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Go4It Summer Activities 2019

Designed as a lower cost alternative to childcare in the school holidays and rather than just looking after your children we aim to keep them active, creative, social and most importantly keep them having fun. We have a wide range of activities for children and young people from under 5s to 13 plus across our Link4Life centres. 

All Link4Life holiday activities are run by qualified and experienced coaches or leaders and to ensure the programme is safe and child-friendly all staff are DBS checked to an enhanced level and fully aware of safety and child protection issues.

Don't forget you will need to book in advance for most sessions.

For the full guide of activities please see "Downloads".

Under 5s weekly sessions - Middleton Arena

Mini Movers

Thursdays 10.30am to 11.15am.

This is an energetic dance class for parents and toddlers set to Brazilian style music with scarves and tap sticks.

The cost is £3 per child.

Contact: 01706 927987 or email aimee.gilder@link4life.org for further information.

Under 5s weekly sessions - Heywood Civic Centre

Fit Mum

Tuesdays 9.30am to 10.15am

This is a chance for mums to get fit whilst their babies roam, play or nap.

Yoginis

Wednesdays 9.30am to 10.15am.

This is a relaxing session for toddlers to move and stretch using fun children's characters and songs. It is great for balance and co-ordination.

Mini Movers

Thursdays 9.30am to 10.15am.

This is an energetic dance class for parents and toddlers set to Brazilian style music with scarves and tap sticks.

All classes cost £3 with free tea and coffee served from 9am to 9.30am.

Under 5s weekly sessions - Littleborough Sports Centre

Learn to Ride

Monday 10am to 10.45am.

The cost is £5 per child.

Children will learn to ride using our balance bikes, helmets and fully qualified instructors. This is a proven way to learn to ride a bike without stabilisers.

Yoginis

Monday 11am to 11.30am and 11.30am to 12noon.

The cost is £3 per child, and it includes entance to soft play.

This is a relaxing session for toddlers to move and stretch using fun children's characters and songs. Great for balance and co-ordination.

Booking is recommended.

Soft Play

Monday 11am to 12.30pm.

The cost is £2 per child.

Run, roam and be free. you can come and enjoy our soft play session with tonnes of space to explore and make new friends.

Learn to Ride

A 6 week course to help children learn to ride a bike using balance bikes and fun games.

We've had a great response from parents and children alike about our Learn to Ride courses but they do fill up fast so book early.

All bikes and helmets are provided. For further information please see the full guide in "Downloads" or call the centre contact numbers below.

The next Learn to Ride sessions will start the week commencing Monday 22nd July and run as follows:

Middleton Arena - 0161 662 4000

Tuesdays - 12.15pm to 1pm for ages 2.5 to 3 years.

Wednesdays - 5pm to 5.45pm for ages 4 to 6 years.

Heywood Sports Village - 01706 924000

Wednesdays - 5pm to 5.45pm for ages 4 to 6 years.

Littleborough Sports Centre 01706 927560

Mondays 10am to 10.45am for ages 2.5 to 3 years.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival

Saturday 10 August 2019

Get ready for fabulous free entertainment in Rochdale town centre, headlined by indie-rock band The Coral. There will be live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the back drop of the town hall, a quality food and drink village and family entertainment.

For further information please see the Rochdale council website (external link).

The Big Games 2019

Rochdale Leisure Centre - Saturday 13 July

Heywood Sports Village - Sunday 14 July

Littleborough Sports Centre - Saturday 24 August

Our annual Big Games is back for 2019. It is a free family fun day jam packed with family friendly activities. You can just turn up and see what we have to offer.

Summer fun in the pool

Rochdale Leisure Centre

Heywood Sports Village

Middleton Arena

We have a jam packed programme of pool activities. From snorkelling to Boogie Boarding and diving to junior lifeguarding, there is tons on. We will also be hosting 3 fantastic summer themed pool parties at each centre. Perfect for families, expect themed inflatables, goodie bags and even the water itself maybe getting a little bit of colour.

Booking is required for all activities.

For further information please see the full guide in "Downloads".

Hollingworth Lake Pay and Play

Why not try something a little different this summer? Hollingworth Lake has tonnes of pay and play offers including pedalos, sit on top kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing boats and of course the classic passenger boat Lady Katherine, perfect for a family day out.

For further information and to book call 01706 370499.

Birthday parties at Link4Life

As you all know Link4Life offer many different services and a lot of those services can be turned into your little ones birthday party, we offer:

  • Adventure parties
  • Touchstones Rochdale parties
  • Splash parties
  • Wet N Wild parties
  • Soft play parties
  • Sports parties
  • Build you own parties

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge book collection comprises of 71 must-have reads for children aged 4 to 11 and is totally free to join. This years theme is Space.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Space Chase will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure with our super space family, The Rockets.

For further information visit your local library or visit the website summerreadingchallenge.org.uk.

Regular sessions at Bowlee Park sports centre

Active Saturday

Saturday 10am to 1pm.

This session is for children aged 5 to 12 years. The cost is £6.20 per session or £5.60 with your Link4Life card. Children will need to bring a packed lunch.

Junior Gym

Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 5.30pm and 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

These sessions are for children aged 5 to 15 years. The cost is £2.15 per session or £9.70 per month.

Junior Boxer Circuit

Tuesdays 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

This session is for children aged 5 to 15 years. The cost is £3.50 per session or £3 with your Link4Life card.

Shooting Stars Junior Netball

Monday 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

This costs £1 per session and there is no booking required.

Back to Netball

Monday 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Show the kids how it's done. This costs £2.50 per session.

For more information visit the England Netball website (external link).

Go4It Holiday Club

Go4It Holiday Club is back for summer 2019. If you have never been to a Go4It Holiday Club before here is all you need to know:

  • It's for 5 to 12 year old children of all abilities (no need to be sporty).
  • It runs from 8am to 5pm Monday to Fridays (excluding bank holidays).
  • It is £16.50 per day or £75 for the week.
  • It includes multi sports, swimming, archery, kids cinema, arts and crafts and much more.

Holiday Club will take place at the following locations this summer:

Monday 22 July to Friday 3rd August at Rochdale Leisure Centre: 01706 926000.
Monday 5 August to Friday 16 August at Heywood Sports Village: 01706 924000.
Monday 19 August to Friday 30 August at Middleton Arena: 0161 662 4000.

Touchstones Rochdale

Challenge yourself this summer with Touchstones’ very own action-packed and family friendly workshops and performances. All designed to test your wits, creativity and sense of adventure.

Challenge Master

Dare you challenge the Challenge Master? Can you beat his deviously tough tasks? Each week brings a new set of mind boggling problems. The question is, do you have the skills to solve them?

All sessions cost £4 and the sessions are suitable for children aged from 7 upwards.

Rochdale Leisure Centre

If full day play schemes aren't for you, then we have shorter day sessions that will keep the kids active and entertained just as much. 

Sport Zone and Mini Madness will run alongside Rochdale Leisures Holiday Club for those parents not seeking full day activities.

For further information please see the full guide in "Downloads" or to book call: 01706 926000.

Heywood Sports Village

If full day play schemes aren't for you, Heywood Sports Village will have fun filled sessions to run alongside the Holiday Club. 

Sports Zone and Mini Madness will be running, along with Football Fridays, to make the most of the excellent 4G pitches at the Sports Village.

For further information please see the full guide in "Downloads" or to book call: 01706 924000.

Middleton Arena

If full day play schemes aren't for you, join us at Middleton Arena for tonnes of activities and jam packed sessions. 

Sports Zone and Mini Madness will run here alongside Holiday Club, if you're looking to get the kids more active or just have tonnes of fun meeting new friends and learning new skills then join us this summer. 

For further information please see the full guide in "Download" or to book call: 0161 662 4000.

Hollingworth Lake

Join us for a range of activities through the school holidays. Try sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building, climbing, archery or mountain biking.

For further information please see the full guide in "Downloads" or to book call 01706 370499.

Bowlee Park Sports Centre - Summer Fun Days

Our Fun Days are for children aged between 5 and 12 years. There will be a wide range of sporty activities including, fun games, arts and crafts and a junior gym.

Children must bring a packed lunch with them., the cost is £5 per session.

Fun days take place on:

Monday 22 and 29 July, 5, 12 and 19 August - 11am to 2pm.

Wednesday 24 and 31 July, 7, 14 and 21 August - 11am to 2pm.

Call 0161 643 4907 to book.

Littleborough Sports Centre

Summer Active Fun Days

For children aged 5 to 12 years.

An exciting and action packed day for children. With lots of activities taking place each week throughout the summer including multi sports, fun on the dance mats and arts and crafts.

Sessions cost £5 and take place on:

Tuesday 23 and 30 July, 6, 13, 20 and 27 August - 12noon to 3pm

Inflatable Fun

For children aged 5 to 12 years.

A session that is guaranteed to put smiles on faces and heads on pillows. Come and join in for 2 hours of fun on our new inflatable as well as tons of games, music and activities.

Sessions cost £3 and take place on:

Friday 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August - 12noon to 2pm.

Who to contact

Website
https://link4life.org/

Where to go

Name of venue
Various locations throughout the borough

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