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Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust, brings you an exciting activity programme during October half-term from Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October 2017.

Children can try our new pool inflatables,  get creative and messy at craft sessions, burn off energy at a variety of sports, watch the Kids Cinema at Heywood Civic and Middleton Arena.

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 the holiday period.

For details visit our swimming timetables page.

Monday 23 October - Friday 27 October 2017

Active Fundays

A wide range of sporty activities including: Mini Trampolines, Fun Games, Shokk Gym and a fun Circuit Session. Suitable for 5-13+ year olds.

Mondays 23 & Thursdays 26 October
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: £4
Bring a packed lunch.

Fun Games, Shokk Gym, Mini Trampoline Games & Art Session

Tuesday 24 October
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: £4
Bring a packed lunch.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds

Weekly After School Sessions

Boxer Circuit
Tuesdays 4.45pm-5.45pm
Cost:  £3.40
Suitable for 5-15 year olds

Mini-Trampolining / Shokk Gym and Fun Games
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Cost: £6.10
Suitable for 5-15 year olds
Bring a packed lunch with you.

Fun Games, Shokk Gym / Dance Mats
Monday - Friday Evening
From 4.30pm
Cost: £2.10 per session or £9.50 per month on a casual monthly payment. (Parents can exercise free with their children in the Shokk Gym).

Working in Partnership with Bowlee Park Community School, St. Mary’s RC Primary School and Langley Children’s Centre.

Bowlee Park Sports Centre, Windermere Road, Langley, Middleton, M24 4LA. Contact: 0161 643 4907.

Free gym sessions for all parents who book their children on the holiday activities. Ask for details at reception (free induction).

  1. Choose the activities you want to do and tick the boxes and times for each session
  2. Call in to the centre to book your sessions and fill the consent form in
  3. All activities are payable on booking to confirm their place. If for some reason you can’t attend or going to be late for an activity please inform us
  4. Children must wear suitable clothing, footwear and socks to attend the activities.

Arts & Crafts

Each session is limited to 30 children so book early to avoid disappointment.

Kids Halloween Arts & Crafts

Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time: 12.30pm or 3pm

Design is printed on all sides of box including Vampire, Mummy, Monster & Witch
Assembled box measures approx. 15.5cm x 9cm x 9cm ideal gift box for Halloween treats
Who’s your favourite scary creature? Witch, pumpkin, monster & bat?
Each kit includes an elasticated foam mask and self-adhesive foam pieces. Fun for Halloween parties and trick or treating
Tickets £5 (children only and includes all materials, hot dog and cup drink)
Parents are encouraged to help their children during the activity
To book your place on the above ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633 or book online.

Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW

Kids Cinema

Kids Halloween Cinema

Corpse Bride (2005) (PG)

Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time: 1pm

Think you’re having a rough day? The protagonist in this stop-motion Tim Burton flick accidentally proposes to a dead girl when he’s dreaming of proposing to his (very alive) arranged match. Awkward. You and your crew navigate the world of the undead as Victor tries to get things back in order—though by the end, normal isn’t exactly what he’d thought it was, and you’ll have a hard time figuring out who to root for in this sad, sweet romance.

All tickets £3 (adults and children and includes popcorn, hot dog and cup drink).

Follow the link to BOOK or ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633 to book.

Ghostbusters (1984) (PG)

Tuesday 24 October 2017
Time: 3.30pm

Three spirit-obsessed scientists are canned from their jobs at NYU, but they don’t let that get ’em down; instead, they put their talents to good use. Using their passion for the occult as a driving force, they start a ghost-extermination company to help New Yorkers handle some very real ghost troubles. Their work doesn’t come without its skeptics, though...one even wrongly jails them for fraud! Ultimately the unlikely team helps to save the city from an ancient god. Be warned: It’s another film that’s not quite rated for the current day, and Ghostbusters is probably only appropriate for tweens and older.

All tickets £3 (adults and children and includes popcorn, hot dog and cup drink).

Follow the link to BOOK or ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633 to book.


Halloween Monster Mash Ball

Friday 27 October

Time: 5pm-8pm

Our annual Halloween Monster Mash Ball is back for another year! This year we have a new DJ and children’s entertainer ready with spooooky Halloween children’s games! We also have the fantastic close up magician Ian Edgar on hand to really blow your minds and if that wasn’t enough this year we have the addition of a fantastic Halloween Photobooth, ready and waiting for you to show off your best Halloween costumes. As always there will be a prize for best fancy dress for adults and kids and if your make up skills are not up to scratch there will be a scary Halloween face painter to hand to give your outfit the finishing touches!
Tickets: £5
Food available to purchase on the night.

BOOK ONLINE or ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633.

Sports Camp

Monday 23 October
Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: £4
An exciting range of activities and fun which includes multi-sports, games and a fun pool session.
Bring with you drinks, snacks and swimming kit.
For aged 8-12

Mini Monsters

Tuesday 24 October
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: £3.75
An afternoon jam packed with Halloween activities including multi-sports, spooky games and arts & crafts.
Bring with you drinks, snacks, clothes suitable for crafts/fancy dress optional.
For aged 5-7

Active Kids

Wednesday 25 October
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: £3.75
A fun and energetic afternoon of sports & games.
Bring with you drinks and snacks.
For aged 5-7

Soccer Skills

Thursday 26 October
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: £4
Show off your football skills and learn some new tricks during this fun filled afternoon.
Bring with you drinks and snacks.
For aged 8-12

Freaky Fit & Fun

Friday 27 October
Time: 10am-1pm
Cost: £4
Everything from swimming to sports to arts and crafts, guaranteed to keep kids busy and active.
Bring with you drinks, snacks, swimming kit and clothes suitable for crafts/fancy dress optional.

Booking required in advance. Contact Heywood Sports Village on 01706 924000.

Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts.
All children under 8 must be dropped off and collected by an adult.

NICAS Level 1

Climbing Course / BCU Paddle Power Passport

Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £99 per person
Suitable for aged 8 years and above.

Climbing & Archery - Family Adventure

Wednesday 25 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £25 per person
Adults must book with children.

Mountain Biking - Junior Introduction to Jumps & Drops

Wednesday 25 October
Time: 12noon-4pm
Cost: £25 per person
Suitable for aged 10 years and above and must be comfortable with off-road riding.

Canoeing & Mountain Biking - Family Adventure 

Thursday 26 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £25 per person
Adults must book with children

Climbing Wall Trip

Friday 26 October
Time: 12noon-4pm
Cost: £25 per person

Don't forget to bring a packed lunch and a drink.

Booking is essential - contact the HOLWAC Centre on 01706 370499 to book.

Multi-Sports & Halloween themed Arts & Crafts

Tuesday 24 & Friday 27 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £7 per person
Suitable for aged 5-7

Booking is essential – ring the Centre on 01706 927560 to confirm your place.

Mini Monsters

Monday 23 October
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: £3.75
A morning jam packed with activities including multi-sports, spooky games and arts & crafts. Bring with you drinks, snacks and clothes suitable for crafts/fancy dress optional.
Aged 5-7

Sports Zone

Tuesday 24 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £6
A full day of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games and a fun pool session. Bring with you drinks, lunch and swimming kit.
Aged 8-12

Wet & Wild

Wednesday 25 October
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: £3
Have tonnes of fun racing against your friends on the dual run pool inflatable. Must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water. Just turn up.
Aged 8-13+

Freaky Fit & Fun

Thursday 26 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £6
Everything from swimming to sports to arts and crafts, guaranteed to keep kids busy and active. Bring with you drinks, lunch, swimming kit and clothes suitable for crafts/fancy dress optional.
Aged 8-12

Booking required in advance. Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts. 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

Kids Cinema

Big adventures, gripping fairy tales and your favourite characters will be on the big screen at Middleton Arena over the summer holidays. Please arrive early to collect your snacks and take your seats.

Monday 23 October - The Boss Baby
Friday 27 October -  Disney’s Mulan

All tickets £3 including popcorn and soft drink. Films start at 1pm. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets available from Link4Life Box Office on 0300 303 8633 or online. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wet & Wild

Monday 23 October
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm
Cost: £3
Have tonnes of fun racing against your friends on the dual run pool inflatable. Must be able to swim 25m and be confident in deep water. Just turn up.
Aged 8-13+

Active Kids

Tuesday 24 October
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: £3.75
A fun and energetic afternoon of sports & games. Bring with you drinks and snacks.
Aged 5-7

Sports Zone

Wednesday 25 October
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: £6
A full day of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games and a fun pool session. Bring with you lunch, snacks, drinks and swimming kit.
Aged 8-12

Fit & Fun

Thursday 26 October
Time: 12pm-3pm
Cost: £4
Everything from swimming to sports to arts and crafts, guaranteed to keep kids busy and active. Bring with you drinks, snacks, swimming kit and clothes suitable for crafts.
Aged 8-12

Halloween Multi Madness

Friday 27 October
Cost: £4
Aged 5-7 11.30pm-1.30pm
Aged  8-12 1.45pm-3.45pm
A jam packed afternoon with activities including multi-sports, spooky games and arts & crafts. Come in fancy dress if you wish and start Halloween in style. Bring with you drinks, snacks and clothes suitable for crafts.

Swimming Pool

Small pool opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-3.45pm Wednesday: 11.30am-1.45pm.

Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts. All children under 8 must be dropped off and collected by an adult.

Booking is required for all sessions in advance. Please contact the Centre on 01706 926000.

Our Tiny Touchstones programme continues to provide the perfect sensory adventure for babies and toddlers introducing them to a life filled with arts, right through to our Make Art! Sessions led by professional artists, ideal for older children who want to get creative. Don't miss the Family Fun Day during half-term to celebrate the Rochdale borough through music, dance, art and craft.

While you’re here don’t forget to sample the delights of our Art Café for a tasty treat before or after your chosen activity. We also have male and female baby changing facilities available and are breast feeding friendly.

Tiny Touchstones

The Tiny Touchstones scheme is the perfect introduction to the arts for the smaller people in your family. With sessions priced at just £2 and activities happening every week, we invite you to come and explore the world of creativity plus meet other parents/carers in your area.

Babies 10.30am. Friendly and safe space for babies and their parents/carers to relax and explore the arts through sensory play.

Toddlers 11.45am. An active session for toddlers and their parents focusing on a different art form each week to explore, create and build adventures together.

All under 5s 1pm. A creative session for under 5s and their parents to make music, tell stories and explore the world.

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 October
Thursdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
Thursdays 7, 14 December
No booking required

Celebrating Rochdale Festival

Thursday 26 October
Time: 11am-2pm
FREE
Come and join us at Touchstones Rochdale for a family fun day to celebrate ROCHDALE!
Music, dance, craft activities and much more to be enjoyed. Supported by Rochdale Township Funding.
All ages.
No booking required.

Make Art!

Last Saturday of every month (excluding December)
Time: 11am-2pm

Computer Coded Artworks Wednesday 25 October

Curious Codes and Maps Saturday 28 October

Embroidered Poems Saturday 25 November

Join an artist-led drop-in workshop to make your own crafty creations inspired by the current Art Gallery exhibitions.
Suitable for aged 5-12
FREE

Go4it and Link4Life’s Disability holiday programme, Sunsport, have joined forces over the holidays and will be putting on an inclusive programme of sports, arts & craft activities which will be accessible to all children. With fully qualified sports coaches and support workers delivering on the programme, this is a unique opportunity for children aged 8-19 of all abilities to come together and have fun - Because You Can in Sport!

Monday 23 October
Street Golf 10am-12noon
Wheelchair Rugby 1.30pm-3.30pm

Tuesday 24 October
Dance 10am-12noon
Flower Arranging 1.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre

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

The sports centres DO NOT take bookings for these sessions.

Prepare and cook a meal for the children while they take part in sport activities. Sit down together and enjoy the freshly prepared lunch. Take a meal in a bag away at the end of the session.

Thursday 26 October
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Turf Hill Community Centre, Neston Road, Rochdale OL16 4XW

To register, contact Paul Helm on 07800 672155 - registration closed on Monday 23 October. 10 places available.
Please advise the Centre about any allergies when booking.
FREE

October Fit and Fed

Tuesday 24,Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October
Time: 11am-2pm
Suitable for aged 5-11
Limited to 30 children. Places offered first come - first served.
FREE - lunch included
The sessions are there to help children in receipt of free school meals and living in the Turf Hill area.

Venue: Turf Hill Community Centre, Neston Road, Rochdale OL16 4XW

To register or for more information contact: Paul Helm on 07800 672155.

Parent /Carer can download and complete the Registration Form here.

 

Monday 23 - Friday 27 October 2017
Time: 1pm-3pm
Suitable for aged 8-14
FREE- lunch included
The sessions are there to help children in receipt of free school meals and living in the Back O’th Moss area.

Venue: Back O’th Moss Community Centre, 52 Peel Lane, Heywood, OL10 4TU

To register or for more information contact: 01706 623229.