Half-Term Fun for Families

Half-Term Fun for Families

Children and families made the most of the half-term holidays with a range of fun-filled activities throughout our communities, thanks to Jigsaw’s Neighbourhood Engagement teams.

In Cheetham Hill, neighbourhood officer Tanuja Patel helped residents get stuck into street planting across Hardwood Close and Woodlands Road with more than 18 families getting involved. Children were taught how to plant hanging baskets at the Guidance Hub, which helped them take care of their local area and boost community spirit.

More than 25 children in Crumpsall also enjoyed arts and crafts activities as they played together and drew creative pictures which are displayed around the community centre.

Residents of Longfield Avenue in Chorley took part in a three-day gardening project, organised by Tracy Townson together with gardening expert Lynne Moores from Growing for Goodness.

The residents, including children, were taught how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Each family who took part received £20 worth of local garden centre vouchers.

A Summer Open Day event was held at Dukinfield Central Hub and Community Garden in Tameside.

Working in partnership with The Peoples Community Dukinfield and artist Phoebe Foxtrot, more than 70 families and children of all ages enjoyed storytelling, arts and crafts as well as a raffle and tombola.

John McGlynn joined volunteer Joseph Cocks to run a hanging basket workshop at Central Garden and made up baskets – of which 30 were sold – alongside plants and vegetables, raising £200 for the group.

More than 50 residents at Audenshaw community hub on Stanhope estate, took part in a hanging basket workshop organised by Carolyn Alston, alongside a consultation to see whether residents would be interested in gardening courses.

In Smallshaw, 25 families benefitted from our holiday hunger event, where food hampers containing lunch for children during the school holidays were handed out at Broadoak Community Centre.

Children enjoyed a game of rounders and a picnic in Stamford Park, Ashton organised by Minaz Aslam, who also arranged for the Born and Bred Dance Theatre to hold a ‘Doodle and Dance’ session at Holy Trinity Community Centre, followed by a hot meal.

Families from Gibson Terrace in Ashton also enjoyed a half-term visit to an inflatable play area, as well as a trip to Manchester where they visited the Police Museum and had picnics in city centre gardens.