Category Archive: Out and about

Enchanting entertainment at the Rainbow Factory this Christmas – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol

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Storytelling wonderland the Rainbow Factory is staging a brand-new Christmas production – Scrooge’s Christmas Carol (written, composed & performed by: Bruce Sharp & Lydia Toumazou) Yesterday, the Child Friendly Leeds team were delighted to… Continue reading

New wristband challenge to get Leeds primary school children active

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Primary schools across Leeds are getting set to boost their pupils’ motivation for physical activity as they launch a new competitive wristband challenge in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Active Schools.… Continue reading

Keeping Safe During Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night can be a great time for all the family. Fireworks and bonfires are something the whole family looks forward to around 5th November, but it is important that everyone celebrates safely.… Continue reading

Darker evenings in Leeds – When do the clocks change in UK?

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In case you weren’t aware, the clocks go back on Sunday 29th October. The October clock change signals the beginning of winter and the start of darker  evenings. One of the consequences of… Continue reading

Enjoying the holidays (the old fashioned way)

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Around 20 (well maybe 30) years ago, when I was a kid growing up, the summer holidays were a time to look forward to. The sun always seemed to shine, we could play… Continue reading

Move More, Sit Less this summer once more!

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A new Change4life campaign encourages children to be more active. The 10 Minute Shake Up is a Disney inspired campaign and we hope our partners and Leeds children and families will get involved.… Continue reading

“Are we nearly there yet?” How to survive summer travel…

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It’s that time of the year again: time to plan those adventures, pack up the car and head out to the beach or to enjoy a picnic with friends or family.  Whether your… Continue reading

Move more, sit less and have fun! Get active in Leeds

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It’s summer! Time for children to enjoy playing outdoors with their friends. A small number of you, however, may need encouragement to put away those smartphones and enjoy the benefits of physical activity…… Continue reading

Nominated in the Child Friendly Leeds Awards & Inspirational Woman Community Awards – My ‘Girlguiding’ Experience

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Hello my name is Sophie.  I am 13 years old and a member of 1st CrossGates and Manston Guides but I am also a pack leader with 1st CrossGates Brownies and 3rd CrossGates… Continue reading

My Volunteering Story |The Leeds Independent Visitor Scheme

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  Simon Davis, Independent Visitor to a young teenager in care   What does an average working day look like for you?  An average working day for me is getting up about 7 o’clock after… Continue reading