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The local guide from bump to 5 Looking after your child’s feet

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Supporting your child’s language development Cooking with your child A delicious recipe for you to make and consume together!

win! Theatre Tickets rockingham Castle Tickets A Ballerina Bunny gel II manicure

Spring Ac tivities

& events

plus.....news, Articles, Clubs & Classes, weekly Activities Timetable, Competitions, money Saving vouchers and plenty more...

Kettering, wellingborough, Corby, rushden, Thrapston and Surrounding Areas


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FAMILY FUN AT ROYAL & DERNGATE FOR AGES 5+

FOR AGES 7+

TUE 14 – SAT 18 MARCH

TUE 9 – SAT 13 MAY

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular – created especially for the theatre.

See everyone’s favourite kooky family in this musical comedy starring Samantha Womack (EastEnders), Les Dennis (Chicago, Hairspray) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

FOR AGES 6+

TUE 23 – SAT 27 MAY

WED 7 & THU 8 JUNE

For Lilly, going to Indonesia is a chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity.

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting, magical, musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.

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Spring 2017

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ello and welcome to the spring issue - the first issue of the new year.

We’re delighted to bring you some super articles this issue, all written by local parents/businesses: Funky Lil Feet have provided some top tips on looking after your child’s feet in summer on page 8; Always Time to Bake have supplied a scrumptious recipe for you to cook with your child on page 30; and ME Speech Therapy have written us an article on how to support your child’s speech and language development on page 51. All a highly recommended read. Our events calendar seems to get bigger every issue with an abundance of activities and events to choose from this spring, and a special focus on Easter activities. We’ve also got Mothering Sunday in spring of course, and on page 32 we’ve got some special messages for some of you from your little ones! Our next issue will be out at the beginning of June but please keep up-to-date with other news and events on our website or Facebook page in-between issues. Wishing all you Mums a relaxing Mothering Sunday on the 26th March, until the summer...

Vanessa

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Tots News Looking After Your Child’s Feet Spring ‘What’s On’ Guide Easter Eggcitement Clubs and Classes Featured Class: Scrum Kids Cooking with Your Child Time for Mum Your Mothering Sunday Messages Beauty Tips for Busy Mums Childcare Pregnancy, Birth & Babies Birth Announcements Business Mum Business Opportunities & Services Party Services Weekly Activities Timetable Supporting Your Child’s Language Development 52 Competitions Page 53 Special Offers 55 Index of Advertisers

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Vanessa Simpson - Editor Leanne Houghton - Sales & Admin Support

Our gorgeous front cover photograph was taken by Firetree Photography on their annual Bluebell Wood photo shoot. Find out more about the shoot on page 6. Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the content of this magazine is up to date and accurate, ‘Time for Tots’ cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Neither does ‘Time for Tots’ endorse any of the companies, products or services that are advertised. Copyright on all written material and artwork produced by the ‘Time for Tots’ team remains with ‘Time for Tots’.


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Happy 5th Birthday Groococks for Kids! Bigger, Better, 15% Off for all Readers!

Tots News

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erzerk soft play centre in Northampton just got even bigger! With a brand new extension housing lots of new kit, it is sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours! With an air bouncer, animal go karts, climbing frames, refurbished under 3s area and additional seating and snack counter - plus free wi-fi for adults!

www.trilogyleisure.co.uk

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roococks for Kids in Kettering celebrated their 5th birthday in February and, being the generous folk they are, to pass the celebrations on, they are offering all Time for Tots readers an extra 5% off any pair of children’s shoes. The 5% off is in addition to the 10% off if you use the voucher in the back of this magazine - so 15% off in total! To claim your full 15% off, present the voucher and quote ‘happy 5th birthday’ at the checkout. The extra 5% offer is valid until the 30th April 2017.

www.padders.co.uk/factoryshop

parenting Quote:

“One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world” Dr Charles Raison

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy with The Barbara hooton School of Dancing

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t is a well known fact that to sit in a chair all day is very, very bad for you. (I know - a chance would be a fine thing), but it is, oh so easy, to make excuses and say ‘I don’t have time to exercise’, ‘I am too tired - too overweight - too busy’. Having a young family is stressful, but we all find time to eat, to sleep, to shop and to work, so we owe it to our bodies to find one hour a week to exercise and take care or our health and well being. Exercise not only improves your mobility and shape, it also stimulates your brain, making you feel more alive and energised. It helps with your posture, keeps joints moving freely and increases your stamina and vitality. Come along to class and see how good it feels to do muscle toning exercises to music, that will flatten your tummy, tighten your thighs, firm your arms and give you that wonderful feeling of wellness, particularly after having had a baby! It’s never too late to start - you are never too young or old to be fit. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat to lie on, and just come along, we look forward to meeting you. Classes are held in Burton Latimer, Bozeat, Earls Barton and Denford, you can email barbarahootonschoolofdancing@yahoo.co.uk for a leaflet. You might be surprised at how much fun you can have doing something that is good for you. We also do adult ballet classes and adult tap classes if you would like a new challenge! Barbara Allebone MNATD(B&T), Principal Barbara Hooton School of Dancing 01933 663225 / 07788710144 Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Bluebell wood photoshoot New Year, New Offers

with Firetree photography

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t’s that time of the year that Firetree Photography book their popular Bluebell Wood photography sessions. Kyra from Firetree describes the session: “Children just love being outside, getting to know families and spending time in the woods brings the best out of children. With it’s unspoilt acres of bluebells the private wood in Gumley is the perfect location for this woodland shoot. The portraits are visually stunning and capture childhood perfectly” But don’t just take Kyra’s word for it: “Kyra made my 9 year old feel relaxed and happy - meaning I had so many beautiful photographs to choose from - no pressured selling, just a wonderful experience and a perfect photo of my little boy” Zoe Elizabeth May 2016. Book online now to reserve your space:

www.firetreephoto.co.uk

Infant Aquatics are now open for bookings for their new term and have lessons running every day of the week. For a full timetable visit:

www.infantaquatics.co.uk

Lambing Season at West Lodge Farm

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est Lodge Farm have more lambs than ever this year. From now until the end of April they will be continuing to bottle feed their lambs twice a day in the display barn. Throughout the Easter school holidays they have lots of fun activities for you to enjoy. On Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday you can take part in the Easter Quiz, follow clues around the farm which will lead you to the Easter Bunny in his Easter garden and receive an Easter egg, paint an egg, take part in the egg and spoon race and egg painting competition.

www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

at Cheeky Monkees

“2017 - what an amazing start to a brand new year for us here at Cheeky Monkees, Corby. We all had a magical festive season, with visits from Santa, 25 days of Christmas, all our little elves and not forgetting all the choccy we consumed!! Now 2017 has well and truly kicked off and what an exciting time it is for us. With the introduction of 3 brand new offers, yes 3!! We are now introducing early morning private hire, ideal parties for early risers. For £135 for 2 hours what a great deal it is too. Completely private from 9am-10am and then as the public begin to arrive you also have a whole extra hour to play!! The use of a party room for the duration of the party, a maximum of 50 children, jugs of juice and also a visit from one of our resident monkeys are all included in the price. You are more than welcome to bring your own food too or we can provide you with a party package buffet tailored to you at a small additional cost. Give us a call on 01536 443310 to arrange your party today. At last it’s finally here, our annual pass!! Available to buy throughout the year our price is £75 for the first child and then £60 per consecutive sibling. This gives you the chance to visit Cheeky Monkees 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year all, at one annual price. Think of all the lovely cake you could enjoy whilst your children let off some steam. Get your dancing shoes ready with the opening of our brand new Disco party room!! We have disco lighting, glow sticks, glow in the dark wall features, face paints, ideal for our disco dancing stars. Prices are £10.95 per head and include a choice of hot or cold food, ice cream, unlimited juice (in our glow in the dark jugs and cups!) and a party bag. Give us a call to book your party on 01536 443310, this room is just going to be dancetastic!!

It goes without saying that we are all extremely grateful for all of your custom throughout 2016. We look forward to sharing all of our great new ideas with you throughout 2017. See you soon.” Justine and Sharon, Cheeky Monkees Corby

www.cheeky-monkees.co.uk

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or play centre open ever y day*

For opening hours, prices and fantastic party packages, visit:

www.wicksteedpark.org/indoorplay *Excluding 24th - 26th Dec & 1st Jan.

Barton Road, Kettering, Northants NN15 6NJ Wicksteed Park Ltd is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust. Registered charity no.1142103

Open Events Come and see for yourself.

Forest School Open Day (3 - 7 years) Thursday 27 April 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Open Day (Nursery to Sixth Form) Friday 5 May 8:00am - 12noon

Family Fun Morning (Nursery & Reception)

Saturday 6 May 10:00am - 12noon Give us a call

01604 765765

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Looking After Your Child’s Feet In Summer Top Tips from Funky Lil Feet

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s the Spring weather will (hopefully) soon be upon us, Funky Lil Feet, along with the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, have some useful advice on purchasing the new season’s shoes for your child. As we turn from Winter into Summer people naturally want to have more open and casual style shoes for the warm weather. However this does not mean you have to compromise on the support and quality of your children’s footwear. As always please ensure you have your children’s feet professionally measured and fitted. This is vital as it takes 18 years for the growing child’s foot to fully develop. At birth the foot contains 22 partially developed bones and is comprised mainly of soft cartilage which can easily be deformed by ill fitting socks or babygros let alone shoes. By school age this will have increased to 45 bones. Over the next 13-14 years these bones will start to ossify (harden) and will fuse together to form the 26 bones that make up the mature adult foot. A good shoe fitter will always follow the guidance given below: uu A child’s shoe should be wider at the front than at the heel, with a toe box large enough to accommodate growing feet. When having your new pair of shoes fitted ideally there should be a 1cm space at the end of the toes, again your local professional fitters will be able to do this for you. uu They should always provide support around the heel. For little ones, especially when buying sandals, look for styles with an enclosed back to provide this support and try to avoid rubber clog style shoes which offer very little support for the foot (understandably there are occasions when you would wish to wear these, such as at the beach or by the pool, but you should really have a normal pair of supportive shoes/sandals for everyday use throughout the warmer weather). uu Shoes should have a good grip on the bottom and consider the fastenings. Ideally they should have a buckle, laces or velcro to help hold the heel in place during walking. Shoes that are just “slip on” tend to encourage the child to clench their toes when walking. Leather shoes are also preferable as it allows the foot to breathe.

uu If your child wears orthotics then please remember to take them with you when purchasing shoes so that the fitter can make sure they fit correctly inside the shoes (and they will help you select the most appropriate footwear for orthotics). At Funky Lil Feet we specialise in fitting shoes with orthotics and we also have a “quiet room” for children with special requirements where we can fit shoes without the noise and distraction of other children. in er mm ow Su ls n & g da rin an Sp & S s oe Sh

Funky Lil’ Feet Childrens Shoe Shop Start-rite Camper Geox Dr Martens Pom D’Api Noel Vans Joules Teva Babybotte Petasil Polo by Ralph Lauren

Why not come and have your children’s shoes professionally fitted in our friendly little shop. We cover all width fittings with sizes from a teeny 1 to a teenage 10 (44). We specialise in fitting orthotics for children with special requirements too. Only 10 minutes from Kettering and 20 minutes from Northampton with free parking right outside. We look forward to welcoming you! 36 Huntingdon Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NQ Telephone: 01832 734500 Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm

www.funkylilfeet.co.uk

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OUR BRAND NEW EXTENSION INCLUDES LOTS OF EXCITING KIT TO KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONES ENTERTAINED! • AIR BOUNCER - IT’S JUST LIKE JUMPING ON A BED! • ANIMAL GO KARTS • CLIMBING FRAMES • REVAMPED UNDER 3S AREA • ADDITIONAL SEATING AREA & SNACK COUNTER DON’T FORGET...BERZERK ENTRY IS FREE TO JUNIOR ACTIVE MEMBERS UNDER 5 MONDAY-FRIDAY DURING TERM TIME!

01604 647213

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Spring Events March Wed 8th “Getting dressed” at The Core at Corby

Wed 15th

nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Sat 18th

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Tithe Barn, Wellingborough

Ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Couldn’t find the arm holes in your trousers? Or just had a day where you didn’t want to wear clothes? Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement. Second Hand Dance invite us all to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, tempting us to get dressed just a little bit differently. For ages 4+. Tickets £8.50.

Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on: 07577 701161.

thu 9th

Pre Mother’s day Event at Rothwell Community Centre

www.thecorecorby.com

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

tue 14th to Sat 18th

Cirque Berserk! at The Royal & derngate Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular – created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers, daredevil stuntmen and of course the award-winning clown, Tweedy. Tue - Sat 7.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & 4.30pm Tickets £13.50 to £27.

Family Fun day at Lings Forum, northampton 1 to 5pm. Lots of tasters sessions. £3 per child and free to Junior Active Members.

Sun 19th

Pamper, play, craft and shop! Kids craft while Mum relaxes. 11am to 3pm.

tue 21st

“First aid for Parents” Class by daisy First aid A 2 hour class at Rush 2 The Den in Rushden. 10am to 12 noon. Call to book: 07725 463127.

nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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Fri 24th & Sat 25th

“The Tiger Who Came to Tea” at The Core at Corby The tea-guzzling Tiger roars into Corby this Spring in this truly magical Olivier Awardnominated production of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, straight from a smash-hit international tour and a West End Christmas run. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger. Packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos, this is a stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised! Fri 1.30pm & 4.30pm, Sat 11am (AF autismfriendly) & 2pm. For ages 3+. Tickets: £13, Schools £10.50.

Sat 25th

www.thecorecorby.com

SUNDAY 26TH mARCH

Mother’s Day LUnCh THREE COURSE CARVERY LUNCH (FREE giFT FOR mUmS!)

12.00PM - 3.00PM

£15.95 Per Person

CHiLDREN UNDER 12 EAT HALF PRiCE

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden

Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 70116.

Subject to availability. Full pre-payment and pre booking required. Holiday Inn Corby- Kettering A43 | Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8ET Tel: 01536 401020 Web: www.hicorby.com Email: events@hicorby.com @holidayinncorby

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underwater Photo Shoot with Bubble Babies Open to anyone confident going under water. Call Erika to book on 01604 780244.

Sun 26th

Mothering Sunday Mother’s day Lunch at the Holiday Inn

A 3 course carvery lunch at the Holiday Inn in Corby - with a free gift for every Mum! 12pm to 3pm, £15.95 per person (children under 12 half price). Call to book on 01536 401020.

Mothering Sunday at West Lodge Farm

Treat your mum to a day out on the farm, she can watch the Mother’s day piglet race and will receive a free primrose on her way out.

Fri 31st

Easter Egg Hunt at Berzerk, northampton

Berzerk, indoor play centre, are hosting their own Easter Egg Hunt on Friday 31st March. Call for more information: 01604 647213.

“School’s out” disco at Lings Forum

5.30 to 6.30pm at Lings Forum for children aged 4 to 10 years. £1.50 per child, free to Junior Active Members. To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk

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MEI Theatrical and Polka Theatre present

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See the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies duo and friends

sarahandduck.com

Sarah & Duck © Karrot Entertainment. Distributed by BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 April Mon, Tue, Wed: 11am & 3pm Tickets £7 (Under 16s £5)

Box Office 01933 270 007 FREE PARKING

PAY NO BOOKING FEE

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Mon 17 Apr, 1pm & 3.30pm Friday 7 - Sunday 16 April Fri 7: 11am, 3pm, 7pm Sat 8: 10.30am Sun 9: 1pm, 5pm Mon, Thu: 11am, 3pm

Tue, Wed: no screening Fri 14, Sat 15: 3pm Sun 16: 1pm

Tickets £7 (Under 16s £5)

castletheatre.co.uk Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

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COMING UP...

AT THE NEWLANDS SHOPPING CENTRE

Saturday 4 February 11am to 3pm Valentine’s Day is Tuesday 14 February

Are you ‘Lucky in Love’? Join us at our playing card based Valentine’s Day event. We hand out playing cards to shoppers at our display featuring Valentine’s Day gifts and cards. Our ‘Dolly Dealers’ turn cards from a giant pack to see if you are ‘Lucky in Love’!

Make your

Mother's Day...

Mother’s Day is Sunday 26 March Visit our Facebook page to enter our ‘Make your Mother’s Day’ competition where you can nominate your Mother to receive a ‘Mummy Makeover’ day on Saturday 18 March. The winner will be treated to a breakfast or lunch, take ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos and create a styling blog of this special occasion on Saturday 18 March

Big Fun at Easter Friday 7 April - Tall Tales - Spring Storytime Children are invited to get inside a giant inflatable egg that smells of chocolate for 4 story-time sessions at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm plus a chance to win a cuddly rabbit!

Friday 14 April - Big Art Children can make and colour crafty butterflies while helping to create a Spring mural.

newlands Shopping Centre | Kettering

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April Sat 1st & Sun 2nd

“Sarah & duck” at The Castle Theatre

Join Sarah & Duck on their flappy, quacky Great Big Adventure! For the first time ever the adorably curious Sarah and her endearing feathered friend Duck can be see off the TV screen and live on stage. Through the magic of theatre and puppetry all your favourites will be there… Umbrella, Scarf Lady and Bag, the Shallots, Flamingo & John, even Rainbow… and a guest appearance from Moon! These characters magically and imaginatively come to life on stage. Performances at 1pm & 3.30pm. £13, Family of 4 £44.

www.castletheatre.co.uk

Sun 2nd

RSPB Family Bird Walk at Stanwick Lakes

A Family Bird Walk at Stanwick Lakes to learn about the many resident and migrant birds found in and around the nature reserve. 10am to 12 noon. Bring your binoculars! Call to book on: 01933 625522.

tue 4th

naomi Wilkinson - Wild and Scary at The Royal & derngate Theatre See children’s TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson live on stage in her 2017 tour, Wild And Scary. Joined on stage by Animal Mark, and some of his scariest creatures, Naomi’s show is packed full of fun and surprises. She will recall some of her most exciting wildlife experiences from the far flung corners of the world and even introduce you to some of the most fierce and frightening animals she has met along the way! This show is suitable for children of all ages and guarantees a great time for the whole family. Tickets: £16.50 & £20.50.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Wed 5th

nature Tots at Irchester Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Wed 5th & Thu 6th

Wild about Wood & Craft at Stanwick Lakes

Watch the chainsaw carvers create sculptures and bodgers and wood turners in action at this fantastic event. Have a go at weaving a willow sculpture, meet the woodland princesses and look at wonderful creations in the art gallery.

Fri 7th

www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Tall Tales: Spring Storytime at the newlands Centre

Children are invited to get inside a giant inflatable egg that smells of chocolate for 4 story-time sessions at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3pm, plus a chance to win a cuddly rabbit!

Sat 8th

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden

Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 701161.

Wed 12th

nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Thu 13th

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Fri 14th

Big art at the newlands Centre

Children can make and colour crafty butterflies while helping to create a Spring mural.

Fri 14th to Mon 17th

Easter Eggstravaganza at West Lodge Farm See page 16 for details.

Sat 15th

Wicky’s Easter Bunny Party See page 16 for details.

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Easter Eggcitement For The Whole Family easter egg-stravaganza

Children’s easter egg hunt

west Lodge Farm

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hroughout the Easter school holidays we have lots of fun activities for you to enjoy. Then on Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (14th to 17th April) you can take part in the Easter Quiz, follow clues around the farm, which will lead you to the Easter Bunny in his Easter garden, and receive an Easter egg, paint an egg, take part in the egg and spoon race and egg painting competition.

www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

wicky’s easter Bunny party wicksteed park

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oin Wicky and crew for an Easter Bunny Party with a Princess and Superheroes theme on Saturday 15th April. Tickets are £6 for kids and £2 for adults when booked in advance (50p extra per person on the day of the party). Babies under 12 months go free. Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon until 2pm.

www.wicksteedpark.org.uk

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amily fun abounds with quizzes and games galore as Rockingham Castle and gardens throw open the doors and gates on this, the first Bank Holiday of the year. The season officially begins, on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April, with the ever-popular children’s Easter hunt in the magnificent gardens featuring the famous Elephant Hedge and Rose Garden. Children can seek out the brightly coloured eggs that have been hidden amongst foliage, under bushes, nestled in cracks and behind trees. Each egg has a letter, which makes up an Easter word. Once you have found the word you can claim your chocolate egg. There is an opportunity for all the family to get involved in the farm animals family quiz too. If your little treasure hunters are still full of beans, they can help Wentworth find his missing gold and earn a badge as Chief Griffin Assistant! Walker’s House, the licensed restaurant, will be open from 12 noon for hot snacks, light lunches and picnic produce. So if the weather is fair, buy a picnic or pack one for yourselves to enjoy in the gardens. Alternatively, treat yourselves to a cream tea in the afternoon. Easter nests, simnel cake and hot cross buns will also be available. The Castle, built by William the Conqueror, will be open for you to see the collection of paintings and armour. Standing in 18 acres of glorious gardens and boasting a unique Gift Shop, this is a great day out for all the family to enjoy. 12 noon to 5pm. Event & Castle: Adults £13.50, Child (5-16yrs) £9.50, Child under 5yrs FREE, Family Ticket (2+2) £36.50 Event Only: Adults £12.00, Child (5-16yrs) £7.00, Child under 5yrs FREE, Family Ticket (2+2) £31.00

www.rockinghamcastle.org.uk

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EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April

Meet the Easter Bunny, Search our Trails for ‘Special Eggs’, Egg and Spoon Races, Bottle Feed the Lambs, Free Barrel Rides, Acres of Beautiful Walks plus all the usual farm attractions!

SAVE MONEY – BOOK ONLINE NOW AT

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OPEN 7 DAYS 9.30am-5pm Sign posted off the A6 between Market Harboro’ and Desborough. Tel: 01536 760552 Sat Nav: NN14 2SH

Follow the clues to find the Easter Bunny in his spring garden!

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easter egg Trail

Stanwick Lakes

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ollow the trail, solve the clues and win a small chocolate egg! £2 per child for trail, £1 for crafts. Friday 14th to Monday 17th April. 11am to 4pm daily.

www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

The great railway egg hunt

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odles of Easter fun from the 15th to the 17th April at Nene Valley Railway. Including a ride on a steam train and a chocolate egg for every child. Call for more details: 01780 784444.

SUNDAY 16TH APRIL

EASTER SUNDAY LUNCH

www.nvr.org.uk

“robin hood” easter panto

The Castle Theatre

J

oin our heroes Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling, arrow-slinging, tightswearing comedy adventure, on Tuesday 18th April, at 2pm or 6pm, at The Castle Theatre! With an all-star cast, including Britain’s Got Talent Winner George Sampson as Robin Hood, children’s TV favourite Dani Harmer from CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing as Maid Marian and X-Factor Runner-Up Andy Abraham as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood will be packed full of laugh-outloud comedy routines, stunning dances, show-stopping songs and heaps of audience participation… Oh yes it will! Tickets £21 (£19)

THREE COURSE CARVERY LUNCH

(FREE CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG FOR ALL CHILDREN )

12.00PM - 3.00PM £15.95 PER PERSON CHILDREN UNDER 12 EAT HALF PRICE

Subject to availability. Full pre-payment and pre booking required. Holiday Inn Corby- Kettering A43 | Geddington Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8ET Tel: 01536 401020 Web: www.hicorby.com Email: events@hicorby.com @holidayinncorby

easter egg Quiz

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Fermyn woods Country park

est your wildlife knowledge as you hunt for wooden eggs around the park. Pick up your quiz sheet from the Skylark Café. £2 each includes a small prize. Saturday 1st April to Tuesday 18th April. 11am to 3:30pm daily. Suitable for ages 0 to 11.

www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks

www.castletheatre.co.uk

Cadbury easter egg hunt

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Lodge park Sports Centre

rize for the best bonnet. Games with prizes. Easter hunt. Dinner and a drink for the child. Entry is £4. Saturday 15th April, 2pm to 5pm. For more information contact Louise from First Catering on 07557 051619.

www.corby.gov.uk/easter-hunt

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isit Lyveden New Bield this Easter and help crack Bunny’s secret code. Explore the spiral mounts, woods and labyrinth as you search for clues and earn a chocolate surprise at the end of your hunt! From Friday 14th to Monday 17th April, 11am to 4pm daily. £2.50 per child.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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April events continued...

Sat 22nd

Sun 16th

“Goldilocks & The Three Bears” northern Ballet at The Core at Corby

A 3 course carvery lunch at the Holiday Inn in Corby - with a free chocolate Easter egg for every child! 12pm to 3pm, £15.95 per person (children under 12 half price). Call to book on 01536 401020.

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on the look-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full of many surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird and bowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right! Bringing this classic children’s story to life, Goldilocks & The Three Bears is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time. With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions especially for children are not to be missed. Tickets £8.50. Concessions £6.50

Easter Sunday Lunch at the Holiday Inn

Sun 16th & Mon 17th

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Rockingham Castle

See page 16 for details. Win tickets on page 52.

Mon 17th

“The First Hippo on the Moon” at The Castle Theatre

From number one best-selling children’s author David Walliams; comes an explosively funny space adventure for children age 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? Featuring puppetry, music and a giant space race to the moon! Performances at 1pm & 3.30pm Tickets £13, family of 4 £48.

Mon 24th

tue 18th

Thu 27th

www.castletheatre.co.uk

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Tithe Barn, Wellingborough

Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 701161.

nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

“Robin Hood” Easter Panto at The Castle Theatre See page 18 for details.

Wed 19th

nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

www.thecorecorby.com

open Week at St Peters School, Kettering Meet the Headmistress and see pupils and teachers at work as well as look at samples of pupils’ work across the subject and age-range.

tue 25th

“First aid for Parents” Class by daisy First aid A 2 hour class at Rush 2 The Den in Rushden. 10am to 12 noon. Call to book: 07725 463127.

Forest School open day (3 to 7 years)

At Northampton High School. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Call 01604 765765 for more information.

Sat 29th

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden

Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 701161

Sat 29th to Mon 1st May

Pirates and Princesses Weekend at West Lodge Farm

A swashbuckling adventure awaits! Dress up in your favourite costume and take part in West Lodge’s fancy dress competition, have a go at walking the plank, search for clues around the farm on their treasure trail and get the grown-ups involved in the sandcastle competition!

www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

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May Wed 3rd

nature Tots at Irchester Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Fri 5th

tue 16th

nature Tots at Sywell Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

Wed 17th

“First aid for Parents” Class by daisy First aid

open day at northampton High School

A 2 hour class at Rush 2 The Den in Rushden. 10am to 12 noon. Call to book: 07725 463127.

Sat 6th

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

For nursery to sixth form. 8am to 12 noon. Call 01604 765765 for more information.

Family Fun Morning at northampton High School

For Nursery and Reception. 10am to 12 noon. Call 01604 765765 for more information.

Tue 9th To Sat 13th

“The addams Family” at The Royal & derngate

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood! See everyone’s favourite kooky family live on stage in the UK première of this spectacular musical comedy, starring Samantha Womack as Morticia, Les Dennis as Uncle Fester and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Wednesday. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows: she has fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner? A hilarious story of love, family and friendship… with a twist! Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat Eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Matinees 2.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm For ages 7+. Tickets £16 – £37.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Wed 10th

nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park

Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

thu 11th

nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park Nature themed toddler group. 10am to 11:30am. £3.50 per child. Booking essential, call 01933 276866.

nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park

Sat 20th

“The Elves and The Shoemaker” at The Core at Corby In this topsy-turvy re-telling we meet Geoff, a lovable retired shoemaker. Now in his twilight years, Geoff struggles with his memory and the patchwork of his past. One day at the bottom of his garden he is visited by two magical friends who help him with the perfect gift for his wife for her 90th birthday... with the help of a little bit of elf magic. The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh-out-loud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic! Just like a comfy old slipper, The Elves And The Shoemaker is a story sure to make old and young alike feel all warm and cosy inside. For ages 4+. Tickets £8.50

www.thecorecorby.com

Sun 21st

Thomas’ Big adventure at nene Valley Railway Thomas fun for all the family on this very special once a year trip to Peterborough and back. Help Thomas take water at Peterborough and see his driving controls; meet the Driver and Fireman and Wansford Controller; take the Thomas Quiz on board the train and send a special Thomas letter home. All children over 1 get a special goody bag, on the train. Prices £16.50. Infants under 1 travel free (but do not receive a goody bag).

www.nvr.org.uk

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Tue 23rd to Sat 27th

Running Wild at The Royal & derngate For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit. Charging deep into the jungle, Oona and Lilly escape the danger of the beach. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orangutans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, wild tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Lilly must learn to survive the rainforest. Michael Morpurgo’s novel, based on a true story, is brought to lush life with extraordinary heart, vibrant colour and exceptional creativity. Tue & Fri 7pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm, Sat evening 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 – £27

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Sat 27th

Baby and Kids nearly new Sale at the Pemberton Centre, Rushden

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Lots of pre-loved items at a fraction of the high street cost! 10am to 12pm. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall (£10) please call Karen on 07577 701161.

01536 443310

www.cheeky-monkees.co.uk Unit 2, Curie Courtyard off Cockerell Road Corby, Northants NN17 5DU

Spring & Summer 2017 Family Fun At Your Local Steam Railway 15th to 17th April The Great Railway Egg Hunt Join us for Easter fun

21st May Thomas’ Big Adventure

Thomas takes his annual ‘main-line’ adventure to Peterborough (booking essential)

10th & 11th June Thomas’ Branch Line Weekend

Fun and games with everybody’s favourite steam locomotive.

8th & 9th July Thomas’ Branch Line Weekend

Oh no! Thomas is up to his old tricks. Lots to see, lots to do.

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Clubs & Classes See our ‘Weekly Activities Timetable’ in the back of the magazine for class times and venues

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Sing and Sign is Britain’s original, longest running and best loved baby signing programme, taught through music and song. Developed with Speech and Language Therapists to provide a progressive curriculum in 3 stages. We help you and your baby enjoy the process of learning to talk with • Less frustration • Better communication • And more fun!

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Classes in Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough Classes available Monday to Friday Class Stages and Ages!! Also see our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4_oc3US9RM Babes - 6 weeks to 6 months Stage 1 - 6 to 15 months Stage 2 - 15 to 24 months

Classes and availability listed on our website: www.singandsign.com Email: sarahsilsby@singandsign.co.uk or call Sarah for more information 07585 557664 Facebook search ‘Sing and Sign - East Northants’

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Pre-school Soccer Courses in Moulton and Wellingborough Saturdays at Benham Sports Arena, Moulton Park Beginners (18 mths to 3 yrs): 12pm - 12.45pm. Advanced (3 to 5 yrs)- 12.45pm - 1.30pm.

Saturdays in Wellingborough at Redwell Leisure Centre 9.30 to 10.15am for ages 18 months to 3 years 10.15 to 11am for ages 3 to 5 years

10 Week Course: £60. Courses run all year round Please call Patrick Franks on 07818 401707 or 01933 381362 for details

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Clubs & Classes Award-winning

Arts & Crafts For children aged

5 months to 11 years NEW CREATIVE CAFE OPEN AT GLENDON FARM COMPLEX Come along and enjoy a hot drink, homemade cake and the children can explore a variety of arts & crafts in a safe, friendly environment. Open Thursday 10-3pm, Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 11-1pm during term time. Holiday opening ours can be found on our Facebook page. Postcode for sat nav is NN14 1QF

For all enquiries, please email:

clairelee@thecreationstation.co.uk or call: 07826 525856

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons

To advertise here call

0845 6439687

or email info@timefortots.co.uk

Friendly classes in Rothwell Instructor in the water Average of 6 children per class Prices start from £7 for 30 minutes Call: 07821 646451 Email: jennysdolphins@live.co.uk www.jennysdolphins.co.uk

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& love dancing

meeting new friends?

Here at Boogie-Lou Dance we love all things dance and pride ourselves on providing fun and supportive Dance Classes that encourage your child to enjoy dance and express themselves Classes start from 2yrs and cover various dance styles including modern, street and lyrical. All instructors are fully qualified, DBS Checked and First Aid trained. Looking for something different for your child’s birthday? Boogie-Lou Dance also offers dance focused parties with various packages starting from £5 per child! For more information please contact Louise Wright on 07900 992803 or lwdance@outlook.com or facebook Boogie-Lou Dance & Boogie-Lou Dance Parties

Do you want your child to enjoy dancing in a safe, happy and professional environment?

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Clubs & Classes

Infant Aquatics Baby & toddler swimming courses Small, friendly classes from six weeks to four years. Building life long safety skills using our holistic approach in a fun environment. For Kettering area email: carly@infantaquatics.co.uk For Wellingborough area email: mel@infantaquatics.co.uk Or find us at: www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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Featured Class: Scrum Kids

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crum Kids is a family-run business offering safe, fun and non-contact rugby-based sports sessions for girls and boys aged between 2 and 7 in and around the Midlands, as well as in Cumbria. Talk us through a typical class

All our sessions are energetic and packed with activities, so that children are constantly engaged and focused. We take our warm ups and stretches really seriously to protect growing bodies – but we find a fun way to get them done at the start of every section, and then it’s time for the action. Our innovative games help children to start using some of the skills they can go on to use in a proper rugby game when they’re older – weaving round an obstacle course holding the ball in two hands, passing backwards to their partner, working out strategies in a team. At the end of the session, when the children are having a cool-down and chat with the coach, their ‘best bits of the session’ are often really varied. Their eyes all do seem to light up when we get out the child-sized rugby posts for some kicking practice, though!

What is the aim of your classes?

us, each Scrum Kid then has the basic skills ready should they wish to play rugby for a local club. Our youngest classes are the Toddlers sessions, for those aged 2 - 3.5. We then have Juniors sessions for those aged 3.5 - 5, and then finally our Seniors sessions for those aged 5 - 7.

The aim of the classes is to introduce core motor skills through rugby-based sessions that will improve a child’s agility, balance and coordination. The classes also provide a brilliant opportunity for parents to spend a bit of quality time with their child as we encourage parent participation in many of our games and activities.

When and where do you run classes?

How do classes benefit children?

Classes last between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the age group session that a child is in. Our Toddlers classes are 30 minutes, while our Juniors and Seniors classes last for 40 minutes.

Scrum Kids classes have numerous benefits, not just in terms of encouraging children to enjoy physical activity, but also through social interactions with their team mates and their grown ups. Adult participation is a big part of Scrum Kids, and this lovely interaction aids social skills that help develop each child. Although there is no tackling and tag rugby only for the older groups, the physicality of the sessions encourages each Scrum Kid to try their best, while they also learn vital skills that will aid them in their everyday lives through basic movements and developing hand-eye coordination.

What ages are the classes for?

The classes are for children aged between 2 and 7, with the idea that at the end of their time with

We have classes at various locations around the Midlands, with sessions in Rugby, Kenilworth, Coventry, Desborough, Brackley, Lincoln and Grantham. An exciting new branch has just opened in Workington, Cumbria.

How long does each class last?

How much does a class cost?

Classes cost £5.50 each, paid in advance in halftermly blocks. On average there are six sessions per block.

For more information contact: Contact: tel: E-mail: Website:

Sam Chambers 07969 738960 sam@scrumkids.co.uk www.scrumkids.co.uk

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Rugby fun for 2 to 7 year olds ScrumKids offers fun non-contact rugby-based sessions for girls and boys aged 2 to 7 years Visit www.scrumkids.co.uk to book your FREE TRIAL SESSION

Follow us on Twitter @scrumkids Find us on Facebook Facebook.com/scrumkids

ASK ABOUT OUR TWO WEEK TRIAL

Unlock your child’s potential with Stagecoach Performing Arts

Singing, dancing and acting classes for 4 - 6 year olds, where students learn to embrace life with creativity and courage Find out more today:

stagecoach.co.uk/kettering kettering@stagecoach.co.uk 01234 828878

Creative Courage For Life

®

To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk

Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools are operated under franchise and are independently owned by their Principals. Stagecoach is a registered trademark of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Ltd.

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Clubs & Classes

Corby International Pool &   Lodge Park Sports Centre  Crèche: LPSC 9.25—11.30am Mon/Wed/Fri Pool 9.25—11.25am Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri & 12.25—2.25 Mon/Wed/Fri

 FUN    ACTIVITIES 

FOR   UNDER   5’s 

“Stay & Play” 

at the Pool  Parent / Guardian 

     Swim  +    ng  & Bri wim & Play S y a    Tuesd n o   s Twin

Lodgy the  Lion... 

Parent & Toddler  Lessons  + 

Adult & Child  Sessions  Fun for all..  Phone for info. 

£2.50/session  @ LPSC 

Shop   &   FREE  Swim 

CRÈCHE   £3.10 for 1 hr,   £5.20 for 2 hrs 

Snacks &   water/juice  also   provided 

Party packages are available at both facilities.   Includes Crèche “Fun Play” (our Crèche facility is available to hire), Soft Play,  Football,  Cheerleading, Archery, Trampolining,  Swim & Supervised Diving.    For further info and prices contact either facility. Visit www.corby.gov.uk/partyhire   Pre‐school Gymnastic sessions run every Thursday during Term  Time at Lodge Park.  Delivered by qualified British Gymnastics  Coaches to help develop your children’s social, physical,   language, education, imagination and co‐ordination skills.   Please call LPSC for more information or to make a booking.  

Contact us: 

Lodge Park Sports Centre   Tel: 01536 400033   www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark   

   Find us on Facebook      Lodge Park Sports Centre 

Corby International Pool  Tel: 01536 464643  www.corby.gov.uk/corbypool   

#CorbyCan

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Jomanda is an established soft toy #SofterThanASoftThing

company

All of Jomanda products are design ed in the UK. UK we produce and distribute excellent quality soft and cuddly products around the world.

www.daisyfirstaid.com marie@daisyfirstaid.com 07725 463127

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“Always Tim by e to Bake” Cooking with Children: @alwaysti metobake A delicious meal for you to make and consume together!

Pesto Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Couscous A light and nutritious lunch or supper that you and your child will enjoy cooking and eating. Making pesto from scratch in a pestle and mortar is a lovely introduction to the alchemy of cookery. Turning very simple ingredients into something so delicious is a deeply rewarding and sensory experience. Serves 4 generously ● Prep time about 30 minutes ● Cooking time about 1 hour

Ingredients Allergy advice: nuts can be replaced with chickpeas

2 courgettes chopped into 2cm discs 2 red or yellow peppers cut into 5cm squares 1 red onion cut into 8 wedges, skin left on 1 large aubergine cut into 1cm discs 4 salmon fillets 3 cloves garlic 150ml light olive oil + 1-2 tbsp 50g pine nuts 50g Parmesan cheese 250g couscous 300ml boiling water or vegetable stock

Tips for cooking with children  Encourage them to keep a tidy work station and clean up after themselves - place large plastic bowls nearby for peelings and rubbish and empty frequently  But accept that there will be a mess and don’t stress about it  Don’t rush - above all it should be a pleasant, fun experience so give yourselves plenty of time.

method

NB Instructions in blue are specifically for children 1. Preheat oven to 220° C. 2. Chop vegetables and place on a baking tray with 2 cloves of unpeeled garlic. Drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of oil and massage with hands to coat. Place in oven for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. About 30 minutes in remove the garlic and set aside. When all the vegetables are soft and charred at the edges they are done. 3. In a pestle and mortar smash the remaining clove of peeled garlic with a pinch of salt until it forms a paste. Add the pine nuts and continue to smash, then the basil leaves until it becomes a messy paste. Slowly add the oil, stirring with a spoon. Once you have a lovely green sauce add the finely grated Parmesan. Taste. Add a squeeze of lemon if desired. * 4. Place salmon onto a sheet of foil and spread 2 teaspoons of pesto on each. Wrap loosely and place on baking tray. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes. Test by inserting a knife into the middle piece. If it is hot the fish is done. Keep warm by leaving it in the foil. 5. Place couscous into a heatproof bowl and pour over boiling stock. Cover and leave for about 10 minutes 6. In a small bowl squeeze out the roasted garlic from its skin and press with a spoon to form a paste. Add a pinch of table salt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir to dissolve then add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir well and taste. Add pepper to taste. 7. Fluff couscous gently with a fork, add the vegetables and pour over the dressing. Gently toss everything together. Taste again. 8. Serve on a large plate with the salmon and it’s juices placed on top. *Encourage your child to make the pesto noisily - this is the part they can do completely by themselves whatever their age, so let them enjoy being to told to make a noise when bashing the ingredients. Talk about the aroma and enjoy the magical transformation of the ingredients.

Recipe supplied by “Always Time to Bake” who run local cookery classes for children of all ages and adults too! Visit www.alwaystimetobake.com for more information. Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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No one said it would be easy but... Are you finding being an

expectant parent or parent of young children harder than you thought it would be ?

Because a happy Mum is a better Mum!

Rachel Bridgeford, BSc.(hons) Dip. Adv. MBACP Qualified counsellor and mum of two.

Specialising in:

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Sessions are confidential and can be given via phone, email or within a location of your choice.

counselling service

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“why do you love your mummy?”

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Top Tips for Busy mums By Sam from Sanctuary of Beauty www.sanctuaryofbeauty.com

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ello time for tots readers, So we now approach spring, a season of new life flourishing, with the continuous flow being the circle of life, some would say nature at its finest. Our bundles of joy from the day they enter the world gives us a sense of purpose, the joys we are told that having this stork deliver to us (this is what I thought happened) then reality hits and suddenly fades! We turn into a zombie, enjoying our time and moments with them then unknowing to us we had to sacrifice our sleep, food, showering on our own, our mental capability to process conversations so basically our freedom to life! We wish for some “me” time then when the opportunity arises, the guilt hits! This is where this months top tips will make this guilt disappear......... • Flutter your eyes to someone you trust to look after said bundle of joy. • Pack the essentials, or if going out get the essentials ready. • Switch your mind off, embrace this opportunity reflect on times that you enjoyed; hold that feeling and go with it. • Let the guilt slip away, you know they are safe and you have your phone. • Have fun and let your inner, fun-loving being do whatever it is you crave. A fulfilled parent brings more to the child than one that is stressing out and expressing emotions that are unnecessary and sacrifices your own life as a family. Let your hair down, relax and have fun! For those who do find this difficult please keep trying it, the more you do the easier it gets! You are still you they are just a part of your life, they have their own lives. Loving thoughts, Samantha x (Writing this in the bath with a hair mask on and the music playing with my 4 year old with a trustee!) Please mention Time for Tots when responding to an advertisement


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Childcare Nursery Schools, Pre-schools & Childminders

BRAND NEW DAY NURSERY

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• Angels Day Nursery in Kettering is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ nursery that combines an experienced and passionate nursery team with fantastic facilities to create a ‘home away from home’ experience • Free funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

We are located within The Times Complex, School Lane, Kettering, NN16 0DH.

• In-house chef able to cater for all dietary requirements and allergies

We are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. Offering flexible care for children from 12 weeks to 5 Years. Friendly

Creative

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For more information, call Angela Walker on 01536 412172

Contact us to book a show around

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Tel: 01536 519926 www.angels-nursery.co.uk

Aldwincle Pre-School Aldwincle Pre-school is a small village pre-school set in beautiful rural surroundings within the grounds of Trinity Lower School. Sessional places and full days available. To make an appointment to look around or for more information call Alison on:

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Childcare LOCATED IN ROTHWELL

Oak Tree Day Nursery “Great oaks from little acorns grow” Caring for children aged 3 Months -5 Years ‘GOOD’ Graded by OFSTED • • • • • • • • • • •

Small family run nursery Open all year (except one week at Christmas) Term Time Sessions available Minimum of one session a week Open 7.30am-6pm Monday- Friday Full & half day sessions or Flexible hourly rate sessions. 2/3/4 yr old Free entitlement Very Competitive fee prices Separate baby area Secure outside area Ran by Qualified and Experienced staff Offsite Outdoor learning sessions ‘Nature Kids’ .

30 Cecil Street, Rothwell NN146EZ For more information or to arrange a viewing please call 01536 601670 or email oaktreedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk Find us on facebook fb.me/oaktreerothwell m.me/oaktreerothwell.

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“Children settle very quickly and flourish. Y ounger children are naturally nurtured and cuddled by caring staff. Older children demonstrate high levels of confidence. All children demonstrate that they feel safe and emotionally secure.” Ofsted inspection 2016, www.ofsted.gov.uk

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Classes are run by a qualified IAIM instructor, Thursdays at 10am in the sensory snug at Rush 2The Den, 16 Fitzwilliam Street, Rushden Baby Reflexology Classes also available at Rush 2The Den, Tuesdays at 10am Prices: £25 per baby for the full course (5weeks) or £5 on a drop in basis. (Concessions for one-to-one classes and for hosting a class in your own home - please enquire)

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Business mum: Sarah Silsby

From Sing and Sign east northants name: Sarah Silsby Family: 2 children, aged 6 and 2½ Describe your business:

In Sing and Sign classes we use music and song to practice signs that are easy for both babies and parents to learn and use. It’s great fun but also means that babies and their parents or carers can communicate with each other before babies learn to talk!

how long have you been doing this?

I’m in my first year as a Sing and Sign teacher and I’m loving it!

what did you do before?

I have a degree in Chemistry and French, and an MBA, and most of my work has been as a technical service chemist. I’ve travelled around the UK and Europe promoting products and trouble-shooting at customers’ factories.

why did you decide to start Sing and Sign?

I loved going along to Sing and Sign classes with both of my boys, and we found the early communication both helpful and great fun. When the opportunity arose to run the franchise for our area, and share the experience with other families, I went for it! Also, as classes are run around school terms, it was a great opportunity for me to spend more time at home with my children in the school holidays.

what do you like about it?

I love singing! And singing with babies and toddlers is so much fun. It’s amazing to watch the babies who are a little bit grizzly calm down and settle when they hear music or singing. And when they start to use their hands and make signs back, it’s so rewarding Parents and carers are so proud when their baby tells them something using their first sign. And I love that I’m able to spend more time with my children when they’re on school holidays.

how well does it fit in with family life?

It can still be quite hectic in term times! Getting the children to Sunrise club and nursery, and then getting to a venue in time to set up for my first class can be quite challenging!

why did you decide to start a franchise business?

I chose to run a Sing and Sign business and the structure is a franchise. There are quite a few benefits to being a franchise business though. The business model is already established and so there isn’t a lot of legal stuff to think about. There are also other business owners that are already running similar businesses, and we have a great network to pass on ideas and let other know what works and what doesn’t.

what do you find are the drawbacks?

Even though I attended classes with my own children, it’s quite different having to learn all the songs well enough to sing in front of other people! It was quite a challenge to learn all the tunes and lyrics for all the different classes when I first started teaching. This gets easier though as each term progresses. There’s quite a bit

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Corby and District MondayS

WEdnESdayS

Lodgy’s Little Lions 9.30am to 11.25am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. A ‘stay and play’ parent and toddler session including arts and crafts, messy play, sensory room, fun and games.

Parents & Tots (Corby old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village Primary School. Open to all. Costs £1 per child (max charge £2). Call 01536 202359 for more details. Friendly group for parents/carers to have a natter and a cuppa while the children play.

adult & Child Swimming Lessons 9.30 to 10am at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Must book. Parent & Toddler Swimming 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go.

Rhyme Time 2.30 to 3pm at Danesholme Library. Songs, stories and lots of fun! Free. Drop in.

THuRSdayS

Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT

Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s Primary Ballet (Starlight dance) 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 4.30 to 5.30pm at Ennerdale 12pm to 12.45pm for 3 to 4 years Community Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years

TuESdayS Little angels Tots Group 9.15 to 11.30am. The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824. Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. adult & Child Swimming Lessons 9.30 to 10am at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2yrs 9mths to 4 yrs. Must book. Little angels Playgroup For pre-school children with additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Rhyme Time 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library. Free. Term Time only

Play and Learn for under 1s 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Free. Drop-in. First Moves Movement & Music for under 5s. 10 to 10.45am & 11 to 11.45am at The Core at Corby Cube. £2 per child, per class. Little angels Tots Group 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824 adult & Child Swimming Lessons 1 to 1.30pm at Corby International Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Must book. Parent & Toddler Swimming 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

FRIdayS

allstars Show Team (Starlight dance) 4 to 5pm at Ennerdale Community Little angels Centre. For 3 to 6 year olds 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Physical classes

Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 10.30am and 10.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Pay as you go. Play and Learn for under 5s 10 to 11am at Corby Library. Toys, fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear clothes suitable for messy play! adult & Child Swimming Lessons 11.30am to 12 noon at Corby Pool. For children aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years. Must book. Punchin Pandas 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, Occupation Rd. For ages 3+ Punchin Pandas 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. For ages 4 to 7 years. 7pm to 8pm Family beginners class.

SaTuRdayS Little Kickers At Lodge Park Sports Centre. “Junior Kickers” for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 10.10 to 10.55am. “Mighty Kickers” for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.50am Storystomp 10.30am to 11am at Danesholme Library throughout the year. Fun interactive story and rhyme session Free. Drop-in.

SundayS Play and Learn for under 5s 2.30 to 3pm at Corby Library. Toys, fun and games. Free. Drop-in. Wear clothes suitable for messy play!

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 22.

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Kettering and District Mondays Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details. Giggles & Wiggles Counties Community Centre. 9.30 to 10.15am for ages 15mths to 3 yrs, 10.30 to 11.15am for babies. Music Makers 11.15am at Grafton Underwood Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Punchin Pandas At Desborough Leisure Centre. 5.15pm to 6pm for 3 to 6 year olds. 6pm to 7pm Family Class.

Tuesdays

Baby Bounce & Rhyme 10.15am to 11am at Desborough Library. For pre-walkers. Free. Drop-in.

Wednesdays

Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call for details.

St Edwards Mums & Tots 9-11am. St Edwards RC Primary School, Eastleigh Road. £1.20 for 1st child, 30p thereafter. 01536 391581

Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free. Drop-in.

Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 1.30pm. Call for details.

Sing and Sign At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road. 9.30am - Stage 1, 10.30am - Stage 2

Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free. Margaret 01536 310611

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For St Botolphs Tots Group Infant Aquatics Swimming children aged 3 mths to 4.5 yrs. St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am. 30 min classes between 10am and 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For Music Makers 3mths to 4.5 yrs. 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Burton Latimer Parent & Toddler Cookery Class Lamport Close. Fun music and Baby Ballet (with Always time to Bake) movement for 0-5 years. Contact (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) At Victoria Street, Kettering. Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail 10 to 10.30am at The Britannia Club musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com 10.30am until 12 noon Music Makers The Little Ones Pytchley Mums & Tots 1.15pm at Methodist Church 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley Rooms. Fun music and movement King. Term time only. 01536 517553 School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541 for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and Music Makers Isham Mums & Tots £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi 10-11.30am, Isham Village Hall. £2 first 1.45pm at Barton Seagrave on 07815 293893 or e-mail Community Centre. Fun music child, £1 siblings. All welcome. musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com and movement for 0-5 years. Toybox Playgroup, Broughton Beginners Ballet & Tap £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. 1.30-3pm in the Village Hall. £2 / family. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club Julie 01536 790152. Term time only. musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Desborough & Rothwell

Burton Latimer

En Pointe & Melody Bear Dance At the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Victoria St, Desborough 10.15am Little Bear Feet 10.40am Tip Tap Toe

Tots Play Classes At Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 9.50am Social Tots, 10.40am Discovery Tots, 11.40am Baby Development Course.

Rhymetime (Rothwell) 2-2.30pm at Rothwell Library. Free.

Play and Learn for under 5s At Burton Library. 10am to 11am

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 12.25pm. For 9 to 18 months.

Punchin Pandas At the Britannia Club. 5.30pm to 6.15pm for 4 to 8 year olds.

Little Kickers Little Kicks for children aged 18 mths to 2 yrs, 3 mths. 1.15pm to 2pm at Desborough Leisure Centre. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708.

Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 9.30am and 12pm.

Punchin Pandas At Melton Street Community Centre. 5.30pm to 6.15pm for ages 3 to 6 years, 6.15pm to 7.15pm and 7.15pm to 8.15pm Family Class. Children’s Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) For ages 5+. At Victoria Street, Kettering. 4.30pm until 6.30pm. Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Stay & Play for Under 5s (Rothwell) 10.30am-11.30am at Rothwell Library. Free. Drop-in. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 12.10pm and 1.10pm.


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Physical classes

Arts, Crafts & Cookery

Music Makers 10am and 11am at The Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Tots Play Classes At The Centre, Mawsley. 10am Discovery Tots (8 weeks to crawling), 11am Baby Development Course (birth to 6 months).

THURSDAYS The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. Term time only. 01536 517553 Kettering Gym Tots 45 Minute sessions between 9.15am and 12pm. Call for details. St Thomas More Toddler Group 9.15-10.45am at St Thomas More School, Northampton Rd in term time. Contact Linda: 07787 521903.

Rhymetime 10.30 to 11am for ages 2+. Burton Latimer Library. Free. Drop-in. Baby Bounce & Rhyme 11.30am to 12pm for babies and non walkers. Burton Latimer Library. Free. Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am in term time. New Street, Rothwell. Contact 07726 580187. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 9.30am and 1pm. Call for details. Braybrooke Tiny Tots 10am-12pm. Braybrooke Village Hall. £2/family. Contact Jo 07565 783128.

Giggles and Wiggles ‘Our time’ for 15 mths to 3yrs, 9.30 to 10.15am at the Counties Community Centre Rhymetime 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 11 to 11.30am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4 to 5pm at Ise Lodge Community Centre Punchin Pandas At Ise Pavilion. 1.45 to 2.30pm for 2 to 4 year olds, 5 to 5.45pm For 4 to 8 year olds, 7 to 8pm Family Class.

Alleycats 10-11.15am in term time at Praise Community Church, Alexandra St. £1.20 for 1st child, 60p thereafter per family. Rebecca: 01536 484777 Parent & Toddler Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) At Victoria Street, Kettering. 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Fridays. Children’s Cookery Class (with Always time to Bake) For ages 5+. At Victoria Street, Kettering. 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

Storystomp Burton Latimer 10 to 10.45am at Desborough Library. Stories, rhymes and craft linked with Play and Learn for under 5s At Burton Library. 10.30am to 11.30am a theme each week. Free. Drop-in. Mawsley

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Mawsley Toddlers Edentots 9.15 to 11am at The Centre. £1.50 9.15-11.15am, Eden Centre, Montagu St. £1/family, 01536 484800 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Contact Samantha on : 07818 408911, sam.egg@gmail.com. FB: Hawthorn Berries Mawsley Toddlers. 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/child, £1.50 for 2+ children. Snack provided. Facebook. com/groups/Hawthornberries Hopscotch (Loddington) 9am to 10.15am in term time at the Sports Pavilion, Harrington Road. Contact Jo: 07742 664604

Music Makers 10am at Busy Bees Nursery, Lamport Close. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or e-mail musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

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Geddington Parents & Tots 9.15-11.15am, Geddington Village Hall. £2.50 per family. Contacts Sheri 01536 239235. Giggles and Wiggles At Counties Community Centre. ‘Our time’ for 15 months to 3 years, 9.30 to 10.15am ‘Rock-a-bye-baby’ Class for 0 to 15 months, 10.30 to 11.15am Tots Play Classes At Ise Lodge Community Centre 9.40am Social Tots, 10.35am Discovery Tots, 11.30am Baby Development Course.

Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 9am and 1.15pm. Play & Learn for Under 1s (Rothwell) 2 to 3pm at Rothwell Library. Drop-in. Rhymetime (Desborough) 2.15 to 3pm at Desborough Library.

SATURDAYS Bubble Babies Swimming 8.45am to 1.15pm at Kingsley School Hydrotherapy Pool. 30 min classes for 0 to 5 year olds Little Kickers At Southfield School for Girls Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 to 5 years, 10.10-10.55am. Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am.

Infant Aquatics Swimming Stagecoach Theatre Arts School 30 min classes between 10am and 12.30pm at Balance Health Club. For At Brambleside Primary School. Early Stage Class for 4-6year olds, 3mths to 4.5 yrs. 9.30 to 11am.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class may be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 22.

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Kettering cont. Music Makers 10am at The Creation Station, Glendon Farm Complex. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Boogie-Lou Dance At LW Dance, Orion Way. Baby Boogie-Lou (2 to 4 years) 9.30am to 10am, Boogie-Lou Beats (5 to 8 years) 10am to 10.45am. Burton Latimer Tots Play Classes At Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 1st Saturday of every month, 10.25am Social Tots. If no contact details are provided, an Desborough & Rothwell advert for the class may be found in our Clubs & Classes section Play & Learn for Under 5s starting on at page 20. 11am to 12pm Desborough Library. Free. Drop-in.

Sundays Little Kickers At Bishop Stopford School Junior Kickers for 2 to 3.5 year olds, 9.15 to 10am Mighty Kickers for 3.5 years olds to 5th Birthday, 10.10 to 10.55am Mega Kickers for 5 year olds to 7th Birthday, 11.05 to 11.55am. Rhymetime 2.30 to 3pm at Kettering Library. Desborough & Rothwell Scrum Kids (Rugby) At Ironwood Avenue. Various classes between 10.15am and 11.45am. Visit scrumkids.co.uk for details. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. 30 minute lessons between 12.30am and 2.30pm. Then 3.45pm to 5.45pm.

East Northamptonshire Mondays Irthlingborough St Peter’s Under Fives 2-3pm. St Peter’s Church, Church Street. Contact 01933 650278

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4.15 to 5.15pm at the Methodist Church Hall Oundle Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am at the Library. Free.

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Twinkletoes Baby Ballet (Hayley Nadine School of Dance) RAUNDS 1.30pm to 2.15pm at Saxon Hall. For ages 2+ Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15-11.15am at Raunds Library. Free. Primary Ballet (Hayley Nadine School of Dance) 4.15pm to 5pm. RushdeN Rushden Rhymetime 9.30am to 10am and 10am to 10.30am at Rushden Library. Free. Bumps & Babes @ Church 10am at St Mary’s Church. Short lively service followed by playtime. £1 per family. 01933 358218. TT Parent & Tot Swimming 11am to 12pm at Splash Leisure Pool. Call 01933 410505 Thrapston & villages Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090 Monday Morning Cafe 9am to 11am in St Mary’s Church, Titchmarsh. Community drop in for all ages including baby corner, toys and crafts for tots All year round. Contact Judith on 01832 730587. Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.45pm to 3pm in term time. Ringstead Primary School Hall. £1.30 per family. Contact Sue on 01933 625126.

Tuesdays Higham Ferrers Rhymetime 10.30-11am at the Library. Free. Irthlingborough

Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) 9.30-11am at St Peter’s Catholic Church. 50p per family. Contact Kalesi on: 01933 355114 Play & Learn for Under 1s 9.30 to 10.30am at Rushden Library. Free. Drop-in Mums & Tots 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Church & Christian Centre, 60 High Street South. Linda: 07904 638612 Play & Learn for Under 5s 2pm to 3pm at Rushden Library. Free. Drop-in Stanwick Stanwick Mums & Tots 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Lucy 01933 461384. Thrapston & villages Lets Get Active 10am to 11am at St John’s Hall. Tel: 01832 730534 Fit For You Buggy Walk 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Meet outside the library. Tel: 01832 730534

Wednesdays Oundle Play & Learn for Under 1s 10-11am at Oundle Library. Drop-in


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Music, Dance & Drama

Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Jelly Babes 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT Parent & Tot Swimming 10.30 to 11.30am at Splash Leisure Pool. Call 01933 410505 Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad. Stanwick

Arts, Crafts & Cookery

Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Rhymetime 2.15pm to 2.45pm at Rushden Library. Free. Thrapston & villages Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090

Tiddlers 9.30 to 11am, term time only. Parent & Tot Rainbow Cafe Make arts and crafts in the Discovery Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. £1/family. Contact Zone before being joined by Lisa Tina: 01832 730297 from Music and Movement to sing and dance. For children under 5, Free Hideaway entrance before and Music Makers after as well special lunchtime deals. 9.15am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £2.50 per child. 10.30 to 11.30am £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. and 1.30 to 2.30pm. Call to book: Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or 01933 625522. musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Thrapston & villages Parent & Tot Swimming 9 to 10am at the Nene Centre. Call 01832 734090 Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. Booking via email or Facebook is advised.

THURSDAYS oundle Music Makers 11am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.15 to 11.15am at the Library. Free.

Rhymetime 11am to 11.30am at the Library. Free. Drop-in.

Raunds Raunds Stay and Play For 0 to 5s and their carers. 9.15 to 11.15am, in term time, at The Methodist Chapel, Brook Street. Contact: Vicky 07597 843284. Facebook: Raunds Stay and Play. Rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Sing and Sign At Rush2TheDen, Fitzwilliam Street. 9.30am - Stage 2, 10.30am - Stage 1, 11.30am - Babes. Music Makers 1.45pm at The Nene Centre. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com Stanwick Big Chef, Little Chef (with Always time to Bake) At Stanwick Lakes. For 18 months+ 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Fridays. Call Karen to book: 07792 013274.

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Villages Jolly Totz Parent and Toddler Group 1 to 3pm, Easton on the Hill Preschool, New road. Term time only. Contact Rebecca on 07805 021169

OUNDLE Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11.30am at the Library. Stanwick

FRIDAYS Higham Ferrers Play & Learn for Under 1s 10.30 to 11.30m at Higham Ferrers Library. Free. Drop-in

Stanwick Bakes - Children’s Cookery (with Always time to Bake) At Stanwick Lakes. 10.30am until 12pm. Alternate Saturdays. Call Karen to book on 07792 013274. Thrapston & villages

Irthlingborough Raunds

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Rhymetime 2pm to 3pm at Irthlingborough Library. Free. Drop-in.

Play & Learn for Under 5s 10.30-11.30am at Thrapston Library. Free. Drop-in

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class may be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 22.

Weekly Activities Timetable

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Weekly Activities Timetable

Wellingborough and District Mondays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) 9.30am-10.30am in the church. A Bible story, songs, prayers, craft activities, toys, refreshments and a chat with other carers. Contact Mary 07766 957413. Play & Learn Under 5s (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm at Irchester Library. Sing and Sign At the library, Pebble Lane. 1.30pm - Babes, 2.30pm - stage 1.

Tuesdays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Mucky Pups Messy Play 9.30-11am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £3 for 1st child, £1 siblings. Contact 01933 272119 Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 10 to 10.30am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Play and Learn Under 1s 2pm to 3pm in term time at Wellingborough Library. Play and Learn Under 5s (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 1s (Wollaston) 2.15pm to 3.15pm in term time at Wollaston Library. Drop-in. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School Dance) 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farm Community Centre

Wednesdays Irchester Babies & Toddlers (BATS) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Nichola: 01933 410866. TT

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Baby Ballet (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 9.30 to 10am and 10 to 10.30am at The Studio, Earls Barton. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Rhymetime (Wellingborough Library) 10-10.30am. Free. Drop-in. Bounce & Rhyme 11.15-11.45am. Free. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 5s 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Earls Barton Library. Drop-in. Play and Learn Under 5s (Finedon) 10.30am to 11.30am in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in. St Mark’s Buggy Club 1.30-3pm, St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway. Voluntary 50p donation. Contact Joy: 01933 676368. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4 to 5pm at The Studio, Earls Barton. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 2.15 and 3.15pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Create and Craft 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Wellingborough Library. Drop-in. St Mary’s Thursday Club Finedon 1.30pm to 2.30pm at The Mission room, Well street, Finedon. Toddle Group. £1.50 per family.

FRIDAYS Little Cogs (Irchester) 9.30-11.15am at Reachout Community Church, Irchester. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nicola on 01933 225525 The Rascals Music Session 9.45-10.45am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 10am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Little Fishes 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ family. Nancy: 01933 381168 Play and Learn Under 1s (Irchester) 2pm to 3pm in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in.

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Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Beginners Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am Junior Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am at The Mission Room, Finedon.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club. Mini Champs Toddler Group 10am-11.30am at Everyday Champions Church, Havelock St. Call 01933 225525.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 12pm at Rowan Gate School.

Rhymetime (Irchester) 9.30am to 10am in term time at Irchester Library. Drop-in. Jigsaw Toddler Group 9.30am to 11am at Diana’s Health & Fitness, Finedon Road. Rhymetime (Wollaston) 10am to 10.30am at Wollaston Library. Drop-in. Rhymetime (Finedon) 10.30am to 12pm in term time at Finedon Library. Drop-in.

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Physical classes

Mini Dribblers Football 9.30 to 10.15am for 18 months to 3 years and 10.15 to 11am for 3 to 5 years at Redwell Leisure Centre. Punchin Pandas 9.30 to 10.30am at Redwell Leisure Centre. For ages 4+ Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3pm and 5.30pm at Scott Bader Pool, Wollaston.

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Supporting Your Child’s Language Development Top Tips from emily Sturman, Speech & Language Therapist In the UK over 1 MILLION Children and young people have some form of speech, language and communication difficulty. Children are surrounded by language and so speech and language difficulties impact most aspects of their everyday lives – interactions with families, attempts to make and keep friends, learning about their world and their education. The period from 8 to 24 months is one of the most important stages of language development because what takes place in a child’s early years can have a lasting influence on their health and well-being. You can support these early stages of language development by using the following top tips, that we use at ME Speech Therapy, in your own home.

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tell your child what is happening. Talk about what they are doing in play, E.g. ‘Teddy’s sleeping’ ‘You’re feeding. add gesture and visuals. Using gestures, such as pointing or signing, will help support your child understand new words and aid their attention and listening. Leave the TV off. Watching too much TV can get in the way of good listening and attention. Children should ideally have no more than 30 minutes of screen time a day. Always turn off the TV when no one is watching it. Keep it short. Use short phrases and language at the same level as your child to help them understand and copy your language.

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Parents are the best toy! Children quickly learn to self-explore during play but you are their favourite toy. Play interactive games together (pat a cake, washing and feeding teddy), sing nursery rhymes and share stories.

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Fri 24 March 1.30pm & 4.30pm Sat 25 March 11am (autismfriendly) & 2pm

Join us for this brand new interactive show where you can explore top-secret research laboratories and meet scientists struggling with some extremely tricky problems.

The tea-guzzling Tiger roars into Corby this Spring in this truly magical Olivier Award-nominated production. Running time aprrox. 55 minutes

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Running time aprrox. 70 minutes

For ages 8-11

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Sat 20 May 1pm & 4pm

Join Full House Theatre on a high jinks journey of joy and rediscovering of the past.

For ages 4+

The show features original toe-tapping music, laugh-outloud characters, puppetry and even a little bit of real magic!

@thecorecorby

Thu 22 June 2pm & 4pm & Fri 23 June 11am & 2pm

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillarand three other faithfully adapted stories come to the stage in this critically acclaimed production featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets.

The Core at Corby Cube

Tickets 01536 470 470 www.thecorecorby.com

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