Mum’s Wellbeing Event at Illingworth Children’s Centre

Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane HX2 9RL are hosting a New Mum’s Wellbeing Event on Thursday 20 June, 12:00pm-3:00pm.

The event is being held by the Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support Service and Health Visitors and will be a relaxed, informal afternoon with plenty to do for you and your children. There will be tea and light refreshments available.

On offer there will be;

  • hand and arm massage
  • nail painting
  • baby massage information
  • free raffle
  • reflexology
  • baby footprints

For more information call the Children’s Centre on 01422 243633.

Dad’s group at King Cross Fire Station #menasparents

Saturday 15th June, 10am – 12pm at King Cross Fire Station, HX13JF

Monthly event for all male carers and their children. Lots of fun activities for children 0-8 years. Takes place 3rd Saturday of the month.

FREE. Donations welcome.

For more information please contact Susy Thomas on 01422 342552.

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…

Little Learners Invited to Illingworth Children’s Centre

Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane HX2 9RL have invited Little Learners to join the Buddy Bears Stay and Play Group for 3 sessions of messy play on Wednesday 12, 19 and 26 June, 9:30am-10:30am.

Little Learners is a multi award-winning children’s activity provider which offers educational messy play classes for babies to preschoolers. It was created and founded by a qualified primary teacher who designed an innovative mark making programme following the journey of four fun characters – ‘The Mark Makers‘. Children focus on one character each week at Little Learners classes.

Messy play, painting, play dough, scribbling, dance and more are used to encourage children to mark make and learn early writing skills through play.

The cost of £1.60 per session includes the provision of a snack.

Places are limited so it is essential to book by calling the Children’s Centre on 01422 243633.

Sporting Event at Threeways #menasparents

Join Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre on Thursday 13th June, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Threeways Centre, Ovenden, Halifax HX3 5SX.

Families with children up to age 10 FREE of charge. Bring your Dad, Step-dad, Uncle, Grandpa to this exciting event.

Get your hearts pumping on the assortment of inflatables and soft play for both children and adults take part in the penalty shoot-out or the large darts set.

While you catch your breath why don’t you visit Lion Learners where you can learn about, hold and pet the animals or take part in some art and craft activities.

To book a place please call 01422 252209.

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…

People Who Help Us Storytime session #menasparents

Monday 10th June

3.30pm – 4.30pm at King Cross library, HX1 3BG

A FREE story time session for under 5s led by various people working in the emergency services who will be reading Emergency’ by Margaret Mayo & Alex Aylif

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…

Football Skills with Project Sport #menasparents

FREE football session for an hour and then light refreshments available afterwards on Tuesday 4th June

Arrive for 9:45am session, starts at 10:00am at Whitehill Primary School, Illingworth, HX2 9RL.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Booking is required. For more information please contact Gail Crabtree on 01422 434006 or e-mail Gail.Crabtree@nhpltd.org.uk

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…