Oct 10

Croydon Best Start Week (16-20 October)

Free fun activities for all the family

Best Start are celebrating national baking week and black history month with a range of activities at Children’s centres.

Various Best Start teams will also be present at libraries where you can find out more about what’s on offer for families with under 5’s and collect your free recipe cards!

Free fun activities for under 5’s taking place in libraries and children’s centres!

Monday 16/10/2017 

9.15 – 11.15: Making pitta pizza’s @ Malling Close children’s centres

9:30 – 11:30: Making Drums @ Peppermint children’s centres

9:30 – 11:30: Decorating cupcakes @ Ecclesbourne children’s centre

10:00 – 11:00: ‘Spirit of Africa’ music workshop (booking needed) @Purley Oaks children’s centre

13:00 – 14:00: ‘Baby and Me’ make an African dancing ring @Purley Oaks children’s centre

13:00 – 14:00: Making Drums at @Gingerbread corner (1-2 yr olds)

13:00 – 15:00: Make your own bread dough and taste breads from around the world @Woodlands children’s centre

13:00 – 15:00: Colours and hand prints @Shirley childrens centre (under 1’s)


Tuesday 17/10/2017

9:15 – 11:15: Making pitta pizza’s @Waterside centre

9:30 – 11:30: Bread tasting from around the world @Castle Hill Children’s Centre

9:30 – 13:00: Meet your Best Start representatives @Purley library

9:30 – 12:30: Meet your Best Start representatives @Thornton Heath Library

9:30 – 10:15: Music sessions with African instruments @Shirley children’s centre

9:30 – 10:30: African Jewellery making  & making a salad with fruit from Handa’s surprise @Purley Oaks children’s centre

10:00 – 12:00: Making pitta pizza’s @Malling close (chill and chat)

12:45 – 14:45: Making pitta pizza’s @Crosfield children’s centre

13:00 – 14:30: Making traffic lights/story of Garrett Morgan @Shirley children’s centre

13:00 – 14:00: Make a rainforest shaker @Purley Oaks children’s centre

13:00 – 15:00: Making bracelets @Selhurst children’s centre


Wednesday 18/10/2017 

9:00 – 10:30: Decorating biscuits @Thornton Heath nursery

9:30 – 11:15: African story ‘Handa’s Hen’ @Shirley children’s centre

9:30 – 11:30: Meet your Best Start representatives @Central Library

9:30 – 11:30: Bread tasting from around the world @Fairchildes children’s centre

9:30 – 12:30: Meet your Best Start representatives @Sanderstead Library

10:00-11:30: Bracelet Making @Peppermint children’s centre (1-2 yr olds)

12:45 – 14:45: Making pitta pizza’s @Malling Close children’s centre (for under 1’s)

13:00 – 15:00: Making Kente patterns @Centerbury Road children’s centre

13:30 – 14:30: ‘Cooking with Etusi’ Baking mini rusks @Purley Oaks children’s centre

13:45 – 15:45: Meet your Best Start representatives  @Bradmore Green Library


Thursday 19/10/2017

9:30 – 11:15: Making African Shields @Shirley children’s centre

10:00 – 12:00: Meet your Best Start representatives @Norbury Library

13:00 – 14:30: Making Kente patterns @Gingerbread corner

13:00 – 15:00: Decorating biscuits @Kensington Avenue children’s centre

15:30 – 17:00: Meet your Best Start representatives @Ashburton Library

13:30 – 14:30: Around the world bake and taste @Byron children’s centre


Friday 20/10/2017

9:30 – 11:30: Meet your Best Start representatives @Broadgreen Library

9:30 – 11:30: Decorating Biscuits @St Oswald’s Church

9:30 – 11:30: Decorating Biscuits @Winterbourne children’s centre

10:00 – 12:00: Meet your Best Start representatives @Selsdon Library

12:45 – 14:45: Making pitta pizza’s @woodside children’s centre

13:00 – 15:00: Mask making @Canterbury Road children’s centre

13:30 – 15:30: Meet your Best Start representatives  @South Norwood Library

Addresses and maps for each location can be found at www.croydon.gov.uk 

For more information visit Best Start at www.croydon.gov.uk or check out www.facebook.com/croydonbeststart

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