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Easter Daze 2013 – things to do

easterdazePicmarch2013As always Waltham Forest have produced a great holiday activity supplement to keep you informed about what is going on during the holiday break.

You can view, print or download a pdf copy of Easter Daze 2013 here.

Choices of venue and a great range of activities for the the whole age range of your family. get your free e-copy of Easter Daze here.

Have a good seasonal break!

Winter Daze 2013

winterdaze2013PicAnother great publication for the forthcoming holidays – Winter Daze.

Free to view or download from the Waltham Forest borough website, you will find loads of ideas and activities for the whole family during the February break.

See the latest Winter Daze here. (.pdf)

Also remember, there is always a full What’s On section on the web pages of the borough Children & Young Peoples Directory – see more here.

You can download free Adobe pdf software to access our publications here.

Waltham Forest 2013 New Year Fireworks

fireworks556PicWhy not celebrate the start of the New Year with a great Borough firework display.

A date for your diary? 2nd January 2013, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm

The events will take place at two venues. See below…

Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton E10 7DE

The Highams Park, The Charter Road, Woodford Green IG8 9RE

These free events will include fantastic firework shows choreographed to music as well as food and drink stalls available during the events.

You can read more details about transport, parking restrictions and parking for those with mobility needs here.

Free Forest Film Fest…

big6logoAs part of the Big 6 in Waltham Forest you can get to see free films in the borough this summer. Great fun for all the family.

Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September 2012
Opens Friday 31 August, 7pm for one showing

Saturday 1 September, 12noon-9.30pm
Sunday 2 September, 12noon-9.30pm

Leyton Cricket Ground, High Road Leyton, Leyton E10 6PY

For more information you can visit the Big 6 web pages here…why not register online to get more free updates about what is going on for you and your family this summer.

2012 Festival of Sport

boxingPicThe FREE 2012 Festival of Sport promises to be an exhilarating weekend of sport for all the family.

You’ll be able to watch the action from the 2012 Games live on our giant screens whilst chatting to sporting professionals and local sports clubs about how to improve your game and watching sport demonstrations.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012, 11am-7pm

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF

Waltham Forest Pool and Track, Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 5AA

You can read more, and register for information, on the Waltham Forest Big 6 web pages – see more here.

Summer Reading Challenge launches today!

summerreadingchallenge2012ButtonThe 1st July marks the start of Waltham Forest Summer Reading Challenge 2012.

Every library in the borough is taking part in the reading programme and will be supporting the Challenge with a diverse range of activities in each library. You can read more in the current Summer Daze. See below.

The challenge for children is simple: read 6 books over the summer holidays and we’ll give you a poster, stickers and prizes along the way as you complete each stage. PLUS, complete six books and you’ll receive a certificate and a medal!

So lets get reading this summer, as well as enjoying our visit to the library with puppet shows, arts and craft events, story times and more…

Can you read six books this summer?

SummerDaze 2012 is here…

summerDaze2012pic-mA new edition of Summer Daze for 2012 is now available online from the Borough. Packed full of holiday activities, this Olympic Special Edition also features over 50 schools open for fun in the summer of 2012.

You can view, print or download a copy of this booklet here. (.pdf file)

You can read about how children can take part in the Going for Gold Challenge, as part of the Schools Open for Summer programme in Waltham Forest.

As well as a directory of activities by age group, there is also a great section on gettting around during The Olympics.

LBWF have a web page where you can read more about Summer Daze, as well as whats going on in local libraries, parks and the arts in Waltham Forest. You can read more here…

Summer Daze is always a great read for parents and carers, but it’s got lots more this year to find out about. Happy summer break!

Winter Daze – February half term 2012

winterDazeFebruary2012Pic-mWinter Daze for February half term is now available to view and download on the LBWF web site.

Packed with ideas and information about centres of activity for the forthcoming half term holiday. The range of things to do covers sport, crafts, gardening and much more.

As always Waltham Forest services cover a range of ages, with something to do for the under 5’s, 5 plus, 13 – 19 years…and people of all ages and abilities too.

You can see the latest edition of Winter Daze on the Waltham Forest borough web site here.

You can download and view a .pdf copy of the booklet here.

Happy half term break everybody!

Welcome the New year in…



Waltham Forest are holding two major FREE firework displays on Monday 2nd. January 2012.

You can see the details below, with events at the Marsh Lane Playing Fields and also at The Highams Park.

We are going to be welcoming in 2012 with a bang, as we light up the sky of Waltham Forest with two spectacular firework shows that will be choreographed to music from the movies.

Mark the end of your seasonal celebrations by coming down to Marsh Lane in Leyton or The Highams Park to marvel at the fireworks, while enjoying our fun packed entertainment programme including a fantastic fun fair, fire performers and food and drink stalls for everyone to enjoy.

You can register with the Borough to keep up to date with the Big Six events in Olympic Year, with a chance to get free tickets to events, here.

Autumn Daze 2011

autumnDaze2011pic-mA new edition of Autumn Daze is now available online to download. See more here for the 2011 edition.

This great Waltham Forest publication offers parents and carers information about activities available on the borough for the forthcoming half-term break.

There are details of things to do for children under five, for children between five and ten years, as well as for young people aged eleven to nineteen years of age.

You can also find activities for the whole family – from Brooks Farm activity sessions to spectacular firework display.

Check out the pdf version here. Free pdf software available here.

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