October Half Term Fun & Activities
17th October 2017
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Keeping your children entertained over Half Term can be very stressful and demanding. Here’s our list of some of the best activities taking place in our area next week that will hopefully allow your little cherubs to burn off some energy, get creative and give you some sanity back!!

Autumn Half Term Activities at The Dock Museum

Half term family fun activities at the Dock Museum

21st October 2017 11:00 AM  – 22nd October 2017  04:00 PM 

Half term family fun activities at the Dock Museum


Make and fly your own paper aeroplanes with expert help!

How good is your aim?  Can you destroy a dam with a carefully aimed ping pong ball?


Free admission 

With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding this weekend of activities



Barrow Community Sports October Half Term Fun

Come to St. Bernard’s School and join in some football fun, and lots of other amazing activities with Barrow AFC Community Sports. For girls and boys aged 5-11

Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October

Great prizes to be won!

Boots, trainers, warm clothing and pack up required.

£60per full week  9am – 3pm

£50 per full week  10am – 3pm

Or you can pay per day:

9am – 3pm £13

10am – 3pm £11

Book your place now, ring 01229 666011 or email enquiries@bafccommunity.com



Onside Sports Coaching Holiday Camps

Onside Football Academy (4-11 year olds)

The emphasis of the course is player development, each child will spend the morning enhancing their individual skills and in the afternoon get the chance to show them off with opposed practices, team games and competitions.

Barrow – Furness Academy Mon 23rd October – Fri 27th October (10am – 3pm)

Ulverston – Glaxo Sports Complex Tues 24th October – Fri 27th October (10am – 3pm)

£12 per day

£40 for 4 days and £50 for 5 days

(9am drop off available £2 per day)

For further info please contact Gavin Butler on 01229 583684 or Gav@onsidesportscoaching.co.uk


Witches & Wizards Week at Lakeside Railway

Spooky Halloween fun at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

A week of Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls at Haverthwaite and the Lakes Aquarium.

Can you spot the haunted carriage? Its been trapped forever in Haverthwaite tunnel, lets hope you don’t get stuck there too!!!

Complete the ‘Ghoul Trail’ and ride to Lakeside for more spooky fun at the Aquarium.

(Please note: FREE train ride and entry into the Lakes Aquarium for kids in fancy dress! Must be travelling with a full paying adult.)


Build A Den Day! Activities and Storytelling for Children

Come along to the Coro Hall to celebrate the launch of the new children’s book ‘Peter Digs a Den’

Build A Den Day! Activities and Storytelling for Children: Wednesday 25 October: 10am – 4pm: £8 per accompanied child

The day will be full of fun and exciting activities such as den building, storytelling, crafts, art and stalls

  • a DEN for storytelling filled with cushions for kids and their families to come into and listen to stories.
  • Scrapstore den/fort building
  • Character illustration and drawing
  • Developing scenes from word prompts and from well known stories painting/collage/mixed media
  • Character dress up and face painting
  • A huge poetry/story board
  • A collaborative story table
  • A kids book swap
  • Simple puppet making, finger puppets from classic tales
  • Bushcraft basic skills

If a Den Day sounds like lots of fun to you and your family then come along



Thursday 26th October between 9am-12noon, £3.50
Tuesday 31st October between 9am-12noon, £3.50

Spooky fun for your little ones this Halloween with fun & adventures in the soft play area, plus bouncy castle, toys & games to play in the sports hall. All to frightfully good music! 

Fancy dress with prize for the best dressed plus a treat bag for all children.

It’s ideal for children up to 8 years.

No booking required but sessions will be limited to 45 min sessions if necessary due to numbers.

Here’s the great selection of activities at The Park Leisure Centre during October Half Term


NEW!Kids Mini Bootcamp

A fun 45 Minute workout for boys and girls who love fitness!

Sat 21st & Sat 28th Oct 11am-11.45am

Tues 24th Oct 1.30pm-2.15pm

Thurs 26th Oct 1.30pm-2.15pm

Class in the Dance Studio. £3.50 per session or included in our family Membership.

Suitable for Ages 5+ Led by an experienced & qualified Fitness instructor.

Booking Essential. *Please bring a drink


Learn 2 Climb Course

Rock Hoppers can reach the summit of the indoor climbing wall!

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct 11.30am-1pm

Come and learn the basics of climbing, with the emphasis on agility, balance & co-ordination with a healthy dose of fun.
Run by an experienced & qualified instructor this course is a great way to get your child started on a new sport. All children will use safety harnesses!

Course in the Sports Hall. £24.00, 5 day course.

Suitable for Ages 6+ Led by an experienced & qualified climbing instructor.

Booking essential. *Please bring a drink


Learn 2 Swim Course

Increasing confidence and ability in swimming.

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct

Captain Hooks Crew: 9am – 9.30am – Ages 6+

Jake’s Shipmates:  9.30am – 10am – Ages 4+

Great for all kids and kids currently on  term time swimming lessons to get some extra sessions.

£25.00, 5 day course. Swim England Accredited swimming course. Led by an experienced & qualified swimming instructor.

Suitable for Ages 4+ and 6+

Booking essential.


Rookie Lifeguard Course

Calling all budding Lifeguards!

Mon 23rd to Thurs 26th Oct 9.30am-11am

Lifesaving& first aid skills, with games in the pool and activity room. An exciting course teaching children how to swim safely and enjoy water.

£24.00, 4 day course.

Suitable for Ages 8-11 who can swim 100m. Led by an experienced & qualified Lifeguard Instructor.

Booking essential. *Please bring a drink


ClubMAX Gym Sessions

Kids can burn off extra energy in the fantastic kids gym for 8-15 year olds!

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct  – Open sessions 12am-1.30pm

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct – 45 min sessionsns at 2.30pm, 4.30pm (4.45pm Thurs) & 5.30pm

Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct – Open sessions 12am-1.30pm

45 min sessions, only £1.50 per session.

No booking required.


Swimming Fun!

Fun swimming sessions on your own, with your friends and family

General swimming

Sessions in both pools, plus slide, waves and Pirate Cove interactive splash zone for little ones in the Leisure (Play Zone) Pool.

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct 12pm-4.30pm

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct 11am-6.30pm

(Tues & Wed 5.30pm-6.30pm with 2 lanes for BASC)

Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct 12pm-4.30pm


Park Pirate Playtime

Pirate themed interactive splash zone plus toys and pool floats in the Leisure (Play Zone) Pool.

Sun 22nd & Sun 29th Oct 11am-12pm


Early Bird Swimming

Enjoy a relaxing lane swim. Main ( Training) Pool only

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct 9am-10.30am

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct 7.30am-8.45am


Roller Discos

Come and enjoy rock n rolling to your favourite tunes!

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct 1pm-1.45pm

Wed 25th Oct 1pm-1.45pm

Fri 27th Oct 5pm-5.45pm

Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct 1pm-1.45pm

45 min sessions, cost £2.70 kids, £4 adults.

No booking required.



PlayMAX Soft Play

Lots of fun and adventures for little ones in the soft play area!

PlayMAX Soft Play

PlayMAX Playtime, fun with toys & games in the sports Hall

Cost £2.50 a session. Ages 0-8 years.

No booking required.


Baby Sensory Room

Multi-sensory stimulation and learning using lighting effects, colour, sounds, scents and textures, for an experience of wonder & exploration!

Times the same as PlayMAX Soft play

Cost £2.90 per baby from 0-13 months per 30 minute session.

Booking essential.

So make sure you don’t hang about; get those place booked now by calling Park Leisure Centre on 01229 871106


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