Children

Rush to new Cowbit ropes attraction

Cowbit has an exciting new play area after roping in a £20,000 donation from a house builder. The new Rope Rush was officially opened by parish councillors on Tuesday, February 19. The village’s Parish Council says it was disappointed to be denied the chance to fund the equipment from Section 106 money. But Ashwood Homes, which is building near the ...

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Helping young people reach new heights in Holbeach

Youngsters are missing out on a host of activities on their doorstep, the commanding officer of an air cadet squadron that’s been going since 1947 has said. The 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron’s commanding officer flight lieutenant Keith Bates (59) has been involved with the air cadets since he was 13-years-old and he’s disappointed so many people are missing out on what ...

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Get diggy with it at Ayscoughfee archeology festival

Grab a trowel, the second annual Festival of Archaeology takes place this weekend at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding. On Saturday and Sunday (July 28/29), visitors can dig deep into dirt pits to unearth fossils and get hands-on with a host of activities and crafts, as well as talks, walks and demonstrations. The first festival weekend last year was a success ...

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Activate your summer holiday fun in South Holland

There is no reason for youngsters to get bored during the school holidays. South Holland District Council has arranged a series of free family days through the Activate! programme. Starting on August 1 in Holbeach, the days are designed to give young people and their families the chance to try new sports and arts activities within their community. Activities include ...

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Springfields Adventure Land to open with a weekend of family fun

The long-awaited new funpark at Springfields Outlet will open at the end of June. On Saturday, June 30, Springfields Outlet will open its highly anticipated new leisure destination, Adventure Land. To celebrate, there will be a full programme of family-friendly activities and entertainment across the whole weekend. At 11am on Saturday, Coronation Street actress Samia Longchambon, aka Samia Ghadie (Maria ...

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Get Jedi skills at Star Wars evening in Long Sutton

This Friday, you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to learn the ways of the Jedi – you can learn lightsaber tricks and more at Peele Leisure Centre in Long Sutton. The latest Star Wars film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens on Friday, the same day as the special Star Wars event in Long Sutton ...

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Half term activities at South Holland Centre

Next week is half term and the South Holland Centre has a packed family friendly programme, with a sing-a-long, an art event and films. Get your voices warmed up and come and sing your heart out at Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm. Enjoy a full length screening of Disney’s iconic fairy tale starring Emma ...

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South Holland Centre’s Easter fun schedule

Easter holidays are here and the South Holland Centre has a packed schedule of entertainment across the whole two weeks. Entertainment on offer includes films and a show. First up is Early Man, starting today (March 28) and running until April 5. Early Man is the latest film from Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations, best known for their lovable creations, Wallace ...

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Spalding based Youth theatre group Act II open day

All young people can benefit from acting, says the leader of Spalding show group Act II. On Saturday, January 27, Act II Theatre Company will welcome youngsters and their families or carers to the Clay Lake studio for a chance to see what goes on at the company that puts on scores of performances a year. “Act II is not ...

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Young creatives in South Holland get chance to shine with mini-festival

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Smashing pumpkin parade autumn fun in Spalding

The Pumpkin Parade returns this Friday, October 13, with fun for all the family. The annual South Holland District Council Pumpkin Parade celebrates everything autumnal with parades and games. This Friday evening, families in fancy dress will parade through Spalding in a celebration of the fun side of the season. Festivities begins at 11am and run all day to 8pm. ...

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Songwriting course for young musicians in Holbeach

A free course in Holbeach will give creative youngsters the chance to write, craft and record an original song before making a music video ready for YouTube. George Barnett from Spalding indie-pop duo Alfie Jack – who gig nationally and have appeared on the BBC – runs the six-week course at Holbeach Hub. Alfie Jack have released two EPs and ...

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Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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Children’s Easter egg hunt in Spalding town centre under way

A free Easter egg hunt organised by Spalding optician Molsom and Associates is under way. Children aged 4 to 12 can collect a clue/entry form from the practice in Hall Place. The clues lead to paper eggs displayed in nine other shops/places in the town centre. Molsom’s Vicky Harvey said: “Each egg has a message to write on their sheet ...

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New £200,000 high ropes course at Weston ready to launch

South Holland’s first high ropes course is due to open this month following a £200,000 investment and five-month project. It’s the latest attraction at Weston’s Fun Farm – originally a farm diversification project into soft play, which later expanded to include Laser Storm laser tag game. Owner Albert Slator said: “We wanted to do something different. From Easter through to ...

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Helping hand for grown-ups during half-term

The South Holland Centre is giving grown-ups a helping hand this half term with a Stage ‘n’ Screen offer for £10 per adult or child.   This special deal includes a 2D matinee screening of the hit family film Sing, plus a ticket for a wonderful live show Fairytales Gone Bad with pre-show mask-making.   The hilarious family movie Sing ...

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Variety of activities for the half-term holidays

A variety of activities are on offer at the South Holland Centre to keep youngsters busy during the half-term holidays. Family favourites Rhubarb Theatre are returning to the Spalding stage with their exciting new Granny’s Game show on Wednesday, October 26, at 2pm. Rhubarb use mask, puppetry, physical theatre, song and dance to weave a tale inspired by the real-life ...

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Disco fun for under sevens

Grab your dancing shoes and join the grooviest under 7s in town for the South Holland Centre’s popular Top of the Poppets family disco. This regular afternoon of music, dancing games and family fun is back on Saturday at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £3 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults and babes in arms. They are available from the ...

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Creative workshop for kids

Once Upon A Time… is a perfect workshop for little ones taking place at Peterborough’s Key Theatre during the summer holidays. Take a trip to the land of Make Believe with stories by Glenys Newton and Janina Vigurs and meet all sorts of characters along the way. Find inspiration in the stories that you hear and create something special to ...

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Kids can get sporty and arty during the summer

Youngsters can keep boredom at bay during the school summer holidays with the help of South Holland District Council’s popular Summer Fun brochure. Each year the brochure lists the wide range of leisure and cultural opportunities for children, young people and families in South Holland over the summer break. The 2016 edition has been distributed to every school child in ...

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