Godalming Confederation of Schools

 

Clubs and Activities
(including Things to do For Young People)

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Holiday Activities

Parents asked us to let them know about the different activities and clubs available during the school holidays, be it holiday clubs providing childcare or activities to keep their children active and interested. There are some fantastic holiday activities available locally, from sports to craft, drama and children’s multi-activity weeks. In response to your requests, we’ve tried to include more for our older pupils, so on our leaflets check out the activities indicated with a Good for Teens flash.     

CHECK OUT OUR HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES LEAFLETS

FOR LOTS OF IDEAS ABOUT WHAT TO DO DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

From Tots to Teens, there's Something for Everyone

HALF TERM HOLIDAYS: We don't produce leaflets for the half term holidays, but do post details of some activities on this webpage. Many of the organisations listed below and in our leaflets also provide clubs and activities at half terms too, so it is worth giving them a ring.

Printable copies of our most recent holiday leaflets contain lots of useful contact details:

Summer 2015 Holiday Activities

Easter 2015 Holiday Activities

  Christmas 2014 Holiday Activities

School Based Activities

Many of the schools in the Confederation run a number of clubs and activities before, during and after the school day.  They may also run or host activities during the holidays.  Some of these are extended to children outside the school and to adults in the community.

Activities offered to your child at his/her school

To find out what is offered for your child at the school he/she attends, click on the link for the school on the Home Page.

Activities which are open to ALL in the community, not just the school's students - Some activities are open to anyone, even if they don't attend that school.  Some of these are listed below.  They do change, so please contact the schools themselves for the most up-to-date information:  click on the links to access the schools' own websites and find contact information:

OPEN TO ALL IN THE COMMUNITY

Broadwater School

  • Extensive sports and fitness activities
  • ...and Holiday sports clubs

....available at the Broadwater School Sports Centre. Call 01483 520658, or link to their webpage here

  • Adult and Family Computing workshops - run all year round - call Tim Johnson on 01483 414516 extension 604 for more information.

Click here to link to the school's own website

Busbridge

C of E Junior School

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Click here to link to the school's own website

The Chandler C of E Junior School

  • SCL Football
  • SCL Holiday Club
  • Milford Pumas Football
  • Judo
  • ICT facilities available for hire
  • Hall and small meeting space available for hire

Click here to link to the school's own website

Loseley Fields Children’s Centre

There are lots of family/children activities at Loseley Fields Chiildren's Centre - to see a list, click to link to their What’s Happening at the Centre? on their website www.loseleyfieldscc.com

Other activities include:

  • Slimming World

 Tel: Debbie 01483 548692  Mobile 07956 218989

www.slimmingworld.com
Rodborough School
  • Milford Pumas Football
  • U3A (University of the 3rd Age)
  • French Conversation
  • Bowls
  • Tennis Together
  • Football and Badminton Clubs
  • Slimming Club
  • Adult Education Programme
  • Facilities for hire (including Main Hall with blackout facilities, Dining Room, Sports Hall (markings for basketball, netball, 4 double badminton courts, 5-a-side football, communal use of showers and changing), all weather court (2 double tennis courts, 5-a-side football, 2 netball courts, floodlights). 

For further information contact Mrs Stacy Boulton on 01483 411158.  Information, photos of facilities and pricing can be found on the school’s website in the Community section/Lettings - www.rodborough.surrey.sch.uk

Also in the grounds of Rodborough:

Sculpt.it at The Art Hut (community studio space)

Offering Courses and Workshops for Children and Young People

and Courses for Adults. See website for details. All levels welcome.

www.sculptit.co.uk  Tel: 07769 906529 / 01428 682758

St James

C of E Primary School

  • Football
  • Elstead Sharks Football

www.st-james-elstead.surrey.sch.uk

Surrey County Council

Arts and Music

Music, dance, drama and visual arts and open to all from Early Years to adult.

  • Music lessons on all orchestral instruments
  • Performing ensemble groups
  • Rhythmix (e.g.DJs)
  • Music Therapy
  • Provision of KS2 whole class instrumental/vocal tuition (funding from central government)
  • Contemporary dance - Big Top Dance Company, the Community Dance Academy and Boys Only classes
  • Youth Dance Showcases
  • School Dance Workshop Programmes
  • Surrey Youth Theatre
  • Stageworks Youth Theatre

Click on the link below to get to the Surrey Arts website, or telephone 01483 728711, e-mail [email protected]

www.surreycc.gov.uk/arts

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Community Based Activities

Trinity Trust Team

(TTT)

 *Young People's Groups for all ages, from Year 3 upwards*

TTT is a youth project initiated by Godalming Churches Together.  The team runs school assemblies, lunchtime and after school clubs & activities, youth cafes/drop-ins,  youth groups and contributes to PHSE in school.

  • Loseley Fields Youth Café - open 7.15-9.15pm Monday evenings (term time) at Loseley Fields Children's Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe.  Just drop in!
  • Wowza! - after school group for school years 3-7, Mondays 3.30-4.30pm (term time) at St John's Church Room, Farncombe. Just drop in!
  • Café Trinity - Young people's after-school cafe/drop-in, open Tues & Wed 3.30-6pm at the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre in Godalming, Thurs at Rodborough School, during term time. Just drop in! 
  •  WizKidz - Youth Group for school year 6 - Fridays, 6.45- 8 pm (term time) & Youth Group for school years 7-9 - Fridays 8.15-9.30pm (term time). At Godalming United Church. 50p entry, all welcome.
  • Almost Angelz - Youth Group for school years 8 & 9 - Fridays 8.15-9.30 pm (term time) at Godalming United Church. Just drop in, all welcome
  • Emmaus - Discipleship Group meets 7.00-9.00 pm on Sunday evenings (term-time), at Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Godalming, from 25th Spetember - for fun, food and fellowship.  Open to those with faith or none.

To find out more,  visit the TTT website on www.trinitytrustteam.co.uk and click on 'Cafe / Clubs'

Or contact Andy Poulsom 07876 142197 or email [email protected] 

Northbourne Action

Group

In October 2006, N.A.G's (Northbourne Action Group) was formed, with a committee of 5 residents from the Northbourne estate, Godalming.  Over the next two years NAGs grew and moved from strength to strength, reducing antisocial behaviour on the estate by a massive 30% and crime to almost zero.

There are now 12 NAGS, mums and dads who give their free time to provide events and activities for the children and the community on the estate.  NAGs has won 4 Awards so far and are proud to say that the community spirit and the general appearance of the estate has improved dramatically. NAGs are proud to live in Northbourne and strive to make it a better, happier and comfortable place to live.

For more information about the Northbourne Action Group:

visit www.northbourne.org.uk, telephone 07005 968 624

or email in[email protected]

Loseley Fields

Youth Café

For 11-18 year olds.  Open every Monday during term time, 7.15-9.15pm, in The Loseley Fields Children's Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe, Godalming. 

Entry 50p - just turn up and come on in, all welcome!

There's Playstation, a Pool table, table football, a tuck shop with hot and cold drinks and lots more.  Just come along, hang out and have fun!

If you want more information contact Naomi Harmsworth-Butler (01483 420206)

Questers After-school Youth Club

Milford Baptist Church

New Road

Milford

GU8 5BE

Friday Questers, Fridays 4.30 - 6.30pm for 7-10 year olds (during term time).

A fun and engaging after school club with games, crafts and activities.

Contact Ian Lewzey 07765 666 105

email [email protected]

web  www.milfordbaptistchurch.org.uk

Waverley Rural Youth Theatre Project

Thanks to extra support from Waverley Community Partnerships Fund, FTC, Surrey County Council and parish councils, there is new initiative to develop opportunities for young people to get involved in theatre across the borough. The ambition is to support existing and develop new groups in community centres, village halls, at Cranleigh Arts Centre and the Farnham Maltings.
Led by professional tutors, Waverley Youth Theatre groups meet regularly and offer quality drama workshops.

Cranleigh Youth Theatre

Weekly, For 7-18 year olds

Farnham Maltings Youth Theatre

Weekly, For 6-14+'s

Northbourne Youth Theatre

at Loseley Fields Children's Centre,

Green Lane, Binscombe

Weekly, For 8-13 year olds

Technical Youth Theatre

Led by a professional technician this group explores all aspects of theatrical production including lighting, sound, set design and stage management.This group does not meet regularly - check website for more information.

For more information on any of the above groups,

to book a place, or if you are interested in starting a group in your area,

contact Jane McGibbon on 01252 745412 E-mail: [email protected]

Please check website for details: www.farnhammaltings.com

Godalming Museum

109a High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ
  • The Museum exhibits offer a fascinating insight into the town and the people who have lived here
  • Resources for schools
  • Take tea in the garden or in the exhibition gallery
  • Gift shop, including many publications about the Godalming area
  • Charity cards on sale at Christmas 

Their website has all the latest information about what is on at the museum and some great resources for homework and local interest, including a Godalming timeline, historical photos of the town as well as topical projects.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 -  4.00 pm ( 5.00 pm in Summer)

Local Studies Library 1.00 - 4.00 all year or by prior arrangement

Admission free (donations welcomed) 
T: 01483 426510  

E: [email protected]

Godalming Library

...including

Homework Help Chat online service

and Kidstuff online pages

Offering more than just books – DVDs, newspaper, music CDs, internet computers, copier services, plus lots of events and activities including:

  • computers available after school - free for adults and families
  • UK Online – how to search the internet in everyday life (book on

08456 009 009)

  • Family History on the Internet - useful online indexes; 1881 and 1901 censuses. Advance booking essential (tel 08456 009 009)
  • Storytime - Fridays 2:00pm during term time
  • Baby bounce & rhyme – rhymes & music Tuesdays 11am in term time
  • Summer reading Schemes – read for pleasure in the holidays

NEW LONGER OPENING HOURS - GREAT FOR CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL:

Day

Opening Times

Monday

9:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday

9.00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday

9.00am - 6:00pm

Thursday

9.00am - 7:00pm

Friday

9.00am -6:00pm

Saturday

9.00am - 5:00pm

Sunday

Closed

For more information telephone 08456 009 009 / 0300 200 1001

e-mail [email protected]

Click on the following to link to the Surrey County Council Libraries pages:

www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF

/Libraries?opendocument

or click below to link directly to library services for children and teens

www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF

/Library+services+for+children+and+teens?opendocument

Watts Gallery,

Compton

Watts Gallery houses the art of G F Watts OM RA, his wife  Mary Watts and other Victorian artists.  In addition to the exhibition, the gallery runs a number of workshops and projects for families and to support schools.

Watts Gallery is newly re-opened following extensive restoration

Watts Gallery Visitor Information Centre Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am-5.15pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.20-5.15pm
Monday Closed.  There is no charge for admission to the Visitor Centre.

Watts Gallery Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 1-5pm
Monday Closed. Charges apply.

Watts Chapel Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm

The Tea Shop at Watts Gallery 

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am-5pm (closed Tuesdays after a Bank Holiday)

For details of the Schools Programme at Watts Gallery, contact Helen Hienkens-Lewis, Head of Learning (tel 01483 810235; email [email protected])

Lots of information can be found at www.wattsgallery.org.uk

Rural Life Centre,

Reeds Road, Tilford GU10 2DL

A Museum of Country Life

Over 30 buildings, displays of rural crafts and trades, c.40,000 artefacts from the 1800s to the 1960s, weekend events and exhibitions.  Set in 10 acresof parkland, with a working Light Railway operating Sundays and Bank Holidays.  Groups and schools welcome (extensive education facilities).

Open Wednesday to Sunday & Bank holidays, March to October, 10am - 5pm

(Winter: Wednesday and Sunday only, 11am - 4pm)

Free parking, picnic areas, shop, cafe, good disabled access.

School parties & large groups welcome by prior appointment.

Entry: Adults £6, Children 5-16 £4, Family (2+2) £18

Click below for more information or tel: 01252 795571

www.rural-life.org.uk

Scouting and Guiding (Godalming District Scouts)

For young people (male and female) from ages 6 to 25.

  • This website has pages covering all sections of Scouting - Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network
  • There is a link to the Girlguiding UK site, giving details of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Guiding

Click below for more information

www.godalmingscouts.org.uk

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Sports

Many of the schools in the Confederation run sports clubs, during and after the school day, or host sports clubs open to others outside of the school.  Details of these can be found by clicking on the school link/s on the Home Page.

For details of sports clubs in the local community, the links below provide some useful information.

Active Surrey Sports Partnership provides information about playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in a variety of sports, as well as useful information for parents.  The Partnership's aim is to make Surrey a more active and successful sporting county, by working closely with local authorities, central givernment, sports national governing bodies and schools.

Click on the logo to the left (or on the link below) for more information.

www.activesurrey.com

Surrey County Council - Sports in the County

Information on Sports and Leisure facilities for young and old, including Leisure Centres, local clubs, coaching and volunteering. 

Click here for more information

Waverley Sports Directory  -

including our Local Leisure Centres

Waverley caters for almost every interest, from our local leisure centres which offer a wonderful a range of activities (including holiday activities - check them out!), to the many excellent clubs for cricket, tennis, bowls, football, rugby, hockey, squash, and much more.

There are lots of Sports listed on the Waverley Borough Council website.

Providing top class sports facilities for its members and their families, the Charterhouse Club, located in the grounds of Charterhouse School in Godalming, also offers summer clubs and sporting activities for non-members during the school holidays.  Details of the Summer Club can be found on the Families page of the Charterhouse Club website:

www.charterhouseclub.co.uk

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Things to do for Young People

Do check out some of the entries above, about sport, theatre and other community activities. There are also a number of websites set up especially to help young people in and around Godalming find out what’s happening and where they can get help and information - see the listings below.

 

Surrey Connexions

 

    

  • Information about services available and what’s happening for young people in Surrey.
  • Links to lots of useful web sites
  • Information about every course and educational opportunity in Surrey
  • Local job vacancy bulletins to browse through
  • Pages about the work done by the Youth Forum and other young people who help Connexions Surrey
  • For adults: pages for parents & carers, and links for Connexions Personal Advisers and other professionals

Click on the link below to access this website.

www.connexionssurrey.co.uk

Young People In Surrey

The Surrey County Council website has lots of information about what's happening for young people in Surrey, like leisure time activities, volunteering, work experience, youth forums, advice and support, including the Youth Development Service. 

Services for  Young People

Services for Young People is working to help young people between 16 and 19 participate in education, training or employment while diverting them from offending. Through multi agency case management, local support is provided targeted at individual needs. There are 11 local teams based in youth centres across Surrey working with health professionals, schools, colleges, police and voluntary organisations so that support can be tailored to each individual.

For people aged 11-25, focusing on 13-19 year olds

Services/activities covered include:

  • becoming a Youth Worker in Surrey
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Surrey Youth Arts
  • Surrey Youth Parliament
  • Voluntary Youth grants
  • Youth Clubs
  • Youth Projects

Click here to link to their web pages.

Waverley Rural Youth Theatre Project

Thanks to extra support from Waverley Community Partnerships Fund, FTC, Surrey County Council and parish councils, there is new initiative to develop opportunities for young people to get involved in theatre across the borough. The ambition is to support existing and develop new groups in community centres, village halls, at Cranleigh Arts Centre and the Farnham Maltings.
Led by professional tutors, Waverley Youth Theatre groups meet regularly and offer quality drama workshops.

Cranleigh Youth Theatre

Weekly, For 7-18 year olds

Farnham Maltings Youth Theatre

Weekly, For 6-14+'s

Northbourne Youth Theatre

at Loseley Fields Children's Centre,

Green Lane, Binscombe

Weekly, For 8-13 year olds

Technical Youth Theatre

Led by a professional technician this group explores all aspects of theatrical production including lighting, sound, set design and stage management.This group does not meet regularly - check website for more information.

For more information on any of the above groups,

to book a place, or if you are interested in starting a group in your area,

contact Jane McGibbon on 01252 745412 E-mail: [email protected]

Please check website for details: www.farnhammaltings.com

Trinity Trust Team

(TTT)

 *Young People's Groups for all ages, from Year 3 upwards*

TTT is a youth project initiated by Godalming Churches Together.  The team runs school assemblies, lunchtime and after school clubs & activities, youth cafes/drop-ins,  youth groups and contributes to PHSE in school.

  • Loseley Fields Youth Café - open 7.15-9.15pm Monday evenings (term time) at Loseley Fields Children's Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe.  Just drop in!
  • Wowza! - after school group for school years 3-7, Mondays 3.30-4.30pm (term time) at St John's Church Room, Farncombe. Just drop in!
  • Café Trinity - Young people's after-school cafe/drop-in, open Tues & Wed 3.30-6pm at the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre in Godalming, Thurs at Rodborough School, during term time. Just drop in! 
  •  WizKidz - Youth Group for school year 6 - Fridays, 6.45- 8 pm (term time) & Youth Group for school years 7-9 - Fridays 8.15-9.30pm (term time). At Godalming United Church. 50p entry, all welcome.
  • Almost Angelz - Youth Group for school years 8 & 9 - Fridays 8.15-9.30 pm (term time) at Godalming United Church. Just drop in, all welcome
  • Emmaus - Discipleship Group meets 7.00-9.00 pm on Sunday evenings (term-time), at Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Godalming, from 25th Spetember - for fun, food and fellowship.  Open to those with faith or none.

To find out more,  visit the TTT website on www.trinitytrustteam.co.uk and click on 'Cafe / Clubs'

Or contact Andy Poulsom 07876 142197 or email [email protected] 

Loseley Fields

Youth Café

For 11-18 year olds.  Open every Monday during term time, 7.15-9.15pm, in The Loseley Fields Children's Centre, Green Lane, Binscombe, Godalming. 

Entry 50p - just turn up and come on in, all welcome!

There's Playstation, a Pool table, table football, a tuck shop with hot and cold drinks and lots more.  Just come along, hang out and have fun!

If you want more information contact Naomi Harmsworth-Butler (01483 420206)

Youth Café (gigs every other Friday)

Plantation is part of Guildford YMCA.  Plantation Café is located in the centre of Guildford (12b Market Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LB; tel: 01483 888122)

  • Open 6 days a week, for 13 - 25 year olds, every other Friday is a gig night.
  • It serves hot and cold snacks & drinks in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There's pool, free internet, sofas, music, PS2 & Gamecube. The Café is run by very sane paid and volunteer staff. If you just want to turn up, play pool, chill out or eat chips, then that's cool.
  • The Café also runs a varied programme of things to do/to support you(including Prince's Trust, Plantation Trading, India Project, Rampage Annual Skateday,SexCare Clinic). There's more information on their website.

Click on the logo to the left to link to the Plantation Home Page

OPENING TIMES
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    4 - 6pm

   

Friday

    4 - 11pm  

Fri Gig

    8 - 11pm

Saturday and Sunday

    Closed

Guildford YMCA

Guildford YMCA is a Christian charity which aims to engage young people, aged between 8 to 25 years of age, through positive relationships and help them move on in their journey of personal development.

It offers many support services for young people, including emergency accommodation, counselling, volunteer opportunities.

Plantation (above) is an important part of what it offers young people in Guildford.

For more information about the Guildford YMCA click on the link below.

www.guildfordymca.org.uk

Scouting and Guiding (Godalming District Scouts)

For young people (male and female) from ages 6 to 25.

  • This website has pages covering all sections of Scouting -

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network

  • There is a link to the Girlguiding UK site, giving details of

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Guiding

Click below for more information

www.godalmingscouts.org.uk

Air Training Corps

ATC Headquarters, 1254 Squadron Godalming

  • Open to youngsters 13-20 years of age with a keen interest in aviation
  • Offering Flying, Gliding, DofE, Camping, Sports and much more

Contact: Flt/Lt P F Hatch (Commanding Officer)
TA Centre, Hallam Road, Godalming, Tel: 01483 427913,

e-mail [email protected]

www.godalming1254sqn.co.uk

Army Cadet Force

County of Surrey HQ

  • For boys and girls aged 12-18yrs 9mnths(academic year 8+)
  • Based in 24 locations across Surrey
  • Meet at Queen’s House 2 evenings per week/weekend

Contact: Administrative Officer, Queen’s House, Hallam Road, Farncombe

GU7 3HW, Tel: 01483 425371, e-mail [email protected] www.surreyarmycadets.com

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For Adults

Surrey County       Council – Adult Learning

Whether you want to develop a new interest, learn a new skill, keep fit and healthy or simply have fun and make new friends, there are courses for you.

Click here to find out more.

Or you can pick up an Adult and Community Learning Prospectus , listing hundreds of exciting learning opportunities in north and south west Surrey, from your local library or from The Guildford Adult Learning Centre,  Sydenham Road, Guildford, GU1 3RX Tel: 01483 518 528

Skills Funding Agency

and

Young People's Learning Agency

The Skills Funding Agency is an agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), whose job is to fund and regulate adult Further Education and skills training in England.  Its mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy.  The training is mainly to improve skills so that people can do their jobs better, get new jobs, or progress in their careers.

For more information visit their website at http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk

For young people aged 16-19:

The Young People’s Learning Agency champions young people by providing financial support to young learners, by funding Academies for all their provision and by supporting local authorities to commission suitable education and training opportunities for all 16-19 year olds.

For more information visit their website on www.ypla.gov.uk

U3A

(University of the Third Age)

One in five of the population is in The Third Age. The Third Age is when you have time for yourself - after the job and kids are gone - usually after the age of 50! 'University' is a loose term as there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams. U3A members help to provide stimulating study groups and recreational activities. There are no qualifications to join, very small outlay and no pressure.

For more information visit their national website on http://u3a.org.uk

Or visit your local group's website e.g.:

http://Milford-u3a.org.uk 
http://www.cranleighu3a.org.uk 

http://www.farnhamu3a.org.uk 

http://www.guildfordu3a.org.uk 

http://www.haslemere-u3a.org.uk 

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