Listings: Children’s Activities

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July 12 - July 19 2018

Explore The Stories In The Woods: fun, creative, outdoor activities for families. For kids who are creative, adventurous and enjoy exploring outdoors. Growtheatre is running it’s fun-packed, creative outdoor family sessions in Ecclesall Woods again this Summer. Hosted by a range of extraordinary and enchanting characters,you will be invited to join him or her on a journey or quest and help them out! These family sessions promise to be full of entertainment, adventure, theatre, making and building, games and Forest School skills. They also encourage the adults to have fun with their children at their own pace! Family Sessions Details: Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ. Suitable for families with children of all ages, £5.00 per child (under 2s are free with a sibling). Booking Essential, to book please visit http://www.growtheatre.org.uk For more details, please contact Rachel Newman 07745 465 391 or rachel@growtheatre.org.uk The Mighty Maze: Thursday 26 July 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Calling all Maze Designers! Can you design and build a maze to confuse all but the mightiest? Obstacles, challenges, traps and...MUD to tackle! Prepare to get mucky! Forest Bandits. Thursday 09 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Become an outlaw of Sherwood Forest! Make a bow and arrow, build a hideout, go scouting, ambush baddies and rescue your fellow outlaws. Superbugs. Thursday 16 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Save the woods from DOOM! Join a team of Superbugs - create top secret bases, fantastic disguises, develop super insect powers

and much more! Time Travellers Thursday 23 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Calling all time travellers, wherever you are! Join us on an adventure through time to the dark ages and beyond! Curious Creatures. Thursday 30 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Marvellous Monsters. HELP! Curious creatures and marvellous monsters are loose in the woods! Come and help round them up - use magic to conjure up imaginary beasts and create a safe haven for them.

Storytelling for younger children: from 1.00-1.30pm followed by a Spring Trail for children aged 4-11 at Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm. Pick up a Trail sheet (50p) from the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive and explore the Gardens. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and waterproof shoes. Art and craft activities will also take place in the Education Centre. All children welcome. Members of the Children’s University can receive credits. Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. Find more information on www.sbg.org.uk

Youth Circus classes: Greentop Circus. Tuesday: 10.30 - 12.00 Home Education aerial group: Tuesday: 5.30 - 7.00pm Introduction To Circus: A drop in class in aerial, basic manipulation and equilibristic skills. Aerial - trapeze, silks or hoop. Juggling - balls, scarves, rings, clubs. Also: plate spinning, diablo, flower sticks, poi, stilt walking, tight wire & unicycling. Wednesday: 6.00 - 7.30pm Youth Aerial Progression: A weekly progression class in aerial skills for children and young people of 8 - 16 years. This class is designed for those with a good basic standard of aerial skills. Thursday: 6.00 - 7.30pm Youth Aerial: A weekly class in aerial skills for children and young people, 8+ (6 - 8 year olds by discussion). Trapeze & Silks with conditioning and warm ups/warm downs. Saturday: 9.30am - 3.00pm Youth Aerial classes throughout the day: Weekly aerial skills classes aimed at children and young people, 8 - 16 years. Please contact us to join these groups. For more details about each class and to book your child online please click the relevant class in the schedule below, otherwise email: youthcircus@greentop.org.

CHILDREN’S ART CLUB: Join our Saturday morning Art club at Westbourne Junior School run by Judy Hawdon, a qualified Art teacher. The club is fun, friendly and creative. The children will explore a wide range of media and process, including painting, drawing, collage and printmaking often linking to artists past and present. The holistic benefits of art, are wide ranging, being not only relaxing but encouraging problem solving, self-expression, concentration, teamwork and decision making. The club takes place in the art room at Westbourne Juniors, 9.30-11.00 at a cost of £9.00 including juice and biscuits. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. In addition, Art holiday clubs are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Westbourne Junior School. Please email or call for details: Judy 07961 140273 judy.hawdon@icloud.com

Children’s Football Training: every Saturday morning between 09.00 - 11.00am at Tapton School, Crosspool, Sheffield, for children age 4 to 14 years, boys and girls of all ability levels. Just turn up any Saturday morning for a free first session.

DIDDI DANCE Funky pre school classes for girls and boys: A unique 45 minute class which engages and inspires children’s own creativity by using action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs. We change themes every half term exploring styles such as Salsa, Bollywood, Hip Hop and Jive. Classes held across South Sheffield and Dronfield. For details of your nearest class and to book your FREE TRIAL contact Amanda on 07778 894860 or amanda.tyas@diddidance.com or log onto our website www.diddidance.com and let the fun begin.

Twinkling Stars: music group and playtime. For babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Wednesday and Fridays £3.75. 9.30-11am, Birth - 4 years. Knowle Top Chapel, Stannington. Term time only. alisonstars@outlook.com

AMANDA HOLLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE: Classes in all aspects of theatre dance from age 3, Expert tuition from qualified IDTA teachers in a diverse range of styles from ballet and tap to contemporary and street. For further information please call Amanda on 07778 894860 or email hollandschool@btinternet.com.

Concord AllStars: Sheffield’s triple National Champion junior marching band - learn to play brass and percussion or dance in a friendly and informal setting. Ages 8 to 16 years - no experience required all instruments provided free of charge. Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. Croft House Centre, Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ. For more details tel: 0114 2491460 or email : rcs@concord.org.uk

Opportunity to learn and develop cycling skills: in a safe, inclusive environment with British Cycling trained coaches for ages 5+. Bikes, helmets and gloves provided, see our Facebook page, Sheffield Cycle Speedway, for details or call the Secretary, Emily, on 07910 395403.

Looking for a new challenge: like to develop your cycling skills in an exciting, competitive cycle sport, want to participate in competitive cycling at a local and regional level? Come and try cycle speedway with Sheffield Cycle Speedway club. Cycle speedway bikes provided, racing for ages 5+ to 70+. See our Facebook page for details or call the Secretary, Emily, 07910 395403.

LITTLE BOOKWORMS: Come and join us every Friday for Little Bookworms, a fun and interactive reading group for parents, carers and pre-school aged children, both boys and girls aged 2.5yrs and over. Run by Early Years specialists, each week we will explore a new story through music, singing and craft activities. Little Bookworms is on Fridays 10:00 – 11:15am and is based at Ashdell, in the Reception Classroom, Aurora House, 266 Fulwood Road Sheffield S10 3BL. Cost £4 per child including refreshments. For more information and to book, please visit www.sheffieldhighschool.org.uk/littlebookworms or call 0114 266 3835. Little Bookworms will ignite imaginations and develop a love of storytelling!

Fridays under 5s: Weston Park Museum. Every Friday during term time. Suggested donation £1, no need to book. Fridays under 5s – Get stuck in! 10am–12 noon. Mud pies, finger painting, making up animal stories, gloop? Which will it be when you join us for hands-on creative fun. Our youngest visitors will have the chance to explore their senses, and maybe get a little bit messy!

Fridays under 5s – Story time: 1–2pm. Get comfortable in our gallery spaces with your little ones and enjoy an afternoon tale in our storytelling sessions. museums-sheffield.org.uk

Greystones Childminders Group: meets on Tuesday during term time from 10.00-11.30 at St Gabriel’s Church, Dobbin Hill, S11. All childminders welcome.

Greystones Playmates: a group for parents, carers and pre-school children on Fridays during term time from 9.45-11.15 at St Gabriel’s Church, Dobbin Hill, S11. For more information email greystonesplaymates@gmail.com.

Pre-school children: Every Wednesday Amanda from Rhythm & rhyme hosts Music & song 9.30am. Come along and join in the fun, Music and Song is a lovely way to introduce your child to music, sound and musical instruments. For one hour we have a Sing-a-long to interactive songs, play games, socialise and enjoy the music with your preschool child - First session is FREE normally £3.50 per child. Followed by The Venue “teenies” film club at 10.45am – the film club allows pre–school children to experience all the fun of the cinema in a child friendly setting including bean bags and big screen picture & sound. Cost is only £1 per child – small fee for adult refreshments (tea & coffee) No need for tickets just come along and bring your popcorn! The Venue, Stocksbridge. For more information call us on 0114 2838692 or email Deborah.frith@thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk

Children’s and Young Person’s High Quality Visual Art sessions: in fun and friendly small class situation. Children have a chance to learn new skills and develop their creativity using a wide variety of materials and techniques with fully qualified artist-educator Ellie Somerset - with over 12 years of art teaching experience. We use all sorts of drawing materials, painting, printmaking, clay, modroc, wire and felt making amongst others. The Little Art Studio in Walkley runs the following sessions: Two NEW Tuesdays classes: (7 -12’s) 4pm - 5.20pm AND (14 - 19’s) 5.30pm - 7.45pm. Also still running: Wednesdays (7 - 12’s) 4pm - 5.20pm AND (10 - 15’s) 6.15pm - 7.30pm. All £9 session fully inclusive. Further information website www.thelittleartstudio.co.uk or email: ellie@thelittleartstudio.co.uk or text only 07941699950.

Children Sewing classes: New Young & Teen Designers Stitch Club classes. From 8 years+, approved Learning destination. Email: info@sewinthecity.co.uk for more info. or call Danielle on 07944332652. www.sewinthecity.co.uk