Sands End Arts & Community Centre Offers Warm Welcome

With free fun for kids and craft and chat for grown ups

Craft materials are provided
Craft materials are provided

January 8, 2024

Sands End Arts & Community Centre is kicking off 2024 with Warm Welcome sessions offering free fun for kids and crafts and chat for grown ups.

Children’s party favourites Sharky & George are heading to the centre, in the north west corner of South Park, to entertain children aged four to 12 with fun sessions jam packed with active games and cool crafts.

These sessions, taking place on January 16, 23 and 30 from 3.30pm till 5pm, are free, though places are prioritised for children in receipt of free school meals. Parents should remain on site throughout the sessions.

Book free tickets for SEACC and Sharky & George’s Warm Welcome Tickets here.

There’s a warm welcome too for people of all ages wanting to come along for crafts and conversation. There’s no need to book in advance for these free sessions, being held in the centre’s Walnut Tree Cafe on January 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 10.30am till 12.30pm.

Craft materials are provided, as is the chat, so drop in, learn a new skill and make new friends.

Visit the Sands End arts centre website for more details.


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