Free activities and events for Partington and Carrington families and residents
This summer we will be working alongside the Hope Centre and thanks to the Holiday Activity Fund can once again bring a range of fun totally free activities for families this summer.
We will also be distributing food parcels for kids from the church again in partnership with the Hope Centre so please don't forget to register for these!
BLESSING THE COMMUNITY
WHAT KIND OF THINGS HAVE WE DONE?
Monday 1st August
10am - 2pm
People's Church will be transformed into a roller rink for this fabulous 80s day!
Pop along to this free fun event!
Monday 15th August
11am - 2pm
It's a classic! Join us for a whole range of inflatable fun for all ages.
Monday 8th August
10am - 2pm
We have a huge mobile farm visiting us today. Come along and see every farm animal large and small!
Monday 22nd August
11am - 2pm
Laser Tag and Games
There's lots to do today - from laser tag to prize games and more.
Help with food
Through the summer the People's Church will be working with the Hope Centre to provide food parcels for your kids. Like last summer there will be a range of options to create your own food parcels so your children can choose the things they like. Collection times are:
Monday 25th July 11-1pm
Monday 1st Aug 11-1pm
Monday 8th Aug 11 - 1pm
Monday 15th Aug 11 - 1pm
Monday 22nd Aug 11 - 1pm
Tuesday 30th Aug 11 - 1pm
Register by Friday 15th July and receive confirmation the following week.
Love Partington is all about blessing the local community, connecting with families and providing much needed resources and contact points for families in Partington and Carrington and beyond.
Throughout the year we run a packed calendar of free events which ranges from fun days to quiz nights to day trips to turning the whole church into Bethlehem! Love Partington takes dozens of volunteers - at times the entire church get involved but it's a lovely way to get to know new people, to provide a fantastic service for the whole community and to bring thousands of non-church members each year into the church building.
We've run almost a hundred events for the community over the last couple of years. Here are some examples.
At Easter 2019 we created a free easter trail starting in the town centre, taking a route around town via 6 'stations' with eggs to find along the way. The trail was on for a week and we worked together with 2 other churches and 2 local organisations to help local families engage with the Easter story in a whole new, creative way. Each station had an activity, key questions and a practical response to engage with. Hundreds of people enjoyed the trail.
A JOURNEY THROUGH BETHLEHEM
This event has been done twice over the last few Christmas's - albeit in slightly different ways. Most recently we turned the church and its grounds into 'Bethlehem', with stalls and areas each using activities, crafts and plenty of props to help immerse families in the nativity story and bring the birth of Jesus to life. We even had real live donkey rides!
LOVE PARTINGTON SUMMER OF FUN
During the summer of 2016 Love Partington ran over 20 full days of activities and provided lunch for around 100 children each day. These activities included turning the church into a planetarium, a circus, a zoo and even an ice rink! This was all rounded off with our annual free fun day. Thousands of children attended over the course of the summer.