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Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust, brings you an exciting activity programme during the half-term holidays from Monday 20- Friday 24 February 2017.

Children can try our new pool inflatables, get creative and messy at craft sessions, burn off energy at a variety of sports, watch movies at Heywood Civic or dance the day away at the Touchstones Family Music and Dance Day.

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 CRB 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.

Follow the download links to the Centre programmes.

Swimming Pool Timetables

We operate revised swimming pool timetables during school holidays and these will be updated for half-term.

For details visit our swimming timetables page.

Kids Cinema

Tuesday 21 February

Storks (PG) 1pm

Zootopia (PG) 3:30pm

Wednesday 22 February

Finding Dory (PG) 1pm

The Secret Life of Pets (U) 3.30pm F

Price: £3 per film (includes hot dog, popcorn, drink)

Tickets available from Link4Life Box Office on 0300 303 8633 or online.

Active Fundays

Activities include: A wide range of sporty activities including: Rebound Trampolining, Circuit, Fun Games, Shokk Gym and Dance Mats  for children aged 5-13+

Monday 20 & Thursday 23 February 11am-2pm Cost £4

Fun Games, Shokk Gym, Xbox Games, Dance Mats and Fun Circuit Sessions

Tuesday 21 February 11am-2pm Cost £4 for children aged 5-12

After School Sessions

Tuesday 21 & Saturday Sessions 25 February Plus Shokk Gym & Dance Mats Monday-Friday.

Boxer Circuit Tuesday 4.45pm-5.45pm Cost £3.20 for children aged 5-15

Rebound / Trampolining / Shokk Gym and Fun Games Saturday 10am-1pm (bring a packed lunch with you) Cost £5.80 for 5-15 years

Shokk Gym / Dance Mats Monday-Friday from 4.30pm Cost £2 p per session or £9 per month on a casual monthly payment.

Football Sessions


Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings from 5.30pm

For various ages, contact Phil for further details on: 07979 683999

Free Gym Sessions

For all parents who book their children on the holiday activities - please ask at reception for details.

Working in partnership with Bowlee Park Community School, Langley Children’s Centre.

Mini Madness

Monday 20 February  10.30am-12.30pm Cost £3.75

A jam packed session of arts & crafts and swimming. Bring with you: Drinks and swimming kit for children aged 5-7. Clothing suitable for arts & crafts.

Sports Camp

Monday 20 February  12.30pm-3.30pm Cost £4

An afternoon of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games plus a fun pool session for children aged 8-12. Bring with you: Drinks, lunch and swimming kit.

Turbo Tots

Tuesday 21 February  9am-12noon Cost £1.80

Drop in to this fun soft play session for children under 5 years old. Get your children active and play and interact with other kids. Parent/guardian must supervise their children at all times. Sure Start lead session.

Active Kids

Wednesday 22 February  1pm-3pm Cost £3.75

An energetic and exciting multi-sports and games session. Keep active, make friends and have loads of fun for children aged 5-7. Bring with you drinks.


Tuesday 21 & Friday 24 February 1.30pm-2.30pm Cost £3

Fun pool inflatable obstacle course. Must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water for children aged 8-13+.

Soccer Skills

Thursday 23 February  1pm-3pm Cost £3

Football coaching, skills & tournaments for children aged 5-12. Bring with you: appropriate footwear for both inside and outside & drinks.

Fit N Fun

Friday 24 February  10am-1pm Cost £3.50

Take part in a gym, swim, and fun morning. Join in with a fun pool session, a workout in the youth gym and have a go at a variety of sports for children aged 8-12. Bring with you: drinks & swimming kit.

Booking required in advance - ring 01706 924000 or call in at the Centre.

Half-term Taster Sessions

Wednesday 22 February 2017


Time: 10am-11.30am
Cost: £5 per person


Time: 12.30pm-2pm
Cost: £5 per person

For aged 7 years+.

To book either of the above contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

Follow these links for further information on Archery and Climbing.

Contact the HOLWAC Centre on 01706 370499 to find out what's else is available during the school holidays.

Activities at the Arena include:

Active Kids

Monday 20 February 10am-12noon Cost £3.75

Take part in a variety of fun games, structured play and sports in this jam packed morning of activities. Bring with you: Drinks

Soft Play Session

Tuesday 21 February 1.30pm-2.30pm Cost 50p

Bring along your child to this fun soft play session. Children can climb, crawl and play with all our soft play equipment in a safe environment.

Parents/carers must supervise their children at all times.

Mini Madness

Wednesday 22 February 1pm-3pm Cost £3.75

An afternoon jam packed with activities including multi-sports, games and arts & crafts. Bring with you: Drinks and clothes suitable for crafts.

Football Fridays

Friday 24 February 1pm-3pm Cost £3.50

A fun football coaching, skills and games session with our fully qualified football coaches. Try out your silky skills, have a go at futsal and compete in small sided games.

Booking required in advance - consent form must be completed before sessions start. All children under 8 must be dropped off and collected by an adult.

Call in at the Arena or ring 0161 662 4000 to book,

Activities include the following:

Craft & Dash

Tuesday 21 February 1.30pm- 3pm Cost £4

Race against you friends on the new inflatable dash course and get creative in some fun crafts. Not to be missed. Bring with you: drinks and wear suitable clothing for crafts. For children aged 5-12.

Soft Play

Tuesday 21 February  1pm-2.30pm Cost £1

Fun soft play session for children under 5’s. Parents/carers must supervise children at all times.

Sports Zone

Wednesday 22 February 10am-3pm Cost £5.50

A full day of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games and a fun pool session. Bring with you: packed lunch, drinks and swimming kit. For children aged 8-12.

Sports Camp

Thursday 23 February 1pm-3pm Cost £3.50

A fun multi-sport session with competitions and challenges. Enjoy your favourite sports and games and try some new ones. For children aged 8-12.

Mini Madness

Friday 24 February 10am-12noon Cost £3.75

A jam packed morning with activities which will include multi-sports, fun games plus arts & crafts. Bring with you: Drinks & wear suitable clothing for crafts. For children aged 5-7.

Junior Skills

Every Wednesday 4.30pm-5.30pm Cost £1

A weekly multi-sports and FUNdamentals session for children 5-11 years. Take part in a variety of different sports, skills and games delivered by fully qualified coaches and local sports clubs.


Every Thursday 4.15pm-5pm Cost £1

Work out in this fun and energetic fitness session. Different workouts each week which will include circuits, boot camps, speed & agility and yoga plus team challenges. Bring with you: drinks. For children aged 11-15.

Fitness Classes

Youth Gym members 12 years and above will be able to access the fitness classes below over February half term.
*All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Zumba Tuesday 21 February 1.15pm-2pm
Bootcamp* Wednesday 22 February 5.30pm-6.15pm
Clubercise Friday 24 February 10.15am –11am

Wet N Wild

Friday 24 February 1.30pm-2.30pm Cost £3

Inflatable Assault Course pool session. Must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water. For children aged 8-13+.

Aqua Fun

Saturday 25 February 1.30pm-2.30pm
Sunday 26 February 2.30pm-3.30pm

Fun pool session with floats and toys. Public swimming prices and admissions policy apply. All ages.

Booking required in advance - contact the Centre on 01706 926000 or call in to book.

Small Pool Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 1pm-4pm. Public swimming prices apply.

Family Music and Dance Day

Thursday 23 February 11am-4pm FREE No booking required - just turn up

Come along to our themed music and dance day.

Activities include: singing, making instruments, drumming and family barn dancing at 11am & 2pm. Learn some dance steps and perform them to our expert live band!

Bite Size Drama

2 hour taster sessions for young people aged 8-14 years.

Tuesday 21 February FREE Booking essential

Drama and Puppetry 11am-1pm
Improvisation 2pm-4pm

Wednesday 22 February FREE Booking essential

Comedy 11am-1pm
Improvisation 2pm-4pm

Thursday 23 February 10am-3.30pm Cost £5

Go4it and Link4Life’s accessible activities holiday programme Sunsport are bringing to Middleton Arena for the first time a joint sports & arts programme for disabled and non-disabled young people. With fully qualified sports coaches and support workers delivering on the programme, this is a unique opportunity for children of all abilities to come together and have fun – Because You Can in Sport.

Activities on the February BYCS will include

Drama, multi-sports, cricket, trampolining & plenty of games.

Bring: your swimming kit and drinks.

To book please contact Gemma on 01706 924234 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Middleton Arena DO NOT take bookings for this session.