It Takes A Village, Birmingham Nov 20 9.30-12.30

introducing asset based commissioning and community investment… It Takes a Village… is Children’s Quarter third annual conference.  We’re focusing on making more of what we share – community assets: families, networks, communities, grassroots groups and schools – making the whole community a classroom.  The event takes place at Edgbaston Community Centre, Woodview Drive, Birmingham B15…Read moreRead more

Welcoming New Members!

Warm welcomes to new members joining the Children’s Quarter co-operative this month: Highbury Orchard Community, the Inclusive Sports Academy CIC; and Charlotte Slater of Urban Heard CIC. Highbury Orchard Community is a community interest company which aims to bring people into contact with Nature through projects, including Forest School, working together and underpinned by Permaculture…Read moreRead more

New Groups Join Children’s Quarter

Children’s Quarter welcomes four more member organisations to the co-op this summer: Norton Hall Children & Family Centre, The Springfield Project, Creative Active Lives and Football Funatics have all signed up. Norton Hall Children & Family Centre is one of the most well-established groups supporting children, parents and families in Birmingham, having been working for…Read moreRead more

Square Peg Sessions in Kingstanding and Sutton Coldfield

Happy Healthy Holiday sessions in Kingstanding And Sutton Coldfield this July and August are organised by the Square Peg Foundation.  Physical and creative play, pizza making, fruit salads and healthy eating picnics are in store. See the attached flyer for further details. (more…)

Open Rep Summer School (Ages 8-13)

Birmingham REP in partnership with Open Theatre is holding creative drama sessions for 8 – 13 year olds on the autistic spectrum or with mild and moderate learning disabilities. Taking place over three days, these sessions will be fun and engaging – bringing out and developing hidden abilities for improvising, performing and exploring all kinds…Read moreRead more

KIDS Summer Nursery

KIDS Summer Nursery runs Monday – Friday 5-23 August inclusive with healthy eating and physical activities.  Further details on the flyer below.   (more…)

Nature Play with the GLUE Collective

A weekend of active exploration, den building, nature crafts, fire skills, mud play and more awaits children and young people at the GLUE Garden in Shenley Lane in South Birmingham.  GLUE stands for Growing and Learning in Urban Environments and the GLUE Garden is the organisation’s base, a community garden reclaimed from wasteland which both…Read moreRead more

free@last: 4 weeks of Summer in Nechells

Children and young people can sign up for physical activity, healthy food and fun for four weeks for free during the Summer holidays at free@last in Nechells.  The sessions for 5-16 year olds run Monday-Thursday from Monday 29 July to Thursday 22 August inclusive.  They are 10am-2pm and take place at free@last’s base at 49…Read moreRead more

Free Play for Children Facing Social Exclusion

Birmingham Freedom Project and Parks for Play are cooperating to provide free summer play for children who are at risk of being socially excluded at St Bede’s church, Brandwood as part of Birmingham’s Healthy Happy Holidays. program.  The sessions run on Tuesdays 6, 13 and 20 August 10.30am – 1pm and offer fabulous free play and…Read moreRead more

Balsall Heath CATS Summer Holiday Activities

Balsall Heath CATS (Children Action Team Support) is offering summer holiday activities for children and young people with additional needs this summer.  The sessions are part of the Happy Healthy Holiday program which is providing opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating across Birmingham during July and August. As well as sports and games and…Read moreRead more