Social Activities

Our charity was formed in September 2000 with the aim of providing an opportunity for families to meet informally and share their needs and experiences. Now based in Bingley, the charity provides many services and training courses aimed at supporting both families and professionals.

PLEASE NOTE: Events are subject to change, for up to date details please join our Facebook Group.

EARLY DEVELOPMENT GROUPS & EARLY EDUCATION GROUPS

Early Development Groups and Early Education Groups run every fortnight at the Centre. Sessions are for children with Down syndrome aged 10 months to 6 years and their parent/ carer . Learning support staff are welcome to attend these sessions.
For dates and times please contact Wendy at the Office.

SATURDAY SESSIONS

We offer many events and activities throughout the year including a monthly Saturday session for families with children aged birth to around 11 years of age. Siblings are welcome, whatever age. These meetings are usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month 10.00 until 12.00 at Haworth Road Methodist Church Hall, BD9 6LH. During this time we provide learning activities for the children, these include singing, signing, Numicon, magic bag, parachute, instruments and snack time.

Each month we aim to provide either an informal discussion on a relevant topic, a craft session for parents or a visitor that is both exciting and beneficial for the children.

Helpers are present to play with and mind your child giving you the chance to join in any discussions. If you have problems with getting to our meetings we can provide transport. Contact the office and speak to Wendy.

SATURDAY SESSION DATES FOR 2018

  • 13 Jan - Snow themed activities
  • 10 Feb - Valentine crafts
  • 10 Mar - Reading tips
  • 14 Apr - Spring flower arranging
  • 12 May - Toileting Tips
  • 9 Jun - Meet some animals, Noah's ark
  • 14 Jul - Health tips
  • 11 Aug - Summer Party. All welcome
  • 8 Sept - Education tips
  • 13 Oct - Planting bulbs
  • 10 Nov - Making Christmas decorations
  • 15 Dec - Christmas Party. All welcome

DANCE 21

This is our dance troupe; available to dance at your function. Weekly dance sessions take place for young people with Down syndrome aged 11+, Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm upstairs at Go Bowling, Shipley Lanes, Shipley. Dates on the newsletter, term time only.

TWIRLY21S

Weekly dance classes for younger children with Down syndrome aged 5 to 11 years run every Saturday, 1.45 to 2.45pm at Footsteps Theatre School, Westfield Lane, Idle, BD10 8PY with Claire King.

WISH CLUB 11+ (Weekend is Here)

Our youth club, for young people with Down syndrome ages 11– 13 from 6pm to 8pm and ages 13+, from 6pm to 10pm, every Friday. It is staffed by two paid youth workers plus several volunteers. The WisH Club is full of equipment - pool table, X box, large Connect 4, TV, DVD player, football table, air hockey, chill out ar- ea with bean bags and comfy couches.

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