Activities for young people this half-term in Horsham District

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15 Oct 2021


Throughout the October half-term Horsham District Council and partners have created a programme of events and activities to support young people and parents across Horsham District. Active partners include Southwater Youth Project, 4theYouth and Sussex Clubs for Young People.

View the half-term programme below:

Saturday 23 October
Bushcraft cooking day at the Forest School Youth Wing (4theYyouth).

Monday 25 October
Bushcraft and Games Day at Forest School Youth Wing (4theYouth).
Youth Club drop-in at The Depot in Billingshurst (83a High Street) 12pm – 3pm.

Tuesday 26 October
Hunger Games movies all night at Forest School Youth Wing, ages 11+ (4theYouth).
Upper Beeding Youth Club Junior Years 5 & 6, 3.30pm – 5.30pm Upper Beeding Seniors Years 7 to 11 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Youth Club drop-in at The Depot Billingshurst (83a High Street) 12pm – 2pm.
Emotional Wellbeing drop-in, years 7-11, Horsham United Reformed Church, 2pm - 5pm.

Wednesday 27 October
Purple Bus at Pulborough Recreation Ground, 12pm – 2pm.
Ashington Youth Club (Church Lane) for years 5-7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Thursday 28 October
Bushcraft and Games Day at Forest School Youth Wing (4theYouth).
Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest - £30 including entry (concessions available), all 10 mazes and dinner (4theYouth).
Ashington Youth Club 7pm - 9pm, years 8-11.
Emotional Wellbeing drop-in, years 7-11 United reform church, Horsham town. 2pm - 5pm.

Friday 29 October
Halloween Disco for years 6 – 8 Forest School Youth Wing (4theYouth).
Junior neon and pizza party years 5-8, 6:30pm - 8pm, The Ghyll Southwater (Email Southwater youth project to book).

Saturday 30 October
Halloween themed movie night for years 6–7, Forest School Youth Wing (4theYouth).
Pop up talking tents will be up across the District during half term, times and locations to be confirmed.

Keep up to date and book activities on the 4theYouth website, click the button below to book sessions now.

Talking Tents

Talking Tents will be popping up at various locations across the District including Horsham, Southwater, Billingshurst, Ashington, Storrington, Steyning and Pulborough. The sessions provide an opportunity for people to drop-in for a friendly and supportive chat where they can discuss any issues concerning young people.

Times and locations will be confirmed soon for the October half-term so please check our wellbeing activities page for the most up-to-date information.

The activities are part of a wider programme being planned by Horsham District Council, West Sussex County Council and Public Health England in response to the increased demand to provide support for young people regarding health and wellbeing. More information on this wider programme which looks to support and engage with young people across the District thoughout 2021 and across 2022 will be available soon. Where necessary concessions are available.

Understanding your teenagers behaviour

Additionally, support is available for parents including a free six week Understanding Teenage Behaviour Course which starts on 10 November and is being held in Horsham from 7pm-9.30pm. This course is designed to support communication between parents and teenagers.

This course is funded by the District Council but places are limited. To book a space or find out more please contact communitysafety@horsham.gov.uk .

Understanding Teenage Behaviour course

Commenting on the programme, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Claire Vickers said:

Young people’s emotional wellbeing is important at all times but the pandemic has made us even more aware of the need to ensure that they have access to activities which will improve their engagement with other people and make trusted support available.

I am really pleased that we have worked with key partners to host these various sessions and events to help young people and parents at this time, both signposting them to appropriate resources and giving them the opportunity to meet up with other people and talk about their feelings with like-minded people and professional support workers.

Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing Cllr Claire Vickers

Further support regarding health and wellbeing is available through the Horsham District Wellbeing Centre in Horsham Town Centre (Unit 4a The Forum). The centre is staffed by Horsham District Council’s Wellbeing team and funded by Public Health England. These services are targeted toward adults and focus primarily on interventions, however where appropriate staff can signpost to other services as necessary.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk .