Summer Kids Club

Wednesday 30th June - Wednesday 11th August

We are welcoming the return of events by offering FREE and fun-filled activities throughout the school holidays that are perfect for green-fingered children! 

Starting on 30th June, there will be a Centre trail or workshop taking place every Wednesday between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The focus will be on being more environmentally friendly, whether that be at home, at school, by the river or walking in the woods.

Creepy-Crawly Centre Trail
Wednesday 30th June, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

School is out for the summer, and our Kids Club is here to keep your little critters entertained! Little shoppers can head down to Kids Club HQ to collect a creepy-crawly themed trail sheet. With the help of their grown-ups, it’s now time to find the beasties hiding in shop windows around the Centre. A delicious treat will then be waiting back at HQ!

Make Your Own Bumblebee House
Wednesday 7th July, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Creative and caring, our bumblebee houses are the perfect addition to any garden! Bring your little ones down to the Kids Club and they will be able to design and decorate their own bumblebee house! Delighted with their work, they will be able to take it home and start welcoming all the beautiful bees into their garden.

Decorate Your Own Plant Pot
Wednesday 14th July, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

It just wouldn’t be summer without the lovely sight of flowers in full bloom! That’s why we will be encouraging our green-fingered gang to get potting and planting with our plant pot decorating workshop. Don’t worry, they are terracotta - no plastic pots in sight!

Woodland Centre Trail
Wednesday 21st July, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you go down to the woods today, you are in for a big surprise! Youngsters can visit Kids Club HQ to collect a woodland themed trail sheet. With the help of their parents, grandparents or carers, it’s now time to find the hidden clues throughout the Centre before returning to HQ for a tasty treat!

Make Your Own Magnifying Glass
Wednesday 28th July, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Our nature explorers will be tasked with making their own magnifying glass! Whether your child fancies themselves as a bit of a plant detective, or they just enjoy roaming around the garden studying critters; everyone needs one of these in their kit for summer!

Decorate Your Own Plant Markers
Wednesday 4th August, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a great way to be kind to nature, eat healthily and reduce our impact on the environment. Bring your little ones along and with our handy DIY plant markers, they’ll never mix up parsnips and carrots again!

Little Allotment Centre Trail
Wednesday 11th August,11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We will be learning about growing our own food! Little shoppers, with parental supervision, will be sent around the Centre to find hidden fruit and veggies! Once they have all been found, a scrumptious treat for the youngsters will be waiting back at Kids Club HQ.

The Centre trails are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with advance tickets available on Eventbrite for the workshops. Tickets will be available until 24 hours before the start of each workshop.

Workshops walk-ins are welcome if the session is not at maximum capacity. A total of six children and 12 adults (no more than two adults per family group) can attend each workshop session. Each workshop has nine 20-minute sessions to choose from.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, all activities are family/carer led and parental supervision is required at all times.

Kids Club HQ is located inside the Eastgate Community Gallery, which can be found in the Upper Mall (Level 4), adjacent to Next.

To book a workshop session in advance, please head over to Eventbrite.

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