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Things to Do

Things to do locally:

Get creative:

Be Positive : Messages of love and hope are appearing around the Almondbury, lepton and Fenaybridge. Local children are using their time and creating "lovely" little messages to raise spirits and let isolated family know they are still being thought about in these demanding times.

Also painted rocks (Mandala stones) have been put round Almondbury for you to find and re-hide. Please wash your hands if you touch them!

Is this something you could encourage your children to make - social distancing guidelines and hand washing observed at all times of course. Pictures of these could be shared on social media as a message to family and friends. There are lots of activities for people of all ages to do during this period of self isolation - doing something like this with such a positive message is just one example. If you have examples of kindness and positive actions that you want to share, send information to events.abca@gmail.com

 

Rainbow and other themed walks - 🌈 People are putting up rainbows, sunshine, Easter, animals, flowers and smiley faces in their windows over the coming weeks. Go on a walk and see if you can find them.

If you put one up let us know which road and village and we will add to the list below:

Almondbury: Arkenley Lane, Longley Road, Southfield Road, Mountfield Avenue, Mountfield  Road, Beadon Avenue, Fernside Avenue, De Lacy Avenue, Brickbank, Bank End Lane, St Helens Gate, Kaye Lane, Westgate, Hallas Grove, Thorpe Lane, Greenside Avenue, Highlands Avenie, Sikes Close, Nowell Place, Lincoln Grove

Lepton: Woodlands, off Station Road, Rowley Lane, Highgate Crescent, around Fenay Bridge and on Fenay Bridge Park. 

 

Bongo Beats (ABCA member) also on https://www.facebook.com/Bongosbeats/ Check out Action songs for your little ones to join in.

Kixx (@KixxHuddersfield on FB) are doing these virtual sessions: 

https://www.facebook.com/KixxHuddersfield/posts/1067862503599791

During the video we will give our superstars and grown ups plenty of clear instructions to help you easily and quickly set your session up, along with timings to try out your exciting activities!

  • Color and create your own Kixx Kit 🙌🏻. We would LOVE to see your superstars very own Kixx Kit designs 🧡

Just for fun...... your superstar can either print off this template or your grown up can draw you one to colour in.The team are so excited to see your versions of the Kixx football kit.

Like to grow things or want to learn more on how to?
Check out Growing Works page and posts: https://www.facebook.com/growingworks/
Also check out their website on Free and Easy Wildlife Gardening here

Create a bug house from materials you can find on your walks or in your garden. Growing Works filled some old teasel stems and tied them together, drilled holes into a section of old Christmas tree, and used wood to create a box to fill with bamboo, moss and leaves. Let your imagination run wild!

Please share a picture of any that you make with Growing Works. You can see more of their pictures on their website at:
http://www.growingworks.org.uk/gallery-and-videos/

For more information on how this helps wildlife check out this information from the RSPB
https://www.rspb.org.uk/…/gardening…/insects-and-minibeasts/

 

Like doing pictures or scavenging? If anyone is close to a printer and has children, there are some pictures below for you to print off and colour in, for your windows etc 😊. If anyone wants to find any for other professions, just type in what profession it is on Google and some colouring sheets should come up 🌈.Some scavenger hunting activities below:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2600757246912489&id=100009347172925

Keeping fit?
Things to do from elsewhere
Like stories?  
Free story time sessions for children: https://www.facebook.com/storiesaliveuk/

Audible Storieshttps://stories.audible.com/start-listentype=2&theater

 

Love doing things?

The Great Indoors - Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home. 100+ stay-at-home activities to help your kids learn new skills over the next few weeks and months: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

 

Like Nature?

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: 

Website: https://www.ywt.org.uk/

Go on a Wildlife Treasure Hunt and explore your house or garden to discover amazing Yorkshire wildlife and more: 

https://www.facebook.com/YorkshireWildlifeTrust/

Chester Zoo Wildverse has lots of amazing things to do - all animal related!

Online Zoo watching: Anyone that has kids with a tablet if they get bored if they do get locked up type in Google Edinburgh live zoo cams they can watch animals live your welcome

Listen to the birds from the Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/04/identify-bird-song

Do you love wild flowers? Plantlife - the Great British Wildflower hunt:  https://www.plantlife.org.uk/wildflowerhunt/?

 

Love Theatre?

National Theatre At Home ~ Streaming Every Thursday on YouTube - We’re all about experiencing theatre together 
At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, NT are excited to introduce #NationalTheatreAtHome.
Every Thursday from 7pm UK time, you will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free for one week. 
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=524497661584580

Free Cirque Du Soleil on line: check out more here

Love musicals? Check fee online Andrew Lloyd Webber shows here

 

Love the outside from your armchair?

Google Earth launches virtual tours of 31 of the world's most incredible national parks: click here to find out more