Helping you through the Holidays

A series of webinars and workshops to support your wellbeing, managing your finances and fun craft ideas for the whole family.

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Coping with Anxieties of a Covid Christmas

This workshop will look at YOU. Are you looking after yourself during this busy time? We will explore how to make time for yourself, even if it is only for 5 minutes a day.

Recording will be available soon. 

Christmas Survival

A fun and practical course exploring how we can make the money stretch a little further this Christmas so as a family as can enjoy this occasion without all the expense.

Recording will be available soon. 

Christmas Crafts for Early Years

Some fun ideas to help you be creative with your little ones during this festive season.

Recording will be available soon. 

  • Some old wrapping paper
  • A glass to draw around
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • Glue stick
  • A4 coloured paper or card, including a couple of sheets of white paper
  • Toilets rolls
  • A pipe cleaner
  • Crayons or pencils including an orange and black one
  • Tin foil, or shiny paper if you have it
  • Any bits that look like they might be fun to use like ribbon, pom poms, glitter glue or anything nice
  • Anything sparkly that could be stuck on to decorate a Christmas card
  • Brown card or envelope.

Christmas Crafts for Older Children

Ideas on how to engage your older child with festive craft activities.

Recording will be available soon. 

  • Crochet hook and wool/old (clean)
  • Glass jar
  • Paints
  • Paper
  • Felt tip pens
  • Sellotape

Parents Network Day for Xmas

Parents network

Following on from the Festive Fortnight, the Parents Network invite you to some family fun – on the first day of the holidays -21st December. Join in with activities aimed at getting families together, entertaining the children and even something for the adults! Join up now to these FREE sessions.

Early Years Craft – Salt Dough Baubles

Come and have some fun with your little ones to start the Xmas week.

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  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g salt
  • 125ml water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Straws
  • Blunt knife for cutting/cookie cutters

Making and decorating Gingerbread men

Come and create and bake some gingerbread men – as well as some gentle exercise to work up an appetite.

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  • 125g plain flour plus 50g wholemeal flour
  • 1½tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 65g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tbsp golden syrup or maple syrup
  • cookie cutters
  • You will also need cutters, raisins, small sweets, sprinkles, writing icing, icing sugar etc for decorating.
  1. Grease a baking sheet; turn oven to 190 degrees, gas mark 5.
  2. Sift flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Cut butter into chunks and rub into flour until mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in sugar. Break egg into small bowl and add syrup. Beat well together.
  4. Stir eggy mixture into flour and mix to form a dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth.
  5. Roll out dough to a thickness of 5mm. Cut shapes from dough and put on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes -be careful not to overcook as they are not so good hard!
  7. Cool on sheet for a few minutes and then put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Decorate as required.

Craft for Primary aged children

First day of the holidays – need to keep them entertained – join us for a free crafting afternoon.

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  • Paper
  • pens
  • string
  • Sellotape
  • glass pens
  • jam jars (smooth not ridged)
  • wool
  • crochet hook
  • a cup
  • plain flour
  • table salt
  • water

Parents & Teens together-let’s have Fun!

Xmas is not just for little children, bring the inner child out of your teens for an hour or so.

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  • 1 quantity salt dough. (Plain flour, salt and water)
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • rolling pin
  • biscuit cutters
  • piping nozzle (optional)
  • acrylic paints or felt-tip pens
  • thin ribbon

Family Festive Fun

End the day with some festive family fun activities where the whole family can join in.

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  • A phone to take photos of items/them doing tasks
  • A willing attitude to have some fun

Coping with Xmas – Social for Adults!

Little ones in bed, exhausted at the end of the first day of the holidays – why not come and have a social virtual mince pies and mulled wine to share how you are coping with Xmas. Top tips to survive included.

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