Additional sessions at a buzzing community hub to deliver more screen-free fun to local children and their grown ups. Free parking, tea, coffee and kid’s snacks and drinks. What’s not to like?
Following the success of Lego Club at St Paul’s since launching January this year I have decided to bring more creative brick based fun to the people of Worthing. I have booked the Browning Room at Heene Community Centre on Saturday mornings.
I have decided to run two sessions so that more people are able to enjoy Lego Club without the sessions getting too busy. I also figure that the choice of an early or later session would work better for families who have busy weekends to navigate.
Lego Club in a nutshell.
Please take a look at this short blog post called Lego Club Culture and How We Roll to get a feel for Lego Club.
Why Heene Community Centre?
1. Accessibility; the centre has it’s own FREE car park and parking is available in surrounding streets. Plus, being just out of town I anticipate a lot of local people coming to Lego Club at Heene.
2. Value; I can offer more value for money at Lego Club as Heene provides me with the facilities to offer two morning sessions and free tea and coffee to the grown ups.
3. Variety; There is loads going on at Heene on a Saturday, and most days of the week, so it is great to be ensconced in such a buzzing community hub. Come to Lego Club and you may find yourself making new friends and picking up a new hobby!
4. Another great café; I wouldn’t set up Lego Club somewhere that didn’t serve great coffee and make a fantastic bacon sandwich and I can certainly vouch for Café One 22 at the centre.
5. Outdoor space: There is a lovely garden that grown ups may wish to enjoy while the kids happily build at Lego Club in the warmer months.
How do the sessions work?
Session One: 10.00-11.00. An optional theme is set for the children and then building commences until snack time when a drink and biscuit(s) will be served. Show and tell will start at about 10.50, when some children will talk about their models. Parents are asked to be in the room for show and tell to boost the applause.
Session Two: 11.00-12.00. An optional theme is set for the children and then building commences until snack time when a drink and biscuit(s) will be served. Show and tell will start at about 12.20, when some children will talk about their models. Parents are asked to be in the room for show and tell to boost the applause.
Grown ups can stay and join in the building or they can relax with a free tea/coffee in the lobby or in the Browning room. Alternatively adults may want to enjoy the excellent Café One 22 at the centre. I just ask that parents/carers stay in the grounds of the centre.
I upload pictures of the models to the Lego Club Facebook page shortly after each session as a memento for children and their grown ups.
What does it cost?
Each one hour session costs £4 per child. I operate a 50% sibling discount which means that each additional sibling pays £2.
How do I get tickets?
I am well set up to cope with a lot of demand as I have a large room and am running two morning sessions so it is fine to turn up and pay on the door. I have also set up an online ticketing service for those that want to buy tickets days or weeks in advance.
How do I contact Lego Club?
Lego Club is a busy presence on Facebook and updates are posted frequently on the Lego Club Facebook Page and Facebook messages are responded to promptly. If you have managed to avoid joining Facebook, congratulations. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Health and Safety?
Lego Club is owned by my private limited company, Bricks and Pieces Ltd. I have Public Liability insurance, which you are welcome to see any time. Additionally I am DBS cleared as an employee at Thomas A Becket Junior School. I have completed a risk assessment of the venue and activity and have completed First Aid in The Workplace training c/0 St John’s Ambulance (certificate available).