Children & Young People

Find out about creative opportunities for children and young people in Corby and Wellingborough.

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(Updated 28th September 2021) 

All ages

  1. Wellingborough Museum will be marking Halloween during the school half-term break in October, with lots of strange goings on!
  2. Join Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts‘ Minecraft world of Rockingham Castle!
  3. Find lots of online events and at-home activities on the Fantastic For Families website.
  4. Visit Northamptonshire Libraries on YouTube for Storytime and Crafts and follow Corby or Wellingborough Library facebook for more opportunities, such as the Summer Reading Challenge and lots more.
  5. Making Puppets with Josh Macrow
  6. The Core at Corby Cube have regular creative sessions for children and young people and have a limited number of bursary places for those on a low income.
  7. Northants Music and Performing Arts Trust centres in Wellingborough and Corby. and also have an online programme through their NMPATVC Virtual Centre.
  8. Age 5 – 19? Sign up to find out more about submitting work to The Royal Academy‘s Young Artists’ Summer Show.
  9. Find something to do at the Get Creative  website.

Pre-school children and their grown-ups

  1. Wellingborough locals can sign up to our Wild Forest Party on 28th September.
  2. Enjoy music, movement, crafts and a cuppa at Bub Club in Corby.
  3. Videos from Baby and Me sensory activities for you to do at home.
  4. Pen Green Centre are offering FREE online sessions for music, Songs and Rhymes. Follow them on facebook for updates
  5. Find lots of online events and at-home activities on the Fantastic For Families website.
  6. Take part in your own Sense Safari at home, at school, or outdoors with Outside In Theatre.
  7. Carbon Theatre have put their Sensory Adventures videos online for you to enjoy at home.
  8. Try some fantastic crafts, indoor and outdoor activities and storytelling  at home with The Wild Tribe.

Primary school age children

  1. Make a Christmas Cracker with Sarah Walpole
  2. Check out the Core at Corby Cube’s Imagination Station for under 12s.

Primary/Secondary school age children

  1. Age 9 – 17? Join Writing East Midlands online Young Writers group with local writer Karen Rust, sessions are free, fun and very welcoming.
  2. Age 6 – 15 years old? Then you can earn yourself a Blue Peter badge to gain FREE entry into loads of great UK attractions! You can earn a blue badge by sending in a story, craft make, picture or poem. Or why not apply for a special music badge! Even if you don’t have a musical instrument at home you can use the Bring the Noise interactive tool!
  3. Visit the Scouts website for some great make and do activities to keep the children occupied during your time at home – these challenges can even count towards Beaver, Cub or Scout Activity Badges!

Young People

  1. Sign up to FREE weekly Youth Music sessions in Corby or Wellingborough. A new music production group for 12-18 year olds to learn new skills working with professional musicians and producers.
  2. Sign up to join Pedestrian at The Core at Corby Cube for a FREE half term pop-up residency for young people aged 12-18, who will have the opportunity to learn and improve music-making skills including composition, beat making, lyric writing and music production.
  3. Age 11 – 24? HD Media CIC on the job training/experience for future careers in film, television and web-casting.
  4. Age 11 – 18? Join the Oakley Rangers are looking for new band members aged 11 – 18 for their Rockschool style music lessons.
  5. Check out The Creation Station for activities for 12 – 18 year olds at the Core at Corby Cube.
  6. Aged 12 – 25? Join Warts and All Theatre‘s Wellingborough Young Producers to develop your creativity, confidence and leadership skills.
  7. Corby Amateur Theatrical Society welcomes new members over 14 years of age.
  8. Screen Northants Academy provides young people 14-25yrs with an enriching film industry experience.

Development opportunities

  1. Apply for funding from The Travers Foundation or apply for their annual Travers Rising Stars challenge.
  2. The Core at Corby Cube and Royal & Derngate have bursary places available for their opportunities for young people as well as offering discounts on some shows.
  3. Dance4 has opportunities for young dancers across the East Midlands

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