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, thanks to our partnership with One Adoption West Yorkshire.

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 Saturday. 

Please note that these sessions will be ran as 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] 

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!


Saturday activities coming up in January: 

Saturday 16th January 2021 @ 10am - Art, Drama and Music with Rachel Swanick 

Book now - click here.

This interactive webinar is aimed at over 7-year olds and parents.

The webinar encourages communication and well-being, with four ten-minute activities:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Guided Meditation

The resources you'll want to have to hand for this session:

  • Music – instruments and your singing voice
  • Art – paper (at least 2 sheets), pens/pencils, white crayon, paint, water, brushes, pom pom, small piece of string
  • Guided Meditation – a comfy blanket and pillow or cushions

Rachel is a senior music therapist specialising in psychodynamic thinking around attachment, trauma and wellbeing through the arts. Rachel’s work encompasses clinical work with children and families, neurological music therapy with adults as well as presenting and writing about music therapy. Rachel plays violin and piano, performing regularly.


Saturday 23rd January 2021 @11am - Live Magic show with Magic Gareth

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Virtual magic show - Magic Gareth is a magician and balloon twister extraordinaire!

This 35-minute show includes interactive magic. music and fun! The show is suitable for ages 4+.

" He's the best magician I've ever seen... and I've seen 3!" - Sophie Aged 4 (and a half)


Saturday 30th January 2021 @ 9.30am - Gym-tastic with Katy Perry - Gymnastic shapes and movements 

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Join Katy for a fun, interactive session of gymnastics to get your Saturday started! In this first of 3 sessions, suitable for children aged 4-11 we will be doing key gymnastics shapes and movement.

Participants will require a space approx. 2 square meters. Carpet is ideal but the activities will be mostly suitable for wooden/ tiled floors too. No previous experience is required and all abilities will be catered for.

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. Katy hopes to bring a tiny bit of that fun and enjoyment into your homes whilst activities are closed.



Saturday activities coming up in February:

Saturday 6th February 2021 @ 3pm - Family 'Singo' with West Yorkshire's very own Shane Durrant 

Book now - click here.

It’s bingo but with a lockdown, 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.

The theme for this family fun session is 'BEST OF SINGO", so expect some rock classics, lots of 80's cheese, 'rock n roll' golden oldies, TV and Film themes, DISNEY, bit of classical and all sorts......


Saturday 13th February 2021 @ 9.30am - Gym-tastic with Katy Perry - Jumps and Leaps 

Book now - click here.

Join Katy for a fun, interactive session of gymnastics to get your Saturday started! In this session, suitable for children aged 4-11 we will be doing jumps and leaps.

Participants will need a ball or pair of socks made into a ball.

Participants will require a space approx. 2 square meters. Carpet is ideal but the activities will be mostly suitable for wooden/ tiled floors too. No previous experience is required and all abilities will be catered for.

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. Katy hopes to bring a tiny bit of that fun and enjoyment into your homes whilst activities are closed.


Saturday 20th February 2021 @ 10am - Art, Drama and Music with Rachel Swanick 

Book now - click here. 

This interactive webinar is aimed at over 7-year olds.

The webinar encourages communication and well-being, with four ten-minute activities:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Guided Meditation

The resources you'll want to have to hand for this session:

  • Music – instruments and your singing voice
  • Art – collected stones with flat surfaces or wooden spoons to draw on
  • Drama - sharpies
  • Guided Meditation – a comfy blanket and pillow or cushions

Rachel is a senior music therapist specialising in psychodynamic thinking around attachment, trauma and wellbeing through the arts. Rachel’s work encompasses clinical work with children and families, neurological music therapy with adults as well as presenting and writing about music therapy. Rachel plays violin and piano, performing regularly.


Saturday 27th February 2021 @ 11am - Into the Wild Animal Encounter 

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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, we have been able to run Into The Wild.

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.


Saturday activities coming up in March: 

Saturday 13th March 2021 @ 10am - Art, Drama and Music with Rachel Swanick 

Book now - click here.

This interactive webinar is aimed at over 7-year olds.

The webinar encourages communication and well-being, with four ten-minute activities:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Guided Meditation

The resources you'll want to have to hand for this session:

  • Music – instruments and your singing voice
  • Art – paper, pens etc.
  • Drama – blankets and sheets to make a den – perhaps a chair or something to make a structure
  • Guided Meditation – a comfy blanket and pillow or cushions

Rachel is a senior music therapist specialising in psychodynamic thinking around attachment, trauma and wellbeing through the arts. Rachel’s work encompasses clinical work with children and families, neurological music therapy with adults as well as presenting and writing about music therapy. Rachel plays violin and piano, performing regularly.

Saturday 20th March 2021 @ 9.30am - Gym-tastic with Katy Perry - Balances 

Book now - click here.

Join Katy for a fun, interactive session of gymnastics to get your Saturday started! In this session, suitable for children aged 4-11 we will be doing balancing. Participants will need a rope and if possible a willing partner!

Participants will require a space approx. 2 square meters. Carpet is ideal but the activities will be mostly suitable for wooden/tiled floors too. No previous experience is required and all abilities will be catered for.

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. Katy hopes to bring a tiny bit of that fun and enjoyment into your homes whilst activities are closed.

Saturday 27th March 2021 @ 11am - Fun Science with Farooq Anwar 

Book now - click here.

Interactive zoom session in which the Fun Scientists entertain and amaze with action packed, explosive and magical science. With plenty of interactive elements we get you to join in the science fun and turn your room into a Lab!! Warning – You may actually learn a thing or two without even realizing it!

Fun Scientists was started by Farooq Anwar (Mr FUN) in January 2011 who wanted to put the Fun back into Science. But that was not the whole picture, this was not just about fun but also about providing great role models and motivating the young to enjoy science. With knowledge comes confidence and ultimately, success. Mr Fun (Farooq) is currently No 1 and the longest running Science Presenter in the UK, with over a decade of experience under his belt.

We at Fun Scientists aim to pass on that enthusiasm for Science, to show the magic, to explain the beauty of our universe in a unique and memorable way.