Cumbernauld Family Hub has released a calendar of free activities and events for children and families to participate in over the school summer holidays during July and August, including Creative Kids Sessions, Giant Games Sessions and Cornerstone Movie Days.
Creative Kids, a unique arts and craft session which encourages children and parents / caregivers to bond through getting creative together, will begin on Thursday 14 July 2022 from 11.00am-1.00pm at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ). A further Session will be hosted on Thursday 28 July 2022 at the same time.
Attending children will have the opportunity to be supported to make a range of decorative items on the day. All necessary materials and resources will be provided by session facilitators, with other general arts activities such as colouring-in also available.
Meanwhile, the ever-popular Giant Games Sessions are returning for the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and will take place on both Friday 8 July 2022 and Friday 15 July 2022 from 11.00am-1.00pm. These are fun and informal gatherings which allow children and families to play games together, including a range of classic and popular games to get children active.
Furthermore, a festival of free movie treats is being provided for children each week of the summer holidays. The popular Cornerstone Family Movie Days will see children’s films shown on a large cinema screen each Wednesday at 1.30pm at Cornerstone House.
The movies screening will be Mary Poppins Returns (Wednesday 13 July 2022), Zootropolis (Wednesday 20 July 2022), Barney’s Great Adventure (Wednesday 27 July 2022), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Wednesday 3 August 2022) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (Wednesday 10 August 2022).
The movie fun this month is not just for children though, with a free cinema day for adults also being hosted on Friday 29 July 2022 at 1.30pm with a viewing of the classic 1959 romantic comedy Pillow Talk starring Hollywood legends Rock Hudson and Doris Day.
Suitable for family members of all ages, these activities provide an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and children from the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Northern Corridor area in a safe, friendly and supported environment.
So, with rainy weather forecast for much of the school holidays, why not let your family be entertained by participating in the fun events planned during July and August? An open invitation is extended to all, including those who have never previously attended a Cumbernauld Family Hub event.
All activities are completely free of charge, although places must be booked in advance by contacting Cornerstone House Centre on 01236 739220 or by emailing email@example.com. Bookings can also be made through completing this direct Contact Form.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN THROUGH CUMBERNAULD FAMILY HUB
Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Creative Kids, Giant Games Sessions and Movie Days are activities of the popular and established Cumbernauld Family Hub. This is an innovative family support resource that covers a multitude of activities to create interesting and unique personal development opportunities for local families. It is designed to be utilised by couples, lone parents and kinship carers, and aims to maximise social, environmental and cultural outcomes for parents and children.
As part of Cumbernauld Family Hub, optional Individual Family Development Plans can be created together with and for each family participant, with a view to ensuring that each beneficiary receives the optimum support and outcomes from their involvement.
An Evaluation Report recently evidenced that the Family Hub has initiated a range of positive impacts since its introduction in 2017, including improving quality of life for families experiencing poverty and hardship, notable health and wellbeing benefits for children and parents, and increased quality in parent-child bonding.
Another noteworthy aspect is that Cumbernauld Family Hub has been lauded both in North Lanarkshire and nationally by esteemed partners and colleagues as one of Scotland’s most innovative projects in relation to improving family life for local people. It has been held up as a model for good practice in this respect, with voluntary sector organisations in other areas expressing interest in replicating a similar structure.