Summer holiday activities 4-6 & 7-12 year olds
OPEN Youth Trust, 28 Castle Meadow Norwich, NR1 3DS
Timet Little Kids Gymnastics Tuesday 30th July Children will learn a range of different shapes, balances and travelling movements which will include direction, coordination and speed across the floor. This activity will inspire and enhance your child's imagination to be creative and confident in the basics of gymnastics.
Be A YouTuber Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st July, repeated Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th August and Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th August Everyone is vlogging nowadays! Why not come and learn the techniques to film, produce and upload your vlog to YouTube! We'll provide the equipment, ideas and advice to turn your interests and hobbies into a fun and engaging YouTube vlog, whilst learning the best ways to stay safe and responsible online.
Intro to Climbing Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st July repeated Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st August An introduction into the adrenaline-filled world of indoor rock climbing! Learn how to use the climbing equipment and develop techniques, skills, teamwork and trust. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way and will get you reaching great heights in no time at all!
Little Kids Musical Theatre Wednesday 31st July This course is the perfect introduction to musical theatre. Children will rehearse a script, learn songs and practice those dance moves ready to showcase newly learnt skills and talents in a live performance at the end of the day!
Mixed Summer Sports Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd August Does your child have plenty of energy to burn? Well this two day action packed sports based course will be ideal for them. Children will enjoy taking part in a range of team sports from Dodgeball to Cricket and much more. These sports stars of the future will learn a range of new skills to test them out in game situations. Team Work Makes The Dream Work!
Discover Mad Science Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd August Does your child fancy being the next Einstein? Do they love science experiments and want to test their scientific knowledge? Well now they can with our science workshop. All equipment and materials are provided, all we ask is that they turn up in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!
Dance Academy Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd August A chance to learn a variety of techniques and discover more about dance. It will help develop creativity in new, exciting and fun ways. Children will learn amazing choreography and develop their own artistic expression.
Crazy Little Rockstar Friday 2nd August Meet new friends, have fun and learn how to rock! Try your hand at electric guitar, drums, keyboard, learn to sing a song and top the day off with a Rock 'n' Roll photoshoot! Remember, it's never too loud!
table Little Kids Creative Tuesday 6th August A day full of fun, artistic and creative activities for your little one to enjoy. All resources are prorvided, and better yet you don't have to clean up the mess!
Creative Radio Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August
This two-day workshop is split into equal parts. On the first day, spend some time losing yourself in imagination and writing an amazing radio show! On the second day, youâ€™ll be in the recording studio where all the magic happens, recording and editing your show!
Robot Wars Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August Cardboard can be used for a lot of things, but I bet you never thought a robot could be made out of it! Design, create and decorate your robot to go to battle, whether it's with flamethrowers or ice-shooting guns, you'll transform it into the coolest of robots!
Abseiling & Ascending Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August Children will test their stamina by hauling their own bodyweight to the top of our climbing wall using our ascending kit. They will learn to abseil from the top of our climbing wall, with expert tuition from our instructors. We guarantee participants will feel a terrific sense of achievement when their feet touch the ground. Suitable for those who have completed our Introduction to Climbing course or have similar experience.
Mini Mountaineers Thursday 8th August, repeated Tuesday 13th August Let your little one's be introduced to the wonderful world of climbing. They will enjoy a fun-filled day of climbing games and a chance to scale the tallest indoor wall in Norfolk.
Stop Frame Animation Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August repeated Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August Do you know someone that would love creating their very own animation films like Wallace and Gromit or The Lego Movie? This workshop is perfect for developing their very own filmmaking and storyboarding skills. They will work with digital equipment and software to create movies using the props, models and scenery created throughout the day. They may even want to make a cameo appearance themselves! This workshop promises to let imaginations run wild!
Drama Workshop Thursday 8th & Friday 9th August
A chance to learn a variety of new drama techniques such as improvisation, script reading, character building and much more. This is a perfect time to discover more about the art of drama.
Little Kids Sport Friday 9th August, repeated Tuesday 27th August This course is perfect for active children, it will give them a chance to burn off some steam by taking part in a range of sports-based games and activities. Children will have fun while developing teamwork and coordination skills - let's get children active!
Timet Little Kids Treasure Hunt Tuesday 13th August, repeated Wednesday 28th August What child doesn't like hunting for treasure? In this one day course children will get to solve puzzles and search for clues, riddles and symbols around OPEN. Each clue will bring a challenge or activity to help unlock OPEN's valuable treasure chest!
Little Kids Superhero Academy Tuesday 13th August Calling all little heroes, Norwich needs you! Join OPEN's superhero squad and design your own characters, unleash your powers and enjoy a day of superhero training so you're ready to save the world!
Upcycle Fashion & Jewellery Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th August Calling all fashionistas! This incredible two day workshop will show you how to turn old and tired clothes in to brand new ones that are sure to make your friends and family green with envy! Also with some jewellery making, you’re sure to astound everyone on the cat walk!
Little Kids Science Wednesday 14th August Does your little one fancy being the next Einstein? Do they love science experiments and want to test their scientific knowledge? Well now they can with our science workshop. All equipment and materials are provided, all we ask is that they turn up in clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!
Detective Adacemy Thursday 15th & Friday 16th August
Calling all secret agents and spies, this is your headquarters speaking, please report for duty! Embark on this mystery filled two days and learn the best ways to break codes, move around lasers and read invisible writing. Come and get accepted into Detective Academy!
Film & Perform Thursday 15th & Friday 16th August
This two-day workshop is split into equal parts. On the first day, you will learn an incredible dance routine and come up with ideas for a fun music video too. On the second day, you will be starring in the music video, performing the dance you have learnt! Be the star and come Film and Perform!
Little Kids Circus Skills Friday 16th August
Roll up, roll up! It’s time for a Little Kids Circus! Learn all the fun tricks that you may have seen in the big top. Spin some plates and act like a clown in this super fun day for the tinniest of performers!
Comic Book Creations Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st August
You’ve seen the movies, now create your own! In our Comic Book Creation workshops, you can work together to make the greatest super-heroes of all time and bring their stories to life on the page. Prepare yourselves for an awesome two-days of writing, colouring and creating!
table Intermediate Climbing Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August This workshop is aimed at those who have completed an Introduction to Climbing at OPEN or a similar workshop elsewhere, giving participants the next step to progress their climbing ability and knowledge.
Little Kids Robot Wars Friday 23rd August Cardboard can be used for a lot of things, but I bet you never thought a robot could be made out of it! Design, create and decorate your robot to go to battle, whether it's with flamethrowers or ice-shooting guns, you'll transform it into the coolest of robots!
Wizard Academy Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th August Does your child love Harry Potter? Want to tune into their wizardly ways and make potions and wands? Now they can on this two-day Hogwarts themed course. Learn to write their own spells, create wizard stories and most importantly have fun!
Combat Academy Tuesday 27th August, repeated Wednesday 28th August
Duck, dive and weave your way to safety on the battlefield! Wellâ€Ś not a real battlefield, this is far more fun! With our new soft bullet guns, play some combat related games and learn the best way to win, at Combat Academy! Please note: this activity is a 1-day activity.
I Believe In Magic Thursday 29th & Friday 30th August From all classic card tricks that will have all their friends and family astonished at their powers, to top secret reveals that only those in the magician world know about. Get your child to grab their wands, top hats and abracadabra their way over to us for a magical two day!
Superhero Academy Thursday 29th & Friday 30th August Calling all heroes, Norwich needs you! Join OPEN's superhero squad and design your own characters, unleash your powers and enjoy a day of superhero training so you're ready to save the world!
Writer's Dream Thursday 29th, repeated Friday 30th August Does your child love to write? Could they be the next Jacqueline Wilson, or do they just want to learn more about writing? Well this workshop is just right for them. Learn skills of writing fairytales, short stories, rhymes and to top it off participants can share their new skills with friends and family in a mini showcase at the end of the second day. Please note: this activity is a 1-day activity.
Pop Party Thursday 29th & Friday 30th August Your child will discover the process of learning to sing a song and arrange vocal parts. They will spend time in our recording studio and experience performing, recording and producing their own hit.
Little Kids Pop Party Friday 30th August Let your little one discover the process of learning to sing a song and arrange the vocal parts to put it all together and create their very own pop song.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES? VIOLET, 14
Takes part in OPEN's many music groups
"Coming to OPEN has helped me build up confidence and I've met lots of lovely people, I love having the opportunities to put my ideas into various activities."
Involved with OPEN's many climbing groups.
"OPEN has improved my confidence in all aspects of my life, especially socially as I used to struggle with anxiety, without it I would not be able to work where I do"
4,500 YOUNG PEOPLE Attend our Drop In hub and CafĂŠ
How to Book The one day workshops are suitable for 4-6 year olds, cost £16 per day* and run from 10.00am - 2.00pm. The two day workshops are aimed at 7-12 year olds. Each activity costs £30 for the two days* and run from 10.00am - 3.00pm. The one day 7-12 workshops cost £16 each. There is also an option for the two day workshops of an early drop-off from 9.00am at an additional charge of £2.50, payable on the day. Spaces are limited and some bursary places are available upon written request. A children's lunch box is also bookable in advance for just £3.00 per child per day. There will be a showcase performance on the second day of each activity which parents/carers are welcome to attend - starting at 2.30pm. Any queries please do not hesitate to call 01603 252110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *All activities are subject to a booking fee, a percentage of which goes towards supporting our charity. Book online via: opennorwich.org.uk/youth-activities/whats-on/summer-activities
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August 7 - 17 year olds - £225* / Weenies (4-6 year olds) £99*
Earlybird - £199* before 31st May To book visit opennorwich.org.uk/youth-activities/west-end-experience *plus booking fee
Train & perform with West End professionals
A huge range of activities ranging from photography to dance this Summer holiday at OPEN.