Half-term Activities

Half-term Activities

Adventure sports are being rolled out across the West Midlands as part of an effort to keep young people out of trouble during half-term.

The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is putting on activities such as skiing, abseiling and canoeing, in a bid to divert 8 – 25 year olds away from violence. Each activity is complemented by mentoring sessions designed to help young people achieve their potential.

The first activity starts on Monday 28th October.

See below activities in your area:

Local Authority Area Specific Area Organisation Provision Details
Birmingham East Bordesley Green, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill Unite & Uplift Sporting sessions (football, badminton, hockey, cricket & boxing), personal training & personalised nutrition plans. Alongside this there will be various cv writing classes, guest speakers and careers advisor talks.

Provision for 16-25 year old.

Friday 25th October (registration), Monday 28th October – Sunday 3rd November, 10am – 9pm.

Lunch and dinner will be provided.

Birmingham East Bordesley Green, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill Street Futures Sports provision.

Open to young people aged 15-21 years.

To be held at Bordesley Green Girls School.

Mon- Thurs: 10am -3pm

Birmingham East Bordesley Green, Saltley Sport 4 Life UK Sport sessions (to include Youth Achievement Playmakers Award). Open for Young people aged 11-16yrs to walk in. To be held at TWO locations:

Hodge Hill College, Bromford Road, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, B36 8HB
Holte Secondary School, Wheeler Street, Birmingham. B19 2EP
Mon – Fri: 11am -3pm

Birmingham East Small Heath Ackers Instructed activities – climbing/abseil, canoeing/kayaks, skiing, tubing, disc golf, bushcraft and archery.

For young people aged 13-18yrs old, online booking required: www.ackers-adventure.co.uk/lchp

To be held at Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Road, Sparkbrook B11 2PY.
Mon-Fri: 10am -4pm.
Birmingham East Kingstanding, Erdington JDG Training and Development The reality of prison life project is an accredited awareness programme running for 5 days equipping young people with knowledge and awareness around crime and making positive choices. Includes, fun activities such as Go-Karting.

Only 20 places: Call 0121 464 2268 for more information.

To be held at 610 Youth Centre, 610 Kingstanding Road, Birmingham, B44 9SH. Mon – Fri: 10am – 2pm
Birmingham East Bordesley Green, Erdington; Sparkbrook & Sparkhill, Saltley, Balsall Heath, Kingstanding Phoenix United CIC Multiple activities.

For young people aged 14-16.

To be held at: Power league Salford Stadium Lichfield Road Aston Birmingham B6 7TG
Mon – Fri: 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.
Birmingham East Erdington Aspire Sports Health & Fitness A range of personal and professional workshops to support young people to improve aspirations, set goals, improve their soft skills and gain a qualification.
*1st for Sport – Level 1 Award for Activators (Multi-Skills)
*Young people will undertook a range of self-development workshops in which we will cover ‘Goal setting, confidence building and knife Crime Awareness.
Closed provision (age 13 to 18)
Mon -Thur, 10am-3pm
Birmingham East Erdington, Ward End Kickstart Academy Sports / coaching TBC
Birmingham West Winson Green Avery Fields Community Sports Trust in partnership with Bournville Rugby Football Club Rugby and Multi sport. Target age 8to 14 years old. Tues – Thurs, 9am -3pm
CLOSED (for targeted cohort)
Birmingham West Aston Rising Stars Football. For 5 days, morning session for ages 12-15/afternoon session for ages 16-18. These sessions will take place at our astroturf facility, next to the Aston Villa FC Villa Park stadium.
Birmingham West Handsworth and highgate St Martin’s Youth Centre Sporting & recreational activities. Open to ages 11-20. To be held at St Martin’s Youth Centre, Gooch Street, Highgate, Birmingham B5 7HE

Mon 28th Oct, 12-8pm
Tue 29th Oct, 10am – 8pm
Wed 30th Oct, 2:30-7pm
Thurs 31st Oct, 3 – 8pm
Fri 1st Nov, 12-8pm
Sat 2nd Nov, 12- 3pm

Birmingham West Aston, Kitts Green Birmingham Settlement Tue 29th Oct (at Aston): Youth Club (age 11-19) 5pm-7:30pm
Girls & Young women’s group (age 11-19) 5pm 7:30pm
Wed 30th Oct (St Richard’s Centre): Youth Trip, 1pm-4pm**
Youth Club (age 11-16) 5:30pm-7pm
Thurs 31st Oct (at Aston): Football (age 11-25) 4-5pm
Youth Club (age 11-19) 5pm-7:30pm
Girls & Young women’s group (age 11-19) 5pm 7:30pm
Fri 1st Nov (at Aston): Youth Trip, 12-5pm**
**Youth Club attendees only
To be held at TWO locations (see provision):
Aston: Birmingham Settlement, 359 – 361 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NSSt Richards Centre, St Richards Centre, Hallmoor Rd, Birmingham B33 9QY
Enquires or referrals can be directed to, Michael Olajide
Direct Line:   0121 250 0754/ 07864 691 221
Email:            Michael.olajide@bsettlement.org.uk
Birmingham West Winson Green New Biggin Community Trust Sports Closed provision for targeted cohort.
Birmingham West Lozells, Handsworth Activating Creative Talent CIC Multiple activities. Age range 8-15yrs. Mon- Fri provision (CLOSED for specific cohort).
Birmingham West Lozells 2 MUCH PASSION and the Light House Young People’s Centre Cooking and Health Eating Workshops. To attend register online: http://2muchpassioncic.com/young-foodeez/. To be held at The Light House Young People Centre, Alma Way Lozelles Birmingham.
Under 16s: Mon – Sat: 2pm-5pm (*No provision on Wed 31st) Sunday: 10am – 2pm (Cooking with Parents)Under 25s: Mon – Sat: 6pm-9pm
Birmingham West Aston The Bidgley Power Foundation Sports, crafts, arts and mentoring workshops. Open to walk-ins. To be held at Aston Pavilion – Aston Park
Mon – Sun: 11am -2pm and 3pm-6pm.
Coventry Wood End, Hillfields Empowr-U Sport TBC
Coventry City Centre CBGC Monday 21st October
Cooking Workshop (Age 7-11) 2pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Graffiti Workshop (Age 12-16) 3pm-5pm
Dance Workshop (Age 7-11) 4pm-6pm (Mini-Bus Provided)Tuesday 22nd October
Laser Quest Trip (Age 7-11) 11:30am-1:30pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Laser Quest Trip (Age 12-16) 2pm-4pmWednesday 23rd October
Arts and Crafts Workshop  (Age 7-11) 2pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Media Workshop (Age 7-11) 4:30pm-6:30pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
Music Workshop (Age 12-16) 6:30pm-8pmThursday 24th October
Youth Club (Age 12-16) 5pm-8pm
Youth Club (Age 17-21) 8pm-10pmFriday 25th October
Fit and Fed Fun Day (Age 7-11) 1pm-4pm (Mini-Bus Provided)
To be held at Coventry Boys and Girls Club, 50 Whitefriars Street, CV1 2DS.
Coventry Hillfields, Wood End & Bell Green Positive Youth Foundation & Short Football Sport sessions (to include Youth Achievement Playmakers Award).
More details: www.positiveyouthfoundation.org. OPEN to ages 12+.
Mon – Fri, 11am – 2:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm  at Centre AT7, 12 Bell Green Rd, CV6 7GP & Roseberry Avenue Playing Fields / Woodend – Moat House Leisure, Winston Ave, CV2 1EA & Skinners Hill, Petitor Crescent

Mon & Wed, 3-5pm Primrose Park & Eagle St. MUGA
Tue & Thurs, 3-5pm Red House Park & Edgwick Park
Friday 3-8pm, Sidney Stringer Academy & Hillfields Young Peoples Centre

Dudley Lye Turning Points Solutions Multi sports club: Martial Arts, boxing, Karate and fitness. Closed provision for targeted cohort. Available Mon – Sun
For more details (referrals) contact Maz on 07875 978363
Dudley St James Phase Trust Sport CLOSED provision for targeted young people.
Tue – Thurs: 9am-5pm
Dudley Netherton Dudley Water Ski Wakeboard & SUP Club Water based activities CLOSED provision for targeted young people.
Monday and Friday (10:30am -3pm)
Dudley Brierley Hill, St. Thomas, Lye, Netherton and Castle and Priory Citizen Coaching CIC Interactive workshops Timetable and reservation details available via website: https://citizencoaching.com/dudley-half-term-activities/
Alternatively, call: 01384 467778.
Sandwell Smethwick Benson Community Project multi-sport Camp activities To be held at Hadley Stadium, Wilson road, Smethwick, B66 4ND

Open to 8yrs up on following days:
Mon 28th October, 12noon to 5pm
Tue 29th October, 12noon to 6pm
Wed 30th October, 12noon to 7pm
Thurs 31st October, 12noon to 7pm
Friday 1st November, 12noon to 5pm

Sandwell West Bromwich Central Sandwell Asian Development Association non-contact boxing programme To be held at: Alpine gymnasium, unit f sams lane, sms lane industrial estate, West Bromwich, B70 7EG.
Open for young people to walk in: Please contact Imran Mohammed on 07931636452, to make referral.
Date and time of sessions: 7pm-9pm on 28th October, 30th October and 1st November.
Sandwell Oldbury, Smethwick Krunch Diversionary  holiday provision with focused learning and practical sessions CLOSED provision for targeted young people
Mon – Wed: 10-2pm
Sandwell West Browm Central CREATIVE ACADEMIES NETWORK Multisport & Art Two Projects:
1) To be held at : Sandwell College (Central Campus) 1 Spon Lane, West Bromwich. SANDWELL B70 6AWWed 30th – Fri 1st Oct:
Junior Session (aged 10-14yrs) 10am-1pm
Senior Session (aged 15yrs+) 2pm-5pm
** Wednesday – For Volunteer Sports/Arts Leaders Training – Sign up: hello@creativeacademies.co.uk  or TEXT #SportsLeaders or #ArtsLeaders to 075206605552) YMCA Black Country (West Bromwich), 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich.  SANDWELL. B70 9LGSat 2nd Nov, 12-2pm
Sun 3rd Nov, 10am -12pm
Open to ages 10-19yrs
Sign up and more info EMAIL hello@creativeacademies.co.uk  or TEXT #JustPlay to 07520660555
Solihull Chelmsley Wood Worth Unlimited Multi-sport and Music provision Mon 28th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)Tues 29th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)
Boxercise, 6-8pm (at Bromford Community Centre)Wed 30th Oct: Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bluebell Park, Chelmsley Wood)
Table Tennis, 2-4pm (location TBC)
Football/basketball session, 2-4pm (at Bromford Park)Thur 31st Oct: Music Session , 10-4pm (at Three trees community centre)
Female only fitness, 10-11 (location TBC)
Boxercise, 6-8pm (at Bromford Community Centre)Friday 1st Nov: Trip day at both locations (details TBC)
Walsall Leamore Bloxwich Community Partnership various arts, recreational & sports Open for Young people to walk in:

Mon 28th Oct: 6pm – 8pm (for 8-11yrs) at Blakenall Centre (BC), Blakenall Row, Walsall, WS3 1LW

Wed 30th Oct: 4pm to 5:30pm (8-18yrs) at Bloxwich Active Living Centre

Fri 1st Nov: 6pm – 8pm (for 12-18yrs) at Blakenall Centre (BC), Blakenall Row, Walsall, WS3 1LW

Walsall Birchill, Pleck Aspire4U CIC Media training and film club Available everyday: 10am – 2:30pm then 3pm – 6pm
To be held at: Walsall New Art Gallery
No walks in – Attendance must be pre-booked by the 22nd of October, please contact projects@aspire4u.co.uk   for referrals.
Wolverhampton Eastfield/ east park, Heath town, New Park Village, Whitmore Reans, Bilston, Gralseley 7 organisations via Wolverhampton Community Safety Partnership Multi-sports and arts Details available on: http://summersquad.co.uk/