discover your inner artist

Arts Award Explore

Love art? Then join us for three whole days of creativity. In this workshop you will work with a professional artist to create your own artwork using all kinds of materials; research artists from the past and present; go behind the scenes at the museum to see original artworks and, at the end of it all, have a chance to gain your own Arts Award certificate.

For 8+ years

Please bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes suitable for messy activity. (Psst! Parents - this is a nationally recognised qualification www.artsaward.org.uk.)

N.B. This is a three-day workshop; participants must attend all three days. The writing and research involved in gaining an Arts Award means that this course is not suitable for children below 8 years old.

 

£48.00

(incl. VAT)
fruit

BBQ & Party Garnish Carving Workshop

Great creative with your fruit and vegetables. Turn it into art for summer picnics and BBQ garnishes and serving baskets.

£12.00

(incl. VAT)
be a textile

Be a Textile Artist

Wow your friends and family with your handmade creations. Taking inspiration from our exhibition, "The Clothmaker's Wings', you will try different sewing techniques and learn new skills to use at home to create more masterpieces.  Please bring a packed lunch. 

For 8+ years.

£20.00

(incl. VAT)
be an animator

Be an Animator

Let loose your film making creativity and produce a short animated film. You will explore transforming one thing into another using drawing, painting and collage in this engaging artist-led session. Please wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch.

For 8+ years.

£20.00

(incl. VAT)
BOOSTER CUSHION PETE PAN

Booster Cushion Theatre Peter Pan and Captain Cook

This is a comical, interactive theatre show for families to enjoy. It is a re-imagined story of Peter Pan and the battle with his nemesis Captain Cook, known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs. Join Peter and Tinkerbell on a journey to Neverland and get more lost than ever before with the hungry Lost Boys, as they cook up a storm with their frying pans. 

Recommended for 4+ years. 

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
BECOME A FLORIST FOR THE DAY

Children's Become a Florist for the Day

Why not become a florist for the day with this fun workshop! Learn the tricks of the trade and make a corsage for a special occasion or a wonderful floral basket, all made by you! All materials provided. Age range 5 to 14 years Please note: Parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
CRAFT CAMP2

Children's Craft Camp

Come along and enjoy a fun packed day of crafty summer activities! We will be spending the day making lots of exciting crafts to take home to wow your friends and family with! Throughout the day we will also be enjoying fun games for everyone to join in with. Please bring a packed lunch. All materials provided.

£20.00

(incl. VAT)
CREATE A PUPPET WORKSHOP

Children's Create A Puppet Workshop

Why not let your creative ideas flow with this fun workshop!  Learn the art of sewing and the various ways you can use the blanket stitch.
Take home an amazing felt puppet all made by you!

All materials provided. Age range 5 to 14 years. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
FRUIT ART WORKSHOP7

Children's Fruit Art Workshop

Come along and make new friends with this fruity fun workshop! Learn how to make wonderful works of art out of fresh fruit! 
Wow your friends and family with your wonderful edible fruit creations to take home. 

Age range 5 to 14 years.

All materials will be provided. 

Please note: Parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
MAGNIFICENT MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP

Children's Magnificent Mosaic Art Workshop

Make and create a sparkling piece of mosaic art. As a beginner you will learn this ancient vibrant skill to create an amazing masterpiece!

Age range 5 to 14.  All Materials provided.

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
TOTE BAG2

Children's Make A Designer Tote Bag Workshop

Why not be a designer for a day and customise your very own unique tote bag! Take home your one of a kind tote bag to wow your friends and family with!

All materials provided. Age range 5 to 14 years. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
MAKE A MOSAIC BOWL WORKSHOP

Children's Make A Mosaic Bowl Workshop

Make & create a sparkling mosaic bowl. As a beginner you will learn this ancient vibrant skill to create an amazing centre piece. 

Age range 5 to 14. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
MAKE YOUR OWN YO YO WORKSHOP

Children's Make Your Own Yo Yo Workshop

Learn how to recycle plastic and turn it into yo yo spinning art! Together let’s bring back this vintage style of entertainment. At the end we will let gravity take over that will help your yo yo’s spin!

All materials provided. 

Age range 5 to 14 years. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
THE MARVELOUS CLAY CREATION WORKSHOP

Children's Marvellous Clay Creation Workshop

Come along and make some incredible air dry clay art. Make some creative designs using simple techniques that will instantly inspire you.
Make exciting pencil hedgehogs, hand print wall art, decorative fishes and more!

All materials provided. 

Age range 5 to 14 years. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
PAINTING WITH NATURE WORKSHOP

Children's Painting With Nature Workshop

Get back to nature and explore the great outdoors with this fun nature painting workshop! You will be taken outside to hand pick leaves, branches and more to bring inside to paint on and with.

Go home with an amazing masterpiece to show off to your family and friends.

All materials provided.

Please bring old shoes to wear.

Age range 5 to 14. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
SLIME MAKING WORKSHOP

Children's Slime Making Workshop

Come along and make new friends with this super fun slime making workshop! Learn how to make all different kinds of slime!

All materials provided.

Age range 5 to 14. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
STONE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Children's Stone Painting Workshop

Be as creative as you like with this fun stone painting workshop! You will learn how to make wonderful stone art from initial design ideas through to the finished masterpiece!

All materials provided.

Age range 5 to 14. 

Please note parents are to leave the child at the activity alone. Parents are not allowed in the room during the activity but can wait outside. 

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Floral Wreath Making Workshop and Floral Table Arrangement Workshop

Learn how to make a wreath to take home and a floral arrangement. All flowers, foliage and materials provided. 

£15.00

(incl. VAT)
senior citizen

Community Safety Day

Helping you feel safe in and around your own home
During the afternoon attendees will enjoy a humorous interactive drama performance highlighting the many issues of scamming.

Free information and advice from:

- Crime Prevention
- Scams and Online Fraud
- Rogue Traders
- Doorstep Sellers
- Home Security
- Fire Safety
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Falls Prevention

Free Lunch and Goody Bag

£0.00

(incl. VAT)
cycling for health

Cycling for health rides: All day ride to Harlow

This is an all day bike ride starting at 10am and finishing around 3.30-4pm. All places must be booked in advance. Bike hire available (please add at time of booking). For more details regarding bike sizes and information about cycling for health click here 

If you are new to cycling for health, you will be required to complete a health questionnaire before attending.

£9.00

(incl. VAT)
cycling for health

Cycling For Health: Weekly Rides

Improving your health is as easy as riding a bike! We offer a programme of weekly led rides at various locations through out Epping Forest and Lee Valley. Cycling is a great way to get active and improve your health without high costs or high intensity.

All rides must be booked in advance. Please add bike hire if you require one (limited availability).

Check your bike size here.

If you are new please complete a Participant Registration Form

£4.50

(incl. VAT)
Audrey Mullings Community MatronAngela Ozoemene wearing the move fob watch and Justine Nanyomo Zedriga. 7.12.17 NW Library

Dementia Friends Session

What is a Dementia Friend? A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. If you attend a Dementia Friends Information Session it is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. 

 

Information Sessions Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. 

We are offering eight public information sessions across the district at Local Libraries.

£0.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Bounce and Swim

Come and enjoy an hour of trampolining and hour of swimming. Parents can swim too! If your child is under 8 you need to be present for the swim session. Must book in advance. 

This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN and their siblings.

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
boxing

Disability Inclusion Project - Boxing 7+

A non-contact boxing session perfect for all abilities. The session will work on the agility, footwork and types of basic punches that all boxers need, with a variety of non contact drills/games, pads and bag work. Siblings welcome too.

£6.00

(incl. VAT)
camping

Disability Inclusion Project - Camping at Lambourne End - One/Two nights

This two night camping adventure will be a perfect way to end the summer! Your child will need a sleeping bag, swimming costume, towel and warm clothes for the evening. Various activities throughout the days and evenings. This is for young people and adults with disabilities/additional needs only.

£90.00

(incl. VAT)
canal

Disability Inclusion Project - CanalAbility

Join us on a relaxing day along the River Stort, as we take the Stort Daybreak for a day trip, whether you want to have a steer, work the locks or just sit and watch the world go by from the water, this promises to be a great day! 

Please note due to extremely limited places we encourage children and young people to attend without an adult where possible. Bring a packed lunch. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN. Must book in advance.

Lock View, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, CM20 2QS

£16.00

(incl. VAT)
CREATE A PUPPET WORKSHOP2

Disability Inclusion Project - Create A Puppet Workshop

Why not let your creative ideas flow with this fun workshop!  Learn the art of sewing and the various ways you can use the blanket stitch.
Take home an amazing felt puppet all made by you!

All materials provided.

 

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
own a pony

Disability Inclusion Project - Friday Horse Riding 4.45pm

Weekly Term Time Horse Riding

£84.00

(incl. VAT)
multi sports

Disability Inclusion Project - Multi Sports Day

Join our sports camp for a day of activities. The coaches will be putting on a variety of fun sports sessions ranging from Short Tennis, Football, Tag Rugby, Athletics and Boccia to name just a few!

Your child will need a packed lunch, plenty to drink and please wear suitable clothing - some activities will take place outside. Plenty of fun and prizes to be won.

This session is only for children with disabilities/SEN and their siblings.

£16.00

(incl. VAT)
own a pony

Disability Inclusion Project - Own a Pony

Come and experience all the fun that comes with owning a pony. Learn how to groom, tack up and feed ‘your’ pony, and of course riding.

Must book in advance. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities/SEN. Please wear suitable clothing.

Each child requires a spotter for the session (someone to walk alongside the pony) if for whatever reason you cannot act as a spotter please let us know so we can provide one.

£25.00

(incl. VAT)
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Disability Inclusion Project - Peter Pan and Captain Cook

This is a comical, interactive theatre show for families to enjoy. It is a re-imagined story of Peter Pan and the battle with his nemesis Captain Cook, known for his evil saucepans and dastardly cook-offs. Join Peter and Tinkerbell on a journey to Neverland and get more lost than ever before with the hungry Lost Boys, as they cook up a storm with their frying pans. 

Recommended for 4+ years. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

From £0.00

(incl. VAT)
own a pony

Disability Inclusion Project - Saturday Horse Riding 12.30pm

Saturday Term Time Horse Riding Sessions

£84.00

(incl. VAT)
own a pony

Disability Inclusion Project - Saturday Horse Riding 12pm

Saturday Term Time Horse Riding Sessions

£84.00

(incl. VAT)
Ashlyns Farm

Disability Inclusion Project - Soft Play at Ashlyn's

For two hours we have exclusive use of the Soft Play at Ashlyn’s Farm. This indoor soft play session is only for children with a SEND and their families.

Up to 11 years old.

Children are free to play on the equipment at their own leisure. 

The café will be open for food and drinks.  Adults must stay with their children.

From £3.00

(incl. VAT)
STORY EXPLORERS

Disability Inclusion Project - Story Explorers

Join us on an imagination adventure to the Moon.

Using a mix of dance, drama and storytelling you’ll travel through space, go alien spotting and help take care of the Moon.

This workshop is inspired by Simon Bartram’s book, ‘Man on the Moon’.

All ages.

 

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
suntrap summer fun day

Disability Inclusion Project - Summer Forest Explorers

Come and join us for some Summer fun in the forest, bug hunts, trails, pond dipping, crafts and just some of the activities we will be doing on these days. Siblings and parents are more than welcome to join in the fun too!

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a packed lunch.

Must book in advance.

Parent will need to stay for children Under 5.

From £8.00

(incl. VAT)
Trampolining2

Disability Inclusion Project - Trampolining

Come and join us for a fun, social Trampolining session. Learn new skills with our coaches. This session is for children/young people with SEND and their siblings. Please make sure your child is wearing socks.

£4.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Tuesday Trampolining 5pm Debden

Coached trampolining sessions where participants will work towards the Winstrada Grade. 

Please note that due to the hall being used for exams, trampolining sessions can only be run for 8 weeks on the dates below up until the end of Summer term;
23rd, 30th April
7th May
18th, 25th June
2nd, 9th, 16th July

 

 

£32.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Tuesday Trampolining Debden 4pm

Coached trampolining sessions where participants will work towards the Winstrada Grades.

Please note that due to the hall being used for exams, trampolining sessions can only be run for 8 weeks on the dates below up until the end of Summer term;
23rd, 30th April
7th May
18th, 25th June
2nd, 9th, 16th July

£32.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Tuesday Trampolining Debden 6pm

Coached trampolining sessions where participants will work towards the Winstrada Grade.

Please note that due to the hall being used for exams, trampolining sessions can only be run for 8 weeks on the dates below up until the end of Summer term;
23rd, 30th April
7th May
18th, 25th June
2nd, 9th, 16th July

£32.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Wednesday Trampolining 4pm Ongar

Coached trampolining sessions where participants will work towards the Winstrada Grades.

£28.00

(incl. VAT)
bounce and swim

Disability Inclusion Project - Wednesday Trampolining 5pm Ongar

Coached trampolining sessions where participants will work towards the Winstrada Grades.

£28.00

(incl. VAT)
Isle of Sheppey

Forever Active Day Trip - Isle of Sheppey

The Music Hall Greats show, including pub lunch, museum visit and cream tea in the show interval (fantastic value)

The Blue Town Heritage Centre and The Criterion Music Hall have so much for you to discover. In 1869 The Criterion public house, with a music hall called 'The Palace of Varieties' offered "rational amusement for all classes" The Heritage Centre itself is jam packed with items, memorabilia and artefacts showing the amazing feats of history the Isle of Sheppey is responsible for. The Criterion is the centre's pride and joy after being damaged and falling into disrepair, following a German bombing raid in WW1, the room has now been lovingly restored over the past few years to its new found glory and continues its main purpose of entertaining the public once again with a wide variety of entertainment.

- We arrive at noon for an early lunch at The Aviator Pub in Sheerness for your set menu Sausage and Mash, Fish and Chips, or Vegetarian option
- Leave to go to The Criterian Music Hall Museum
- 13.30 Time to look round the museum
- Sit down for Music Hall Greats performance
- Interval with Cream Tea
- 16.30 Show finishes time to leave for home

£43.00

(incl. VAT)
Ramsgate Harbour Marina

Forever Active Day Trip - Ramsgate

Ramsgate has a friendly feel. The yacht packed marina is a forest of masts, next to Britain’s only royal harbour. The seafront is surrounded by bars and cosmopolitan street cafes. Ramsgate retains a shabbily undiscovered charm, its sweeping, Blue Flag beaches and some spectacular Victorian architecture making it well worth a visit
• We arrive in Ramsgate at around 10.30. You then have plenty of free time to explore this bustling sea side resort.
• Take a walk around England's only Royal Harbour which boasts its own Meridian Line. Five minutes and 41 seconds ahead of GMT, you'll find it in the Maritime Museum, along with artefacts of the town's rich heritage of fishing, shipbuilding and shipwrecks.
• Take a tour underground at Ramsgate Tunnels a unique civilian wartime tunnel complex.
• Visit the Pugin and St Augustine Visitor Centre and Shrine, celebrating the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
• The Grange is a short walk from the harbour and is the first so-called 'modern' house, built by architect Augustus Pugin, who designed the interiors of the House of Parliament. His and his sons' works are dotted around the town, track them down on a self-guided tour.
We leave for home at 4.30pm

£14.00

(incl. VAT)
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Forever Active Day Trip - Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Tour

Landscapes Tour, two talks and Ploughmans Lunch included.

- On this day trip we arrive at Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Steam Railway (New Romney) at around 10.30am.
- We will have a brief talk by a railway historian about the railways history and its role today as a major tourist attraction.
- We then visit the Model Railway Exhibition with its interactive exhibits and a wide selection of scale model trains with 24 trains running up to 3.5 miles per day.
- Just before noon we catch the train. Set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside the journey on the RHD Railway is totally unique experience.
- We will have at least 1hr and 25 minutes at Dungeness for lunch and time to enjoy the unique delights of this National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
- We then take a train direct to Romney Warren Halt for a conducted tour of the newly refurbished Award-winning Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, which is run by Kent Wildlife Trust, local craft, art work and produce will be on sale too!
- We will leave for home at around 4pm.

£39.50

(incl. VAT)
3 little pigs 1

Garlic Theatre presents....3 Little Pig Tails

A new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pig tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny, warm-hearted and interactive rustic tale bursting with puppets, live music and lots of joining in, it will make you squeal with laughter.

Recommended for 3 – 7 years

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
HOW TO DRAW ANIMALS

How to Draw...Animals

Want to learn how to draw your favourite animal? Join our artist to learn tips and techniques for drawing all kinds of animals.  This new workshop is part of our ever-popular 'How to Draw' series, so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

For 7-14 years

Parents are welcome to attend but need to book and take part too.

£10.00

(incl. VAT)
crochet 2

Learn The Crochet Basics Of How To Crochet

Learn the crochet basics of how to crochet , starting at the very beginning. If you're brand new to crochet this workshop will be perfect for you.

This workshop is for participants age 16+.

£12.00

(incl. VAT)

Managing anxiety and building resilience using a Social Stories approach

Young People on the autistic spectrum experience many setbacks and challenges during their lives. To navigate these successfully a great deal of resilience is needed. In this workshop Siobhan will take parents through 5 steps they can immediately implement at home to improve their child's resilience. Several different strategies, including Social Stories, will be shared and ways of individualizing them discussed. 

Siobhan is a certified trainer in Social Stories and as a member of Carol Gray's Team Social Stories she delivers workshops for schools and other organisations, including the NAS, across the country. She is also the author of a series of best-selling books of Social Stories published by Jessica Kingsley. 

£20.00

(incl. VAT)
Childrens craft at Lowewood

Mini Play Big Listen

A tailored group for children with additional needs. Also provides a support network for parent and appropriate advice available. For 2-5 years.

£0.00

(incl. VAT)
multi sports

Multi Sports

Epping Forest Multi Sport Days will give young people ages 5-14 the chance to take part in fun packed days of exciting and engaging activities including football, dodgeball, tennis, mini olympics, games and competitions. 

Drop off 8.45-9.15am and pick up 3.30-4pm

£20.00

(incl. VAT)
MUSICAL IN 2 DAYS

Musical in 2 Days: Oliver!

Be a fabulous performer, show off your singing, dancing and acting skills in a mini version of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver! Working with our artist, choreographer Elysia Tebb, you’ll recreate scenes and musical numbers such as ‘Consider Yourself’ and ‘Food Glorious Food’; then show them to your family and friends in a free performance at the end of day two.

For 5+ years

£40.00

(incl. VAT)
Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a recognised way to turn a walk into a whole-body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere. Once you master the technique it's a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body.

Download Flyer

Pole Size Chart

Additional Information

Registration Form - Please complete and bring to your first walk

£4.00

(incl. VAT)
soup

Soup Making and Tasting Evening

Come along and learn how to experiment with fresh herbs and different fresh ingredients to come up with a selection of different soups flavour ideas that represent different countries. Learn more about the health benefits that herbs bring to any dish. Together we will taste and rate all the soups created. Fresh bread and fresh ingredients provided.

This workshop is for participants age 16+.

£12.00

(incl. VAT)
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Southend Day Trip for those living with dementia and their carers/friends/family

This FREE day trip to Southend on Wednesday 17th July 2019 has been organised by Epping Rotary with the support of Epping Forest District Council Community & Partnerships Team for those living with dementia and their friend, relative or carer.
All attendees living with dementia must be accompanied by a friend, carer or relative and seats booked for each person going on the trip.

The coach, with toilet on board, will pick you up from

  • The bus stop outside St John's Church, High Street, Epping at 10am
  • and North Weald bus stop opposite the Library 10.10am

We then make our way to the seaside.  We hope to arrive in Southend for about 11.30am.  You then have lots of free time in Southend to do as you wish.

Southend-on-Sea is well known for its pier, at 1.34 miles, the longest in the world, which boasts a railway, gift shops and museum.  The seven miles of seafront provide an array of attractions, including the famous 'Golden Mile' of amusement arcades, Adventure Island theme park, shops, restaurants, cafes, Sea Life Centre and Palace Theatre. We then board our coach at 3.30pm for our return home.

£0.00

(incl. VAT)
STORY EXPLORERS2

Story Explorers

Join us on an imagination adventure to the Moon. Using a mix of dance, drama and storytelling you’ll travel through space, go alien spotting and help take care of the Moon.

This workshop is inspired by Simon Bartram’s book, ‘Man on the Moon’.  For 4 – 7 years.

£8.00

(incl. VAT)
book art

Victorian Book Craft Decoration Workshop

Come along to make a wonderful selection of Victorian crafts using the old books provided. The crafts will make wonderful unique gifts and great decorations for your home.

£12.00

(incl. VAT)