Events calendar

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Boat Trip (8-11) 9:45 am
Boat Trip (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 1 @ 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
Pack a picnic and join us for a narrowboat cruise along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, followed by a play in the park.
Messy Art (North Craven) 10:00 am
Messy Art (North Craven) @ Bentham Community Primary School
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to get messy! From bubble painting to giant artwork and outdoor art to paint water balloons, SELFA knows how to get messy the fun way. Please wear old clothes you don’t mind getting messy.
Bolton Abbey Beach 10:30 am
Bolton Abbey Beach @ Bolton Abbey
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am
Let’s hope for some sunshine as we’re heading to Bolton Abbey Beach! We can try fishing, have a picnic and some ice cream! Please bring a pack up.
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Forest School 9:30 am
Forest School @ Chapel Hill (opposite Napiers)
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
The 25 yard dash sounds easy, but not so if you can’t touch the ground!  Take our great woodland obstacle course – rope ladders, log walks, cross the crocodile river, stepping stones, climb a tree without touching the branches and … Read more >
ACE Alpaca Trip 10:00 am
ACE Alpaca Trip @ Ings Primary School
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for a trip to ACE Alpaca Farm for the opportunity to take the Alpaca’s for a walk and learn some bushcraft and firelighting skills. Please bring packed lunch and drink.
Step-up Club 3:30 pm
Step-up Club @ Christ Church Church Hall
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Storytelling Session (4-7) 10:00 am
Storytelling Session (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dress up time! Please come dressed as your favourite character from a story. Vickie, a magical storyteller is spending the day with us to tell us stories and help us create our own.
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National Trust Trip (8-11) 9:00 am
National Trust Trip (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A trip out to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for a day of outdoor activities which may include pond dipping, walking, navigation skills and nature art.
HART Animals (4-7) 10:00 am
HART Animals (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
HART Animal Sanctuary will be bringing some of their friendly animals, which may include alpacas, pygmy goats and ducks. They love to be cuddled so why not come and meet them.
Ingleton Lido 10:00 am
Ingleton Lido @ Ingleton Lido
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lets hope the sun is shining for a trip to Ingleton Lido, followed by picnic and games. Please bring a packed lunch, swimwear and a drink.
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Messy Art (4-7) 10:00 am
Messy Art (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to get messy! From bubble painting to giant artwork and outdoor art to paint water balloons, SELFA knows how to get messy the fun way. Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) 10:00 am
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for our athletics sports session – compete against your friends or go at your own pace to have a go at running, throwing and jumping events.
Swimming & Games 10:00 am
Swimming & Games @ Craven Swimming Pool
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get involved in a fun trip to the swimming pool followed by games and picnic in the park! Please bring packed lunch and a drink.
Stay and Play 3:00 pm
Stay and Play @ Brooklands Community Special School
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Over the holidays, we are running two stay and play sessions involving sensory free play, baking and crafts.
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Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Trip 10:00 am
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Trip @ Bentham Community Primary School
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s the little zoo with lots to do! Join SELFA on another trip to discover animals from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys. We’re lucky enough to have our very own personalised tour with a member of the animal keeping team … Read more >
Musical Madness (8-11) 10:00 am
Musical Madness (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A music production workshop combining percussion instruments, rhythmic games and singalongs.
Stockeld Park 10:30 am
Stockeld Park @ Stockeld Park
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am
Come along and enjoy one of our favourite trips—Stockeld Park. We can get lost in the maze, play outside and explore the enchanted forest. Please bring a pack up.
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Forest School 9:30 am
Forest School @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
We’ll be exploring the woods to collect as many bugs as we can to put them in your jar to play bug bingo and have wacky snail races back at base.  See if you can also make a spider web … Read more >
Treetop Adventure 10:00 am
Treetop Adventure @ Craven Swimming Pool
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
I hope you’re not scared of heights! Join us for a trip to Raven treetop adventure where you can swing from the trees like a monkey. We’ll have dinner and games in the park afterwards. Please bring packed lunch and … Read more >
Step-up Club 3:30 pm
Step-up Club @ Christ Church Church Hall
Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Sponsored Walk 8:30 am
Sponsored Walk
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am
We are recruiting walkers to join us on this fine walk taking in two of The Yorkshire Three Peaks… (Children 11+ and adults /families welcome). Whernside and Ingleborough Circular, 13/2 Miles (roughly 6 hours) . Packed lunch, water bottle, coat … Read more >
Music Magic (4-7) 10:00 am
Music Magic (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to make some noise at our musical workshop. Join ‘Children’s Musical Adventures’ for a fun and exciting session to learn new skills on some musical instruments.
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SELFA Forest School Camping Trip (8-11)
SELFA Forest School Camping Trip (8-11)
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day
A fabulous opportunity to spend two-nights under canvas at Eshton Grange.  Try your hand at a range of outdoor activities, such as den-building, camp cooking, beastly games, bug house building, water sliding, trail making and animal petting.  SELFA will help … Read more >
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Malham Day Trip (North Craven) 9:00 am
Malham Day Trip (North Craven) @ Bentham Youth Café
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For all of you who love being outside! Join us for a trip to Malham where we will do outdoor games and pray for good weather!
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Malham Day Trip 9:00 am
Malham Day Trip @ Ings Primary School
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For all of you who love being outside! Join us for a trip to Malham where we will do outdoor games and pray for good weather! (Please Note: Youth Seniors Group MUST ATTEND this session as part of their award)
Hesketh Farm (4-7) 9:30 am
Hesketh Farm (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:15 pm
We’re going to visit a farm in the heart of the Yorkshire dales. There’s loads to do including feeding the animals, hiding in the straw maze and there may even be time for a tractor ride!
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) 10:00 am
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come along for some nerf battle fun, we’ll also play capture the flag and shoot some arrows in Archery.
Sing and Sign 3:00 pm
Sing and Sign @ Brooklands Community Special School
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A qualified sing and sign teacher is coming from York to run four sing and sign sessions during the holidays.
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Media City (8-11) 9:30 am
Media City (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
MediaCityUK is the home of CBBC.  It’s where many of your favourite CBBC programmes are made, such as Blue Peter and Newsround.  You can have a go at being a CBBC presenter or find out how it feels to present … Read more >
Nell Bank Fun Day 10:00 am
Nell Bank Fun Day @ Nell Bank, Ilkley
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Join us for a fun family trip to Nell Bank. We can get involved in pond dipping, balance bikes, the sensory garden, water play and much more! Please bring a pack up.
Sports, Fun & Games (North Craven) 10:00 am
Sports, Fun & Games (North Craven) @ Bentham Community Primary School
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The world cup is over but we need to keep the sporty spirit alive! Come and join SELFA for a day of sports, games and activities. We’ll need to practise our skills and teamwork in order to score some points!
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Beach School 9:00 am
Beach School @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
We’ll be heading to the seaside for your first ever beach school session!  Once we’ve arrived we’ll be doing shoreline safaris, den building, scavenger hunts, firemaking and cooking whilst learning about the beautiful coastal environment that we are in. Times … Read more >
Laser Zone & McDonalds 9:45 am
Laser Zone & McDonalds @ Skipton Train Station, Broughton Road
Aug 16 @ 9:45 am – 3:15 pm
A firm favourite is a trip to Laser Zone and dinner at McDonalds.
Step-up Club 3:30 pm
Step-up Club @ Christ Church Church Hall
Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Pizza Party (8-11) 9:30 am
Pizza Party (8-11) @ Pizza Express
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Children will get to toss their very own dough before being let loose on the ingredients to make a tasty pizza.  Expect a lively combination of pizza making fun with games to keep everyone happy.  And there’ll be plenty of … Read more >
Sport, Fun & Games (4-7) 10:00 am
Sport, Fun & Games (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The world cup is over but we need to keep the sporty spirit alive! Come and join SELFA for a day of sports, games and activities. We’ll need to practise our skills and teamwork in order to score some points!
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach (North Craven)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (North Craven)
Aug 20 all-day
To round off the summer we are taking a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  All times TBC.  Please bring a packed lunch and drink or money to get something there.
Pirate Adventure (8-11) 10:00 am
Pirate Adventure (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ahoy, me hearties!  Time to join Captain Charles Vane as part of his pirate crew!  Can you construct a pirate ship?  What do all the different flags mean?
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Malham Day Trip 9:00 am
Malham Day Trip @ Ings Primary School
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For all of you who love being outside! Join us for a trip to Malham where we will do outdoor games and pray for good weather! (Please Note: Youth Seniors Group MUST ATTEND this session as part of their award)
Circus Jim (4-7) 10:00 am
Circus Jim (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join SELFA and Circus Jim for a circus performance, followed by a chance to learn the circus skills, magic and clowning for yourself.
Stay and Play 3:00 pm
Stay and Play @ Brooklands Community Special School
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Over the holidays, we are running two stay and play sessions involving sensory free play, baking and crafts.
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Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone 7:00 pm
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone @ Ings Primary School
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 11:30 pm
We are heading to Bolton Abbey for an evening viewing of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone in an outdoor drive-in cinema! Please bring your tea and some snacks for a picnic before the film starts. Meet at Bolton Abbey.
Circus Jim (North Craven) 10:00 am
Circus Jim (North Craven) @ Bentham Community Primary School
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join SELFA and Circus Jim for a circus performance, followed by a chance to learn the circus skills, magic and clowning for yourself.
Screen Printing (8-11) 10:00 am
Screen Printing (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Use your imagination to create your own wacky designs and print them on to fabric using ink.
Skipton Castle (4-7) 10:00 am
Skipton Castle (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
With a wonderful medieval castle right on our door step it would be a shame not to explore it. Join us for a tour around the castle and a picnic in the sunshine (we hope!)
Thornton Hall Farm 10:30 am
Thornton Hall Farm @ Thornton Hall Farm
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am
We’re heading to the farm for some farmyard fun! We can feed the animals, stroke the guinea pigs, take a ride on the safari and play outside. Please bring a pack up.
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Beach School 9:00 am
Beach School
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nothing better than a day on the beach so why not join us for a bit of fun and learning all in one.  We’ll  look at beach safety, play games and see what creations we can make out of rocks, … Read more >
Step-up Club 3:30 pm
Step-up Club @ Christ Church Church Hall
Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Swimming & Picnic (4-7) 10:00 am
Swimming & Picnic (4-7)
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get your goggles ready because we’re going swimming! We’ll enjoy a picnic and play in the park and then have a splash around. Remember your swimming kit and towel and please bring arm bands if needed! Drop off at The … Read more >
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Country Trust Farm Visit (8-11) 9:30 am
Country Trust Farm Visit (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm
A day out to Gazegill Organic Farm to see a real working farm and meet the animals.  The visit will include a tour of the milking parlour, with a chance to make and eat your own ice cream and a … Read more >
Baking Bonanza (4-7) 10:00 am
Baking Bonanza (4-7) @ Ings Primary School
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to make some tasty treats! Do you think you could rustle up some delicious deserts to take home? Come a long and find out… you might even get the chance to lick the bowl!
Sing and Sign 3:00 pm
Sing and Sign @ Brooklands Community Special School
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A qualified sing and sign teacher is coming from York to run four sing and sign sessions during the holidays.
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Yorkshire Wildlife Park 9:00 am
Yorkshire Wildlife Park @ Sandylands Sports Centre
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Let’s explore Yorkshire Wildlife Park and meet and learn about all the different animals there. This is sure to be a fun day where you can get up, close and personal with the animals! I am hoping to book a … Read more >
Picnic in the Park (North Craven) 10:00 am
Picnic in the Park (North Craven) @ Bentham Community Primary School
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Work together as a team to prepare your own tasty lunch then we’ll head down to the park to have a picnic, play some games and make the most of being outside.
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) 10:00 am
Sport, Fun & Games (8-11) @ The Skipton Academy
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Obstacle and inflatable fun day!! Race your friends through the obstacle course and see who can get the best time.
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Lightwater Valley 9:00 am
Lightwater Valley @ Sandylands Sports Centre
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come along to Lightwater Valley for a thrill-seeking day out. Please bring packed lunch or money to get dinner.
Forest School 9:30 am
Forest School @ Chapel Hill (opposite Napiers)
Aug 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Have a wild and watery day wading in the stream, making and floating boats and warming up with a cup of hot chocolate.
Step-up Club 3:30 pm
Step-up Club @ Christ Church Church Hall
Aug 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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SELFA Summer Surprise 10:00 am
SELFA Summer Surprise @ Ings Primary School
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SELFA Summer Surprise for the last day of the summer holidays.  Children of all ages are coming together for a fun day of games, inflatables and lots of laughter!  Please bring a packed lunch and a drink. Please note: If … Read more >