Children

Youth hub opening a success

Gosberton Youth Hub has officially opened its doors. Tom and Ann Mehew of the organising committee cut the ribbon on the rejuvenated project.Friday nights see the Junior Youth Hub run from 5pm to 6.45pm and sessions for older children from 7pm to 9pm.There’s a nightly sub of £1.A spokesman said: “What an amazing launch we had.“We registered 80 amazing young ...

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Girls are gold standard

Two members of Pinchbeck Girlguiding have been given the highest award possible. Amber Coleman (7) has been given the gold Rainbow award, the first from the group to receive it.And Laycie-Ann Creek is also the first Brownie from her unit to achieve the gold Brownie award.Leader Amy Coleman said: “They have gone above and beyond to achieve their highest awards ...

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Festive feeling at fundraiser

There’s a Christmas Winter Wonderland at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex this weekend. The event is a fundraiser for the town’s Flower Parade and takes place from 11am to 6pm.There’s set to be over 70 stalls on offer as well as the opportunity to visit Santa in his grotto.An appeal went out earlier in the year for people to donate unwanted ...

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Step up for new dance classes

Ahead of its debut in the Olympics, a dance school is launching new breakdancing class. Initially the sessions by Diamondz School of Dance, in partnership with Wild Technique Breakers, will be for boys only, but the Pode Hole-based group is hoping to open it up to girls too soon.Breaking with Jordan Wildman classes will take place every Monday with the ...

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GALLERY – Activate your summer

Sessions encouraging people to get active are back this summer. The first Activate was held at Weston Playing Field last Wednesday and it proved a success.Alongside the gymnastics, wall climbing and numerous sports and games, there was also the chance to get creative and take a peek at nature.Alison White, of the South Holland District Council Communities Team, said: “It ...

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Family fun day in Spalding

A Spalding service station is set to host its first summer fayre to raise money for Spalding’s Tulip Suite and Macmillan Cancer Support. The businesses surrounding Welcome Break services on Goodison Road, formally known as Applegreen, are putting on the event on Sunday, August 20, from 10am to 3pm.Nearby Ashwood Homes have lent land to host some of the attractions ...

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Outdoor cinema for Ayscoughfee

An outdoor cinema is coming to Ayscoughfee Gardens later this month. For the first time a big screen is set to be erected in the historic grounds on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19.It will be showing a sing-along version of The Greatest Showman, Frozen and the Tom Cruise classic Top Gun.It’s being organised by the Spalding Round Table ...

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Bear fundraiser for parade

If you go down to Ayscoughfee on Sunday you’ll find the first official fundraiser for the Spalding Flower Parade 2024. A Teddy Bear’s Picnic is taking place from 11am to 4pm.As well as a host of stalls and games there will be entertainment from Holbeach Town Band and the Spalding Ukulele Orchestra.Entry is free but you must take a bear. ...

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Plenty to do in South Holland

South Holland District Council’s Communities team is putting on a host of free events for the summer holidays. It all kicks off with Activate on Wednesday, August 2, at Weston Playing Field between 11am and 3pm.The event has been very popular in recent years, focusing on giving children, young people and their families in the local area opportunity to try ...

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Village talent show is back

A village’s talent competition that proved such a huge hit last year is back once again. Moulton Chapel’s Got Talent is back tomorrow (Friday, July 14) at 7pm in Moulton Chapel’s Youth and Community Centre.An array of talented people from all over the area will be on show.Organiser Jeff Woods (aka Pavanotti) said: “Last year’s Moulton Chapel’s Got Talent was ...

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‘Ready, set, read’ for summer fun

This summer, children aged from four to 11 can visit Spalding Library to join a superstar team, their marvellous mascots and to get involved in a free Summer Reading Challenge themed around the power of play, sport, games and physical activity. Through taking part in the challenge, with free materials at the library and online, children will be encouraged to ...

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Fun for all the family at centre

There’s plenty at the South Holland Centre to keep the kids busy this Easter. First up, the Twirlywoos are on stage twice on Monday April 3.The children’s TV favourites have shows at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.A spokesman for the South Holland Centre said: “The Twirlywoos are back for a great big adventure!“Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends as ...

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Spalding to turn into Wonderland

South Holland District Council have organised a Wonderland Week of fantastic activities and performances for all the family to enjoy in Spalding over the February half-term holiday. Kicking off at Spalding Market on Saturday, February 11, there will be various outdoor activities available between 10am and 2pm, including free face painting, balloon modelling and a special visit from the Mad ...

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Santa comes to Birchgrove this weekend

Santa’s gearing up to hear what’s on children’s wishlist of gifts to find under the tree this year as he arrives for his special festive stint at Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck. Santa will be taking up residence in his cosy, traditional grotto on Saturday (December 3) and will then be on hand every weekend in the run up to Christmas ...

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Act II Shakes it up at the double

There’s plenty of love for Shakespeare coming up at the South Holland Centre with Act II Theatre Company set to put on a Bard double bill. First up, on Tuesday, November 22, there will be a production of Twelfth Night from 6.30pm. That’s followed up on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 with a production of Shakespeare In Love ...

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Pumpkin party time

Spalding’s Pumpkin Festival is set to light up the town this weekend. The celebrations involve the ‘Light Night’ event at Ayscoughfee Hall on Friday, October 7. Tickets for that are now sold out but you can be added to the waiting list by emailing community@sholland.gov.uk On Saturday visitors to Spalding town centre will be able to buy a wide selection ...

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GALLERY – Help create a brass plaque trail

You can help shape a new Spalding town centre attraction as a museum holds its open day this weekend. ARTeFACT is to be a new permanent brass plaque and animated arts trail that will connect the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to other key and historic Spalding locations. The Broad Street museum itself is holding an open day from 11am to 4pm ...

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Summer reading challenge

The annual Summer Reading Challenge has launched with a host of events planned at Spalding Library. Children aged 4-11 can visit the Victoria Street building to meet the Gadgeteers and get involved in a science and innovation themed challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge events are as follows: Thursday July 28, 10am-3pm – Food and cooking up a storm! Come and ...

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Holbeach to get medieval

Roll up, roll up, make haste and delay ye not, for the Holbeach Medieval Festival is close at hand. On July 2 and 3 the town is going back in time as part of a host of free fun for the family. Living encampments are set to bring the period to life with events held throughout the church grounds and ...

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Young stars urged to sign up for challenge

Spalding Library has launched its Star Challenge aimed at pre-school pupils. Collect a Library Star Challenge booklet and each time you visit your child can collect a colourful star sticker. Once they have collected all the stars they will get a certificate and special prize! Amanda Reynolds, library manager at Spalding Library, said: “It’s free to join and use the ...

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