School holiday activities at local libraries

Our local Community Hubs & Libraries have a host of family friendly activities lined up for the Easter school holidays.

Lego Club: Building a Love of Books, Brick by Brick
St George’s Centre Community Hub & Library, Tuesday 2 April, 3:45-4:45pm

Join the monthly Lego Club and construct Lego creations based on best-loved children’s books, featuring a different theme each month. This month, we’ll be making some egg-cellent springtime builds!

Free family-friendly event recommended for children aged 5+, accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in!

Bloom: Create and Make
St George’s Centre Community Hub & Library, Wednesday 10 April, 10:30-11:30am

Grow your interest in reading with green-fingered crafts, Lego challenges, and seed-sowing, based on ‘Bloom, The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield’ by Nicola Skinner, a book with plant-power and peril in its pages.
Create and make to welcome in the springtime and celebrate the school holidays.

Free family-friendly event recommended for children aged 7+, accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in!

Speedwell Dance Presents … Thumbelina
Hunslet Community Hub and Library, Thursday 4 April, 2-3pm

Brought to life through dance, live music and song, Thumbelina is a gentle and playful performance with the beauty of the natural world at its heart. Children are invited to take part in Thumbelina’s journey, build a shelter from sticks and escape with her from a hungry toad.

Through their play Thumbelina gains the strength to carry on and make it safely home.

A pay-what-you-decide family-friendly event suitable for children aged 3 to 8, accompanied by an adult.

Tickets available at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Breeze Egg Hunt
At all Leeds Libraries

Leeds Libraries have teamed up with Breeze to support the Breeze Egg Hunt this Easter. Eggs will be popping up on posters and large boards across the city and we have one at every Library in Leeds! To collect eggs you just scan them with your Breeze Pass app. Each egg that you scan is worth points … and points mean prizes! Get your Breeze Pass ready as the hunt starts on the Friday 29 March. More info at breezeleeds.org

Beeston Community Hub now has a Playbox on site alongside the ones at Dewsbury Road, Hunslet and St George’s. The colourful Mini Playboxes are packed with fun and engaging open ended play activities for children under 5 and their families.

The hope is that families will be inspired to recreate these simple play activities at home with objects they already have. The Mini Playboxes support speech and language development, numeracy skills and encourage creative play.

Reed in Partnership will be running a new pop up at Dewsbury Road, fortnightly starting on Tuesday 26 March from 1–3:30pm. Offering employment advice and support across a variety of sectors linking in customers with employers they support.

Leeds City Council Fostering services will be running Pop ups at: Hunslet on 16 April 2-4pm and St George’s on 30 April 2-4pm.

Beeston Community Hub and Library, Town Street, LS11 8PN
Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library, LS11 6PF
Hunslet Community Hub and Library, off Church Street, LS10 2NS
St George’s Community Hub and Library, St Georges Road, Middleton, LS10 4UZ

 

Photo: Springwell Theatre present Thumbelina

 

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