This week (7-13 February 2022) is Children’s Mental Health Week, and the theme this year is Growing Together. This inspired us to plan our FREE family February half term Let’s Make activities with health and wellbeing in mind. We took a short break from children’s activities at Darwen Market after Christmas, and we’re very excited to be bringing them back. Thank you to those who sent messages and questions on Facebook and Instagram, letting us know how much you and your children enjoy the activities and asking when they are making a return – we appreciate it!
February half term can be a cold and grey time, but we hope our full programme of children’s activities will brighten up your week…
Monday we have a watercolour workshop running from 12pm till 3pm – this session has a focus on mindfulness and is designed to lift your spirits! All materials are included.
Wednesday sees us team up with re:fresh Blackburn with Darwen for a Monster Hunt around Darwen with craft activity in the market at the end. Meet at the falcon in Darwen Market Square at 11am or 1:30pm.
There is also a magic show full of magical mayhem and hilarious hijinks between 12pm – 3pm.
Friday we have an Eat the Rainbow in the Magical Kingdom activity 10am – 12:30pm. Learn about how healthy eating can improve your mood & wellbeing, with hands on activities. Prepare yourself for some magical performances about wellbeing, written and performed by local young people at 11am, 11:30am & 12pm.
Magical Story Jars are also back 12pm – 3pm to help you make a worry monster character, who will listen to your worries. Bring your imagination, forget your worries and have fun.
Saturday we have Science Kidz – a fun, inspiring and educational science workshop. Numbers are limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
We can’t wait to see you!
(Please take time to visit Darwen Market’s traders and Darwen Town Centre’s independent businesses whilst you are out and about. Don’t forget to ask for a Shop Darwen entry form if spend £5 or over at participant, and be sure to fill out any forms you’ve collected and post them in the post box in Darwen Market Annexe. Remember, the more entry forms you collect, fill out and post, the bigger your chance of winning £50 worth of Shop Darwen vouchers!)