Children at Dixon’s Marchbank Academy learned about the dangers of going onto building sites and into buildings to play.
Reshape Construction, a company involved in building social housing for Bradford Council recently visited the school to pass on information to the children about the dangers which construction sites pose, especially as the school holidays are now beginning and children have much more free time.
Children on their Easter holidays are invited to a special screening of the 2016 Disney film Zootropolis at Cartwright Hall in Bradford on Thursday 13 April from 11am to 1pm.
In the film the enthusiastically optimistic rookie cop Judy Hopps discovers that being a the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking fox.
The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film is a comedy-adventure directed by Tangled’s, Byron Howard and Wreck-It Ralph’s, Rich Moore.
Children are invited to come dressed up as their favourite animals to enjoy the film which has genuine cross-generational appeal and is funny with likeable characters.
The film has a PG certificate and tickets are £3 in advance or £5 on the day, spaces are limited to book call 01274 431212.
While at Cartwright Hall visitors can also enjoy the ‘Animal Craft’ exhibition with animal art by UK designers and makers and they can try out artist Rachel Barron’s stamp table to create their own animal art.
Following the film, why not picnic in Lister Park and join the free Animal Crackers family drop-in workshop between 1pm and 3pm? Children can also pick up an Animal Trail at the front desk to find out about the animals in the exhibitions and grounds of Cartwright Hall.
Children across the Bradford district are invited to try out some new sports, reignite an interest in more traditionally popular sports or bust some moves at dance at classes over the Easter Holidays.
Bradford Council’s sport and leisure service is organising the Base Camps and Dance Camps which are the ideal way to keep youngsters occupied during the school break
The Base Camps offer the opportunity for children aged five to 13 to try out activities like dodge ball and volleyball as well as have a go at more popular sports such as football, cricket, basketball and athletics.
The Dance Camps include street dance, break dance and musical theatre and on the last day the youngsters will give a performance to their parents and carers. The Dance Camps are being led by Dance for Life, a Bradford based project offering classes, workshops, after school clubs, performance opportunities and dance training schemes across the district in many different styles of dance.
The three-day camps will be at Richard Dunn Sports Centre from Tuesday 11 April to Thursday 13 April and the four-day camps at Zara Sports Centre from Tuesday 18 April to Friday 21 April. Children can also attend any of the camps for just the day.
The sessions run from 9am to 3.30pm and kids will need to bring suitable kit with trainers and a packed lunch with drinks.
Children can attend the full three day or four day camps or can just do individual days.
The three-day Sports Camp costs £35 for the first child and £27 for additional children and Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure). The four day camp costs £46 per child and £35 for additional children and Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure). Children can take part in day sessions for £14 and £11 for Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure).
The three-day Dance Camp costs £30 for the first child and £23 for additional children and Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure). The four-day Dance Camp costs £40 per for the first child and £30 for additional children and Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure). Children can take part in day sessions for £12 and £9 for Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure).
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “Our Base Camps and Dance Camps are always extremely popular and are a great way for youngsters to try things, improve their skills and make new friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. I’m sure they will have lots of fun.”
There will be a host of Easter themed activities taking place in Bradford Libraries this month.
The free family activities will include Easter egg hunts, crafts and competitions.
Shipley Library will have Easter stories and making Easter baskets on Tuesday, 11 April at 2pm and on Tuesday, 18 April at 2pm there will be bunny ears craft.
Easter stories and crafts will be taking place at Ilkley Library on Wednesday, 12 April at 10.15am.
Keighley Library will have a design an egg competition on Wednesday, 12 April at 11am until 11.45am and Saturday, 15 April at 11am until 11.45am.
Laisterdyke Library will be having stories and making birds nests on Thursday, 13 April at 3pm.
Easter stories and Easter basket crafts will be on offer at Manningham Library on Thursday, 13 April at 2pm and Thursday, 20 April at 2pm.
Wibsey Library will have Easter stories and crafts on Thursday, 13 April at 2pm.
Bradford City Library will have Easter storytime and crafts on Saturday, 15 April at 11am.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “There are plenty of fun activities taking place in our libraries throughout the district during the Easter holidays. There is something for everyone to enjoy and we hope that people will come down to their local library to see what is on offer.”
For more information contact Susan Brewster-Craig, Bradford Council’s Development Officer Early Years and Bookstart, on 01274 433684.
This February half term the hit franchise YO-KAI WATCH takes over the National Media Museum in Bradford for nine days of FREE family activities (18 – 26 February).
Visitors will be able to design and use their own cardboard game controllers, meet character Jibanyan who’ll be making daily appearances at the Museum, and play the latest game for Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS.
And every child who completes the Yo-kai trail during the Half Term Take Over will receive a FREE toy Yo-kai Watch to keep! (subject to availability*).
YO-KAI WATCH, a hugely popular animation and video game series originating from Japan, tells the story of Nate, Katie and the mysterious Yo-kai who wander around our world and are actually invisible to most people. Usually Yo-kai have no bad intentions, but when something goes wrong in everyday life it’s often because one of them is making mischief.
Anyone wearing a Yo-kai Watch can find hidden Yo-kai, befriend them, interrupt their mischief, or call upon their powers when they need their help.
February half term at the National Media Museum sees a host of free activities and events inspired by YO-KAI WATCH, including a Nintendo 3DS gaming area, the chance to hunt hidden tribes in a Yo-kai trail, play along in a 3DS pop-up quiz, and take part in creative activities the whole family can enjoy together.
The Museum will be split into zones relating to Yo-kai tribes: ‘Heartful’, ‘Mysterious’, ‘Charming’ and ‘Brave’, each offering its own set of activities: creating a 3D paper character head to take home in the Heartful zone; designing a cardboard game controller which can be used with the ‘Makey Makey’ programming kit to control characters on a computer screen in the Mysterious and Eerie zones; taking a break to read, draw or relax in the Charming zone, or trying out Nintendo’s YO-KAI WATCH on the Nintendo 3DS and chatting to gaming experts in the Brave zone.
Georgina Cooke, Programme Developer at the National Media Museum, said: “YO-KAI WATCH is a huge hit with children around the world, and given its popularity it’s fantastic to have the video game take over the Museum for February half term.
“We’ll be giving away toy Yo-kai watches and there are other big prizes form the YO-KAI WATCH universe to be won, in addition to activities for the whole family to enjoy. Discover the Yo-kai tribes, play the latest game and watch episodes of the TV series on the cinema screen. And best of all, it’s all free.”