Health and wellbeing

About the October Healthy Holidays clubs

The October Healthy Holiday clubs start on Monday 25 October, with a range of clubs taking place across the borough throughout the school holiday week. Details of each club and how to book places can be seen below.

Each club includes a range of activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities and much more. A delicious healthy meal will also be provided!

Children who receive free school meals are entitled to a free place at all the Healthy Holiday clubs, and can book to attend a club every day between 25 to 29 October (subject to availability).

If you have any feedback about the clubs your child has attended, please fill in our healthy holidays feedback form. We value your ideas and opinions and will use these when planning for the future holidays.

We hope you and your children enjoy the Healthy Holiday clubs, and have a fantastic October break!

Central area

Clubs in Barnsley, Dodworth, Kingstone, Stairfoot, Worsbrough and other Central areas.

Active Barnsley, Shaw Lane Sports Club

Multi-sports based activities with some arts, crafts and games mixed in. Lunch included with both a hot and cold option.

  • Ages 7-14
  • 25 to 29 October, 9am to 3pm
  • Food included
  • To book download the booking form on the Active Barnsley website and return it to info@activebarnsley.com
  • Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ

Totally Runable, Honeywell Sports Village (girls)

A mixture of fun and enriching activities throughout the day. A space to challenge, empower and inspire girls with puzzles, games and active sessions.

Reds in the Community - 5ives Community Sports Club

Multi-sports camps with a blend of sport and wellbeing activities. Take part in football, tennis, spike ball and more, with coaching from FA qualified staff.

  • Ages 8-16
  • 25 to 29 October, 10am to 2pm
  • Nutritious lunch provided
  • To guarantee your child’s place on the course, visit Reds in the Community events: Fit and fed
  • 5ives Community Sports Club, Burnsall Grove, Barnsley, S70 3JR

What to bring:

  • Bottled drink with name clearly labelled
  • Suitable clothing/footwear for outdoor astro-turf
  • Sanitiser (if not it will be provided)

H.O.P.E in the Community, St George's Church

Spooky pizza making, fancy dress competitions, pumpkin carving and lots of Hallowe’en arts, crafts and games.

  • Ages 5-11 (must be accompanied by a parent or carer)
  • 26 and 27 October, 10am to 2pm
  • Spaghetti and meatballs, hot dogs and pasta bakes with much more delicious food to choose from
  • To book visit hopeincommunity.co.uk/upcoming-events, email admin@hopeincommunity.co.uk or text your name, and number of children to 07462962292 and a team member will be in touch to confirm places. 
  • St George’s Church Hall, York Street, Barnsley, S70 1BD 

H.O.P.E in the Community

Movie night on Monday 25 October and campfire activities on Friday 29 October, including marshmallow toasting and journal making.

  • 25 October - Barnsley Baptist Church, Union Street, Barnsley, S70 1JJ
    29 October - Barnsley Community/Carers Garden, Rear of the Metrodome (Next to Car Park 4), Queens Ground, Queen Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN
  • Ages 8-16
  • 25 and 29 October, 3pm to 7pm
  • Food included:
    • 25 October - Make own Pizza and fresh fruit smoothies/cocktails
    • 29 October – Food cooked around the campfire
  • To book visit hopeincommunity.co.uk/upcoming-events, email admin@hopeincommunity.co.uk or text your name, and number of children to 07462962292 and a team member will be in touch to confirm places. 
  • St George’s Church Hall, York Street, Barnsley, S70 1BD 

Team+

A Halloween club full of new experiences, games, crafts and the chance to make new friends.

Dearne area

Clubs in Thurnscoe, Bolton on Dearne, Goldthorpe and other Dearne areas.

Station House, Thurnscoe

Join us for freaky food cooking and tasting, spooky spells science experiments and potions, and Ghoulish Games.

Reds in the Community - Astrea Academy Dearne

Multi-sports camps with a blend of sport and wellbeing activities. Take part in football, tennis, spike ball and more, with coaching from FA qualified staff.

  • Ages 8-16
  • 25 to 29 October, 10am to 2pm
  • Nutritious lunch provided
  • To guarantee your child’s place on the course, visit Reds in the Community events: Astrea Fit and fed
  • Astrea Academy Dearne, Goldthorpe Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, S63 9EW

What to bring:

  • Bottled drink with name clearly labelled
  • Suitable clothing/footwear for outdoor astro-turf
  • Sanitiser (if not it will be provided)

North area

Clubs in Darton, Old Town, St Helen's, Mapplewell, Staincross and other North areas.

Barnsley Gymnastics, Carlton

Halloween themed holiday club with gymnastics, games, and crafts. Take part and join in with fun equipment, including trampoline, pit, bars, and our ninja warrior course.

Ad Astra, New Lodge Community Centre

Tuesday 26 October will be all about Disney’s Coco, and Wednesday 27 October will be a spooky Halloween theme.

Both days will include fun activities from arts and crafts to music and dance.

  • Ages 5-16
  • 26 and 27 October, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included:
    • 26 October: Tacos and salad followed by apple enchiladas
    • 27 October: Halloween buffet
  • To book email michelle@adastrabarnsley.org
  • New Lodge Community Centre, New Lodge Crescent, Barnsley, S71 1SF

North East area

Clubs in Cudworth, Monk Bretton, Royston and other North East areas.

Playworks Holiday Club, Brierley Methodist Church

Learn lots of new spooky skills from designing your own Halloween costume to carving pumpkins and making pumpkin soup. Activities also include autumnal nature walks, a trip to Barnsley Bowl, and willow weaving.

  • Ages 4-11
  • 25 to 29 October, 10am to 2pm
  • Food included: hot meal and healthy snacks
  • To book call 07999 000829

Burton Road, Shining Stars Daycare, St. Helens Primary Academy

Pumpkin carving, jelly hunt, craft activities, sports, baking and much more - come and join in the fun!

  • Ages 5-11
  • 25 to 29 October, 9am to 1pm
  • Food included: Hot/Cold Lunch plus packed tea 
  • To book call Katie or Mand on 07932 612939 or email Shiningstarsdaycare@outlook.com

Sidcop Nursery, Cudworth

Take part in plenty of Halloween activities like our witches and wizard’s obstacle course, ghostly treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, and monster mash Halloween party.  Plenty more exciting activities on offer, we can’t wait for you all to join us.

  • Ages 5-11
  • 25 to 29 October, 8.15am to 12.15pm or 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Food included: 
    • Morning session - Wholesome breakfast and fresh hot lunch provided
    • Afternoon session - Fresh hot lunch and light tea provided
  • To book email sidcopactive@hotmail.com
  • Sidcop Active, George Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, S728TY

Team+, Laithes Primary School

A Halloween club full of new experiences, games, crafts and the chance to make new friends.

Penistone area

Clubs in Cawthorne, Hoylandswaine, Silkstone, Thurlstone, Tankersley and other Penistone areas.

Learning Hotspots

Join us at Spooky School, as you bravely work your way through some monstrous maths and scary spelling, punctuation and grammar activities, followed by ghost hunting in our wicked woodland spot… only for those who dare!

  • Ages 5-12
  • 25 to 29 October, 1pm to 5pm
  • Nutritious, hot, gruesome grub (served 3-3.30pm)
  • Book your spooky spot through our website at www.learninghotspots.co.uk and book the funded Spooky School option.
  • 12-14 Lancaster House, Cubley, S36 9UY

Team+, Penistone Family Centre

A Halloween club full of new experiences, games, crafts and the chance to make new friends.

Forge, Tankersley

Fun active challenges and games to strengthen your teambuilding skills and make new friends. Take part in theatre groups to create and stage your own plays.

  • Ages 6-12
  • 25 to 29 October, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Rob our expo Chef will prepare tasty fresh healthy meals for all children including separate meals for any registered special dietary requirement.
  • Limited to 16 places. A waiting list will be in operation so please book your tickets via the Eventbrite link we will send you when you contact us.
  • To book email forgehealthyholidays@gmail.com or call 07519 012714
  • Tankersley Welfare Hall, Pilley Ln, Tankersley, Barnsley S75 3AP

Childs Play nursery

Multi-sports games and activities, team building challenges, arts and crafts and much more.

  • Ages 5-11
  • 25 to 29 October, 8.30am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 5pm
  • Hot and cold meals such as pasta bakes, wraps, sandwiches, and much more, plus a food of the week for you to explore and taste!!
  • To book email enquiries@childsplaynurserypenistone.co.uk and confirm the child's name, date of birth, the session preference (days and times) and a contact number.
  • Penistone St John’s Junior school

South area 

Clubs in Darfield, Hoyland Milton, Rockingham, Wombwell and other South areas.

Direct Action Training

Learn lots of new skills, such as first aid, and find out more about health, nutrition, and wellbeing. Learn how to bandage an arm, how to help someone with a cut, or how you can look after your mental health.

Forge Community Partnership - multiple locations

Fun active challenges and games to strengthen your teambuilding skills and make new friends. Take part in theatre groups to create and stage your own plays.

To book any of the following locations email forgehealthyholidays@gmail.com or call 07519 012714.

Locations:

  • Rockingham Centre, Sheffield Rd, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 0PY
  • Tots2Teens Nursery - Cloughfields Community Centre, Clough Fields Rd, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 0HR
  • Resource centre and Little Explorers Community Nursery - Wentworth Rd, Blackerhill, Barnsley S74 0RL
  • Wombwell Park Pavilion, 15 Wright Crescent, Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0ES
  • Park and Bowling club - Darfield Park Pavilion, Church Street, Darfield, S73 9JX
  • Little Houghton Miners Welfare - Houghton Main FC, John St, Barnsley S72 0HT
  • Elsecar Community Nursery, Church St, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8HS - Dedicated setting to support children with additional needs

Details:

  • Ages 6-12
  • 25 to 29 October, 10am to 2.30pm
    Rob our expo Chef will prepare tasty fresh healthy meals for all children including separate meals
  • for any registered special dietary requirement.
  • Each site is limited to 16 places and a waiting list will be in operation so please book your tickets via the Eventbrite link we will send you when you contact us.

Team+, Jump Family Centre

A Halloween club full of new experiences, games, crafts and the chance to make new friends.



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