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The local guide from bump to 5 Christmas ‘What’s On’ Guide Inside!

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Plus... News, Reviews, Articles Classes, Weekly Activities Timetable Competitions, Money Saving Vouchers and plenty more...

Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Rushden, Thrapston and Surrounding Areas


CHRISTMAS AT ROYAL & DERNGATE

Supported locally by

WEASILY THE BEST CHRISTMAS SHOW EVER!

based on the book by Kenneth Grahame

A multi-sensory delight for young audiences aged under six featuring puppetry, live music and plenty of interaction. Performances are available especially for children who have special needs.

WED 27 NOV – SUN 5 JAN

Box Office 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

WED 11 DEC – SUN 5 JAN


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Winter 2013/14

ello and Welcome to the Winter Issue....

The issue we enjoy putting together the most because we always feel so festive by the end of it! We’ve done the research to once again bring you the ‘Christmas What’s On’ Guide - get those diaries out and start planning your festive period right away! As well as all the Santa’s grottos there are so many fantastic shows on this Winter for the whole family to enjoy. Still on the Christmas theme look out for various gift ideas from local retailers as you browse the magazine - some wonderful stocking filler ideas. There’s also a Christmas cooking recipe to enjoy with your children, courtesy of Crafty Cooks. This issue doesn’t just cover Christmas though of course but runs right through to the end of February. Check out our Clubs & Classes section. Why not start a new class with your child in the new year? So much to choose from whatever you enjoy. Many classes offer a free trial session so you can try a few out to see what you like. Our Time for Mum section is bigger than ever this issue. Life can be so busy as a parent but it’s important to try and take time out to relax and look after yourself too when you can. After all a happy, healthy parent will surely be a better parent. Whatever you do and wherever you go this Winter we hope it’s a a good one for you. Merry Christmas everyone! See you in 2014... Vanessa

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Contents

4 Tots News 6 Introducing 3D Pantomime! 8 A Picture Paints a Thousand Words - The extraordinary talent of Iris Grace, age 4. 10 Reader Review: Greentrunks Garden Centre 15 NSPCC Letter from Santa 18 Clubs & Classes 20 Featured Class: Club Futsal 27 Events Diary 29 What’s On: Christmas 2013 35 Gift Ideas 36 Pregnancy & Birth 37 Pregnancy Massage 42 Business Opportunities 43 Festive Home Baking 45 Time for Mum 46 Beating the Winter Blues 48 Party Services 51 Weekly Activities Timetable 58 Special Offers 60 WINter Puzzle Page RR Childminding 62Advert IndexTime for tots_Layout 1 17/05/2

Full time and Part time spaces available now Spaces for September 2013 and 2 year old government funded places also available Based in Isham, between Wellingborough and Kettering

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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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Tots News And the Winner is...

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ongratulations to several of our super duper advertisers who have scooped prizes in recent awards! • Best Local Activity for Children Aged 5 to 12 (‘What’s On for Little Ones’ Awards): Greentrunks Garden Centre • Best Party Venue (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Mini Mischiefs • Best Party Entertainer (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Music Makers (Runner-up) • Best Party Supplier (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Holmes Play (Runner-up) • Best Indoor Play Area (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Mini Mischiefs (Runner-up) • Top Pre-school Classes (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Sing and Sign and Music Makers (joint Gold award), Bubble Babies (Silver award) • Top Places to Eat (East Midlands Netmums Awards): Frankie and Benny’s, Kettering (Silver award)

Aquanatal Classes come to Kettering

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new Aquanatal class has started at Balance Health Club in Kettering on Mondays, 12pm to 1pm. Run by local swim school, Infant Aquatics, the class is being run on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. The classes are suitable for all stages of pregnancy and promote many health benefits for you and your baby. Please contact Carly on 01858 565713 for more information.

www.InfantAquatics.co.uk

Firetree Photography Mobile Studio

at Mini Mischiefs & Bluebell Wood

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ocation portraiture specialists, Firetree Photography, take their mobile studio to Mini Mischiefs indoor play area in Market Harborough once a month for informal baby and toddler portrait sessions. The shoots are free of charge and print packs start from just £30. Check Firetree’s website for forthcoming dates. Firetree Photography are also taking bookings now for their Bluebell Wood Photo Shoot at the end of April / early May. The session costs £40. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Gift Vouchers are available.

www.firetreephoto.co.uk

Baby & Toddler Show to return in the Spring

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ollowing the success of their first Baby and Toddler Show, which took place on the 20th October at The Best Western Hotel, Corby, Holmes Play have decided to do it all again on Sunday 2nd March 2014! Up to 30 local exhibitors will be providing a wide range of products and services across the whole baby and toddler market. The aim of the event is to offer visitors a unique and enlightening shopping experience, alongside a fun and informative programme of activities - all at a low cost to attend. The show will include demonstrations, competitions and opportunities for parents, expectant mothers and families to get involved and talk to exhibitors about their products. Many exhibitors will also be offering a special Baby & Toddler Show discount. Alongside this, there will be lots of fun activities taking place for the children, including a large soft play area and some planned activities. For more details please visit the website:

www.holmesplay.com

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Postman Pat Live It’s Showtime! By Dodie Smith

With songs, laughs and audience participation, Postman Pat Live is the must see show for 3-6 year olds this year!

Adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins

Wed 19 Feb, 1pm & 3.30pm £12.50 (£10.50) Family Ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children)

Tickets: £14 (£12) Family Ticket £48

Mon 9 - Sat 28 Dec

(2 Adults, 2 children)

Box Office 01933 270 007 www.thecastle.org.uk

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Pantomime Turns 3D!

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he Royal & Derngate’s 2013 Christmas pantomime, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, not only features a star cast, including Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, but also sees the introduction of special 3D effects! Audiences will be given a pair of 3D glasses on entry to the theatre and will be asked to put them on at certain points in the show. “A talented team of designers and animators have put together brand-new, stunning 3D sequences including a fabulous 3D forest which surrounds the castle where Sleeping Beauty falls into slumber” explains Jon Conway, Executive Producer. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this particular clip at the Press Launch for the pantomime and can confirm it is truly stunning! We took 3 of our own little princesses along to the Press Launch (you may have spotted them on the front cover!) and they too seemed suitably impressed by the video! But then everything about the Press Launch impressed them - from the thoughtfully made picnic prepared for them by the theatre to the goody bag given to them after the photo shoot; and not least, meeting a real princess Sleeping Beauty! Thank-you Royal & Derngate for making our princesses feel so welcome!

www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Back by popular demand.. The Time for Tots Desk Calendar!

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reat news for those of you with a desk, and 2014 Desk Calendar even those of you without,....we have once again produced our super handy, super popular desk calendar! Our 2014 calendar is available NOW! To find out how to get your hands on a copy turn to page 61. The local guide for your under 5s

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Under 5s Eat FREE in January!

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est Lodge Farn are running their ‘Under 5s Eat Free’ offer again this January. Purchase any adult main meal and receive a meal for your under 5 for free! Offer valid Monday to Friday throughout January.

www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk

New Classes at Sing & Sign

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ue to huge demand, the multi award-winning Sing and Sign classes are now coming to Wellingborough! A stage 1 class will be held on Friday afternoons 1.302.30pm at Busy Bees Nursery. Amanda is offering 10% off this particular course so contact her now to book. In other exciting news, it was recently announced that Sing and Sign have developed a brand new curriculum for babies from 0 to 6 months! This class will be called ‘Sing and Sign Babes’ and will focus on eye contact, shared looking, attention and anticipation, sensory play and introducing babble. All taught with the magical ingredient, music! Like Stage 1 & 2, Babes has been designed with award winning Speech and Language Therapists, so you know you are getting professional, quality, fun education for you and your little one. Amanda will be starting classes in January in Kettering on Wednesday mornings. Contact her now to book your place. Email amandawalker@singandsign.co.uk or call: 07939 092134

www.singandsign.com

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Children’s healthy lunch boxes available FREE small play area for young children Children’s parties catered for

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

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The extraordinary talent of Iris Grace

rom a photograph, you wouldn’t think that anything was different about beautiful Iris Grace, age 4, from Market Harborough, but there is, Iris is autistic. She doesn’t talk and has great difficulty interacting with others. Iris’ Mum, Arabella, takes up the story: “Since she was diagnosed in 2011, we were able to learn about how we could help our daughter. With the expert help of many therapists she changed dramatically in just a short space of time. She used to be consumed by books, eye contact was a rare occurrence, she didn’t want to or know how to play with us, showed obsessive behaviours, got desperately distressed when we took her near any other children, and her sleep patterns were all over the place. She now rides on my back in fits of laughter, squealing with delight, plays, communicates by creating her own signs and her sleeping is much better. We still have a long way to go with her social skills and speech, but we are having many more ‘good days’ and one of her favourite activities is painting.” “We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking. Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours on each piece. I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other. She beams with excitement and joy when I get the paints out, it lifts her mood every time. She has found a way of expressing herself that is so beautiful, so we wanted to share it and thereby raise awareness of her condition, which is currently affecting around 100,000 children in the UK and these numbers are rising.” These wonderful paintings are now being sold and her art is being displayed in a local gallery. One particular piece, ‘Patience’ was donated to the Special Yoga Art Auction in London on 15th May, and raised a fantastic £830! “We wanted to share her art to raise awareness of her condition and inspire other families in similar situations to ours. I am so proud of Iris for raising this amount for charity, it’s just amazing.” says Arabella. All profits from the sales of Iris’ paintings, contribute towards more art materials and her on going private therapists. Greetings cards featuring Iris’ work can now be purchased from Farndon Fields Farm Shop.

To find out more about Iris Grace and her work, visit: www.irisgracepainting.com. To find out more about autism visit: www.autism.org.uk

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FOR THE UNDER 6S TO ENJOY WITH THEIR FAMILIES

JOIN THE CHARACTERS FROM THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS ON A WONDERFUL, INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE WED 11 DECEMBER – SUN 5 JANUARY Box Office 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

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The Perfect Start

Set within the attractive and spacious walled gardens of St Peter’s School, Kettering, Sunnylands Nursery offers a safe, stimulating and supportive environment where children are inspired to learn and play within a caring family atmosphere.

Sunnylands Nursery at St Peters School 52 Headlands, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6DJ

Please call us to arrange a visit: 01536 512066 Email: sunnylandsnursery@btconnect.com

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Reader Review

at Greentrunks Garden Centre

y son Jake (5) and I went to visit Greentrunks Garden Centre in early November - we had planned on visiting as a family but Maisy (2) had chicken pox! Greentrunks is situated in Great Cransley, near Kettering. It’s a Garden Centre with a gift shop and tearoom but has the added attractions of ‘Bugtopia’ and a new feature for 2013: the ‘Nocturnal House’. We booked to visit both attractions and were given an allocated time for each.

Nocturnal House

We started with the Nocturnal House. You go into a dark room (as you might expect!) but with a little boy who doesn’t like the dark this seemed like a no go area for us! My son was anxious and didn’t want to enter however with a little reassurance and guidance the Keepers made him feel comfortable. Being given a really cool torch certainly helped! Armed with our UV torches the Keepers, Ashley and trainee Shannon, began to show us the animals. They were very informative telling us lots of interesting facts along the way making it both fun and educational. I saw animals I had never heard of - such as a Sugar Glider. They are well worth a look! Not only are they cute, they make the strangest noise you have ever heard - very unexpected coming from such a little thing. We also looked at Scorpions, shining our UV light on them giving them a bright green appearance, and held an African Pygmy Hedgehog, again glowing under the UV light that Jake was shining on him. This little fella kept seeking warmth inside my coat. I don’t usually handle animals - I don’t have any pets - so I was surprised how comfortable I felt. This was most definitely down to feeling in safe hands with

the Keepers. Jake didn’t want to hold anything but was happy stroking the hedgehog; or Prickly Pants as we called him for any Toy Story fans! There were also frogs, rats, cockroaches and many more in the Nocturnal House.

Bugtopia

From the Nocturnal House we went on to the Bugtopia. A tropical-feeling, well lit room with lots of benches all the way round so you could fit quite a big group in there. The Bugtopia was run by a different Keeper, who was equally friendly, fun and informative giving you a chance to handle the animals (if you wanted to) and telling you many interesting facts about each one. l learned lots of great information; for example, did you know that cockroaches can survive with no head for 14 days?!! (Shhhhh. Don’t tell them I told you, you can act really clever when you visit!) We got a chance to hold Stick Insects, chameleons, spiders, snakes, cockroaches and so much more. Jake didn’t want to hold anything so I decided I had to be brave and show him there was absolutely nothing to be scared of. I shocked myself! I got stuck in and held everything! It worked as before I knew it Jake was handling a small snake, a huge achievement by someone who usually shys away. The whole experience was a great confidence booster for both of us and we even have the certificates to prove it: “Official Bugtopia Handler – Braving the Bugs”. My husband and Maisy couldn’t believe the photo when we got home of me holding a huge spider and smiling at the same time! This was unexpected for everyone and I can only put that down to the great staff at Greentrunks.

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Tearoom

After our Nocturnal House and Bugtopia experiences we ventured into the tearoom such a lovely space, very warm and welcoming. There was a wide menu offering meals and snacks, drinks and yummy cakes. They had lots of children’s toys and also an area in the reception for the children to do some colouring and make masks etc. It’s definitely equipped for families and has something for everyone.

Special Activities & Events

Greentrunks run various special events and activity sessions, such as Jungle Tots mid week in term time - a Bugtopia session tailored specifically for pre-schoolers. New in 2013, is the ‘Keeper Day’ activity. This is a bookable activity which gives you the opportunity to work with the Keepers for a day helping to take care of the animals and accessing areas that are usually off limits. We didn’t book this activity but managed to peak in on a session while we were there. We witnessed foxes being fed and a Racoon giving a kiss on request! How cute is that! Greentrunks is also available to hire for childrens or adults parties. To find out more check out their website or contact them directly.

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ll in all we had a fantastic day out at Greentrunks and surprised ourselves at just how much we enjoyed it. To anyone who thinks ‘No way I couldn’t do that’, go along and have a go. I never dreamed I would have a snake round my neck or hold a cockroach. I will definitely visit again - not least to see how brave my husband is! And what Maisy makes of it all. They do a loyalty card so I plan to start collecting the stamps. Talking to Joe and Natalie (Managers and Owners) and all the staff they are so passionate about the place and the animals and it really shows. Just amazing! A resounding 10/10 from us! Review by Leanne Houghton

www.greentrunks.co.uk Tel: 01536 799778 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ greentrunks.gardencentre


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So Much More To This Little Shop

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ucked away in the corner of the high street, just off the Jamb in the old village you’ll find more than a few reasons to wander down that way again. What a find, when we stumbled upon Back on the Rack. We’re all strapped for cash right? Whether we like to admit it or not. Here you can buy branded used clothing at a fraction of the usual costs. What’s more you can also sell your good quality unused clothing through the shop and earn yourself credit or cash. But that’s not all, they also stock a fantastic range of local handmade and personalized items that you won’t find in any other shop. You’ll definitely find something unique from HandmadebyK, TINY Gecko, Beatties Sweeties, Crimson Creations, Unique and Special Gifts, Lolliepop, Tootsies Handmade, My Toy Story, Messageonaflower and scentsy candles. Check out their Facebook page for latest stock: www.facebook.com/backontherack.corby.

Have you been to see us lately? We’re in the Old Village, Corby. We still stock a great range of gently used clothing for ladies and children. But you’ll now also find a fabulous selection of handmade and personalised gifts from some amazing local sellers. Whether you’re looking for a gift or simply to treat yourself, it’s worth a trip to Back on the Rack. 73 High Street, NN17 1UU Tel: 01536 356838 www.backontherackonline.com

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Peppa Pig Š Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

Brand new live show!

Friday 07 - Saturday 08 March 14 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

www.peppapiglive.com

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Full or part time for children ages 2 to 5 years Open 51 weeks a year 8am to 5.30pm

KETTERING 01536 482809 Email: officeqoh@btinternet.com Fax: 01536 482809 www.queenofheartsnursery.co.uk 122 ROCKINGHAM ROAD, KETTERING NN16 9AG

Busy Bees is a small friendly Pre School situated in Stoke Albany run by staff that are not only fully qualified, but are all Mums too! We have a full time Teacher to encourage and support every stage of your child’s development. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm Term Time and we accept children from their 2nd Birthday. As of January 2014 we will also be offering afternoon sessions too! Full funding for 3 & 4 year olds (and some 2 year olds) For more information why not pop down for a visit and see for yourself what we have to offer or alternatively contact:

Telephone: 07517 145282 Email: bbpreschool@hotmail.co.uk Facebook: Busy Bees Pre School Stoke Albany OFSTED registered

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Still time to make Christmas magical with an NSPCC Letter from Santa

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here’s still time for people in Northamptonshire to make Christmas extra special this year by ordering a personalised Letter from Santa for a child, and at the same time raise vital funds for the NSPCC. For a suggested donation of £5 to the charity, a child will receive a fun, colourful and personalised Letter from Santa, arriving via ‘Rudolph Mail’. The Letters feature a festive story tailored to their age and you can choose from seven different beautifully illustrated styles. Santa can even write a special poem to celebrate baby’s first Christmas – a keepsake to treasure for years to come. Each letter includes the child’s name, age, gender, best friend or family member’s name, favourite activity and achievements, as well as a special ‘PS’ option when you request your letter online. You can also choose whether the letter is signed by ‘Santa’ or ‘Father Christmas’. Last year, 21,158 children in the East Midlands received a Letter from Santa. Barbara Elsey, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Northamptonshire, said: “Christmas is such a special time of year for children and what could make it more special than a letter from Santa himself. By requesting a Letter from Santa, not only will you make Christmas even more magical for a child but you’re helping the NSPCC to be there for vulnerable children, right here in Northamptonshire and across the UK” Every £5 raised by Letter from Santa will help ChildLine be there for a child in danger or distress, either online or over the phone. Every £12 raised could help us talk to one primary school child about abuse and give them the confidence to talk to a trusted adult. And every £50 could help an NSPCC practitioner deliver two hours telephone support to anyone with concerns about a child. The reindeer mailroom is open until midnight on 17th December 2013 and all those who request a Letter from Santa will be entered into a draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland for a family of four. Order your Letter from Santa online at:

Bearly Worn Children’s Boutique

We have a selection of lovely gifts, toys & fun accessories

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING in Thrapston every Thursday during December 01832 732405 We have lots of beautiful pre-owned clothing perfect for Christmas. Come & take a LOOK

www.facebook.com/BearlyWornChildrensClothingAgency 26 High Street, Thrapston, NN14 4JH

www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or by calling

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Delicious Meals for Babies

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t Earthbaby Foods we are passionate about giving babies and toddlers the best food made with the best organic ingredients possible. Earthbaby meals are an alternative for mums when time is short, that they can feel confident in giving their babies. Earthbaby Foods are blast frozen not pasteurised, ensuring the food stays as fresh, tasty and nutrient packed as when it was first made. Earthbaby Foods are very different to what is currently available, the meals are hand forked or mashed to produce tasty textured meals. This enables babies to practise chewing, building the muscles ready for speech and makes the transition onto more adult food easier. Earthbaby meals are full of flavour and goodness, who says baby food has to be bland? After all, why would you give your baby something that you wouldn’t eat yourself. Find out more or place an order through the website:

www.earthbabyfoods.co.uk

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Professional home & location photography.

Kyra Williams (LSWPP), 108 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9DA. 01858 810038

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Specialist maternity, baby and family portraiture. Candid, natural pose for beautiful artisic imagery. Fine art printing, photography books, framing, canvases, acrylics and digital purchase. Please contact for information.

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Clubs & Classes

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

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Only £3 per class

Friendly, fun, exciting lessons Ideal for the less confident child Classes in Kettering, Burton Latimer, Corby, Desborough & Wellingborough For ages 3 to adult Contact Nick on 07720 430798 or e-mail: nickbinder@ntlworld.com www.punchinpandas.co.uk 6th Dan Chief Instructor - Part of S.K.E. England

Real karate at realistic prices. No hidden costs or direct debits

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. Kettering area call 01858 565 713 Wellingborough area call 01933 674 505 www.infantaquatics.co.uk

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For more information please call Leisa on: 07736 418726 or 01933 625012 leisa.griffiths@talktalk.net

Only ÂŁ4 per class

Pre-school Ballet

Mondays 1.30pm to 2.30pm Pytchley Village Hall, Kettering

Baby & Toddler Music Classes A fun filled hour of music & play FREE TRIAL SESSION

Classes in Kettering and Thrapston Call today for details of local classes and to secure a place for your child

COME AND JOIN THE FUN Debbie: 07504 115182 or debbie.bryant@musicbus.com

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Mash Dance

Mondays 4pm to 5pm EPT Gym, Rushden. For ages 3+

Ballet, Tap and Modern

Thursdays between 3.45pm and 5.45pm Stanwick Village Hall

Stags Drama, Singing & Musical Theatre and Ballroom Fridays 4.45pm to 7.15pm Stanwick Village Hall

Ballroom tuition for adults also available

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Clubs & Classes

Featured Class: Club Futsal UK About Club Futsal UK Club Futsal UK is a growing and ambitious Futsal Coaching & Events Provider to local schools and the wider community, endorsed by our Ambassadors Kevin Phillips and Alex McLeish. Recently featured on Sky Sports News, Club Futsal are currently based in the Midlands covering over 20 locations and reaching over 300 children every week. We plan to continue expanding further into the UK, staging major Futsal events and opening more coaching centres in schools and sports facilities.

Coalville, Birmingham. Check our website for details.

How long does each class last? Each class last for 1 hour

How much does a class cost?

Each class costs ÂŁ5 but we offer a sibling discount of 50% off.

Contact: Paul Holmes Tel: 07745 565745 Email: clubfutsaluk@aol.com Website: www.clubfutsaluk.co.uk

About the Classes Futsal is played indoors with either a size 2, 3 or 4 ball depending on age. Whilst the focus is on fun, team work and interaction, our format influences some spectacular match situations and brings out remarkable creativity in young participants. All players from aged 2 through to adults, boys and girls, are encouraged to attend the Futsal Centres to improve their skills. We teach individual ball skill, technique and agility for all abilities in a fun environment with different exercises and drills. We run all-year-round weekly programs and also half-term boot camps. All our coaches are fully CRB checked.

How do the classes benefit children?

They teach children well being, team work and making friends at an early age. They also give children more confidence.

When and where do you run classes? Corby Rugby Club, Corby Mondays, 7pm to 8.15pm,

Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm. There are also various other venues across the midlands including: Beaumont Leyes,

Indoor 5 a-side Football in a Fun Environment Classes in Corby & Northampton (and across the UK) For ages 2 to 18 years All year round Girls and boys welcome

For more information call 07745 565745 or email: info@clubfutsaluk.co.uk www.clubfutsaluk.co.uk

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The original, largest and still the best network of performing arts schools in the world. Nurturing and developing young peoples potential through dance, drama and singing. For 4-18 year olds, after school, at weekends and holiday workshops.

Stagecoach Kettering

is now taking bookings for next term

Call: 01234 828878

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Jenny’s Dolphins

Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons Classes in Rothwell and Corby Average price of ÂŁ6.50 for 30 mins Instructor in the water Average of 4 children per class

1 to 1 tuition available Wednesdays between 10.30am & 1pm at Corby Mondays now available

Call: 07821 646451 Email: jennysdolphins@live.co.uk www.jennysdolphins.co.uk

Barbara Hooton

School of Dancing

Ballet and Tap Classes Burton Latimer, Earls Barton, Finedon, Irthlingborough and Wellingborough

Keep Fit Classes for Mums Principal: Barbara Allebone M.N.A.T.D

Telephone: 01933 663225 07788 710144

www.barbarahootonschoolofdancing.co.uk

Parents - take a well deserved time-out! 01604 211249 eogden@littlekickers.co.uk www.littlekickers.co.uk

Fun football training from 2 years - 7th birthday

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HAYLEY NADINE DANCE ACADEMY ESTABLISHED DANCE SCHOOL BASED IN RAUNDS

DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN FROM THREE YEARS OLD WWW.DANCEACADEMYSHOWCASE.COM TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR ENQUIRIES: 01933 625078 BALLET • TAP • MODERN • STREET JAZZ • IRISH MUSICAL THEATRE • SINGING • FITNESS CLASSES

DAYTIME AND EVENING CLASSES PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS TRAINED AT: ITALIA CONTI – LONDON AND STELLA MANN – BEDFORD ANNUAL SHOWCASE & PRIZE GIVING ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORTS

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New! Babes Class A class for parents and babies from 0 - 6 months. A gentle and caring introduction to communicating with your baby, through song, music and sign. Focusing on shared looking, anticipation, eye contact, attention, sensory play and introducing babble. NEW CLASS starting in January Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road, Kettering For more information please contact: Amanda Walker 07939 092134 amandawalker@singandsign.co.uk

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CRECHE Available for children aged 3 months—5 yrs at Corby East Midlands International Pool & Lodge Park Sports Centre. Lodge Park Crèche Opening Times Pool Crèche Opening Times Mon—Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 9.30am—11.25am Mon/Wed/Fri 12.30pm—2.25pm

The pool crèche also offers; Drop & Shop, Swim & Bring, Parent & Toddler Sessions and Twins on a Tuesday. Birthday parties are available in the Crèche for under 5’s.

Please enquire at reception for current crèche offers. Crèche ‘Fun Play’ and pre-school gym parties available.

TOTS & TIDDLERS at Lodge Park Sports Centre.

Pre-school gymnastics and movement for children delivered by qualified coaches. Sessions help to develop children’s social, physical, language, education, imagination & co-ordination skills. Gym and studio

classes available during all Crèche/ Tots

Sessions run on a Thursday throughout School Term Time & Tiddlers sessions. Pay and play or direct Under 2 yrs - 10.00am - 10.45am debits available. Age 2 - 3 yrs - 11.00am - 11.45am NEW (Beginners) 12noon - 12.45pm Age 3 - 4 yrs - (Beginners) 1.00pm - 1.45pm NEW (Advanced) 1.45pm - 2.30pm

For both the Crèche and Tots & Tiddlers booking is advisable. Please contact each facility for prices & further information or view the website www.corby.gov.uk NEW Lodgy’s Little Lions at Lodge Park Sports Centre. In conjunction with our crèche facility we are pleased to offer a ‘Stay and Play’ informal parent and toddler session on Mondays - 9.30am - 11.25am - £2.00 per child (under 5’s)

SWIMMING LESSONS & FAMILY SWIMMING at Corby East Midlands International Pool

Parent & Toddler Sessions for children from 3 months—4 yrs old.

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Available on a Mon 10.00am—11.00am, 11.00am—12noon, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am—10.30am, 10.30am–11.30am and Thursday 1.30pm— 3.00pm. Booking is not required. A fun and friendly learning environment (Term Time). Sessions also run in school holidays check the website for times etc. Adult & Child Swimming Lessons are available on Monday AM, Thursday PM & Friday AM. For children from 2 yrs 9 mths - 4 yrs old and their parent/guardian. Suitable as a follow on from Parent and Toddler.

AQUANATAL

at Corby East Midlands International Pool runs on a Wednesday, 1.30pm—2.30pm, please contact the pool for details.

SHAPE Dance (5 - 19 years old)

Classes in Tap, Ballet and Modern Dance. Classes are held at; Beanfield Community Centre, Stephenson Way Community Centre, West Glebe Pavilion, Oakley Vale Community Centre & Lodge Park Sports Centre. For more information please contact Julie Cardwell Tel: 01536 464046 Email: julie.cardwell@corby.gov.uk

Lodge Park Sports Centre Tel: 01536 400033 www.corby.gov.uk/lodgepark Find us on Facebook Lodge Park Sports Centre

Corby East Midlands International Pool Tel: 01536 464643 www.corby.gov.uk/corbypool Find us on Facebook Corby East Midlands International Pool

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Events Diary December Sun 1st Grand Christmas Fayre at the Hind Hotel, W’boro. 11am to 4pm. Wed 4th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 4th to Sun 8th “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” at The Core at Corby Cube. Tickets from £7.50. Sat 7th & Sun 8th RHTS Santa Specials. 11am to 5pm. Rushden Transport Museum Present from Santa for children, sherry or hot drink & mince pie for adults. First train 11am, last train 15:30pm. www.rhts.co.uk Sun 8th Titchmarsh Pre-school Christmas Bazaar. 12 to 3pm at Titchmarsh Clubroom. For more info: www.titchmarshpreschool.co.uk Wed 11th to Sun 5th Jan “Along the Riverbank” Underground at The Royal & Derngate Theatre. Ages 6 & under. Wed 11th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Christmas Sing-a-long at West Lodge Farm. Ticket only event. Thu 12th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Sat 14th Party in the Park with Santa at Twinlakes Theme Park. Buffet feast, dancing and party games. Places limited. Booking essesntial.

See our Christmas What’s On Guide on pages 29 to 34 for more activities & events Wed 18th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thur 19th The Snowman at the Newlands Centre, Kettering. Appearances between 12pm and 5pm. Iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck comes to Northampton! 1 to 9pm on Abington Street. Enjoy a free coke and have your picture taken! Fri 20th Schools break up for Christmas Christmas Coca Cola Truck comes to The Centre at Milton Keynes! 1 to 9pm at the entrance between John Lewis and Mothercare. Wellingborough’s Community Carol Service. Market place from 6pm. Sat 21st Winter Solstice Lantern Walk, followed by carols, at Stanwick Lakes. 5 to 7pm. Booking advised. Sun 22nd Local Producers’ & Farmers’ Market at Stanwick Lakes, 11am to 4pm. Wicky’s Christmas Party at Wicksteed Park. 12 to 2pm.

January Wed 8th Schools re-open. Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 9th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Tue 14th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Wed 15th Nature Tots at Brixworth Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 30th Shaun the Sheep at the Newlands Centre, Kettering. Appearances between 12pm and 5pm.

February Wed 5th Nature Tots at Irchester Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Sat 8th “Tomten” at The Castle Theatre. Shows at 11am and 2pm. For ages 3+. Wed 12th Nature Tots at Barnwell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Thu 13th Nature Tots at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Fri 14th Schools close for half term Sat 15th to Sun 23rd Lambing and half term fun at West Lodge Farm. Bottle feed the lambs Sun 16th “Mozart Magic” Underground at The Royal & Derngate Theatre. 11.30am to 12.30pm for ages 2 to 5 years, 1pm to 2.30pm for ages 6 to 13 years. Wed 19th “Postman Pat Live: It’s Showtime!” at The Castle Theatre. Shows at 1pm and 3.30pm. Sat 22nd Stuntfest at Santa Pod. Half term family fun. Daredevil stunts, monster truck mayhem, displays and fireworks! Mon 24th Schools re-open Thu 27th Tree Fu Tom at the Newlands Centre, Kettering. Regular appearances between 12pm and 5pm.

Father Christmas at Fermyn Woods Country Park. 1 to 4pm. £3 per child. Includes a small gift. Tue 17th Nature Tots at Sywell Country Park. 10 to 11.30am. Must book. Tue 17th, Wed 18th & Thu 19th Christmas Sing-a-long at West Lodge Farm. Ticket only event To advertise call 0845 6439687 or e-mail info@timefortots.co.uk


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MENU Homemade Tomato, Coconut and Chilli Soup with croutons & crusty bread Deep Fried Prawn Twisters with sweet chilli dipping sauce and mixed leaves Local Brixworth Pate with caramelised red onion marmalade and toasted granary bread Goats Cheese, Red Pepper and Spring Onion Cheesecake with beetroot puree , micro herb salad and pesto dressing Pulled Confit of Duck Leg with an orange and rocket salad and topped with black pepper ice cream Roast Leicestershire Turkey Breast with plum and sage stuffing, olde English chipolata, honey glazed parsnips, roast potatoes & cranberry sauce Roast Sirloin of British Beef with a red wine, mushroom, root vegetable and pancetta sauce, roast potatoes and honey glazed parsnips Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Bacon, Roquefort, Fig and Stilton and served with fondant potato, green beans and a blue cheese sauce Crackled Belly of Pork with sweet potato mash, braised red cabbage, wilted spinach and a apple and vanilla puree Pan Fried Fillets of Sea Bass with dauphinoise potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli and a lemon hollandaise sauce Homemade Sweet Potato, Butternut and Parsnip Hotpot in a tomato, garlic and herb sauce and topped with sauté potatoes Traditional Christmas Pudding served with brandy sauce Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake with pistachio ice cream Trio of Lemon - Lemon tart, lemon posset and lemon meringue ice cream Raspberry and Blueberry Crème Brulee garnished with seasonal fruits Selection of British & Continental Cheeses served with celery, grapes & water biscuits Coffee & After Dinner Mints

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Christmas 2013

rom pantos to grottos, train rides to nativity plays, we’ve got the low down on what’s happening this Christmas. Get those diaries at the ready, it’s time to plan your Christmas entertainment...!

Fairs & Markets

Christmas at Kelmarsh Hall

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December Christmas at Kelmarsh makes a return this year, with highlights including a luxury food market, children’s festive storytelling and the chance to meet Father Christmas. The two-day event will also include free children’s Christmas decoration workshops, wreath-making and cooking demonstrations and bespoke Christmas gifts. Christmas trees will be on sale and

hot refreshments will be available, with a number of local choirs and hand bell ringers providing some festive song. Admission is £5 per person (free for under-fives), with an additional charge of £5 for children who would like to visit Father Christmas. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm on both days. Parking is limited so please consider car sharing with friends and family. Please note that pushchairs are not permitted in the hall due to space. www.kelmarsh.com

Christmas Shop at Farndon Fields

Throughout the Christmas period Homegrown Christmas trees, free range local turkeys, homegrown vegetables, unique gifts and beautiful Christmas decorations all available from the Farm Shop throughout the festive period. Also visit Santa in his grotto on the 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th December.

www.farndonfieldsfarmshop.co.uk

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December 2013 10am – 5pm 2013

Enjoy a traditional Christmas at Kelmarsh hall • Father Christmas • Children’s decoration workshops • Storytelling • Wreath-making • Christmas gifts • Luxury food market Admission £5 per person (free for under-fives), plus £5 for children who would like to visit Father Christmas. Kelmarsh, Northampton, Northants, NN6 9LY | t: 01604 686543 | www.kelmarsh.com Find us on the A508 between Northampton and Market Harborough. Parking is limited but off-site parking is available with a mini bus shuttle service. Please note that pushchairs cannot be taken into the Hall due to limited space.


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Christmas Local Producers’ & Farmers Market at Stanwick Lakes

Sunday 22nd December On Sunday 22nd December it’s the Christmas Local Producers’ & Farmers Market, 11am to 4pm, at Stanwick Lakes - the perfect place for those last minute gifts.

Tel: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Pantomimes & Shows Sleeping Beauty The Royal & Derngate Theatre Fri 6th December to Sun 5th January 2014

Spinning the magic this year at The Royal & Derngate are husband-and-wife team Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane in the enchanting pantomime Sleeping Beauty. A laugh-a-minute extravaganza, Sleeping Beauty will feature stunning sets, fabulous costumes and impressive 3D special effects! Tel: 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

The Wind in the Willows The Royal & Derngate Theatre

Wed 27th November to Sun 5th January 2014 Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s story is brought lovingly to life at Royal & Derngate this Christmas in this charming tale of friendship and adventure for all the family. A talented cast of professional actors will be joined by three teams of local children, who were selected through open auditions to play various riverbank animals. Packed with music, action and fun, The Wind In The Willows can be enjoyed at Royal & Derngate from Wednesday 27 November to Sunday 5 January. Tickets are priced from £10 to £21, with family tickets and groups and school discounts available. Tel: 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Along the Riverbank Underground at The Royal & Derngate Theatre

Wed 11th December to Sun 5th January 2014 Join Royal & Derngate on a magical journey this Christmas, when Mole ventures out of his underground home for the very first time to explore the riverbank and the world beyond. As well as meeting many of your favourite characters, you will be transported into the

intoxicating world of The Wind In The Willows, brought to life with wonderful puppetry, live music performed by a talented cast of actor-musicians and plenty of interaction for children. Along The Riverbank is designed particularly for children under six, but can be enjoyed by all children and their families. Some performances have been created especially for families with children who have special needs. Tel: 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk

The Hundred and One Dalmatians The Castle Theatre Mon 9th to Sat 28th December 2013

Join The Castle Theatre this Christmas for their sparkling, heart-warming production of this muchloved classic tale. Pongo and Missis are proud parents of fifteen adorable Dalmatian puppies. However, the fur-loving Cruella De Vil cannot keep her eyes off them, and soon steals the poor puppies (and 84 other) for her own wicked plan. Pongo and Missis set off on a thrilling quest to save their pups from the clutches of the hideous Cruella. Along the way they enlist the help of every dog in England (and the occasional helpful human). Can the courageous pair save their pups and get them back home in time for Christmas? Tel: 01933 270007 www.thecastle.org.uk

Family Days Out The Christmas Experience at West Lodge Farm Sunday 1st to Tuesday 24th December

For a truly magical Christmas Experience visit West Lodge Rural Centre in Desborough from 1st-24th December. Father Christmas will be in his magical grotto waiting to receive your Christmas lists with a gift to tide you over until the big day. There’s also the Winter Wonderland to walk through and you can make a Christmas card for someone special. The Live Nativity is hugely popular with audience participation and of course the odd bray from Star the donkey. The farm is open every day throughout December from 10am. They are now taking priority bookings to see Father Christmas for those who like to be very organised! You can of course, just turn up on the day – he’ll be there every day! Tel: 01536 760552 www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk


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Santa Claus

Just off the A1/A47 at Wansford

comes to Stanwick Lakes

On the following weekends in December 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd 11am –4pm

£3.95 for children (includes present) Optional special offer for parents: £1 for a mince pie & drink (see special board on the day for drink options)

Standard car parking rates apply T: 01933 625522 E: info@rftrust.org.uk www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

“Best Father Christmas ever!” £8 per child including entry to the Farm, a tractor ride and a present from Santa! www.sacrewell.org.uk Sacrewell Farm is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust www.sacrewell.org.uk Registered charity number 233603 01780 782254

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You are invited to

Wicky’s Christmas Party The presents are wrapped, the music is decided, the party games are organised, the food is prepped AND Father Christmas has accepted his invitation. Now all that’s left to do is invite YOU! Adults £1 Under twos £2.50 Children £5

Please buy your tickets in advance to avoid disapointment

www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

Price includes entry to Wicky’s Christmas Party, meeting Father Christmas and a present for each child. Food and drinks are extra. The party is from 12 - 2pm but doors will open at 11am, and Santa will be available until 3pm.

Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6NJ Wicksteed Park Ltd is wholly owned by Wicksteed Charitable Trust, registered charity 1142103

Santa’s Workshop Bring your children to see Santa in his workshop this Christmas. Meet and greet his elves first then go through to meet Santa himself. Also includes a present for each child, photos, mince pies and mulled wine for the grown ups. Booking strongly advised. Greentrunks Garden Centre Loddington Road, Gt Cransley, Kettering, NN14 1PY Tel: 01536 799778 www.greentrunks.co.uk Home to the renowned


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Christmas at Sacrewell

Saturday 30th November to Monday 23rd December The countdown to Christmas has begun at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre where Father Christmas will arrive in style on November 30th. The famous figure, described by past customers as “The best Father Christmas ever!” will arrive by horse and cart at 11am and will travel down to the 18th Century Mill House where he will set up for the festive period. Marketing and Communications Officer at the Farm, Megan Horner, said: “We are very proud of the traditional and festive atmosphere we create with our Father Christmas event. He sets himself up in front of the roaring fire and talks to each child individually. It’s certainly very difficult to not feel festive at Sacrewell in December!” Father Christmas will be at the Farm every weekend from November 30th and daily from December 14th to the 23rd. Elsewhere on the Farm there will be a living Nativity set up in the Animal Village where you can see the stable set up surrounded by animals. The Farm’s donkeys Dickie Mint and Jolly Jules will be happy to greet you there.

There will also be free Christmas crafts in the Function Room which will be decked out like a Victorian street scene with Carols playing in the background to add to the affect. Try your hand at making decorations including stained glass windows and a beautiful angel for the top of your tree! Our heated indoor activity barn will also be open every day during Farm opening times of 10am – 4pm and the Three Little Ducks Gift Shop will be stocked high with gifts and delicious Yule-tide treats. Entry to the Farm costs £8 per child including a tractor ride, a visit to Father Christmas and a present. Children under 2 enter for free but a trip to Father Christmas costs £5. Normal adult entry applies and includes a tractor ride. Pre-booking is available. www.sacrewell.org.uk

Winter Wonderland at Twinlakes Family Theme Park

From Saturday 16th November Discover a truly magical experience as Twinlakes Family Theme Park is magically transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland! A ¼ million pound Christmas Experience and Grotto.


33 Travel through a glistening Winter Wonderland, first on foot and then by Polar Express, to visit Santa’s Workshop where you will meet Mr Claus himself. Every good boy and girl will receive a Golden Ticket to exchange in Santa’s Workshop (located in the gift Shop) for an extra special gift. The 70 acre all-weather Park, is transformed with thousands of stunning lights and twinkling snow scenes for a truly magical family experience. As well as all the usual park attractions, enjoy festive rides, including the Running Bear Summit Plummet, a 25ft high toboggan, and Squaw Valley, a new magical Express Train ride. Plus The Nutcracker Mirror Maze and Candy Cane Maze. Meet Twinlakes Real Reindeer and join in the feeding sessions. Get your skates on and have a go on the wonderful and unique, indoor, eco-friendly synthetic Ice Skating rink. In the festive workshops, children’s imaginations flow creating special surprises to take home. There are prizes to win and yummy treats for everyone!! All this including 125,000 sq foot of heated indoor venture zones including the UK’s largest indoor play centre! Admission starts from £8.49 and includes Reindeer Dust, Entrance to Grotto and a gift from Santa. www.twinlakespark.co.uk

Activities & Grottos Ice Skating at Beckworth Emporium

Saturday 16th November to Tuesday 7th January Skate, shop, eat, have fun and relax at Beckworth Emporium! Ice skating is back and 2012 prices have been frozen for 2013! Nothing makes you feel more festive than ice skating outdoors on real ice - and it’s a great way to entertain the children. The 2 rinks will open every day from Saturday 16th November until Tuesday 7th January (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) and this year 42% of the calendar is available at half price! There will also be Parent & Tot sessions, Wheelchair friendly sessions and Festive Party nights (with late night shopping). There is also a VIP rink available to hire for private parties and ice skating lessons.

www.beckworthemporium.co.uk

Santa’s Workshop at Greentrunks Garden Centre

Visit Santa in his workshop but not before you’ve met his elves (Jim Henderson Muppets style!) A gift for every child, photos, mince pies, and mulled wine for parents. Call for exact dates and prices.

www.greentrunks.co.uk


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Santa Specials at Nene Valley Railway Sunday 1st to Tuesday 24th December Your Santa experience starts with a welcome from the station staff - entertainment is provided at busy weekends. This is followed by an enjoyable visit to Santa’s log cabin where each child receives a special present from the man himself. Families then join the decorated train for a 55 minute ride to Peterborough and back. During the journey train staff serve the children with a drink and chocolates. Parents and other adults are not forgotten with a serving of a mince pie with either an alcoholic miniature, wine or a hot drink. Santa walks through the train to see the children and to wish everyone the compliments of the season. Tickets are priced from £11 per person, 1st to 11th December, and £15 per person, 14th to 24th December. Pre-booking is essential for this popular event.

www.nvr.org.uk

Wicky’s Christmas Party at Wicksteed Park

Sunday 22nd December

Wicky will be hosting his annual Christmas Party from 12noon to 2pm on Sunday 22nd December. Tickets are priced at £5 for children (£2.50 for 2s and under) and £1 for adults. Each child receives a present from Santa who will be there from 11am to 3pm for anyone who wants to meet him before or after the party.

www.wicksteedpark.co.uk

Solstice & Santa at Stanwick Lakes Weekends in December

Visit Santa in his magical grotto at Stanwick Lakes on the 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st or 22nd December, 11am to 4pm. £3.95 per child, includes a present. Afterwards pay a visit to the Discovery Zone where children can enjoy some lovely Christmassy crafts. Take part in a Winter Solstice Lantern Walk around the lake on Saturday 21st December, and enjoy carols in the outdoor theatre afterwards. 5 to 7pm. Wrap up warm and bring a lantern! Lantern making Workshops are taking place on the 6th, 8th and 17th December if you want to come along and make your own! Booking essential.

www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Santa’s Grotto at Farndon Fields

7th, 8th, 14th & 15th December There’s something for everyone at Farndon Fields this Christmas! and then Santa in his grotto on the 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th of December to greet the children and give them an early gift!

www.farndonfieldsfarmshop.co.uk

The Ultimate Santa Visit?

Join us at the Nene Valley Railway for an exciting Christmas treat. Children visit Father Christmas in the Grotto to receive a present then travel on the train for more festive fun and refreshments. Adults get a mince pie and alcoholic miniature to jolly their trip along.

Prices from £11 per person 1st - 11th December From £15 per person 14th - 24th December

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Call the Santa hotline

01780 782833

Tickets available online www.nvr.org.uk

Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Peterborough, PE8 6LR Registered Charity No. 263617


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B for Boy

Individual and handmade items for the little man in your life

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Proudly promoting British crafts

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Pregnancy and Abdominal Massage

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Article by Julie Millington from Julz Therapy in Rushden

irstly many congratulations if you or someone you know is pregnant! Whether it’s a first or subsequent baby, it’s such an exciting time for Mums-to-be, Dads, friends and family. We know that many hormonal, postural and mental changes occur when we are pregnant and it is well documented that massage, in general and in pregnancy, is proven to be a natural pain reliever, stress reducer and muscle relaxant. This article will explain a little more about massage in pregnancy and what you can expect...

What can massage in pregnancy do for you? • • • • •

Relieve aches and pains Relieve sciatica and lower back aches Help with cramp Help with insomnia Release muscular tension in upper back shoulders • Help Mum-to-be relax • Aid pain and discomfort from movement in pelvic bones (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction)

What happens during massage? Pregnancy massage is usually conducted while the client lays on the couch, one side at a time. Cushions, pillows, sheets or towels are used to ensure the client is as comfortable possible. The back, legs, arms and feet are all gently massaged during the course of the session. The client can choose if she wants the abdomen gently massaged or not, it is personal preference. Research does show that the feel good endorphins are passed to baby during massage and it is perfectly safe to do so. A short period on the back is usually spent to massage the shoulders and face. A full body massage lasts between 50 and 60 minutes.

Finding a therapist When you look for a massage therapist in pregnancy you need to ensure the therapist you choose is specifically trained and qualified as a Pregnancy and Abdominal Massage Practitioner. Belonging to an accredited governing body such as the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), BABTAC or CThA, also ensures therapists have met certain standards and follow codes of ethics. Remember – Pregnancy practitioners are there as a complementary therapy to your normal maternity care. Most doctors, midwives and health professionals support massage where it is safe for you and baby.

When to have a massage Wait until you are a minimum of 12 weeks to start. Massage can then be undertaken right up to and including very early stages of labour if you and your midwife are happy.

Before you attend a massage session Every pregnancy and everyone is different, so just check with your GP or Midwife that its ok for you to have a massage before you attend. Most people are absolutely fine to have a massage; however like all things in life there are just a few exceptions as to why someone may not be able to have a massage, things like diabetes or known pre-eclampsia for example. A professional pregnancy massage therapist will always undertake a full written consultation with you before a massage and make notes in any case. They may even give you a consent form to ask your doctor or midwife to sign to say they agree a massage is ok for you. Hopefully this information has reassured you of the benefits and safety of massage in pregnancy. Just contact your chosen therapist if you’d like any further information.

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Welcoming all children from 0 - 5 years, we offer: • A Baby Sanctuary for little ones • A Technology Area to challenge young minds • A Sleep Room for nap times • Delicious meals prepared by our qualified chef • Friendly, professional staff Open Monday to Friday 7.45am to 6pm. Call us to book your showround! Wellingborough Day Nursery (formerly The Toy Box)

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Festive Home Baking with Children

Tasty Treats for the Tree! What better time than Christmas, when it’s cold and wet outside, to indulge in a little baking with your kids. Anna Oliver from Crafty Cooks has come up with these delicious Stained Glass Biscuits. Not only do they taste amazing, they will also look lovely hanging from the tree with the twinkling lights shining through the stained glass centre.

Ingredients 50g /2oz sugar 75g /3oz butter 100g/4oz Plain flour 2tsp orange juice Boiled sweets

Method to the 1. Cut the butter into chunks and add l. bow ing mix r flour in you ther the 2. Using your fingers ‘squidge’ toge r. suga ingredients and stir in the g your 3. Add the orange juice and usin ball nice a have you l unti up hands mix it e mor bit a add just dry too it’s If gh. of dou r. flou a extr of juice, too wet and ad a bit uit thick 4. Roll out the dough until it is bisc es. shap e larg and cut out ller hole 5. In the large shapes cut out a sma this for d goo is in the centre, a bottle lid use to best is (it tray 6. Place on a baking e) thes for n Teflo or er pap f greased proo . hole the and place a boiled sweet inside the than er bigg The hole must be slightly to fill sweet as it will spread when cooked the area the tree 7. If you’d like to hang them from ribbon. the ch add a hole at the top to atta utes min 15 – 12 for °F 8. Cook at 190°C / 375 ing mov re befo ely plet com l 9. Leave to coo t. rese to ets swe the w to allo

Crafty cooks is a cookery club that specialises in cooking with preschoolers, they run sessions nationwide and are currently looking for franchisees in this area to bring the fun to our children!


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Time for Mum Treat yourself to some time for you. You derserve it!

Professional Massage & Complementary Therapist Various massage treatments and beauty facials available, as well as wellness coaching, talking therapy and more

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60 minute Hotstone Massage Normally £35 - offer price just £28 thats a fab 20% off! Valid: Mums with children under 12, Mon-Fri 9.30 - 2.30, valid until 28th Feb 2014 (Excluding period 23rd Dec 2013 to 1st Jan 2014 inclusive) Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. FREE confidential telephone consultations available For more information contact Julz on: 07968 693550 E-mail: julz.therapy@orangehome.co.uk Member of the Federation Of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC)

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The Winter Blues A

s the seasons change, the night’s draw in, a cold spell blows, sending shivers down your spine and winter sets in. Some people just love being wrapped up cosy, enjoying warming foods and fires to lift their spirits during the colder months. Christmas always brings an extra sparkle and bling to our homes, shops and work places too. But for some people the Winter Blues can set in and life can be quite tough. It’s easy to lose motivation to do things or find yourself hibernating more and more. So how can you lift yourself out of those Blues before they take hold? Well it’s all in our attitude and approach really . . . training the mind to focus on the many positive things which are around us and away from the negatives. When you think upbeat and positively, you will be more that way too. So cook yourself and your family hearty warming meals that you all love and enjoy. Get outdoors and go for a brisk walk - you’ll always feel better for it, and have some fresh air in your lungs too, which increases your energy. Put your black clothes away and wear bright, richer warmer colours, which make you feel and look good too! Change your hair colour and make-up to warmer tones. Play up-beat music, dance and sing out loud to your hearts content! Remember what you think you become . . . so allow some sunshine into your winter and embrace seasonal change for the better. But if you do find yourself emotionally overwhelmed at times then talking therapies such as Hypnotherapy can help you heal the emotions that can often weigh us down. We are here to help you get through tough times in your life. Call for a free initial confidential consultation. Wishing all a Warm, Bright & Happy Christmas!

Harshani Curbishley-Brown,

Cognitive Hypnotherapist & Confident Childbirth Practitioner Tel: 07941 841 485 www.mindbodywellbeing.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/Harshani_MBW Facebook: www.facebook.com/harshanicurbishleybrown

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Collect your bouncy castle from our unit in Kettering and return it to us after your event.

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Entertainment for Childrens Parties 1 to 2 hour or 2 to 3 hour party packages with your choice of the following entertainment:

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Children’s Parties

A variety of party packages and venues for hire. Lodge Park Sports Centre

Tel: 01536 400033

Sports Parties—various available Pre-school Gym Party Creche “Fun Play” Party Party Room Hire

West Glebe Pavilion

Disco lights, face painting and prizes (for ages 5 years and up)

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Tel: 01536 204217

Offers a warm, spacious community room for up to 75 people, spacious enough to house inflatable play and soft play equipment.

Boys street dance parties with exercise and learning of acrobats and dance techniques Cat walk and dance disco with party games and exercise, including Zumba and Street dance Dressing up parties with many costumes, hair styling and nail art Just Jhoom Bollywood parties For Children of all ages! We can also provide party bags for £3 per child and birthday cakes starting from £10

Call Leisa on 01933 625012 or 07736 418726 for more information

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Hazelwood N/Hood Centre

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Aquatic Parties - Swim/Diving/Water polo Creche parties also available.

Offers a spacious hall for up to 150 people, kitchen available. Inflatable play and soft play equipment is permitted to be used within the centre.

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More Spaces Now Available Government Funding

Conveniently located in Victoria Hall, Available School Lane, Rothwell, (the old Calvary building) Up to 15 hours per For children aged 2-4 years Near all schools and local amenities Secure outdoor play area School drop off and collection service Ofsted Approved

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week funding available for qualifying 2 year olds and all 3 to 4 year olds

Sessions available:  Breakfast Club 8.00am - 9.00am  Morning & Afternoon Sessions  After School Club 3.20pm - 5.30pm

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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 for children aged from 2 years 6 months. To make an appointment to look around or for more information call Alison on:

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Corby and District Mondays Parent & Toddler Swimming 10am to 12pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Wilbarston Tots & Tiddlers 10am-12pm at Wilbarston Village Hall. Diane: 07761 957825. TT Street Tots (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30 to 5pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. Ages 18 mths to 3 yrs Street Rainbows (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5 to 5.45pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 3.5 to 6 years. Club Futsal 5 a-side Football At Corby Rugby Club 7 to 8.30pm. For ages 2+

tuesdays Baby Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9.15 to 9.45am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 18 mths to 3 yrs. 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 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Little Angels Playgroup For pre-school children with additional needs. 9.30 to 11.30am at Lodge Park Sports Centre. Little Movers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10 to 11am at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For under 4s. Toddle Time 10 to 10.30am & 11 to 11.30am at Corby Library. Free. Term Time. Glee Club (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. For ages 7 & under

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Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. All lessons last for 30 minutes. 10am 3 year olds (no adults) 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds 11.30am 1 to 1 lessons 12pm adults beginners 12.30pm 1 to 1 lessons Baby Bounce 10 to 10.30am at Corby Library. Free. Parents & Tots (Corby Old Village) 1.30-2.45pm at Corby Old Village Primary School. £1. TT. Primary & Pre-Primary Ballet & Tap

(Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.15 to 5.15pm at Elizabeth St Dance Studios. For ages 2 to 6 yrs.

THURSDAYS Tots & Tiddlers (Pre-school Gymnastics) At Lodge Park Sports Centre. 10am to 10.45am for under 2s 11am to 11.45am for 2 to 3 years 12pm to 12.45pm for 2 to 3 years 1pm to 1.45pm for 3 to 4 years 1.45pm to 2.30pm for 3 to 4 years First Moves Movement & music for under 5s. 10.15 to 11.15am & 11.30 to 12.30am at The Core at Corby Cube. Free. TT.

Parent & Toddler Swimming 1.30pm to 3pm at Corby International Pool. Drop in.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 18. Physical classes

Parent & Toddler Swimming 9.30am to 11.30am at Corby International Pool. Drop in. Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At the Holiday Inn. 30 min lessons. 10am for 1 & 2 year olds 10.30am 1 to 1 lessons. 11am for 3 & 4 year olds Twinkle Tots Freestyle Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 4.30pm to 5pm, Elizabeth St Dance Studios. Ages 18 mths to 3 yrs. Freestyle Rainbows Dance (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 5pm to 5.45pm at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 3.5 to 6 yrs. Punchin Pandas 5 to 5.45pm at The Scout Hut, Occupation Rd. For ages 4+ Punchin Pandas 6.15 to 7pm at Kingswood School. For ages 4 to 7 years.

SATURDAYS Baby Ballet and Little Tappers (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 9am to 10am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. for 2 to 3 year olds.

Little Angels Tots Group 12 to 3pm at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

Music, Dance & Drama

Little Angels 9.15-11.30am at The Baptist Church Hall, Rowlett Road. Contact Ann on 01536 394824

Preliminary Ballet (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10am to 10.45am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 4+ Preliminary Tap (Nene Valley Dance Academy) 10.45am to 11.30am at Elizabeth Street Dance Studios. Ages 4+ 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

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Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

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Weekly Activities Timetable

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Kettering and District Mondays Giggles & Wiggles Counties Community Centre. 9.30 to 10.15am for ages 15mths to 3 yrs, 10.30 to 11.15am for ages 3+ Hawthorn Berries 9.15-11am. Hawthorn Primary School. £1/family. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. Infant Aquatics Swimming Aquanatal Class, 12 to 1pm at Balance Health Club. Pay as you go. Pre-school Ballet with

tuesdays Kettering Gym Tots At Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Brunel Road. 45 minute sessions between 9.15am and 2.30pm. Call 01536 415444 Rhymetime 9.30-10am & 10.30-11am at Kettering Library. Free.

Sing and Sign Babes At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road. 9.30am Songs & Stories 10 to 11.15am, Ss Peter and Paul Parish Church Rooms, The Market Place. Free. Margaret 01536 310611

Infant Aquatics Swimming 10am-12pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs.

Sing and Sign 1.30pm to 2.30pm at Pytchley Village At The Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road Hall Stage 1 9.30am to 10.30am Starlight Dance “All Stars” Stage 2 10.30am- 11.30am Musical Theatre / Commercial Dance Pytchley Mums & Tots Show Team. 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. For ages 4 Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Pytchley School Hall. Sally: 01536 799541 to 6 years. £3.50 Children’s Freestyle Dance Class (Emma’s Dance Studio) 4.45 to 5.45pm at Kettering Buccleugh Academy. For 3 to 8 years.

Jungle Tots At Greentrunks Garden Centre, Gt Cransley. From 11am. £1 per participant.

Punchin Pandas 6.30 to 7.15pm at St John’s Ambulance Hall. For ages 4 to 9.

Toybox Mums & Tots, Broughton 1.30-3pm, Broughton Village Hall. £1.50 per family. Rebecca: 01536 790169

Burton Latimer

Children’s Freestyle Dance Class (Emma’s Dance Studio) 5.30 to 6.15pm at Ise Lodge Community Centre. For 3 to 8 years.

Desborough & Rothwell

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

St Botolphs Tots Group St Botolphs Church Hall. 9.30am to 11am.

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.40 to 4.40pm at The Britannia Club

wednesdays

Desborough & Rothwell

Jenny’s Dolphins Rhymetime (Rothwell) Baby & Pre-school Swimming Mondays 2.30-3pm, term time. Roth- At Montsaye Sports Centre. All well Library. Free. 01536 711880 kessons last for 30 mins 9.30am < 12 months Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 10am 2 & 3 year olds 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For 10.30am 3 year olds (no adults) 11am 1 year olds ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and Cranford 6pm at Montsaye Community Sports Centre. For ages 3+ Music Makers Call 01536 713708 10am, 11am and 2pm at Cranford Village Hall. Fun music and movement for 0-5 years. £4 Per child and £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

The Little Ones 1 to 2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 per family. 01536 517553 Starlight Dance “Munchkins” Musical Theatre / Dance Show Team. 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 2 to 3 years. £3.50 Starlight Dance “All Stars” Musical Theatre / Dance Show Team. 5 to 6pm at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 4 to 6 years. £3.50 Infant Aquatics Swimming 1pm-2.30pm in Geddington. Each class 30 minutes. For children aged 3 months to 4.5 yrs. Punchin Pandas 5.30 to 6.15pm at Melton Street Community Centre. For ages 4 to 8. Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. New Street, Rothwell. 07726 580187. Building Blocks Wednesdays 2-3pm in term time. Free. Desborough Baptist Church, Station Road. Call: 01536 760149. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 mawsley 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


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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

The Little Ones 9-11.15am & 1-2.50pm, Church of Christ The King. £1 /family. 01536 517553 St Thomas More Mums & Tots 9-10.45am. St Thomas More School. £1.20 1st child, 30p thereafter. Hawthorn Berries 9-11am in term time. Hawthorn Primary School. £1 per family. Contact Edwina 07917 807177 Hopscotch (Loddington) 9.15-10.15am in term time at the Village Hall. Jo: 07742 664604 Giggles and Wiggles ‘Our time’ for 15 mths to 3yrs, 9.30 to 10.15am at the Counties Community Centre Mini Dribblers Football 9.30 to 10.15am for 18 months to 4 yrs at Crescents Community Centre. Starlight Dance “Little Darlings” Mums & Tots Dance Class. 11 to 11.45am at Starlight Dance School, High Street. Ages 6 to 36 months. Building Blocks Drama 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £3.

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS 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 Geddington Parents & Tots 9.30-11.30am, Geddington Village Hall. £2 per family. Contacts Siobhan 01536 743756 Music Bus Baby & Toddler Music Classes 9.45am to 10.45am at Ise Lodge Community Centre. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 min classes between 10am and 12pm at Balance Health Club. For 3mths to 4.5 yrs. 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 Hartbeeps Happy House 10.15am at Mocha Mama, Glendon Farm. £5per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad.

RAD Ballet & Tap Pre-primary, Dance Technique 4 to 5pm at Starlight Dance, High Punchin Pandas 5 to 5.45pm at Ise Lodge Pavilion. For Street. For 2 to 6 year olds. £3 ages 3 to 6 years. Burton Latimer Rhymetime 9.45 to 10.15am for babies & toddlers, 10.30 to 11am for pre-schoolers. Library. Free. 0300 126 1000 Desborough & Rothwell Salvation Army Parents & Toddlers 9.30-11am in term time. New Street, Rothwell. Contact 07726 580187. Braybrooke Tiny Tots 10am-12pm in term time. Braybrooke Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Jo 07565 783128. Swimming Lessons 30 minute lessons between 4pm and 6pm at Montsaye Sports Centre. For ages 3+. Call 01536 713708 mawsley Mawsley Baby & Toddler Group 9.30-11am at The Centre £1.50 first child, 50p per child thereafter. Sarah: 01536 790517

Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last for 30 mins. 12.15pm 1 year olds 12.45pm over 2 years Rhymetime (Desborough) Every Friday 2.15 to 3pm at Desborough Library. Free call: 0300 126 1000.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 18.

Parent & Tot Group / Other

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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. Desborough & Rothwell Jenny’s Dolphins Baby & Pre-school Swimming At Montsaye Sports Centre. All lessons last 30 mins. 11.45am 3 year olds 12.15pm 1 & 2 year olds 12.45pm 3 & 4 year olds 1.15pm 2 year olds 1.45pm adults beginners

Weekly Activities Timetable

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East Northamptonshire Mondays

tuesdays

wednesdays

Irthlingborough

Higham Ferrers

Raunds

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

Rhymetime 9.30-10.15am at Higham Ferrers Library. 01933 314842. Free.

RAUNDS

Irthlingborough

Pre-Primary Ballet (Hayley Nadine Dance Academy) 4pm at Manor School. For 3 years+

Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 4.15 to 5.15pm at the Methodist Church Hall

Tumble Tots At The Saxon Hall. Gymbabes, 9.50am, for babies from 6 months to walking Tumble Tots, 10.45am from walking to 2 years. Tumble Tots, 11.45am, ages 2 to 3 Tumble Tots, 1pm, ages 3+

rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9.30am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Rhymetime 10 to 10.45am at Rushden Library. Free. 01933 312754.

oundle Rhymetime 10 to 10.30am at Oundle Library. Free. 01933 623671 RAUNDS Musical Theatre (Hayley Nadine Dance Academy) 4pm at Manor School. For all ages rushdeN

Bumps & Babes @ Church 10am at St Mary’s Church. Short lively service followed by playtime. £1 per family. 01933 358218. TT Mash Dance with

Northamptonshire Dance Academy

4pm to 5pm at the EPT Gym. For ages 3+. thrapston & villages

Rhymetime 1.30-2pm at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671 rushden Hartbeeps Happy House 9am at Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Wymington. £5.50 per session. £2.50 siblings. See ad. Jelly Babes 9.30-11.30am at Queen Street Church Hall. £1 per family. Contact Jeanette on 01933 391457. TT Hartbeeps Happy House 11am at My Flourpower, High Street. £5 per session. See ad.

Mugs and Beakers (Mums & Tots) 9-11am at The Bridge (in the grounds of Whitefriars Junior School). 50p per Stanwick family. Emma: 01933 411393 Parent & Tot Sessions Join in in an activity inspired by the Mums & Tots surroundings until 11am at Stanwick 10-11.30am at Rushden Full Gospel Lakes, then sing and dance your Church & Christian Centre, 60 High way through to lunch with Lisa from Street South. Linda: 07904 638612 Music and Motion. Children Café Specials available. £2 per child. Parking charges apply. Stanwick The Stanwick Rainbow Group 1.45-3.15pm. Stanwick Village Hall. £2 per family. Contact Claire on 01933 623551.

Active Explorers 9.30 to 11am at Thrapston Library. For crawlers to 3 years. Free. Contact thrapston & villages 01832 275889 Music Bus Titchmarsh Babes Baby & Toddler Music Classes 1.30pm to 3pm. Clubroom, High 9.30am to 10.30am at St James’ Street. £1.50/family. Contact Church Hall. Sarah on 01832 735182 or TitchmarshBabes@live.co.uk

thrapston & villages Rhymetime 10.30am to 11am at Thrapston Library. Free. 01832 733251 Together Time Music, Movement and Drama for babies and toddlers at The Plaza Centre, Thrapston. Free taster sessions. Call 07402 966286 Little Angels (Ringstead) 1.30 - 3pm in term time. Ringstead School Hall. £1.30 per family.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 18.


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Swimming

Music, Dance & Drama

Arts & Crafts

FRIDAYS

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Irthlingborough

Music Makers 11.15am at the Joan Strong Centre. Fun music & movement for 0-5 years. £4 per child, £2 for siblings. Contact Naomi on 07815 293893 or musicmakersnorthants@gmail.com

Rhymetime 2-2.30pm. Irthlingborough Library. Free. 01933 650641

Raunds Rhymetime 11.30am to 12pm at Raunds Library. Free. 01933 623671 Little Treasures 9.30-11am. St Laurence Church. Donation optional. TT Stanwick Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance with Northamptonshire Dance Academy 3.45 to 5.45pm Classes at Stanwick Village Hall. For boys and girls ages 4+. £4 per class.

Raunds St Peters Parent & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am at Saxon Hall. £2 per family. Sarah 01933 622116. TT rushden Parent & Tot Swimming 8 to 9am at Splash Leisure Pool. For 0 to 5 years. Call 01933 410505 Sing and Sign Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden. Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 10.30am to 11.30am. Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 10.30am to 11.30am

thrapston & villages Tiddlers 9.30-11am, term time only. Thrapston Baptist Church, 33 Huntingdon Road. £1/family. Contact Tina: 01832 730297 Music Makers 9.30am at Titchmarsh Pavilion. 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

STAGS Drama, Singing & Musical Theatre with Northamptonshire Dance Academy 4.45 to 7.15pm at Stanwick Village Hall. For boys and girls ages 4+. £4 Sing and Sign At Aldwincle Village Hall, Main Street per class. Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 9.30 am to 10.30am. Stage 2 (15mths to 2.5yrs) 10.30am thrapston & villages to 11.30am Little Explorers Baby Talk 1pm to 2.30pm at Thrapston Library. 10am-12pm at Green lane clinic From birth to crawling. Free. Contact For birth to crawling 01832 275889 Free. Contact 01832 275889 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

Parent & Tot Group / Other

Weekly Activities Timetable

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Wellingborough and District Mondays Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9.30am and 12pm at Hinwick College, Poddington School. Little Fishes (Little Harrowden) 2-3pm in Little Harrowden Church. Contact Mary 07766 957413

wednesdays

FRIDAYS

Irchester BATS (Babies and Toddlers) 9.15-11.15am at Irchester Village Hall. £1 1st child, 50p thereafter. Nichola: 01933 410866. TT Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 10.30am at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Rowangate Primary Rhymetime School. 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am at Wellingborough Library. Free. 01933 225365

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. £2.50.Contact 01933 272119 Story Stomp 10-10.30am fortnightly at Wellingborough Library. A story followed by activities based on that story. Free. 01933 225365 Mini Gym 10-11am at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. 01933 279681 Harrowden Baby & Toddler Group 10am to 11.30am at Little Harrowden Village Hall, Main Street. Call 07787 165990

Key:

Swimming

Rhymetime (Earls Barton) 2.30pm to 3pm at Earls Barton Library. Free. Infant Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Barton. For ages 3 to 5 years.

THURSDAYS Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 10.30am at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

Rhymetime (Wollaston) 10am to 10.30am at Wollaston Library. Free.

Castle Youth Music For 0 to 3s and their parents at The Castle Theatre. 1 to 1.45pm for 18mths to 3 yrs, 2 to 2.45pm for 0 to 18 months. £2 per child Sing and Sign At Busy Bees Nursery, Enstone Ct Stage 1 (6 to 15 mths) 1.30pm Little Fishes 1.30-3pm at Our Lady’s Infant School Hall, Henshaw Road. £1/ family. Nancy: 01933 381168

SATURDAYS Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) Infant Ballet & Tap 9 to 10am Beginners Ballet & Tap 10 to 11am at The Mission Room, Finedon. Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 9am and 11.30am at Rowangate Primary School. 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.

Rhymetime (Finedon) 10.30am to 11am at Finedon Library. Free. Beginners Ballet & Tap (Barbara Hooton School of Dance) 3.45 to 4.45pm at The Studio, Earls Barton. Physical classes

The Rascals Music Session 9.45-10.45am at St Andrews Church Hall, Berrymore Road. £2 1st child, £1.25 2nd child.

Funky Fridays 12-2pm at Croyland Children’s Centre. For parents aged 21 and under. Lunch provided. Just drop in. 01933 279681

“Baby Stay & Play” 1.30-3pm at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. Just drop in. 01933 279681

Music, Dance & Drama

Little Cogs (Irchester) 9.30-11.15am at Reachout Community Church, Irchester. £1 st child, 50p thereafter. Contact Nicola on 01933 225525

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 10.30am and 12pm at Diana’s Health & Fitness Club.

St Mark’s Buggy Club 1.30-3pm in St Mark’s Church Hall, Queensway. Voluntary 50p donation. Contact Joy on 01933 676368. TT

Infant Aquatics Swimming 30 minute classes between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at Rowangate Primary Little Cogs Toddler Group School. 9.30-11.15am & 1-2.30pm, Reachout Community Church, Beginners Ballet & Tap Havelock St. Call 01933 225525 for (Barbara Hooton School Dance) more information. TT 4 to 5pm at Vicarage Farn Community Centre Rhymetime (Irchester) 9.30am to 10am at Irchester Library. Free.

If no contact details are provided, an advert for the class can be found in our Clubs & Classes section starting on page 18.

“Conversation Group” 9.30-11am at Croyland Children’s Centre. Free. Drop in. 01933 279681

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.

Arts & Crafts

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Music & Movement

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Physical Activity

Club Futsal Kiddie Coaching Little Kickers Mini Dribblers Punchin Pandas Scrum Kids Tots & Tiddlers, Lodge Park

Swim Schools

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