Get support Covid-19 – advice for adoptive families Festival of Families - Superhero Saturdays We know how tough things are for families at the moment and we are really pleased to be able to offer additional support to Adoption UK members. The below family friendly activities have been set up to help provide you with something to do together with your family in the coming weeks and months - every other Saturday. Please note that these sessions will be Zoom Meetings and you will have the option to be seen on camera. You don't have to switch your camera on, except for some sessions such as Singo - which will only work with you being able to be seen by the host. Any concerns please email: [email protected] The name you register with will be visible to other participants. If you do not wish for your name to be displayed, please use a pseudonym. Don't forget that you need to login to your members account on the website first - before you will be able to access the 'Book Now' buttons for the below events! Our Superhero Saturdays are taking a Summer break but here's what coming up in the Autumn: Saturday 18th September 2021 @ 9.30am - Gym-tastic with Katy Perry Book now - click here Join Katy for a fun, interactive session of gymnastics to get your Saturday started! Katy is an adoptive mum of 3 girls. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years and started her own club 12 years ago. The club is completely non-competitive, instead offering ‘Gymnastics for all’ creating a fun, welcoming environment where children can come together, learn new skills, socialise and develop as individuals. This session is suitable for children aged 4-11. Saturday 25th September 2021 @ 3pm - Poetry workshop for teenagers with Joshua Buckingham Book now - click here This workshop is aimed at any young person from aged 12 upwards and will provide the essential tools to understand your own unique method of writing and thinking. Learning how to interpret yourself and the world around you can be beneficial for everyone, especially the curious, creative, and artistic. This session will allow yourself the freedom to explore your creative potential through writing. This session is being hosted by AUK Wales, children may attend alone, or be supported by an adult. Saturday 2nd October 2021 @ 10am - Fun Science with Farooq Book now - click here Join Farooq aka Mr Fun as he brings science to life in this sensational science session. Saturday 16th October 2021 @ 10am - Into the Wild Book now - click here This animal encounter will let you meet unusual and exotic animals and learn about conservation, adaption, habitats and ecosystems, in a fun and interactive way. Into The Wild grew from the passion of two animal lovers who wanted to share their wonderful animals and rescues with the world.Over the last 10 years Jordan and Dean have taken on many unwell, stressed or unwanted animals that require very specific care. With the team of animals that are hand-chosen due to their enjoyment of meeting people, they have been able to run Into The Wild. Saturday 30th October 2021 @ 10am - Spooky Hallowe'en Disco Book now - click here Join us on Zoom for our very own monster mash!AUK are holding a creepy, kooky and altogether spooky Hallowe’en party on 30th October. We’d love to see you in your scariest costumes for another session of top tunes. Witches, werewolves and vampires are all welcome! Saturday 13th November 2021 @ 9.30am - Gym-tastic with Katy Perry Book now - click here Join Katy for a fun, interactive session of gymnastics to get your Saturday started! Katy is an adoptive mum of 3 girls. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years and started her own club 12 years ago. The club is completely non-competitive, instead offering ‘Gymnastics for all’ creating a fun, welcoming environment where children can come together, learn new skills, socialise and develop as individuals. This session is suitable for children aged 4-11. Saturday 27th November @ 2pm - SINGO with Shane Book now - click here It’s bingo but with a musical, cyber twist.HOW DOES IT WORK?The game is hosted on Zoom. Each player will be emailed their own PDF SINGO card and an instruction video of how to play. Numbers are replaced with songs and singers, and while your online host Shane sings and plays piano live, you tap along, be entertained and cross of boxes on your individual SINGO cards.DO YOU HAVE TO SING?No, of course not. But it is called SINGO and so it is happily encouraged. The same goes with dancing. Feel free to sing or dance as you wish. Saturday 11th December @ 10am - Christmas Disco Book now - click here It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas so deck the halls, jingle the bells, and hark! Are those angels singing? It’s certainly not going to be a silent night at the AUK Christmas disco. (And that's not just because it's happening at 10 o'clock in the morning.)Last Christmas wasn’t as merry as we’d all hoped but it is still the most wonderful time of the year so take a break from your Christmas wrapping ‘cos we want to see you all rocking around the Christmas tree!We’re all dreaming of a White Christmas but baby, it’s cold outside so step into Christmas, pop the presents underneath the tree and let’s all have a wonderful Christmas time.