Within this page are flyers and links to clubs/websites and workshops to support you as parents. These are provided for your information to notify you of activities taking place within the community. We do not endorse any information on this page and have no responsibility for the content.
“It’s a great opportunity to change a child’s life.”
Josh came into care aged 8 with his belongings in a black binbag, he tells us how his foster carers changed his life in this short film. Foster carers offer safe and nurturing homes to our vulnerable children so they too can enjoy a happy childhood. Fostering is incredibly rewarding, offers great flexibility and puts family at its heart. Training is local, support is 24/7 and your family could receive £483 per child, per week. Find out more by visiting the website or calling our friendly team on 0800 801 530.
Join Essex County Council’s fostering community and together we can transform children's lives.
Family Bike Ride on Saturday 19th March
As part of Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival, we are hosting two FREE guided family bike rides from Thorndon Cycle Centre.
Come along with your family or friends to explore the beautiful, traffic-free trails in and around Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood. Bring your own bike or borrow one of ours - please pre-book bikes.
Choice of times:
You can call 01277 218497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or to book a place, please use the link below:
Love Your Library Day
This Love Your Library Day, visit your local library on Saturday 19 February. Children will be able to take part in lots of fun superhero activities including a storytime, arts and crafts and we are encouraging children to come along dressed as their favourite superhero. As well as this, we will also be asking children to see if they can spot several superhero posters in our libraries, to find out the secret word!
We also will be hosting events for adults. You can find out more about that on our webpage.
We will be running a prize draw to win children’s goodie bags, kindly donated by Forbidden Planet.
To enter, all you need to do is:
If possible, please also tag @ForbiddenPlanet on Twitter and Instagram and @ForbiddenPlanetdotcom on Facebook.
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So come along on Saturday 19 February, take part in some activities and get to know your community!
We would advise taking a lateral flow test before attending Love Your Library events.
You will be able to discover TLC resources to support early years language and communication development.
ACL Essex will be running community and family learning taster sessions – including creating “boredom boxes, Halloween crafts and much more.
Educational Visits UK Autumn Magazine
Welcome to the Educational Visits UK Autumn Magazine giving you information about what is happening in your area over the coming months
Trailnet, based in Thorndon Country Park, are running walking and cycling events over the week specifically aimed at SEN pupils.
Planet Super League
Planet Super League is an online tournament where children can take part in fun, weekly, educational activities for six weeks. They can lead their families at home to inspire changes that can have a big impact on the environment. Why not join in with thousands of other families having fun and doing their bit!
There are over 60 fun activities to do on the Planet Super League website. The activities will help you save money, have fun as a family and be more sustainable.