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Children's Musical in 2 Days: Wonka

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August 2024  10:00 - 15:30 both days   

For ages 6-13 years


North Weald Village Hall, High Road, North Weald, CM16 6BU

Fabulous performers required to show off your singing, dancing and acting skills in a mini version of Wonka. Working with our professional choreographer, you’ll recreate scenes and musical numbers to pop songs and musical theatre tracks from the hit film; then show them to your family and friends in a performance at the end of day two.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£54.00

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Children's Play in the Park - Summer 2024

Play in the Park is all about playing games and having fun outdoors.
No need to book, just drop in at any time. The Play in the Park team will bring a range of sports equipment and arts & crafts resources for children and their parents/carers to enjoy together*.
The team will be there to help organise activities and games.

All totally free of charge.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Morning sessions 10am - 12noon

Afternoon sessions 1.30pm-3.30pm

For all dates and locations click here 

* List has been updated 10.07.24 - Chigwell venue

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Countrycare Bat Walk

Bat Walk at Roding Valley Meadows for adults and children aged 5 years and above

 1. Friday 17 May 2024   20:45 - 22:15

 2. Friday 13 September 2024 19:15 - 20:45 

Roding Valley Meadows. Meeting at the car park: Grange Farm Centre, High Road, Chigwell IG7 6DP

Come and discover what bats are present at Roding Valley Meadows. We will start with a short talk about bats and then set out with detectors to see what species we can find. Due to the nature of the walk route, there will be some rough ground and unfortunately it will not be wheelchair accessible.

 All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£2.50 per person

For more information, please contact Damien Weller on 07895 208423

For booking support call: 01992 564226

£2.50

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Countrycare Butterfly and Bug Hunt

Roding Valley Meadows - Meeting at the car park: Grange Farm Centre, High Rd, Chigwell IG7 6DP

Monday 29 July 2024  13:00-14:30 for children aged 5 years and above

Come and discover what bugs and beasties call Roding Valley Meadows home. We will be using nets and pots to catch butterflies and other insects and identifying them.

For 5 years and above. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£2.50 per child

For more information, please contact Damien Weller on 07895 208423.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£2.50

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Countrycare Mad about Moths

Friday 6 September 2024  20:00 - 22:00 - FREE 

Weald Common, North Weald Bassett - Next to North Weald Village Hall, off the High Road, CM16 6BU - Car parking is available

5 years and above. Everyone is welcome - under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us for an evening observing the unseen beauty of moths. We will set up moth light traps earlier in the evening. Some will be placed out in the long grass and inspected at the end of the evening.

The main focus of attention will be a bulb hanging over a white sheet on the ground.

Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided. This is a free event but booking is still required to secure your place. Donations are appreciated for the refreshments.

Please call Countrycare on 01992 564224 for more information.

For booking support call: 01992 564226

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Countrycare Pond Dipping

Monday 12 August 2024 10:00 - 11:30  for children aged 5 and above

Roding Valley Meadows - Meeting at the car park: Grange Farm Centre, High Rd, Chigwell IG7 6DP 

We will be using nets to catch pond animals, so we can observe and identify them, before releasing them back to the pond.

 For ages 5 years and above. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

£2.50 per child

For more information, please contact Damien Weller on 07895 208423

For booking support call: 01992 564226

£2.50

Teddy Bears Picnic

Countrycare Teddy Bears' Picnic

Wednesday 14 August 12:00– 14:00  Linder’s Field Local Nature Reserve, Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill

Ages 3-6 years   £2.50 Children   Adults/Under 3's Free   Please just book on your child/children, no need to include Adults/Under 3's as participants

Nature trail through meadow and woodland picnic.

Come and join Countrycare and our teddy bears for some fun outdoor activities. Bring along a picnic and a teddy to enjoy while you join in with our bug hunting, crafts, nature trails and more.

All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information call Countrycare 01992 564224

For booking support call: 01992 564226

 

£2.50

Cycling for Health

Cycling For Health: Wednesday Morning Rides

Cycling for Health sessions are being run by Jarvis Goodyear at Epping Forest MTB and you can now find all the information you need to know before you attend and book directly with Epping Forest MTB by clicking on the link https://www.eppingforestmtb.co.uk/cycling-for-health/

If you have any further questions about the sessions please contact Jarvis directly by email C4H@eppingforestmtb.co.uk

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Digital Drop in

Get Help and Support with your Digital Skills

Visit our drop-in centre in Epping for help, support and advice from friendly and experienced staff to help you improve your digital skills.

Get support with: Zoom, Banking, Social Media, Health Appointments 

Drop-in service is free of charge, no appointment or booking needed

Held at Epping Community Hub Every Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm at Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping CM16 4BZ

Contact us to find out more Chris Seaman Email communityhub@vaef.org.uk or Call 07529 222655 

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Lifewalks

Lifewalks has been transferred to a voluntary run walking scheme under the supervision of the Lee Valley Park Authority.

You can find all the information you need to know before you attend a session here: 

Get active in the Lee Valley | Visit Lee Valley

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything then please email activation@leevalleypark.org.uk

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Register with the West Essex Inclusion Project

Thank you for registering to join the West Essex Inclusion Project.

EFDC is funded by Essex Short Breaks to deliver activities in West Essex and support children and young people aged 0 to 14 with autism and/or a learning disability, with a physical and/or sensory impairment. EFDC delivers a number of activities including afternoon, weekend and school holiday activities all year round. These activities are inclusive and will support your child to improve their physical and mental well-being whilst also helping them to engage with their peers and encourage them to become more independent.

Before your child starts the programme you must register and complete a medical questionnaire. You will then be contacted to discuss your child's needs and any specialist healthcare requirements. The Disability Inclusion Officer will then work with you to support your child.
Please contact Emily Stevens estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk to register your interest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them when we contact you following your registration with the West Essex Inclusion Project. All you need to do now is complete your registration. It is important to us you answer all questions with as much detail as possible to help us begin planning to support your child.

Thank you

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Cafe

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Community Cafe

Every Wednesday 12:00 - 13:45pm at The Space, Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL

This Community Café in Waltham Abbey is a space where you can enjoy some light refreshments, have an opportunity to chat, meet new friends in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment. This café is dementia friendly. 

For Adults and those living with dementia.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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Mens Shed

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Men's Shed

Every Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 - All ages 

Epping Forest District Museum, 39 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL   

Men’s Shed is not unlike a traditional Shed in its nature – a place full of tools and projects – but on a much larger scale and with a key difference: you’re never alone at a Men’s Shed.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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West Essex Inclusion Project - Epping Forest District Museum Activity Session

Epping Forest District Museum Trust CIO, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL

Wednesday 24 July for children aged 5 – 14  09:30 to 11:30

Join us at Epping Forest District Museum Trust CIO for a morning activity session, come and discover what the museum has to offer and take part in a creative activity producing something you will be able to bring home to enjoy or display.

This session is for children and young people aged 5-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project.

£6 per child.  Children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please contact Emily Stevens if you have a query about this. Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support call: 01992 564226

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£6.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project - Inclusion Activity Club

More dates to be added in September 

Sundays 12:00 - 14:00  Term time only 

Great Dunmow Leisure Centre Parsonage Downs CM6 2AT

For ages 5-7 and 8-14  (Siblings welcome to attend as well) 

The session includes the Bouncy castle, some structured play , born2move dancing, multi- sports and trampolining.  2 separate groups will be operating at the same time Group 1 for children age 5-7 with SEND and Group 2 age 8-14 with SEND. Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs.

This session is open to children living in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford and their siblings.

All parents/carers must complete the medical questionnaire before their child attends the session. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone regarding your child’s complex needs or specialist healthcare please email Emily Stevens estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Please be aware that this activity is not delivered by Epping Forest District Council, therefore your Emergency Contact details (Participant Name, Participants additional needs, Guardians Name, Guardians Telephone Number, child's Date of birth, Unique Passport number and Emergency contact details) will be passed to the activity provider and will only be used for the purposes of registration on to the session and contact in case of an emergency.

£8.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project - Inflatables Ongar

Saturdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm at Ongar Leisure Centre, The Gables, Fyfield Rd, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 0GA

6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December 

Join us for 60 minutes of Inflatable Mayhem at Ongar Leisure Centre. With 'Wipe-out style' courses with obstacles and slides which kids can scale and climb through. Can you get to the other side without falling overboard? Alongside this have rafts and floats.

Note: all participants must be able to swim for this activity.

This session is for children and young people aged 8-14 with SEND. £10 per session.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£10.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project - Inflatables Waltham Abbey

Sundays 3:15pm - 4:15pm at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, Hill House, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3EL 

14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November, 8th December.

Join us for 60 minutes of Inflatable Mayhem at Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre. With 'wipe-out style' courses with obstacles and slides which kids can scale and climb through. Can you get to the other side without falling overboard? Alongside this have rafts and floats.

Note: all participants must be able to swim for this activity.

This session is for children and young people aged 8-14 with SEND. £10 per session.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£10.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project - Urban Limitz Summer!

Trampolining and soft play session for children age 8 – 14 with SEND and open to children living in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford

Urban Limitz, Harlow Leisurezone, Second Ave, Harlow, CM20 3DT

Wednesdays 17:00 - 18:00  31 July,  7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August 

Escape into Urban Limitz Adventure Trampoline Park, the ultimate indoor obstacle arena. Tackle each of the multi level challenge areas, jump, bounce and free-style your way to fun. This relaxed one hour session will allow your child to engage with others, have fun in the park and try out new activities and obstacle courses!  

This session is for children and young people aged 8-14 with SEND and open to children living in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford. 

Activity waivers must be in place with Leisurezone - All parents/carers must complete the medical questionnaire before their child attends the session.

If you have any questions or need to speak with someone regarding your child’s complex needs or specialist healthcare please email estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Please be aware that this activity is not delivered by Epping Forest District Council, therefore your Emergency Contact details (Participant Name, Participants additional needs, Guardians Name, Guardians Telephone Number, child's Date of birth, Unique Passport number and Emergency contact details) will be passed to the activity provider.

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£11.00

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West Essex Inclusion project - Urban Limitz!

Trampolining and soft play session for children age 8 – 14 with SEND and open to children living in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford

Urban Limitz, Harlow Leisurezone, Second Ave, Harlow, CM20 3DT

Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:00: 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July, 24th July (please note time change for 24th July)

24th July * this session will start earlier at 17:00 and end at 18:00 due to school holidays. 

Escape into Urban Limitz Adventure Trampoline Park, the ultimate indoor obstacle arena. Tackle each of the multi level challenge areas, jump, bounce and free-style your way to fun. This relaxed one hour session will allow your child to engage with others, have fun in the park and try out new activities and obstacle courses!  

This session is for children and young people aged 8-14 with SEND and open to children living in Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford. 

Activity waivers must be in place with Leisurezone - All parents/carers must complete the medical questionnaire before their child attends the session.

If you have any questions or need to speak with someone regarding your child’s complex needs or specialist healthcare please email estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Please be aware that this activity is not delivered by Epping Forest District Council, therefore your Emergency Contact details (Participant Name, Participants additional needs, Guardians Name, Guardians Telephone Number, child's Date of birth, Unique Passport number and Emergency contact details) will be passed to the activity provider.

£11.00

Bikeworks

West Essex Inclusion Project – All Ability Cycling Summer Sessions

Gunpowder Park Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey EN9 3GP Wednesday 24 July for children aged 5 – 14, 3-5pm

Thursday 25 July, Thursday 1 August, Thursday 8 August, Thursday 15 August, Thursday 22 August, Thursday 29 August 

Come along to Gunpowder Park for 2 hours of cycling fun with Bikeworks’ fully inclusive bikes. Have a go at riding adapted bikes where you can work with trained staff to improve your cycling skills and boost your confidence! Each session is 2 hours long, plenty of time to try a range of bikes and explore Gunpowder Park in a safe and fully inclusive environment.

This session is for children and young people aged 5-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project. £20 per child.

Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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£20.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project – Ceramic Painting Fun

Thursday 25 July 09:30 to 11:30 at The Potty Painting Studio, Shop 2, Central House, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9AA for children aged 5 – 14

Come along to The Potty Painting Studio, Ongar for a SEND friendly, inclusive morning of painting your own ceramic!

The ceramics are glazed and fired on site, ready for collection in a week.

This session is for children and young people aged 5-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project and a sibling. £10 per child.

The cost covers the studio fee which covers all paint, glazing and firing costs and a small ceramic. Additional ceramics can be purchased on the day at extra cost – (the studio fee covers the use of paint for the whole session) Ceramics will be ready in around a weeks’ time after glazing and firing and the studio will provide a collection date and time.

Children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please contact Emily Stevens if you have a query about this. Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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West Essex Inclusion Project – Horse-riding Activity Morning at REACH

Tuesday 6th August – 10am – 12pm at Crown Farm Stables, Crown Road, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5TB

Join us at REACH for a 2-hour morning session, a combination of riding, groundwork and grooming with REACH’s experienced team.

This session is for children and young people aged 8-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project. The cost is £20 for this two-hour session.

Please note – children will need to be able to wear a horse-riding helmet to be able to take part in activities with the horses and an RDA participant form must be completed before your child attends.  Parents and guardians will be required to stay if necessary. Your child will need to wear appropriate footwear (no croc style shoes; however, trainers are appropriate) and clothing that covers legs and arms (no shorts or sleeveless tops)

Please also note that your child’s height and weight details will be used discreetly by the group’s coach, to assess the suitability of available horses or ponies.

If you would like to discuss the suitability of this activity, be provided with a social story or to discuss reasonable adjustments that may be required to support any additional needs, please contact Emily Stevens.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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£20.00

Hive

West Essex Inclusion Project – Summer Activity Day at The Hive

The Hive, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ on Friday 30 August 09.30am – 2.30pm ages 5-14

Enjoy a day of Summer SEND friendly activities at The Hive to explore the natural environment under the guidance of The Hive’s expert staff. Including activities such as a sensory walk in Epping Forest, pond dipping & meeting animals on The Hive site (please note, some activities are weather dependent!) Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch!

This session is for children and young people aged 5-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project. £25 per child.

Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Parents / Guardians if you would like to stay at the session to support your child you are of course welcome to.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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£25.00

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West Essex Inclusion Project – Summer Holiday Activity Club

William Martin School, Tawneys Road, Harlow, CM18 6PN

Wednesday 21 August, Thursday 22 August, Friday 23 August, Tuesday 27 August, Wednesday 28 August

Join us for Summer SEND friendly activities including arts and crafts, games and free play.

This session is for children and young people aged 5-14 with SEND on The West Essex Inclusion Project. Siblings are welcome, but please double check with Emily Stevens before booking. £10 per child per day.

Please bring a packed lunch, drink and any additional items your child may need.

Parents are not required to attend. Collection must be 3.30pm prompt. If you would like to arrange a different arrival or collection time or discuss reasonable adjustments that may be required to support any additional needs, please contact Emily Stevens.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support call: 01992 564226

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£10.00

Trampolining

West Essex Inclusion Project – Summer Trampoline Sessions

Epping Sports Centre, Hemnall Street, Epping CM16 4LU, 12 - 2pm every Friday throughout August (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)  

At our Summer SEND friendly, coached trampoline sessions at Epping Sports Centre, your child will be supported to develop key skills such as: hand-eye co-ordination, balance, core strength, developing relationships, following instructions and so much more!
For ages 5-14.

£14 per session.

Reasonable adjustments can be made to support any additional needs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

For more information, please contact our Disability and Inclusion Officer, Emily Stevens: estevens@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 07596 890 819 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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£14.00