Page 1

Activities for children and young people


Summer is here ! The Summer holidays are fast approaching, which means no school for six whole weeks! Have you yet to decide what to do with your time? If so, read on, because the Chase It! Summer programme has something for everyone. How about trying a new sport or activity? Discovering your artistic side? Or enjoying one of our many great days out? Inside this booklet you’ll find loads of different activities that will help make this a summer to remember! Take a look through and decide which activities you’d like to try. Our holiday activities are always really popular so make sure you book your place as soon as possible. The summer holidays are all about having fun, so join our team for the time of your life!

Cllr. Mitchell

Stuart Murray

Culture and Sport Portfolio Leader Cannock Chase Council

Chief Executive WLCT

CONTENTS

Page 4. Great days out ! Week 1 Page 5. Great days out ! Week 2 Page 6. Great days out ! Week 3 Page 7. Great days out ! Week 4 Page 8. Great days out ! Week 5 Page 9. Parents / Guardians Page 10. Code of Conduct Page 11. Booking Form Page 14. Photographic Release

2

Page 15. The Good Life & Route to Health Page 16. Play Rangers Page 17. ‘Play Up’ Outdoor Fun Sessions Page 18. Leisure centres Page 19. Youth & community service Page 20. Prince of Wales Centre Page 21. Museum of Cannock Chase Page 22. Other Things to do


About Chase It ! The Chase It! Summer 2013 programme consists of a number of great days out and a whole host of other activities, open to all children and young people living in Cannock Chase. The programme is supported by Aiming High and delivered by WLCT on behalf of Cannock Chase Council, and aims to enhance social skills and personal development, increase confidence and raise levels of self esteem whilst developing a sense of achievement. The programme also aims to deliver a “healthy lifestyles” message to all children and young people who take part, supporting the governments “Change4Life” campaign. Whilst all activities are excellent value for money, you can make some great savings using WLCT’s Lifestyle Card (50% concessionary element) discount scheme. Some children may even be eligible for free places if they: • Are disabled or have special needs • Have mental health issues • Are from families who receive income benefits • Are referred by any organisation that supports children and young people Free places on activities are limited. All trips are subject to availability. There is a booking form in the centre of this brochure for all the ‘Great Days Out’ detailed on pages 4-8. Bookings for all other activities should be made via the contact details provided. For further information, please contact the Chase It! Bookings Officer on 01543 501519. The Chase It! scheme is constantly updated, so for more information, or to keep up to date with new programmes and activities, visit our website www.wlct.org/cannock

3


WEEK ONE

Great Days Out ! ACTING UP

Drama fun for wannabe stars! Age: 7-11 Date: Monday 22nd July Cost: Free Venue: Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock Times: 10.00 – 12.00 1.00 – 3.00

SPLASH OUT

Make a splash canoeing and raft building!! Age: 8-13 Date: Wednesday 24th July Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (N) 9.15 (C) 9.30 (H) 9.50 (R) 10.05 Return: (R) 4.00 (H) 4.15 (C) 4.30 (N) 4.50 Venue: Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield

(Please note: There will be a £1.50 locker charge)

(Please note: 2 changes of clothes, a second pair of trainers and a towel are required)

WHITE KNUCKLES

SPORTS

A day of thrills and spills at Drayton Manor theme park! Age: 7-13 Date: Thursday 25th July Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (R) 8.45 (H) 9.00 (C) 9.15 (N) 9.35 Return: (N) 4.40 (C) 4.55 (H) 5.15 (R) 5.30 Venue: Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth

4

PADDLE POWER

You will need to hold a 100m swimming badge to explore the slides and pools at Waterworld! Age: 8-13 Date: Tuesday 23rd July Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (N) 9.30 (C) 9.45 (H) 10.05 (R) 10.20 Return: (R) 3.40 (H) 3.55 (C) 4.10 (N) 4.30 Venue: Waterworld, Stoke-on-Trent

(Please note: Restrictions will apply on some rides / appropriate clothing must be worn / bring a waterproof jacket)

Come and try your hand at a number of exciting sports and games! Age: 8-13 Date: Friday 26th July Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Cost: Free Venue: Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock


KEY

WEEK TWO

(N) Norton Canes Primary School, School Road (C) Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road (H) Hednesford Bus Station (R) Rugeley Leisure Centre, Burnthill Lane

ACTING UP

Drama fun for wannabe stars! Age: 7-11 Date: Monday 29th July Cost: Free Venue: Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock Times: 10.00 – 12.00 1.00 – 3.00

BIG SCREEN BONANZA

Discover the latest film releases at Cineworld! Age: 7-13 Date: Tuesday 30th July Cost: £10.00 Pick up: (R) 10.30 (H) 10.45 (C) 11.00 (N) 11.20 Return: (N) 3.30 (C) 3.45 (H) 4.05 (R) 4.20 Venue: Cineworld, Bentley Bridge

AVALANCHE

Experience fast moving winter fun with tobogganing and ice-skating! Age: 10-13 Date: Thursday 1st August Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (R) 10.30 (H) 10.45 (C) 11.00 (N) 11.20 Return: (N) 4.00 (C) 4.15 (H) 4.35 (R) 4.50 Venue: Snowdome, Tamworth (Please note: Gloves and warm clothing must be worn, no jeans)

THRILL SEEKERS

Thrilling rides and a bucket load of fun at Alton Towers theme park! Age: 8-13 Date: Wednesday 31st July Cost: £30.00 Pick up: (N) 8.00 (C) 8.15 (H) 8.35 (R) 8.50 Return: (R) 6.10 (H) 6.25 (C) 6.40 (N) 7.00 Venue: Alton Towers (Please note: Restrictions will apply on some rides / appropriate clothing must be worn / bring a waterproof jacket)

SPORTS

Come and try your hand at a number of exciting sports and games! Age: 8-13 Date: Friday 2nd August Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Cost: Free Venue: Rugeley Leisure Centre, Rugeley

5


WEEK THREE

Great Days Out ! GET CRAFTY

Creative capers with The Good Life team! Age: 7-11 Date: Monday 5th August Cost: Free Venue: Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford Times: 10.00 – 12.00 1.00 – 3.00

ON SAFARI

MATILDA

CHASE TREKKERS

SPORTS

A wild day out at the West Midlands Safari Park! Age: 7-13 Date: Tuesday 6th August Cost: £30.00 Pick up: (R) 8.15 (H) 8.30 (C) 8.45 (N) 9.05 Return: (N) 4.55 (C) 5.10 (H) 5.30 (R) 5.45 Venue: West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park

Get back to nature at Birches Valley. Age: 5-10 Date: Thursday 8th August Cost: £10.00 Pick up: (N) 9.15 (C) 9.30 (H) 9.50 (R) 10.05 Return: (R) 3.10 (H) 3.25 (C) 3.40 (N) 4.00 Venue: Birches Valley, Rugeley

6

Come and see the stage musical! Age: 8-13 Date: Wednesday 7th August Cost: £30.00 Pick up: (R) 9.00 (H) 9.15 (C) 9.30 (N) 9.50 Return: (N) 8.45 (C) 9.00 (H) 9.20 (R) 9.35 Venue: The Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London

Come and try your hand at a number of exciting sports and games! Age: 8-13 Date: Friday 9th August Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Cost: Free Venue: Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock


KEY

WEEK FOUR

(N) Norton Canes Primary School, School Road (C) Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road (H) Hednesford Bus Station (R) Rugeley Leisure Centre, Burnthill Lane

GET CRAFTY

Creative capers with The Good Life team! Age: 7-11 Date: Monday 12th August Cost: Free Venue: Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford Times: 10.00 – 12.00 1.00 – 3.00

BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDY

WHITE KNUCKLES

SPORTS

Discover the fascinating world of yesteryear! Age: 5-10 Date: Tuesday 13th August Cost: £15.00 Pick up: (R) 9.00 (H) 9.15 (C) 9.30 (N) 9.50 Return: (N) 4.25 (C) 4.40 (H) 5.00 (R) 5.15 Venue: Black Country Living Museum, Dudley A day of thrills and spills at Drayton Manor theme park! Age: 7-13 Date:Thursday 15th August Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (R) 8.45 (H) 9.00 (C) 9.15 (N) 9.35 Return: (N) 4.40 (C) 4.55 (H) 5.15 (R) 5.30 Venue: Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth (Please note: Restrictions will apply on some rides / appropriate clothing must be worn / bring a waterproof jacket)

Visit the Warner Bros. Studios, home of Harry Potter! Age: 8-13 Date: Wednesday 14th August Cost: £30.00 Pick up: (R) 7.15 (H) 7.30 (C) 7.45 (N) 8.05 Return: (N) 5.30 (C) 5.45 (H) 6.05 (R) 6.20 Venue: Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, Watford Junction

Come and try your hand at a number of exciting sports and games! Age: 8-13 Date: Friday 16th August Time: 10.00 – 12.00 Cost: Free Venue: Rugeley Leisure Centre, Rugeley

7


KEY

WEEK FIVE

(N) Norton Canes Primary School, School Road (C) Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road (H) Hednesford Bus Station (R) Rugeley Leisure Centre, Burnthill Lane

Great Days Out ! GET CRAFTY

Creative capers with The Good Life team! Age: 7-11 Date: Monday 19th August Cost: Free Venue: Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford Times: 10.00 – 12.00 1.00 – 3.00

SNAKES & LADDERS

Experience the ups and downs of tree and ladder climbing, abseiling and crate stacking! Age: 8-13 Date: Tuesday 20th August Cost: £15.00 Pick up: (N) 9.30 (C) 9.45 (H) 10.05 (R) 10.20 Return: (R) 3.40 (H) 3.55 (C) 4.10 (N) 4.30 Venue: Beaudesert Camp Site, Cannock Wood

BOWLED OVER

Challenge your friends with Ten Pin Bowling & Lazer fun! Age: 7-13 Date: Thursday 22nd August Cost: £15.00 Pick up: (N) 9.15 (C) 9.30 (H) 9.50 (R) 10.05 Return: (R) 2.00 (H) 2.15 (C) 2.30 (N) 2.50 Venue: Ten Pin Bowling, Stafford

8

FOOTBALL CRAZY

Visit the home of Wigan Athletic FC! Take a tour of the stadium, have your photo taken with the FA Cup and take part in a football session! Age: 8-13 Date: Wednesday 21st August Cost: £20.00 Pick up: (N) 8.00 (C) 8.15 (H) 8.35 (R) 8.50 Return: (R) 5.15 (H) 5.30 (C) 5.45 (N) 6.05 Venue: Wigan Athletic FC, Wigan (Please note: Bring footwear suitable for use on astro turf)

PETE’S PARTY

Fun galore at Pete’s Party with music, inflatable equipment, face painting and much much more! Age: 5–13 Date: Friday 23rd August Time: 12.30 – 3.30 Cost: Free Pick up: (R) 11.45 (H) 11.45 (N) 11.45 Return: (R) 4.00 (H) 4.00 (N) 4.00 Venue: Chase Leisure Centre

(Please note: There will be no transportation provided from Cannock)


Parents / Guardians The Chase It! team are committed to providing a high quality service to you, our customer. This includes ensuring that the following standards of service are adhered to. • We will answer your queries promptly and in a professional manner • We will endeavour to keep your child safe at all times • We will endeavour to make your child’s experience of the scheme a happy, fun and enjoyable one • We will reward and recognise those children whose behaviour is good • We will act as positive role models for children within our care • We will develop good relationships with all children who take part in the scheme by spending time with them and listening to what they have to say

In the interest of your child’s welfare and safety, your child will be given a Chase It! t-shirt and drinks bottle when signing in on their first trip, these must be used on every trip your child takes part in thereafter. • T-shirts must be worn to enable our staff to recognise your child as a member of the Chase It! scheme quickly and easily • Drinks bottles and access to drinking water will be made available to reduce the risk of dehydration on hot days.

Our staff are not permitted to provide or administer sun cream, we would strongly advise parents to provide both sun cream and a sun hat for your child. Our staff will however remind children throughout the day about the dangers of the sun. Your child will not be allowed to take part in any Chase It! activity unless they are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for the activity they are taking part in. And finally, the Chase It! scheme is in support of Change4Life. In order to maintain a healthy weight we need to both eat better and move more. Many families are making changes that will help them live healthier and longer lives. Visit www.nhs.uk/changelife or call 0300 123 4567 for more information.

SPARE PLACES POLICY On some occasions, we may have spare places available at short notice. So as not to waste these places the team will allocate these at the last pick up point, for further information please contact the Chase It! Bookings Officer on 01543 501519.

9


Code of Conduct In order to maintain a safe and happy environment for all young people taking part in the Chase It! Summer programme, we require all children to adhere to the following code of conduct: 1 Respect each other Treat each other the way you would like to be treated. 2 No bullying Bullying is anything that makes someone feel uneasy, it includes name calling or any form of physical abuse. 3 Do not take matters into your own hands Whatever your concern, do not deal with it yourself. Always ask a leader for help. 4 Never disobey a leader Their aim is to make sure everyone enjoys themselves, but above all else, to make sure you are safe. 5 Respect the coach, the equipment and the venue Always treat them as you would treat your own. When they are damaged it spoils it for everyone else. 6 Never leave the area where the activities are taking place The leaders need to know where you are to make sure you are safe. If you need to go to the toilet, tell them. 7 Zero tolerance Any form of negative shouting, swearing or racism is strictly forbidden.

Parents / Guardians shall be informed in the event of their child breaking the code of conduct. The programme operates a yellow / red card policy, used at the discretion of senior members of staff.

10


How do I book my place ? Pull out and complete Booking your place on this year’s activities couldn’t be simpler, all you need to do is follow these eight easy steps.

1. Make sure you have read through all of the activities outlined on pages 4-8. 2. Pull out the middle section (pages 11-14) of this brochure, this is your booking form. 3. Transport is provided to and from some of our activities, please tick your required pick up / return point at the bottom of this page.

4. Complete the registration form (page 12) overleaf. 5. Select which activities you would like to take part in on page 13. 6. Complete the photographic release permission form on page 14. 7. Enclose payment where applicable, with a stamped addressed envelope. If

you are paying by cheque you will need to provide one cheque per activity made payable to ‘WLCT’, this will help us to provide a quick and efficient service should availability be limited.

Remember, you may be eligible for free places. See page 3 or contact the Chase It! Bookings Officer on 01543 501519 for more information.

8. Return your completed booking form and cheques to: Chase It! Bookings

Officer, Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire. WS11 4AL

The Chase It! team will confirm your place in writing. Please indicate your required pick-up / return point Hednesford Bus Station, Hednesford Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock Norton Canes Primary School, School Road, Norton Canes Rugeley Leisure Centre, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley

11


Registration Child’s name .......................................................... Date of birth .............................. School attended .......................................................................................................... Parents / Guardians name ........................................................................................ Address ....................................................................................................................... ................................................................................. Postcode............................... Tel No ................................................. Mobile No ..................................................... Email address ............................................................................................................. Medical condition and / or disability / special needs ( if applicable ) ........................... ..................................................................................................................................... Lifestyle Card No ........................................................................................................ Where did you hear about Chase It? Brochure Press Postcards Word of mouth Website Other ( please specify ) ........................................................ WLCT and Cannock Chase Council intend to provide equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of race, gender, marital status or disability. Please complete this section in order to help WLCT and the Council monitor its equal opportunities policy.

How would you best describe your child’s ethnic heritage ? White Black - Caribbean Black - African Indian Pakistan Chinese Irish Bangladesh Black - other ( please describe ) ............................................................................ Other ( please describe ) ....................................................................................... This information is required to secure additional funding to support the scheme. We need to store your information securely to enable us to produce non personal aggregated data, to ensure we hold current emergency information and to inform you of future activities for young people. Please tick this box if this is not acceptable If you have ticked the box but do not wish to be included on our mailing list for notification of future activities for young people please tick this box If you are not happy for us to use your mobile number / email address to contact you about future activities please tick this box WLCT, Cannock Chase Council and Staffordshire County Council will hold and use your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only use the information as specified above. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be passed on for commercial use.

Total amount enclosed ( please provide one cheque per activity make cheques payable to ‘WLCT` ) £ ..................

In order to maintain a safe and happy environment for your child, we require all children to adhere to a code of conduct. Please refer to page 10. If a child breaks the code of conduct, their parents / guardians will be informed. This scheme operates a yellow / red card policy, used at the discretion of senior members of Chase It! staff.

Signed Parent / Guardian :

12


Date

Cost

LC

22/07/13 22/07/13 23/07/13 24/07/13 25/07/13 26/07/13

Free Free £20.00 £20.00 £20.00 Free

Free Free £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 Free

29/07/13 29/07/13 30/07/13 31/08/13 01/08/13 02/08/13

Free Free £10.00 £30.00 £20.00 Free

Free Free £5.00 £15.00 £10.00 Free

05/08/13 05/08/13 06/08/13 07/08/13 08/08/13 09/08/13

Free Free £30.00 £30.00 £10.00 Free

Free Free £15.00 £15.00 £5.00 Free

12/08/13 12/08/13 13/08/13 14/08/13 15/08/13 16/08/13

Free Free £15.00 £30.00 £20.00 Free

Free Free £7.50 £15.00 £10.00 Free

19/08/13 19/08/13 20/08/13 21/08/13 22/08/13 23/08/13

Free Free £15.00 £20.00 £15.00 Free

Free Free £7.50 £10.00 £7.50 Free

Acting Up (1.00 - 3.00) Splash Out Paddle Power White Knuckles

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August

Sports

Get Crafty (10.00 - 12.00)

Monday 19th August Monday 12th August to Friday 23rd August to Friday 16th August

Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July

Activities Acting Up (10.00 - 12.00)

Acting Up (10.00 - 12.00)

Get Crafty (10.00 - 12.00)

WEEK FIVE WEEK FOUR WEEK THREE

WEEK TWO

WEEK ONE

Please tick your choice of trip. All trips are subject to availability.

Acting Up (1.00 - 3.00) Big Screen Bonanza Thrill Seekers Avalanche Sports Get Crafty (1.00 - 3.00) On Safari Matilda Chase Trekkers Sports Get Crafty (1.00 - 3.00) Black Country Living Museum Witchcraft & Wizardry White Knuckles Sports Get Crafty (10.00 - 12.00) Get Crafty (1.00 - 3.00) Snakes & Ladders Football Crazy Bowled Over Pete’s Party

Remember if you are paying by cheque you will need to provide one cheque per activity in order for us to provide a quick and efficient service should availability be limited.

13


Photographic release permission form Using Images of Children In order that we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your permission before we take or use any photographs or video footage of your child. We will not use the images for any other purpose than that stated below. WLCT, Cannock Chase Council and Staffordshire County Council would like to take photographs and video footage of your child for promotional purposes. These images may appear in our printed publications, on our website, on our DVD’s or all three. In relation to: Chase It! Summer 2013

May we use your child’s image in our promotional materials ?

Yes

No

We will not include details or full names (which means first name and surname) of any person in an image on our website, on DVD’s, or in printed publications, without good reason and we will ask for further consent if we want to do this. For example, we may want to include the full name of a competition winner. However, we will not include the full name of your child used in promotional literature.

I have read and understood the conditions of this consent form and give permission for images to be taken of my child for the purpose as described.

Name of Child: …………………………………………………………………………….... Name of Parent / Consenting Guardian: (please print) ………………………………… Parent / Consenting Guardian Signature: ………………………………………………… Dated: ………………………………………………………………………………………... WLCT, Cannock Chase Council and Staffordshire County Council will hold and use your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only use the information as stated above. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be passed on for commercial use.

14


Get active and join in the fun! The Good Life website is just for you kids and your family. Fun packed with games, arty activities, and loads of indoor and outdoor play ideas, you’ll be busy for hours. Check it out and see if you beat ‘The Freaky Food Bugs’, or watch the ‘On Yah Bike’ film to see how to cycle safe this summer. KIDS Have you an amazing hobby that keeps you happy and active and is fairly cheap to do, then we’d love to hear about it. You could be featured on ‘Launch A Legend’ in the ‘Growing Up’ section. Ask an adult family member to email Lisa at the address below. PARENTS / CARERS We let families know what cheap and cheerful activities are coming up in the district, from Museum workshops to free events in our parks. Simply contact Lisa, and you can be added to The Good Life database, to keep in the know! For further information contact Lisa Shephard on 07812 332964 or e-mail l.shephard@wlct.org

THE ROUTE TO HEALTH

Fancy making a den, having your photo taken next to the giant tortoise, or spot the magical fairies in Fernley Thickett? Yes, then why not visit the Route to Health - Community Arts Trail, at Birches Valley. It’s wheel friendly, so whether your on your bike, pushchair or wheelchair, come and enjoy the great outdoors of Cannock Chase. Why not download some activities to take with you, making your visit even more fun. Just take a look at www.thegoodlife.uk.net and click on the Route to Health logo, his name is “Woodley”. Open all year round – dawn until dusk. Birches Valley Forest Centre Rugeley Staffordshire WS15 2UQ 01889 586593

15


10.30 - 12.00 Hednesford Park 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Thursday 25th July

Heath Hayes Park Cannock Park

WEEK TWO

Wednesday 31st July

10.30 - 12.00 Elmore Park, Rugeley 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Sunday 4th August

Family Fun Day! Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

WEEK THREE

Wednesday 7th August

10.30 - 12.00 Hednesford Park 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Thursday 8th August

Cannock Park Hednesford Park

Wednesday 14th August

10.30 - 12.00 Elmore Park, Rugeley 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Thursday 15th August

Cannock Park Hednesford Park

Wednesday 21st August

10.30 - 12.00 Hednesford Park 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Thursday 22nd August

Heath Hayes Park Cannock Park

Wednesday 28th August

10.30 - 12.00 Elmore Park, Rugeley 1.00 - 3.00 Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford

Thursday 29th August

Cannock Park

WEEK SIX

WEEK ONE

Wednesday 24th July

WEEK FOUR

FREE PLAY SESSIONS

WEEK FIVE

Play Rangers

10.30 - 12.00 1.00 - 2.30

10.00 - 4.00

10.30 - 12.00 1.00 - 2.30

10.30 - 12.00 1.00 - 2.30

10.30 - 12.00 1.00 - 2.30

10.30 - 12.00

Parents and guardians - please note that these sessions are open play sessions for 5 to 13 year olds where children can stay as long or as little as they wish. Play Rangers are NOT responsible for unaccompanied children who join the sessions Unless you are happy to leave your child, please stay with them and join in the fun.

16


‘Play Up’ Outdoor Fun Sessions UTILISING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE SURROUNDING AREA ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE IMAGINATIVE, CREATIVE, MESSY AND ACTIVE PLAY IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.

Age: 8-13 Cost: £4.00 per session Dates: Tuesdays 23rd, 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August Times: 10.00 – 12.00 / 1.00 – 3.00 Venue: Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire. WS12 1TD

Children are required to dress appropriately for messy outdoor play and all weather conditions. A registration form must be completed by a parent / guardian prior to the start of the session. Parents and guardians please note that “Chase It!”, Play Rangers are responsible for the children in their care during the times of the session. Play Rangers will be outside the main entrance to greet you upon arrival! To book a place please visit the reception at Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AL

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!

For further information about the Play programmes please contact Andrea Tunnicliffe on 07989 683501 or e-mail: a.tunnicliffe@wlct.org

17


Leisure centres HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR 5 – 12 YEAR OLDS The Chase It! Holiday camps are run at Chase and Rugeley Leisure Centre’s providing 5-12 year olds with fun, action packed weeks of football, hockey, x-bikes, dance, arts & crafts, athletics and much more. Please note, all activities are subject to availability and change. Date Week 1 22nd – 26th July

Cost Week (5 days)

Week 2 29th July – 2nd August

Times £65.00

Pre-Care

8:00 – 9:00*

Week (4 days**) £55.00

Day Camp

9:00 – 4:00

Week 3 5th – 9th August

Single Day

After-Care

4:00 – 5:30*

Week 4 12th – 16th August

Pre-Care

£2.00

Week 5 19th – 23rd August

After-Care

£2.00

£15.50

Week 6 27th – 30th August *Pre-Care and After-Care is only available at Chase Leisure Centre and must be pre booked **4 Day Week only available when there is a Bank Holiday

FORGET ME NOTS … • Sports clothing and swimming kit • Sensible shoes for sports and games • Plenty to drink • Packed lunch • Coat, hat, sun cream, medication (if required) Mobile phones and computer games are not permitted during activity programmes. If children do have such items they will be asked to leave them in their bags. We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to any items.

For further information, or to book a place, please contact: Chase Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire. WS11 4AL Or you can call us on 01543 504065 Rugeley Leisure Centre, Burnthill Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire. WS15 2HZ Or you can call us on 01889 586260

SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS Organised coaching sessions for children aged between 4 & 11 years based around fun and enjoyment, the structured coaching sessions allow children to develop their understanding of football through games, drills and challenges. Sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches with enhanced DBS checks.

Dates 22nd – 24th July

Times 10.00 - 3.00

Cost £12 per day

Chase Leisure Centre

29th July – 31st July

10.00 - 3.00

£12 per day

Chase Leisure Centre

5th – 7th August

10.00 - 3.00

£12 per day

Chase Leisure Centre

18

Venue


Staffordshire Youth & community service CANNOCK YOUTH CENTRE Avon Road, Cannock (opposite ASDA) 01543 334265 (daytime) / 01543 512312 (evening) Youth Worker: Louise Evans Week 1

Dates Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Times 10.00 – 3.00

Cost £2.50 per session

Week 2

Monday 5th – Friday 9th August

10.00 – 3.00

£2.50 per session

This provision is available for young people aged 11+. We actively encourage young people who attend our additional needs youth provisions to come along.

If you are wanting to know what is happening in and around the district over the summer holidays for high school aged kids then check out

Visit www.youthbox.info for further information and services for young people in your area

Staffordshire Youth and Community Service offers a wide range of initiatives and activities for young people including a Young Leaders programme, volunteering opportunities and the chance to gain qualifications or accreditations.

19


Prince of Wales centre “SEUSSICAL” - SUMMER WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE Ambient Night Productions and the Prince of Wales Centre are teaming up to offer young performers aged 7-18 the chance to workshop and then perform in this exciting production of Seussical. “I can see that you’ve quite a mind for your age! Why, one Think and you dragged me right onto the stage! Now, I’m here, there is no telling me what may ensue With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!” So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. Come and meet all your favourite Dr Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all the Whos of Whoville. This is a great opportunity for youngsters who are new to performing and those with more experience, to workshop this classic show and then perform it to a live audience. Singing, acting and dancing skills will be taught but a whole lot of fun will be had along the way. Auditions for principle roles will take place on Saturday 3rd August from 10.00 - 2.00. Bring along a song you know on ipod or CD. But if you just want to be a part of the chorus then no audition is needed and there is still lots to do. PERFORMANCE

Date: Saturday 24th August Time: 7.30 Venue: Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock Ticket price: £7.00

WORKSHOP

Dates: Monday 12th – Friday 16th August Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August Times: 10.00 – 4.00 Venue: Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock Cost: £120.00 (discounts available for siblings)

For further information, or to book a place, please contact: Prince of Wales

Centre, Box Office, Church Street, Cannock, Staffordshire. WS11 1DE

Or you can call us on 01543 578762

20


Museum of Cannock Chase Why not come along and visit the Museum of Cannock Chase for FREE this summer? There’s lots to see and do for all the family…. • Come and play in our interactive Toys & Games Gallery – loads of toys to see from Victorian times to present day, plus even more to play with! • Put on a miner’s helmet and enter our Coal Mining Gallery – find out what it was like to be a Cannock Chase miner! • Local History Gallery – fun activities for all the family about where YOU live. • Complete one of our popular free children’s quizzes – a quiz is available for all ages! • Have a picnic in our grounds and take a walk over Hednesford Hills. • Arts and crafts workshops throughout the summer holidays.

FAMILY DAY EVENT Art & craft activities, games, shows, displays and much much more! Date: Sunday 4th August Times: 12.00 - 4.00 FESTIVAL OF BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY Hands-on workshops on an archaeological theme for children aged 7+ EXPLORING THE PAST – Tuesday 23rd July DECODING THE PAST – Thursday 25th July Times: 11.00 – 4.00 Cost: £2 per child DROP-IN WORKSHOPS Be a Habitat Explorer! Heathland, ocean, jungle and much more! No need to book – just turn up! Children must be accompanied. Dates: Wednesday 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August Times: 11.00 – 3.00 Cost: £1.50 Museum of Cannock Chase Valley Road Hednesford Cannock Staffordshire WS12 1TD

You can call us on 01543 877666 or email us at museumofcannockchase@wlct.org or visit our website www.wlct.org/museumofcannockchase During the summer we are open daily from 11.00 til 5.00, with last admissions 30 minutes before closing. General admission to the museum is free. Gift shop. Coffee shop. Picnic area. Free parking for cars and bikes. Disabled access. Group visits please telephone in advance.

21


Other things to do ... AIMING HIGH Funded by Staffordshire County Council, Aiming High, provides a range of short break activities for disabled children and young people across Staffordshire. For further information go to www.staffordshire.gov.uk/disabledchildren or e-mail aiminghigh@staffordshire.gov.uk

HEDNESFORD CARNIVAL Come and see the best of Hednesford including walking floats, ‘Hednesford’s Got Talent’ and ‘It’s a Knockout’, plus a skate park display! Date: Saturday 17th August Times: 11.00 – Late Venue: Hednesford Park & Town Centre FUNSTEPS Come along to our relaxed and fun dance sessions for families with pre-school children. Classes taking place across the district! Contact Jacquie on 07920 864767 for further information.

Coming soon! INTERACTIVE MULTI-SENSORY ROOM A new, state of the art, interactive multi-sensory room and additional soft play area will open at Chase Leisure Centre shortly as a result of funding provided by Staffordshire County Council’s Aiming High initiative. For further information, please contact Deborah Pearce, Community Recreation Officer for WLCT’s Community Wellbeing Team – Sport on 01543 501520.

22


And there’s more ... STREETSTADIA

Streetstadia is a great opportunity for youngsters between the age of 8 and 17 to get active and make new friends. Activities include football, dodgeball, volleyball and other team games. For details of sessions near you, keep a look out on Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service website www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk and click on the events page.

CHASE COMMUNITY GAMES EVENTS CALENDER The Chase Community Games Events Calender showcases local sporting and cultural activities and events that are taking place across the district. Visit www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/chasegames for further information!

SUMMER RUGBY CAMPS

3 days of Rugby! Led by the Rugby Football Union team and club coaches the focus will be on having FUN and developing basic skills!

CANNOCK RUGBY CLUB Age: 6-12 Dates: 5th, 6th, 7th August Times: 9.30 – 3.00 Cost: £10 per day / £20 for 3 day course

RUGELEY RUGBY CLUB Age: 6-13 Dates: 27th, 28th, 29th August Times: 9.30 – 3.00 Cost: £5 per day (Includes £15 discount on club

(Includes FREE membership for those attending all three days)

membership for those attending all three days)

Venue: St Augustine’s Field, Venue: The Morgan Ground, Station Road, Rugeley, Stafford Road, Huntington, Staffordshire. WS15 2HE Cannock, Staffordshire. (Behind St Augustine’s Church) WS12 4NU For further information or to book a place, please contact Simon Jones (RFU Community Coach) on 07718 706576 or e-mail simonjones@rfu.com

23


For further information about activities for children and young people please contact the Chase It! Bookings Officer on 01543 501519.

wlct.org/cannock

Chase It! Summer 2013  

Activities for children and young people in and around Cannock.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you