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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 4 raring2go.co.uk Until 16 April (selected dates) Magic Alley – Witchcraft and Wizardry Undertake the quest and take a journey through a number of rooms which are inspired by all different kinds of magic. You can expect to encounter magical creatures such as unicorns and fairies, alchemy, fortune telling, astrology, witches and wizards and maybe even a dragon! If you are interested in all things magical then this event is for you. Recommended for ages 6+ and takes approx. 45 mins. Check website for dates. www.magicalleystratford.com 1 – 15 April Herbert Art Gallery & Museum – Crafting identities Aimed at ages 3+, but all are welcome. Throughout the Easter holidays, families are invited for a range of drop-in arts and crafts activities. Inspired by the Divided Selves exhibition, these daily workshops will explore themes of identity, home and community. This is a great opportunity to get creative with selfexpression using different mediums and recyclable materials, producing art that you can take home and treasure. £2.50 per child. www.theherbert.org 1 – 16 April Hatton Adventure World – Spring Spectacular The Spring Spectacular programme is back this Easter. The farm will be packed with baby animals… piglets, lambs, chicks and goat kids in the Spring Arrivals Marquee. Wait patiently and you might even witness a birth! There’s lots to see and do: Seek thrills on the outdoor funfair rides and bouncy castles! Get up close to baby animals, explore native wildlife on spring walks. Be entertained with a Magic and Puppet Show. And don’t forget to make some noise clapping on your favourite sheep in the Grand National Sheep Race! www.adventure.hattonworld.com What’s On? Spring 2023 1 – 16 April Stratford Butterfly Farm – Rainforest Realm Spring 2023 sees the opening of Rainforest Realm, an exciting new display linking to the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation. On 12 April, Holt Hall Apiary’s beekeeper Matthew Ingram will be in the Discovery Zone along with his bees. Visitors will be able to interact and learn all about these wonderful pollinators. The popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions and demonstrations will take place daily in the Discovery Zone at 11:00 throughout the Easter Holidays (except Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). www.butterflyfarm.co.uk 1 – 16 April West Midland Safari Park – Easter Bramble is back! The resident Easter Bunny will be at the Safari Park again to greet guests and help celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year. www.wmsp.co.uk 1 – 16 April Becketts Farm – Easter Event Easter is a special time of year at Becketts Farm. Join a fun-filled event where you will learn about the chick hatching process, and if you’re lucky, you may see one hatching! There will also be Ewes and Lambs, Goats and Kids and Chickens. www.beckettsfarm.co.uk 1 – 16 April (selected dates) Magic Alley – The Case of the Disappearing Dragon Egg One of Erek’s dragon eggs has gone missing – can you solve the mystery of its disappearance and determine if it is magic or mischief? Over the Easter holidays this event will incorporate an egg hunt which may or may not assist you in deciding if the egg was stolen! There is also likely to be a performer to assist you, it may be one of our detectives, it may be a witness or even one of the suspects. Interrogate them to see what you can find out! Recommended for ages 6+ with ages 4+ permitted. Check website for dates. www.magicalleystratford.com
Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 5 HATTONWORLD.COM AND LOTS MORE SPRING TIME FUN & FROLICS... ADORABLE BABY ANIMALS ALL DAY ANIMAL HANDLING FAMILY SHOWS TRACTOR SAFARI BOOK NOW SPRING SPECTACULAR! 1st to 16th April compton verney explore your comptonverney.org.uk Ages 18 and under visit for FREE Image: Helen Roberts We’re open all year round | Tue – Sun (& Bank Holidays)
Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 6 raring2go.co.uk 1 – 16 April & 27 May – 4 June Coventry Transport Museum – Junk Modelling Maker Challenge The world can be an extraordinarily playful place when children are involved in creating it, and the Junk Modelling Maker Challenge offers them a chance to imagine what a more playful environment might look like. The focus is on wheels in motion, encouraging families to think about ways of using wheels, tyres and anything else that rolls. www.transport-museum.com 1 – 30 April Drayton Manor Resort – 15 years of Thomas Land A month packed full of birthday celebrations with Thomas & Friends as we commemorate the 15th anniversary of Europe’s only Thomas Land! Birthday party balcony shows, Thomas & Friends character Easter hunt, street entertainment, party games throughout the day and Thomas all dressed up for a party. All set in a decorated Thomas Land. www.draytonmanor.co.uk 3 – 15 April Alexandra Theatre – Annie Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairy tale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family… With unforgettable songs such as It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it! Starring Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan. www.atgtickets.com What’s On? Spring 2023 4 & 6 April The Chocolate Shed – Chocolate Making Workshops Ideal for any weather, these sessions are a special treat. Each workshop is run with a seasonal twist. Suitable for children of all ages (5-16). Check website for the timing and recommended ages for each session. www.thechocolateshed.com 4 – 13 April Lunt Roman Fort – Spoon Wars This Easter, prepare for battle – in spoon form! Visitors will create their own miniature spoon warrior, to add to a vast battle scene which will go on permanent display in the Lunt Roman Fort’s museum! Aimed at ages 5 - 12, but all are welcome. Under 4s go free. www.luntromanfort.org 5 – 16 April Compton Verney – Woodland Tribe Woodland Tribe are returning to Compton Verney for the Easter Holidays to build the ultimate treehouse! Located in the woodland, children (and adults) will be given the chance to use real tools to build the ultimate treehouse! We encourage creative thinking, making and playing, co-designed and built with you; this is the hideaway kids (and parents) dream about. Recommended for children over the age of 6. Booking required. www.comptonverney.org.uk 11 – 14 April Compton Verney – Animation Camp Are you a budding film-maker, animator graphic designer or just really excited to have a go at a new skill and find out more? Then this 4 day animation camp is just for you! The days will include learning all about the principles of animation, stop motion and create thaumatropes and kineographs. You’ll learn all the stages of making an animation film, using stop-motion and hand-drawn techniques to create a story writing/ storyboarding, character + set design, stop motion + hand-drawn animation, sound recording, editing + screening. Once you have edited your film with sound and music, there will be a screening to parents and carers at the end of the week. www.comptonverney.org.uk
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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 8 raring2go.co.uk 11 – 15 April Belgrade Theatre – Unexpected Twist Unexpected Twist is the re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist, by one of the bestloved figures in the children’s book world, Michael Rosen. Combining two stories in one; Rosen’s story and the Dickens classic that inspired it. Two stories that twist together, unexpectedly! Shona and her class are studying the book, Oliver Twist. She’s the new girl in school and is finding it hard to stay out of trouble – much like Oliver himself! When she’s given a new phone by a stranger, she begins to suspect there’s something unusual about the new boys she’s met. Age recommendation 8+. www.belgrade.co.uk 15 April & 11 June Ackers Adventure – Thrillseeker Days Skiing, archery, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, zip wire and tower drop. Also free tobogganing for under 12’s with a paying adult. These days run similarly to a theme park – you queue up for the activities that you would like to try, whether you do some multiple times or try them all. Our popular thrillseeker days have been running since 2010 and each year they are bigger and better so don’t miss out on these excellent value for money days. www.ackers-adventure.co.uk 5 April Aston Hall – PALAVER! Party at Aston Hall Our most fabulous friends are throwing a very FANCY party for kids (and their grown-ups too!). Meet your glamorous guide, get your party invitation, and travel with them through the historic rooms of Aston Hall. Along the way you’ll meet a spectacular line-up of drag and cabaret performers all preparing for the fanciest and most exciting family party Aston Hall has ever seen. Get ready for music, stories, performances, DIY costume-making, party games, and a FABULOUS rainbow disco in the Long Gallery for all the family. Suitable for ages 3-8 (and fabulous for grown-ups too), bring the little What’s On? Spring 2023 ones, stick on a sequin or ten, and get ready for a school holiday party like no other. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk 15 April British Motor Museum – Young Driver Classic Car and Fire Engine Experiences Choose from 3 fabulous British motoring classics (a Vauxhall VX490, Morris Minor or Austin 7) for a classic car experience or drive a real ex fire service Dennis fire engine complete with lights and sirens. It’s unforgettable fun! Time slots available from 10 – 4:15 are available to book online. www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk 22 April Compton Verney – Wild Escape Family Day Celebrate Earth Day and the opening of a new outdoor sound installation Living Symphonies. The Wild Escape programme is jammed packed full of free creative family activities celebrating the wildlife on our doorstep from pottery workshops to pond dipping, Can you follow the flight of the dragonfly through the galleries and grounds? www.comptonverney.org.uk 27 May – 3 June Herbert Art Gallery & Museum – May Half Term Crafts Aimed at ages 3+, but all are welcome. Inspired by the stories behind two seascape paintings in the permanent art collection, half-term craft activities are themed around the sea. As well as experimenting with watercolour, wax resist techniques and junk modelling, make use of natural seaside materials including salt, shells and seaweed. £2.50 per child. www.theherbert.org 27 May – 4 June Hatton Adventure World – Pirate Invasion Ahoy me’hearties! This Whitsun half-term, Hatton Adventure World is being invaded by the fearsome Captain Starling and his dreaded pirate crew! Are you ready to help save Hatton from the dreaded pirate invasion? Join them for some swashbuckling pirate-themed adventure. www.adventure.hattonworld.com
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Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 10 raring2go.co.uk 27 May – 4 June Drayton Manor Resort – Fiestaval Join a vibrant, colourful, fun-packed celebration across the resort! Street entertainment throughout the day, dancers & live music, themed food & drink, Rory’s Fiesta Finale Show and family activities. www.draytonmanor.co.uk 27 May – 4 June Stratford Butterfly Farm – Mini-Beast handling sessions The popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions and pupae demonstrations will take place daily in the Discovery Zone at 11:00 throughout half term (except Bank Holiday Monday). www.butterflyfarm.co.uk 30 May & 1 June The Chocolate Shed – Chocolate Making Workshops Ideal for any weather, these sessions are a special treat. Each workshop is run with a seasonal twist. Suitable for children of all ages (3-16). Check website for the timing and recommended ages for each session. www.thechocolateshed.com 30 May – 1 June Lunt Roman Fort – Spectacular Swords Aimed at ages 5-12 but all are welcome. Under 4s go free. Craft yourself a sword with a difference. In addition to creating their own mighty gladius, participants will also be taught how to create a dazzling scabbard and sword belt to round off their creation! www.luntromanfort.org 30 May – 4 June Belgrade Theatre – Mog the Forgetful Cat Join Mog and the Thomas family, on a journey through one year in the life of a really remarkable cat, as she catches a burglar, gate crashes a cat show, goes to the V.E.T. and gets to eat lots and lots of eggs. Everyone’s favourite cat might be What’s On? Spring 2023 forgetful, but she certainly has a lot of adventures, and she loves her family very much. Based on the bestselling Mog picture book series by Judith Kerr, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. www.belgrade.co.uk 31 May Belgrade Theatre – Sing-a-long-a Encanto Gather la Familia! It’s time to celebrate something truly magical. It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. You the audience are the stars! And remember we don’t talk about Bruno no no no! Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show. www.belgrade.co.uk 9 - 10 June Heartbreak Productions at Jephson Gardens – Bad Dad Heartbreak Productions returns to Jephson Gardens with outdoor performances of Bad Dad on 9 June at 18:30 and 10 June at 14:30 and 18:30. www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk 17 June Broadway Arts Festival – Family Day A whole range of activities for families are planned as part of the Broadway Arts festival from drumming and paper lantern making workshops to meadow and cyle-delic painting sessions. There will also be an outdoor theatre performance of Robin Hood on the village green at 2:30. Visit the festival website for more details and to book tickets. www.broadwayartsfestival.com 28 June – 1 July Alexandra Theatre – Demon Dentist Join Alfie and Gabz on this fabulous adventure, as they investigate the strange events happening in their home town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillows! Alfie and Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery - but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself, in this hilarious and thrilling story! www.atgtickets.com
Outdoor Theatre returns to Jephson Gardens Heartbreak Productions, the outdoor theatre experts, are returning to green spaces across the UK and Ireland this Summer with David Walliams’ Bad Dad. Heartbreak has been delighting families with their innovative approach to entertainment for over 30 years. Known for their unique adaptations and audience interaction, a Heartbreak show has become a summer staple for thousands of families across the UK. So, pack your picnics, grab your wet weather gear or sun-cream (or both), something to sit on, and join Heartbreak for the car chases, jailbreaks, and daring escapades of David Walliams’ Bad Dad, coming to a park near you. Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 11 9 - 18 JUNE 2023 9-11 JUNE B R O A DWAY BEAT Family Day on Saturday 17th June l Art & CraftsWorkshops l Family Samba Drumming l Children’s Outdoor Theatre …all in the heart of our beautiful Cotswold village An exciting three day event featuring artists, printmakers, sculptors, ceramicists, designers and craftsmen demonstrating their skills and selling their work. Tickets on sale at: www.broadwayartsfestival.com
Celebrate King Charles III’s coronation in style On 6 May, King Charles III’s coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey. To mark the occasion we will have an extra bank holiday so there will be plenty of time to get involved with the planned national or local events and initiatives and join in the celebrations. The Coronation Big Lunch This year the Big Lunch will be moving to May to join the Coronation celebrations, bringing neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food and fun! Join the nation in celebration and be part of history on 6-8 May. Find out more at www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-lunch s Organise a street party The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours to mark the coronation? s Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 12 raring2go.co.uk
The Big Help Out From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best known national charities – Monday 8 May will be your chance to get involved. A list of ways you can lend a hand will be available online at www.thebighelpout.org.uk s Windsor Castle concert and light show While the pomp and ceremony of the coronation processions and service will take place on the Saturday, the BBC will be televising a concert and light show on Sunday 7 May. The event will feature world class professional performers and amateur choirs as well as a laser and drone show. s Local events There are all sorts of events taking place to mark the coronation for you and your family to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites but make sure you check our online What’s On? Guide to see what else is happening near you. 7 – 10 April Eastnor Castle’s Coronation Chicken Easter Treasure Hunt Enjoy our treasure hunt as we look forward to a new monarch being coronated. Find clues around the castle and grounds and hand in your entry for a chocolate treat at the end. www.eastnorecastle.com 5 – 8 May Drayton Manor Coronation Street Party Join us for a celebration of the King’s coronation and all things British at the UK’s best street party! With a fireworks finale, late night riding, live music - DJs and a live band, Rory’s Coronation Show, street party entertainment throughout the day and themed food & drink - experience a whole day of fun with our full day ticket or celebrate the night away with our evening only ticket. www.draytonmanor.co.uk/theme-park/events/ coronation-street-party 6 May Royal Leamington Spa Town Council’s ‘King Charles Coronation Celebration’ Join us for a family friendly celebration from 10 – 5 at The Pump Room Gardens. Big Screen, Live Music, Food, Drink and much, much more. www.allevents.in/leamington Raring2go! WHAT’S ON? 13
Raring2go! CLUBS & CLASSES 14 raring2go.co.uk Clubs & Classes Aspire Sports Aspire Active Camps provide sports and activity childcare during every school holiday at venues throughout the Midlands. Tel: 0121 663 1426 www.aspire-sports.co.uk Fitt4Kids FITT4Kids holds football and Multi Sports clubs during the school holidays. At Multi Sports camps we will be enjoying a whole variety of different sports and games throughout the day ie Dodgeball, Benchball, Body cricket, football, hockey and a lot more. Lots of theme days and opportunities to win medals! www.fitt4kids.org.uk Go4Goals Weekly football classes for ages 2 to year 6 at Kingsley School playing fields, North Leamington School, Ryton Sports Connexion, and The Croft Preparatory School. Holiday football camps also available. Tel: Jason on 07747 562469 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.go4goals.co.uk Go Go Makers Go Go Makers holiday camps offer a fun, education and memorable experience for children during Half Terms and Holidays. We have a huge variety of activities under one roof and the children get the opportunity to do these throughout the day. www.gogomakers.co.uk Guitar Lessons Learn the guitar or take your playing to another level with an experienced, qualified tutor. Tel: Angelo Berté BA (Hons) PGCE on 01926 490579 or 07731 640281 www.angeloberte.co.uk Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club Our Olympic sized apparatus is there for all to enjoy, under the guidance of our team of British Gymnastics qualified coaches. We firmly believe that all children should get to experience gymnastics in the best facilities with the best coaches, irrespective of their level, experience or ability. Classes available from preschool to Year 9. www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk Maths Tuition Offered by an experienced and qualified tutor, able to teach Mathematics from Key Stage 2 up to & including A level. Enhanced CRB checked. Tel: Angelo Berté BA (Hons) PGCE on 01926 490579 or 07731 640281 www.angeloberte.co.uk Motionhouse Dance A range of opportunities at our Leamington Spa dance studio. We welcome all ages and abilities. Holiday Clubs also available. www.motionhouse.co.uk Onside Coaching Multi sport, football, dance and forest school holiday camps available in every school holidays at locations across Warwickshire. Tel: 01926 496 406 Email: email@example.com www.onsidecoaching.co.uk Stagecoach Dance, drama and singing for 4 – 16 year olds. Helping to develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation – educational and lots of fun! Sibling discount available. www.stagecoach.co.uk/kenilworth www.stagecoach.co.uk/leamington www.stagecoach.co.uk/warwick Tutor in a Box We offer private tuition as well as a more affordable at home learning subscription. Our educational subscription box is full of activities and online guided videos to support your child’s learning. www.tutorinabox.co.uk
Raring2go! CLUBS & CLASSES 15 STAY & PLAY - UNDER 3' PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS CLASSES AGES 3-4 RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS CLASSES RECEPTION TO TEENS LWGC SCAN ME HavingFUNBuildingCONFIDENCECelebratingSUCCESS S Contact Angelo Berte BA (Hons) PGCE firstname.lastname@example.org 019260490579/ 07731640281 Enhanced DBS checked. Mathematics Tuition Experienced, qualified maths tutor able to teach Maths from KS2 up to and including A Level. www.angelobertemathstuition.com Guitar Lessons All ages, abilities and music styles catered for. Evening, daytime and weekend lessons. Exams offered in electric, bass and classical guitar. Member of Registry of Guitar Tutors. www.angeloberte.co.uk
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Raring2go! CLUBS & CLASSES 18 raring2go.co.uk For more info visit aspire-sports.co.uk or call 0121 663 1979 Choice of venues and activities Open8am- 6pm *Offer ends 5pm Friday 12thMay Ofsted registered Action-packed childcare this Easter &Whitsun BOOK ONLINE For more info and to book your place visit activecamps.co.uk or call 01926 298 178 Leamington Spa North Leamington School O15 F%F* with code SPRING23L Easter Dates Week 1: 3rd – 6th April Week 2: 12th – 14th April Whitsun Dates 30thMay – 2nd June Cream cheese Easter biscuits Ingredients Biscuits • 140g caster sugar • 225g butter, softened • 85g cream cheese, softened • pinch of salt • ½ teaspoon almond extract • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 egg yolk • 320g plain flour Icing • 120g icing sugar • 1-2 tbsp boiling water • Food colouring (optional) Method 1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter until fully mixed together. Mix in the cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth. 2. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 2 hours, or overnight. 3. Preheat oven. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 25mm thickness with lightly floured biscuit cutters. Place 2 to 3cm apart on ungreased baking trays. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool biscuits completely before icing. 4. To make the icing sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in enough water until the mixture is the consistency of thick cream. Beat until white and smooth and thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Mix in some colouring, if you like, and use immediately. Makes 20 Portions • Suitable for freezing • Preparation 20 minutes • 10 minutes cooking time • 180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4 These biscuits are delicious iced or un-iced. The dough really benefits from a long chill in the fridge before baking. So would recommend making the dough the day before decorating. TIP: To flavour the icing try replacing the water with lemon or orange juice, or add a few drops of vanilla or almond extract.
Raring2go! CLUBS & CLASSES 19 Creative Courage For Life® Stagecoach Performing Arts is the trading name of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Limited. Stagecoach Theatre Arts schools are operated under franchise and are independently owned by their Principals. Stagecoach and Creative Courage For Life are registered trademarks of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Limited. SUMMER WORKSHOPS Stagecoach Perfoming Arts Schools Put on the show in just 5 days! Everything from casting to costume and performance in an exciting production week ending with the show. WARWICK 7th - 11th August, 9am - 4pm Main Stages (6+) - School of Rock Early Stages (4-6) - Billy No Buzz Daily with wraparound care available Performances on Friday stagecoach.co.uk/warwick 07432638990 Heathcote Primary School KENILWORTH 31st July - 4th August, 9am - 4pm Main Stages (6+) - School of Rock Early Stages (4-6) - Billy No Buzz Daily with wraparound care available Performances on Friday stagecoach.co.uk/kenilworth 07432638990 Balsall Common Primary School LEAMINGTON SPA 31st July - 4th August Main Stages (6+) - Matilda, 10am-4pm Early Stages (4-6) - The Bee Musical, 9.30am-12.30pm Performances on Friday stagecoach.co.uk/eamingtonspa 07432638990 Campion School BOOK NOW GO4GOALS FOOTBALL COACHING • Pre-School football • Football Parties • Holiday Clubs & Activities • Weekly sessions • 121 Specialised Coaching www.go4goals.co.uk email@example.com Mob 07747 562469 EASTER HOLIDAY CAMP 3rd - 6th April & 11th - 14th April £15 a day/ £50 for 4 consecutive days MAY HALF TERM HOLIDAY CAMP 30th May - 1st June £15 a day/ £40 for all 3 days (siblings half price based on £15 per day) 9.00am - 3.30pm 8.30 early drop (Extra £2) Venue: Kingsley School Playing Fields, CV32 6RD SATURDAYS Kingsley School Playing Fields 9:00 – 10:00 Reception 10:00 – 11:00 Yrs 1 - 8 9:00 – 9:40 Nursery & Preschool ELITE DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS Year 1 – Year 7 MONDAY 17.40-18.40 The Croft Preparatory School THURSDAY 17:30 – 18:30 Kingsley Playing Fields £5 a week paid across a term OVER 50’s WALKING FOOTBALL CONTACT JASON FOR MORE INFO Multi-sports and football holiday clubs from 9am – 4pm Contact Simon Arnold on 07731639980 or www.fitt4kids.org.uk As a thank you to all NHS staff for their wonderful work during the pandemic, we are offering 1 FREE DAY each week at all camps for NHS staff (you will need to send proof of your ID or blue badge when you book) Children aged 4 years can only attend for a maximum of 4 hours per day. 5 – 11 year olds may attend for a full day. PER DAY £18 for 1 child £29 for 2 children £34 for 3 children FULL WEEK (4 days) £65 for 1 child £110 for 2 children £130 for 3 children EARLY DROP OFF at 8:00 £2 per child, per day EASTER HOLIDAY CAMPS VENUES: W Westgate Primary School – Warwick A Alveston Primary School – Stratford G Great Alne Primary School – Alcester Fitt4Kids is proud to be part of the HAF Programme. WEEK 1 – Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April 2023 WEEK 2 – Tuesday 11th April to Friday 14th April 2023 Daily themes include: • Multi Sports • Nerf War • Sumo • Movie Day • Easter Day • Team Challenge • Woodland Learning/ Dodgeball Daily themes include: • Penalty Shootout • Crossbar Challenge • Agility Course • Football Golf • Tournament Check our website for daily timetable at each venue and to book. Look out for May Half Term Camp info on our website MULTI SPORTS CAMPS – WAG FOOTBALL CAMP – A
WORDSEARCH ANSWERS: Buckingham, Crown, Palace, Queen, Charles, King, Prince, Royal, Consort, Princess, Windsor MISSING NUMBER ANSWERS: Row 1 = (L-R) 7, 6, 4 Row 2 = (L-R) 1, 9, 8 Row 3 = 5 WORDSEARCH Royal Find ten words related to Royalty Fill in the missing numbers The missing values are the whole numbers between 1 and 9. Each number is only used once. Each row is a mathematical equation. Each column is a mathematical equation. Remember that multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction. START Answers at the bottom of the page. No cheating! Solve the maze, find the crown!
22 raring2go.co.uk Any parent of a school age child will know that learning to read is a significant part of a child’s school life. But what exactly are the benefits to a child of taking pleasure in reading books, and how can you support this at home? Research by The Reading Agency indicates that reading for pleasure – so not just the ability to read, but the child’s choice to read for the sheer joy of it - is the single most important factor in a child’s later success and happiness in life; it ranks more highly in the statistics even than their parents’ wealth, for example. Currently, there is also a large gap in achievement between secondary school students who read books for pleasure, and those who do not; so enabling and encouraging a child to read what they want from a younger age will help them as their schooling progresses too. Reading for pleasure has many non-school based benefits: it can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life. Students who read for pleasure make significantly more progress, not only in vocabulary and spelling, but also in maths, than children who read very little. Enjoying a book with a pre-school child can bring Raring2go! READING Cuddle up with a Book Reading for pleasure – the key to achievement! Kenilworth Books, Talisman Square, Kenilworth CV8 1JB huge benefits to them later on, when you’ve finished a book, take the time to talk about it together: did they like the story, what did they think of the characters, what was their favourite illustration? For an older child learning to read or a child who is just about reading independently, the single most important thing you can do is genuinely allow them to choose what they read. Libraries are a great, and free, way to allow your child to explore. There is a significant correlation too between a child who has been allowed a genuine choice in their reading, and their commitment and enjoyment in it. So, while it is tempting to make a choice for them, taking them to a library and allowing them to choose for themselves, will boost their reading significantly. Reading comic books and non-fiction absolutely counts as reading, and is valid and valuable. Don’t fall into the mistake of thinking that only fiction counts as ‘proper’ reading, lots of children prefer non-fiction. And there is some brilliant storytelling in comic form being published today too. So even if it isn’t what you would choose, accepting their choice is extremely important! By Tamsin Rosewell, Kenilworth Books Photo: The Reading Agency
Raring2go! EDUCATION 23 To book your place visit princethorpe.co.uk or scan the QR code. An independent school for 11-18 year olds Princethorpe College A Princethorpe Foundation School. Registered Charity Number 1087124. Experience Princethorpe’s ‘spirit of family’ at our OpenEvening onWednesday 7 June 2023. Year 5 Taster Days are available in May and June 2023. 12 Talisman Square, Kenilworth CV8 1JB Phone: 01926 855784 www.kenilworthbooks.co.uk facebook.com/KenilworthBooks @KenilworthBook “A good bookshop shows you the books that you never knew you wanted” Fantastic range of books Educational, fun games and puzzles Welcoming Children’s Corner Book ordering service Book tokens sold and accepted
Fun Spring crafting ideas from our friends... Our friends at Red Ted Art have given us these wonderfully simple and fun spring craft ideas to share with you. Not only do kids LOVE to create when crafting, there are lots of hidden learning opportunities too. Everything here and on their website is easy to set up and very do-able, even for the most “non crafty” among us. So fear not, Red Ted Art has your back. Just pay a visit to to Red Ted Art’s amazing website for full instructions and further guidance on the suggestions below and many more. For hundreds more crafting ideas, go to: www.redtedart.com Paper Tulip Origami Pop Up Rainbow Cards Paper Butterflies Origami Bookmarks Butterfly Lifecycle Paper Craft Large Paper Plate Flowers Raring2go! CRAFTS 24 raring2go.co.uk
Party Time! Go4Goals Parties include playing time, competitions, shoot-outs and mini tournaments. Indoors or outdoors. Fully qualified FA Coach. Packages include UEFA Cup and Champions League. www.go4goals.co.uk Go4Goals Foo t ba l l Coach i ng Hatton Adventure World A range of party packages are available from bringing your own food and simply hiring the party room right the way through to having the services of a party host and including a Scales and Tails Experience. While government restrictions are in place entry to the Superslide Mania needs to be booked in advance. www.hattonworld.com Stagecoach Parties A range of imaginative parties from the Stagecoach team will take your child on a roller coaster ride through their imagination and land them safely back home with a bulging bag of amazing party memories. Whether they want to be princesses, pirates or detectives, there’s a Stagecoach Party for everyone. www.stagecoach.co.uk The Chocolate Shed Celebrate your child’s birthday this year with a fun, creative and yummy(!) chocolate-making party at The Chocolate Shed. Suitable for children of all ages. Party-goers get to design, create and decorate chocolate pizzas, frogs, pictures, bars or truffles to take home and enjoy. Parties tailored to suit your child’s age & hobbies that will make their chocolate-y dreams come true. Tel: 01564 794718 www.thechocolateshed.com Fitt4Kids FITT4Kids offers to entertain your child/ children for their Birthday Party with a variety of games and competitions enabling you as parents to sit back and enjoy the celebration. FITT4Kids have three Birthday Party options for you to choose from each party lasts for 2 hours, consisting of 1hr and 45mins activities and 15mins for food (not provided by FITT4Kids), additional time can be accommodated by prior arrangement. www.fitt4kids.org.uk Contact Simon Arnold on 07731639980 or www.fi�4kids.org.uk Our May 2020 holiday clubs are running from 9am – 5pm on the days and venues listed, we are also running a football camp, details below. We provide snack and drinks breaks throughout the day or children can bring their own snack! Packed lunch needed! To book your places please complete the slip below and r turn to the scho l office with a cheque (m de payable to Simon Arnold) or cash for the appropriate amount in a clearly labelled envelope. (You can pay daily) Prices: If booking for all four days, it’s £55 per child, otherwise PER DAY it’s £17 for 1 child, £27 for 2 children, £32 for 3 children. Monday’s and Friday’s will be £12 days. If you wish your child to start at 8am, it will be an extra £2 per child, per day. Late fees: Please note that your children should be collected no later than 5pm, in the event of an emergency please get in touch with us on the day to discuss, otherwise, late collec�on will be charged at £5 for the first ten minutes and an a di�onal £1 for each minute beyond. Contact phone number: Medical requirements / allergies: Names & ages of children taking part: FITT4KIDS May Holiday Clubs 2020 Signed: (parent/carer) Contact email: Please indicate when they will be a�ending by �cking the days and the venue Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Week Two Football St Mary’s Alveston Football Camp (for ages 4 to 11 - Recep�on to Year 6) This camp is being run in associa�on with Wellesbourne Wanderers FC at the Wellesbourne Sport & Community Centre, Loxley Clos , Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9RU Sumo Movie Day Team Challenge Mul� Sports Movie Day Sumo Team Challenge Mul� Sports Cross bar Agility Football Golf Tournament Day Tuesday 26th May Wednesday 27th May Thursday 28th May Friday 29th May Theme Days: We will be enjoying a whole variety of different sports and games throu hout the day: Dodgeball, Benchball, Body Cricket, Football, Hockey and a lot more... Mul� Sports St Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School Football Camp Wellesbourne Sport & Community Centre Mul� Sports Alveston Primary School - Tiddington 4 KIDS May 2020 Holiday Clubs Raring2go! PARTIES 25
Reading Eggs, the multi-award winning online reading programme for kids aged 2-13. Trusted by teachers and parents alike, watch your child’s confidence, motivation and progress skyrocket in just 15 minutes a day with Reading Eggs. With access to all 5 programmes, including Mathseeds, for up to FOUR children, it’s the perfect way to fit in some positive screen time. Ages 3–9 Learning Maths Nurture an early love of maths with structured lessons and activities that build essential maths skills. Ages 7–13 Building Confidence Older children can continue building key literacy skills that will help them succeed in school. Ages 3–7 Learning to Read Children follow structured, one‑on‑one lessons that teach phonics, sight words and reading skills. Ages 2–4 First Steps Delight your toddler with fun games and activities that build alphabet knowledge and ready‑to‑read skills. Ages 5–10 Mastering Phonics Fast‑paced lessons cover key phonics skills, perfect for both emergent and struggling readers. Valid for new customers only. FREE 30-DAY TRIAL readingeggs.co.uk/r2gospring Scan QR code for 30‑Day FREE trial *30‑day free trial offer allows you to add up to 4 children. You will be charged at the end of your trial period unless you cancel before this time. You can cancel at any time by selecting the ‘Cancel Subscription’ option located on the ‘Manage My Subscription’ page in your family dashboard. Offer is valid for new UK customers only.
Pre-School Go4Goals Football coaching for boys and girls aged 2-4 at North Leamington School from 9:00 – 9:40. Children will develop technically and improve their social skills. All classes are based on fun and will improve ability and co-ordination. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07747 562469 www.go4goals.co.uk Go4Goals Foo t ba l l Coach i ng Little Crackers Stay ‘n’ Play Little Crackers Stay ‘n’ Play is back at Crackley Hall School and Little Crackers Nursery every Wednesday during term time from a new time of 10.30am to 11.45am. We have got some exciting activities and events lined up, so there is plenty to keep you and your little one busy and entertained. You won’t need to book your place in advance. www.littlecrackers.co.uk Compton Verney – Tiny Tuesdays and Early Years Forest School Every Tuesday, find us in Adam Hall on the Ground floor. We are encouraging you and your under 5s to play and explore in the heart of the gallery and on Tiny Tuesdays there’s even more on offer. Free with admission ticket. Spend time exploring creative resources, building, socialising, reading, getting imaginative and inspired in exciting spaces! Forest Club returns every Thursday during term time from 20 April to 25 May 10:30 – 11:30. Filled with fun and fresh air, our term-time Forest Club sessions offer opportunities for children to be in charge. Each week they will find a new invitation to make, create and explore. Activities are usually nature-based crafts, seasonal or link to themes in the art gallery. Our amazing team of Forest Club Leaders will be at hand to support and guide you and your child. Suitable for children aged 1-6 years. Additional charge per child applies. www.comptonverney.org.uk Raring2go! PRE-SCHOOL 27 Leamington and Warwick Gymnastics Club – Little Stars (under 3’s) and Gym Stars (over 3’s) LWGC’s ‘Little Stars’ pre-school gymnastics program is aimed at toddlers who are just learning to walk up to 3 yrs. The 45 minute session is delivered as a structured play class, designed so grown up’s can spend some time bonding with their child, enjoying short circle times and allowing children to explore the colourful pre-school apparatus and of course, burn off some energy! ‘Gym Stars’ classes are 45 minutes of themed fun, working on developing our pre-schooler’s strength, flexibility, coordination and learn gymnastics skills through imagination and play on our fun, colourful apparatus. Children work on all our fantastic apparatus and work towards our Gym Stars Awards Programme gaining certificates and medals along the way! www.thegymnasticsclub.co.uk
THE King & Queen 1. What date is the King and Queen Consort’s W coronation? 2. Where will the coronation take place? 3. What is King Charles’ birthday? 4. What is King Charles full name? 5. What is the surname of the king? 6. Where do the King and W Camilla, Queen Consort live? 7. What crown will Charles wear for the coronati 8. Will Camilla, Queen Consort wear a crown? W 9. How many children does the King have? 10. How many other Kings of England have en called Charles? QUICK QUIZ Answers at the bottom of the page. No cheating! H be on? ANSWERS: 1. May 6th 2023 - 2. Westminster Abbey - 3. 14th Nov 1948 - 4. Charles Philip Arthur George - 5. Windsor 6. Buckingham Palace - 7. St Edwards Crown - 8. yes - 9. 2 - 10. 2
Raring2go! COMPETITIONS A chance to WIN! Win a week at a Complete Cricket holiday camp Complete Cricket Holiday Camps are for boys & girls of all ages, abilities & experience of cricket! Throughout the week, technical cricket skills are taught by our engaging & enthusiastic coaches, as well as fun activities, game play and competitions! Closing date 26 May 2023 30 raring2go.co.uk Win a family ticket to see an outdoor theatre performance of Bad Dad at Jephson Gardens Heartbreak Productions, the outdoor theatre experts, are returning to Jephson Gardens this Summer on 9th and 10th June with David Walliams’ Bad Dad. Closing date 26 May 2023
Raring2go! COMPETITIONS Competition Winners Win a family ticket to Singa-long-a Encanto at The Belgrade on 31 May From the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Frozen, the brand new smash hit film musical of 2021 about the Family Madrigal with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing. Closing date 19 May 2023 31 Win £150 to spend at Skatehut Win a £150 voucher to spend at the all-new SkateHut HQ flagship store in Halesowen. Closing date 30 April 2023. Enter these and many more competitions online at raring2go.co.uk. Make sure you select where you are to see competitions in your local area. Lower Drayton Farm Tracey Bagley and Linsay Mayman Thinktank Joshua (12) Shipston High School, Oscar (4) Quinton Primary School and Dexter Lee (2) Quinton Cygnets. Butterfly Farm Megan Browne The Reel Store Laura Gledhill Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants Connor (5) Clapham Terrace primary COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS: Enter the competitions online at www.raring2go.co.uk/ southwarwickshire/competitions. The winner will be the first correct entry or entries drawn at random. No cash alternative. The winner will be notified by phone or email. Full terms and conditions are available online at www.raring2go.co.uk/competition-terms.
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