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Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust, brings you an exciting activity programme during the Summer holidays from Monday 24 July - Friday 1 September 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 24 July - Thursday 24 August 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 24 & 31 July, 7, 14 & 21 August
Thursdays 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 August
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: £4
Bring a packed lunch.

Fit, Fed and Read

Fun Games, Shokk Gym, Circuit Games with Mini Trampolines. This activity includes a FREE LUNCH.
Tuesdays 25 July, 1, 8, 15 & 22 August 11am-2pm | FREE
Support funded by Middleton Holiday at Home
Various adult classes every evening from as little as £2. Contact Bowlee for the full programme of activities for all ages.

Weekly After School Sessions

Boxer Circuit
Tuesdays 4.45pm-5.45pm
Cost:  £3.40, £2.90 with L4L Card
Suitable for 5-15 year olds

Mini-Trampolining / Shokk Gym and Fun Games
Saturdays 10am-1pm
Cost: £6.10, £5.50 with L4L Card
Suitable for 5-15 year olds
Bring a packed lunch with you.

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.

Superheroes!

Tuesday 8 August 12.30pm-2pm & 3pm-4.30pm
Make your own superhero mask and cuffs.
Cost: £4

Creepy Crawlies

Tuesday 15 August 12.30pm-2pm & 3pm-4.30pm
Design your own bookmark and comic strips.
Cost: £4

Under the Sea!

Tuesday 22 August 12.30pm-2pm & 3pm-4.30pm
Create your own treasure chest.
Cost: £4

To book your place on the above ring the Box Office on 0300 303 8633.

Skylight Circus presents Circus Skills Workshop

Wednesday 23 August 2017 10am-12pm | 12:30pm-2:30pm | 3pm-5pm
Learning skills such as plate spinning, unicycling, tightwire
Cost: £6 a ticket

Each session is limited to 25 children so book early to avoid disappointment.

The Wild Roadshow

Back by popular demand.
Wednesday 16 August  12pm-12.45pm, 12.45pm-1.30pm, 1.30pm-2.15pm, 3pm-3.45pm & 3.45pm-4.30pm
For ages 3 years and over
Cost: £5.50 includes hot food

Please book early as only 25 places available for each session.

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

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

Kids Cinema

Kids Cinema - Big (PG)

Friday 28 July 1pm-2.30pm

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

Kids Cinema - Flubber 

Friday 28 July 3.30pm-5pm

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

Kids Cinema - Baby Boss (PG)

Friday 4 August 1pm-2.30pm

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

Kids Cinema - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG)

Friday 4 August 3.30pm-5pm

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

Kids Cinema - The Smurfs: The Lost Village (PG)

Friday 11 August 1pm-2.30pm

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

Kids Cinema - Beauty and the Beast 2017 

Friday 11 August 3.30pm-5pm

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

Kids Cinema - Aladdin (U)

Friday 18 August 1pm-2.30pm

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

Kids Cinema - Mulan (U)

Friday 18 August 3.30pm-5pm

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

Soccer Skills

Football coaching, skills & tournaments. Bring appropriate footwear for both inside and outside & drinks. For children aged 5-12.
Mondays 31 July, 14 & 21 August 12.30pm-2.30pm
Cost: £3
WEEKS: 2, 4 & 5

Turbo Tots

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.
Tuesdays 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 9am-12noon
Cost: £1.80
WEEKS: 1-6

Mini Madness

A jam packed session of games & arts and crafts. Take part in a different theme each week and come in fancy dress if you wish. Bring drinks with you and clothing suitable for arts & crafts. For children aged 5-7.
Tuesdays  1pm-3pm
Cost: £4
WEEK 2: 1 August - At the Circus
WEEK 4: 15 August - Movie Magic
WEEK 5: 22 August - Summer Fun
WEEK 6: 29 August Sports Day

Summer Sports Extravaganza

An exciting and action packed afternoon for children 5-12 years old. With lots of activities taking place each week throughout the summer, such Sports, swimming, adventure activities and arts & crafts, there will be plenty going on to keep the kids happy.
Swimming is available to children 8-12 years. Bring your kit if you would like to swim. Bring drinks with you.
Wednesdays 26 July, 2, 16 & 23 August  1pm-4pm
Cost: £2
WEEKS: 1, 2, 4 & 5

Funded through Heywood Activities Partnership

Sport Zone

A day full of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games plus a fun pool session. Bring drinks, lunch and swimming kit. For children aged 8-12.
Thursdays 27 July, 3, 17, 24 & 31 August 10am-3pm
Cost: £6
WEEKS: 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Active Kids

An energetic and exciting multi-sports and games session. Keep active, make friends and have loads of fun. Bring drinks with you. For children aged 5-7.
Fridays 28 July, 4, 18, 25 August & 1 September 1pm-3pm
Cost: £4
WEEKS: 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Holiday Club Week

Link4Life will be providing a week long summer holiday club. Activities on offer will include a wide range of sports, arts & craft, fun games, structured play, quizzes, team games, swimming and much more. Fantastic opportunities to keep active have fun and stay busy over the school holidays.
Monday 7 August - Friday 11 August
WEEK: 3
DAY PRICE: 9.30am-3.30pm £10
FULL WEEK: 9.30am- 3.30pm £45

Activities are suitable for both boys and girls and fully qualified DBS checked coaches and staff will be delivering on the programme.
Bring with you: Drinks, packed lunch and swimming kit.

 

Swimming

Aqua Tots Plus

A fun water con­fidence signing session for babies and toddlers accompanied by an adult. With the support of a qualified instructor. Suitable for Under 5s.
26 July – 30 August Mondays 11.45am-12.45pm, Wednesday 11.30am-12.30pm
Cost: £5 per session, £4.30 L4L Card & £2.40 with L4L Extra, 1 child admitted FREE.
WEEKS: 1-6

Aqua Fun

Fun splash session with ‑ oats and play equipment.
Mondays & Thursdays 4pm-4.45pm, Saturdays 10.45am-11.30am
Large Pool - public swimming prices apply
WEEKS: 1-6

Family Aqua Fun

Fun splash session with ‑ oats and play equipment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fridays 12noon-1pm  Learner Pool
Friday 28 July - Friday 1 September - public swimming prices apply
Suitable for up to 12 years old
WEEKS: 1-6

Link4Life Swim Academy for Non Swimmers

Stanley 1 & 2 and Octopus 1 4 Day courses – 30 minute lesson each day 9.30am-10am

Monday 24 - Thursday 27 July
Monday 31 July - Thursday 3 August
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 August
Monday 21 - Thursday 24 August
Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 August
Suitable for up to 12 years old
WEEKS: 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Link4Life Swim Academy for Beginner Swimmers

Stanley 3-6 and Octopus 2 4 Day Courses – 30 minute lesson each day 10am-10.30am

Monday 24 - Thursday 27 July
Monday 31 July - Thursday 3 August
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 August
Monday 21 - Thursday 24 August
Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 August
Suitable for up to 12 years old
WEEKS: 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

Obliterator Inflatable Session

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters and be con­fident jumping into deep water. For children aged 8+.
Tuesdays and Fridays 1.30pm-2.30pm
Cost: £3 per session
WEEKS: 1-6

Safe for Summer

For Advanced Swimmers. Includes basic water safety skills, personal survival, boogie boards, land based rescues, CPR and First aid. Session will be a mixture of dry and wet sessions. 3 hour course
Tuesday 25 July 9am-12noon
Cost: £3.50
Suitable for children aged 8-13+
WEEK: 1

Snorkelling

For Advanced Swimmers. 4 Day Course - 45 minute lesson each day
Participants should be able to swim competently for a distance of at least 25m and be con­fident submerging and surface diving under water. Session will be in the large pool. For children aged 8+.
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 August 8.45am-9.30am
Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 August
Suitable for children aged 8-13+
WEEKS: 4 & 6

Snorkelling

For Improving Swimmers. 4 Day Course - 45 minute lesson each day. Participants should be able to swim 10 metres and be con­fident submerging under water. Session will be in the small pool.
Suitable for children aged 5-12
Monday 24 July - Thursday 27 July 8.45am-9.30am
Monday 21 - Thursday 24 August
WEEKS: 1 & 5

Stroke Improvement

For Improving Swimmers. Octopus 3 - Goldfi sh 2. 4 Day Course – 45 minute each day
Monday 7 August - Thursday 10 August 9.30am-10.15am
Suitable for children aged 5-12
WEEK: 3

Stroke Improvement

For Improving Swimmers Goldfi sh 2 +. 4 Day Course – 45 minute each day
Monday 7 - Thursday 10 August 8.45am-9.30am
Suitable for children aged 5-12
WEEK: 3

Syncro

For Improving and Advanced Swimmers. 4 Day Course - 45 minute session.
The course aimed at developing movement, skills and aquatic breathing to music the participants will put together a small routine at the end of the week.
Suitable for children aged 5-13+
Monday 31 July - Thursday 3 August 8.45am-9.30am
WEEK: 2

Swimmer Definitions

Non Swimmers - Stanley 1 & 2, Octopus 1.

Swimmers that are not able to swim, they may be of any age and no experience is necessary. The main aim of the lessons will be to gain con­fidence moving freely in the water, ‑ oat and achieve mobility and to submerge and open eyes under the water.

Beginner Swimmers - Stanley 3-6 and Octopus 2

Swimmers that are able to move in the water and have the con­fidence to submerge, propel themselves through the water using good basic stroke technique which can be improved as confidence, stamina and skills increase.

Improving Swimmer - Octopus 3 +

Swimmers that are improving their strokes so that good streamlining is apparent and the limb movements are correct for front crawl, back stroke and breaststroke. For the stroke improvement classes Swimmers will be taught to improve breath control and increase the distance that they can swim continuously without the stroke deteriorating.

Advanced Swimmer - Angelfish 1 +

Swimmers are capable of sustaining a good stroke of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke well and have a knowledge of survival skills, water safety and laws associated with starts, turns and finishes.

Price: 4 Day Course: £20.40 Full, £17.60 L4L EXTRA, £15.30 L4L Swim Direct Debit Members
Price: 3 Day Course: £15.30 Full, £13.20 L4L EXTRA, £11.50 L4L Swim Direct Debit Members

Full Multi Activity Week

Starting Monday and finishing Friday gain a National Governing Body Qualification in a sport and then go on to complete our 3 day multi activity.

Youth Courses

Gain one qualification in Sailing, Windsurfing or Kayak over 2 days (Monday and Tuesday). We offer this to beginners and advance.

3 Day Multi Activity

Over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday get a taste of all the sports we offer: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Climbing, Archery and Mountain Biking.

Finish on Friday afternoon with our adventure games activities.

Mini Splash
For 4-7 year olds
Full Multi-Activity Week
For 8-14 year olds
Youth Courses £ Day Multi-Activity
Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Every Monday-Friday Every Monday & Tuesday Every Wednesday-Friday
£9 per person (1 hour session) £165 per person for full week £99 for 2 day course £99 per person for 3 days
11am-12noon 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm

Mini Splash

These sessions are an ideal introduction to watersports and a great way for younger children to build water confidence. Suitable for 4-7 year olds.

Multi-Activity

Running during the school holidays over three days Multi Activity sessions are an ideal introduction to outdoor pursuits. Activities include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, raft building, mountain biking, archery and climbing. Suitable for 8-14 year olds.

Courses

Youth Qualification Courses for 8-14 year olds

These beginner qualifications offer training in basic skills and theory in your chosen sport.

Advanced Courses for 10-14 year olds

After completing your beginner qualification, take the next and cover the intermediate skills of your sport. Take this further by joining the Hollingworth lake Activity Club.

Birthday Parties

Give your child a party to remember. Enjoy an adventurous party.

Mini Zone

(4-7 year olds) 1 hour of activity, £9 per person - minimum 6 per booking.

  • Mini Splash
  • Mini Canoe

*Party room available for £20 per hour

Activity Zone

 (8 years and older)* 1½ hrs of activity, £11 per person - minimum 6 per booking.

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Raft Building
  • Climbing
  • Archery

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

 

Tuesday 25 July - Friday 25 August 2017

Multi-Sports

Take part in our Sport Zone activities, which are a mixture of football related challenges, dodgeball, table tennis, short tennis and much more. Suitable for 8-12 year olds.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink!
Tuesdays  25 July, 1,8,15 & 22 August 10am-3pm
Cost: £7 per person
WEEKS: 1-5

Multi-Sports

Activities include: multi-sports, arts and crafts, dodgeball, table tennis, short tennis and more. Suitable for 5-7 year olds.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink!
Fridays 28 July, 4,11,18,25 August 10am-3pm
Cost: £7 per person
WEEKS: 1-5

All children under 8 must be collected by an adult.

Toddler Gym

Sessions will be running as normal on the
Monday mornings only. 10am-11am
For up to 5 year olds
Cost: £2.20 per child or £2 with a L4L card.

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

Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts.

Active Kids

An energetic morning of activities which will include fun games and lots of sports. Bring with you drinks. For children aged 5-7.
Mondays 31 July, 7, 14 & 21 August 10am-12noon
Cost: £4

WEEKS: 2-5

Sport Zone

A full day of activities and fun which will include multi-sports, games and a fun pool session. Bring with you a packed lunch, drinks and swimming kit. For children aged 8-12.
Tuesdays 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 10am-3pm
Cost: £6

WEEKS: 1-6

Mini Madness

A morning jam packed with activities including multi-sports, games and arts & crafts. Bring with you drinks and wear suitable clothes for crafts. Wednesdays  10am-12noon. For children aged 5-7.
Cost: £4

WEEK 1 26 July – Superheros
WEEK 2 2 August - At the Circus
WEEK 3 9 August – Shipwrecked
WEEK 4 16 August - Movie Magic
WEEK 5 23 August - Summer Fun
WEEK 6 30 August - Sports Day

WEEKS: 1-6

Booking required in advance. Parent/guardian consent forms must be completed before session starts. All children under 8 must be dropped off/collected by an adult.

Summer Sports Extravaganza

An exciting and action packed afternoon for children 5-12 years old. With lots of activities taking place each week throughout the summer, such as sports, swimming, adventure activities and arts & crafts, there will be plenty going on to keep the kids happy. Bring drinks with you.

Swimming is available to children 8-12 years old. Bring swimming kit.
Thursdays 27 July, 3, 10, 17 & 24 August 1pm-4pm
Cost: £2

WEEKS: 1-5

Funded by Middleton Holiday @ Home

Football Fridays

Take part in fun coaching, games and competitions. Bring drinks with you. For children aged 8-12.
Fridays 28 July, 4, 11, 18 & 25 August  1pm-3pm
Cost: £3.50

WEEKS: 1-5

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.

WEEK 1 Wednesday 26 July – Zootopia
WEEK 2 Monday 31 July - Finding Dory
WEEK 3 Monday 7 August - The Lion King
WEEK 4 Monday 14 August - The Jungle Book (2016 live action)
WEEK 5 Monday 21 August - Beauty & The Beast (2017 Live Action)
WEEK 6 Tuesday 29 August - Batman Lego Movie

Cost: £2 (includes popcorn & drink)
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets available from Link4Life Box Office on 0300 303 8633 or online.

Funded by Middleton Holiday @ Home

Wet N Wild

Race against your friends on the duel run pool inflatable and have hours of fun over the summer holidays. Must be confident in deep water. For children aged 8+.
Places allocated on a first come first served basis - no booking required.
Thursdays 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 2.30pm-3.30pm
Cost: £1

WEEKS: 1-6

Funded by Middleton Holiday @ Home

Snorkelling

Fun underwater activity for boys and girls participants should be able to swim 25 metres competently and be confident submerging and surface diving underwater. For children aged 5-12.
Wednesdays  26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August 9.30am-10.15am
Cost: Full £5.10, L4L Extra £4.40, L4L Swim Academy Members £3.85

WEEKS: 1-6

Boogie Boarding

Active water based competitive rescue survival skills using body boards and fins. For children aged 8-12.
Wednesdays 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August 10.15am-11am
Cost: Full £5.10, L4L Extra £4.40, L4L Swim Academy Members £3.85

WEEKS: 1-6

Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts.

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

Summer Sports Extravaganza

An exciting and action packed afternoon for children 5-12 years old. With lots of activities taking place each week throughout the summer, sports, adventure activities, crafts and inflatable assault courses, there will be plenty going on to keep the kids happy.
Bring with you: Drinks.
Swimming available for children 8-12 years – please bring swimming kit.
Mondays 31 July, 7, 14 & 21 August 1pm-4pm
Cost: £4

WEEKS: 2, 3, 4, 5

Active Kids

A fun and energetic afternoon of sports & games for children aged 5-7.
Bring with you: Drinks.
Tuesdays  1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 1pm-3pm
Cost: £4

WEEKS: 2,3,4,5,6

Soft Play

Fun soft play session for children under 5’s. Parents/carers must supervise children at all times.
Tuesdays  25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 1pm-2.30pm
Cost: £1

WEEKS:1-6

Sport Zone

A full day of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games and a fun pool session. For children aged 8-12.
Bring with you: Packed lunch, drinks and swimming kit.
Wednesdays  26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August 10am-3pm
Cost: £6

WEEKS:1-6

Multi-Madness

Come down to this jam packed afternoon of sports, games, drama, dance and much more. For children aged 8-12.
Bring with you: Drinks
Thursdays | 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 1pm-3pm
Cost: £3.50

WEEKS:1-6

Mini Madness

A jam packed morning of activities including multi-sports, games and arts & crafts. Take part in a different theme each week and come in fancy dress if you wish.
Bring with you: Drinks & wear suitable clothing for crafts. For children aged 5-7.

WEEK 1 Superhero’s
WEEK 2 At the Circus
WEEK 3 Shipwrecked
WEEK 4 Movie Magic
WEEK 5 Summer Fun
WEEK 6 Sports Day

Fridays 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August & 1 September 10am-12noon
Cost: £4

WEEKS:1-6

Mini Olympics

Take part in a variety of multi-skills, games and competitions, medals, trophies and prizes up for grabs. For children aged 8-12.
Bring with you: Drinks
Fridays 28 July, 4, 11, 18 & 25 August 1pm-3pm
Cost: £3.50

WEEKS: 1-5

Junior Skills

A weekly multi-sports and FUNdamentals session for children aged 5-11. Take part in a variety of different sports, skills and games delivered by fully qualified coaches and local sports clubs.
Booking required.
Every Wednesday throughout the year - 4.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: £2.50

Swimming

Link4Life Swim Academy for Non Swimmers

(Stanley 1 & 2, Octopus 1) 4 Day Course
Mondays  24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August & Tuesday 29 August 9am-9.30am (Tuesday 9.15am-9.45am)

WEEKS: 1-6

Link4Life Swim Academy for Beginners

(Stanley 3-6, Octopus 2) 4 Day Course
Mondays 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 August & Tuesday 29 August 9.30am-10am (Tuesday 9.45am-10.15am)

WEEKS: 1-6

Link4Life Swim Academy for Improvers

(Octopus 3 upwards) Age 5+ 4 Day Course
Mondays 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21 & Tuesday 29 August 10am-10.30am (Tuesday 10.15am)

WEEKS: 1-6

Diving

Participants should be able to swim 25 metres competently and be confident in deep water. 3 day Course. For children aged 8-13+.

29, 31 August & 1 September 10.30am-11am (Tuesday 10.45am)

WEEK: 6

Snorkelling

Fun underwater activity for boys and girls participants should be able to swim 25 metres competently and be confident in submerging and surface diving underwater. Suitable for: Aged 7+.
Mondays  24, 31 July, 7, 14 & 21 August 11am-11.45am
Cost: £2.50

WEEKS: 1-5

Mini Polo

Active fun water based activity team game incorporating throwing / catching and treading water skills. Participants should be confident in water and swim without aids. For children aged 8-13+.
Fridays 28 July, 4, 11, 18, 25 August &  1 September 11am-11.45am
Cost: £2.50

WEEKS: 1-6

Synchronised Swimming

Fun lifesaving skills team work with creativity and musicality for boys and girls. Participants should be confident in deep water and be able to swim 25 metres competently. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Tuesdays 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August  11.15am-12noon | £2.50

WEEKS: 1-6

Boogie Boarding

Active fun water based competitive rescue and survival skills using body boards and fins. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Thursdays 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 11am-11.45am
Cost: £2.50

WEEKS: 1-6

Safe for Summer

For Advanced Swimmers. Includes basic water safety skills, personal survival, boogie boards, land based rescues, CPR and First aid. Session will be a mixture of dry and wet sessions. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Wednesdays 26 July & 2 August  9am-12noon
Cost: £3.50

WEEKS: 1 & 2

Breaststroke Clinic

4 Day Course. Participants should be able to swim 15 metres competently and be confident in deep water. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Starting Monday 24 July & 21 August 10.30am-11am (Tuesdays 10.45am)

WEEK 1

Front Crawl Clinic

4 Day Course. Participants should be able to swim 15 metres competently and be confident in deep water. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August  10.30am-11am (Tuesday 10.45am)

WEEK 2

Butterfly Clinic

4 Day Course. Participants should be able to swim 15 metres competently and be confident in deep water. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Monday 7 August - Friday 11 August 10.30am-11am (Tuesday 10.45am)

WEEK 3

Back Crawl Clinic

4 Day Course. Participants should be able to swim 15 metres competently and be confident in deep water. Suitable for children aged 7+.
Monday 14 August - Friday 18 August 10.30am-11am (Tuesday 10.45am)

WEEK 4

Public Swimming
WEEKS 1-6:

Small Pool Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12noon-3.45pm, Wednesday 11.30am-1.45pm
Normal pool prices apply.

Large Pool

Wet & Wild
Fridays 1.30pm-2.30pm, Sunday | 2.45pm-3.45pm
Cost: £3
Dual inflatable fun in the large pool.

Aqua Fun
Saturday 1.30am-2.30pm

Swimmer Definitions

Non Swimmers - Stanley 1 & 2, Octopus 1 Ages 3+

Swimmers that are not able to swim, they may be of any age and no experience is necessary. The main aim of the lessons will be to gain confidence moving freely in the water, float and achieve mobility and to submerge and open eyes under the water.

Beginner Swimmers - Stanley 3-6 and Octopus 2 Ages 3+

Swimmers that are able to move in the water and have the confidence to submerge, propel themselves through the water using good basic stroke technique which can be improved as confidence stamina and skills increase.

Improving Swimmer - Octopus 3 + Ages 5+

Swimmers that are improving their strokes so that good streamlining is apparent and the limb movements are correct for front crawl, back stroke and breaststroke. For the stroke improvement classes Swimmers will be taught to improve breath control and increase the distance that they can swim continuously without the stroke deteriorating.

4 Day Course: Full: £20.40, L4L Extra: £17.60, L4L Swim Academy Direct Debit Member: £15.30

3 day Course Price: Full £15.30, L4L Extra £13.20, L4L Swim Direct Debit Members £11.50

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

Welcome to the annual Summer Fun Programme. We have lots of arts and crafts activities on offer for a range of ages from 5 to 13+ that cost just £4 per ticket (accompanying adults go free).

To book your place, visit our website ring 01706 924928 or pop into Touchstones Rochdale for tickets.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Tuesday 25 July 10.30am-12noon & 1.30pm-3pm
Help storyteller and goblin scientist, Professor Jigget from City of Trees to create tales inspired by trees and woodlands around Rochdale. Bring your story to life by building props, scenery and characters from a variety of craft materials. Imaginations necessary – may involve nonsense.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Shiny Scarab Beetles

Thursday 27 July 10.30am-12noon
Make a colourful collaged Egyptian scarab beetle to ward off evil spirits.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Hieroglyphic Comic Strips

Thursday 27 July 1.30pm-3pm
Bring hieroglyphic symbols to life by creating your own ancient Egyptian comic strip.
Suitable for 5-13+ year olds

Marvellous Mummified Cats

Tuesday 1 August 10.30am-12noon
Use cardboard tubes to create a mummified sculpture inspired by the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Curly Cobra Straws

Tuesday 1 August 1.30pm-3pm
The cobra was often seen as a symbol of royalty and authority in ancient Egypt. Join artist Alison Cooper to create your very own serpent using colourful craft straws.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Elemental Theatre

Thursday 3 August 10.30am-12noon
Join local artist David Chatton-Barker in making props for the magical ‘Elemental Theatre’ a world made of up of imagination and folklore. Use natural materials to create props and backdrops and become a member of the theatre, performing with lights, sound and action.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Elemental Lantern Making

Thursday 3 August 1.30pm-3pm
Using natural materials, create an illuminated lantern and become part of an enchanted performance.
Suitable for 5-13+ year olds

Egyptian Paper Masterclass

Thursday 10 August 10.30am-12noon
Learn the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to make one of the earliest types of paper. Using strips of scrap, flour, water and some good old fashioned muscle power you can be just like an ancient Egyptian and use hieroglyphics to decorate your finished creation.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Miniature Museum

Thursday 10 August 1.30pm-3pm
Ever wanted to show off your collection of trinkets and jewels to the world? Have you ever found a magical stone or fantastically beautiful shell and thought ‘this needs to be in a museum’? Well this is your chance! Just bring along a found object and learn how to make your own miniature museum to put your collections in.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Plaster Cast Egyptian Pendants

Tuesday 15 August 10.30am-12noon
Make a plaster cast brooch or pendant inspired by the symbols in our ancient Egyptians exhibition.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Scorpion In My Pocket

Tuesday 15 August 1.30pm-3pm
Find out about our unique ancient scorpion fossil and make your own plaster cast replica.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Pop-Up Monsters

Thursday 17 August 10.30am-12noon
Artist Vincent James will help you create fearsome 3D pop-up monsters!
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Happy Hedgehog Habitat

Thursday 17 August 1.30pm-3pm
Join the RSPB in creating a cosy hedgehog home for your garden. Just bring along a shoe box & any spare leaves & twigs you can find and watch your box transform into a welcoming habitat for visitors to your garden.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Make Art

FREE Workshop
Saturdays 29 July, 26 August & 30 September 11am-2pm
Join our artist led drop in workshops to make your own crafty creations inspired by the art gallery exhibitions.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Beautiful Bird Mobile

Tuesday 22 August 10.30am-12noon
Use a selection of yarns and fabrics to create a collection of beautiful birds ready to hang on a decorative mobile.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Mask Making

Tuesday 22 August 1.30pm-3pm
Join local artist David Chatton Barker to make fantastical masks out of natural materials collected from the locally enchanted site of Healey Dell. Create masks from your own imagination or masks based on local characters of myth and legend.
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Terrific Star Gazing Telescope

Thursday 24 August 10.30am-12noon
Get ready to go stargazing! Create your very own telescope using cardboard tubes and paper cups. What constellations will you find?
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Funny Face Flip Book

Thursday 24 August 1.30pm-3pm
Taking inspiration from portraits in the Art Gallery collection, join artist Alison Cooper to design your very own funny face flip book. How many combinations can you make?
Suitable for 5-12 year olds.

Don’t forget to wear your painting clothes! 

Starts Thursday 27 July until Friday 1 September

Fit, Feed and Read will be running throughout the summer holidays. For more details on days & times please contact Scott on the numbers below. No booking required - lunch is provided!

Sports activities include Football, Cricket, Basketball, Netball, Tennis and more!

Venues: Balderstone Library, Balderstone Park, Rochdale, OL11 2HD
Belfield Library, Samson Street, Rochdale, OL16 2XW
Darnhill Library, Argyle Parade, Heywood, OL10 3RY
Junction Library, Grimshaw Lane, Middleton, M24 2BW
Smallbridge Library, Stevenson Square, Rochdale, OL12 9SA

For children aged 5-11 year old. FREE

Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Fun and engaging activities based on the children’s book series “Animal Agents” illustrated by Tony Russ.

For more information contact 01706 926243 / 07976498615

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!

Venue: Kingsway Park Sports Centre, Turf Hill Road, Rochdale OL16 4XA

Mondays 31 July, 7, 14 & 21 August
Thursdays 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August
Time: 10am-3.30pm
Cost: £5

Various activities will be available - details to be confirmed.

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.

The #Thrive service launched on 1 July 2016. It's for children and young people aged up to 19 years who are experiencing emotional health and wellbeing issues (e.g. feeling stressed, worried or not enjoying things).

Drop In sessions are available every week at the #Thrive café Around the Corner located on Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NZ. Sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm-6pm and on Saturdays from 10am-12noon and 1pm-4pm.

You must live, or be registered with a GP practice (doctor) in the Rochdale borough (which includes Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale).

#Thrive can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person.

To find out more or to make an appointment, contact us on 0161 716 2844 or visit the website for more information.