Wondering what to do with your children in Cumbernauld during the October school week holiday? Wonder no more and join in Cumbernauld Family Hub’s week of free family cinema, fitness and fancy dress fun!
The planned children’s entertainment, all taking place at Cornerstone House (1 Esk Walk, Cumbernauld, G67 1BZ), will kick off with a Cornerstone Movie Day on Monday 17 October 2022 at 1.30pm with a screening of the 2017 animated film Coco.
The Disney classic follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living and to reverse his family’s ban on music.
Meanwhile, a treat is in store for families who enjoy getting moving as Cornerstone House Centre will host a special Family Fitness Session on Wednesday 19 October 2022 from 1.30pm-2.30pm. The activity will be hosted by All In Fitness Scotland, leading experts in delivering group, personal and family exercise events. The session will be suitable for children of all ages.
As the week draws to a close and with Halloween just around the corner, children and families have the opportunity to attend a unique Fancy Dress Disco being delivered by popular local DJ Steven Murray on Friday 21 October 2022 from 1.00pm-2.30pm. Characters In The Community, a Cumbernauld family entertainment service which provides fun and friendly dressed up characters to meet local children, will also be present on the day.
The enjoyment this month is not just for children though, with a free cinema day for adults also being hosted once the schools go back on Friday 28 October 2022 at 1.30pm with a viewing of the 2005 romantic comedy Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.
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. A parent or guardian must accompany and supervise children at all scheduled events.
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 October? 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.
A SNAPSHOT OF CUMBERNAULD FAMILY HUB SERVICES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Cornerstone Movie Days, Family Fitness Sessions and Fancy Dress Discos 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.
Other regular activities coordinated as part of Cumbernauld Family Hub include Bookbug, Stay and Play Sessions, Creative Kids Sessions, Giant Games Sessions, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Living Life to the Full, to name just a few.
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.