Find out about creative opportunities for children and young people in Corby, Wellingborough and beyond.
- Corby Library and Wellingborough Library offer loads of fantastic opportunities for children and families all year round and run creative seasonal activities during school holidays, as well as the annual Summer Reading Challenge. which is Gadgeteers in 2022!
- Check out the Fantastic For Families website for events and activities (some to do at home).
- Find something to do at the Get Creative website.
- Find the top 100 Stories to Share and join the Book Club on the World Book Day website.
- Apply to the Young Artists’ Summer Show at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2023.
Pre-school children and their grown-ups
- Enjoy some fantastic early years creative play opportunites in Wellingborough at Sponge and Outdoor Adventures.
- Enjoy nature walks and crafts at East Carlton Park or Irchester Country Park.
- Try some fantastic crafts, indoor and outdoor activities and storytelling at home with The Wild Tribe.
- Enjoy nature walks and seasonal craft activities at Northamptonshire Country Parks.
- The Green Patch are running Wellies in the Woods – each session is based around a popular children’s book and helps families with pre-school children to be creative and active in nature.
- Explore the Superworm trail and visit the Gruffalo sculptures at Fineshade Wood.
- Take your little ones to Mini Musical Movers at The Core.
- Videos from Baby and Me sensory activities for you to do at home.
- Pen Green Centre are offering FREE online sessions for music, Songs and Rhymes. Follow them on facebook for updates.
- Find lots of online events and at-home activities on the Fantastic For Families website.
- Carbon Theatre have put their Sensory Adventures videos online for you to enjoy at home.
Primary school age children
- Enjoy Viking Mania at Abington Park Museum on 3rd April. Learn how Vikings lived worked and played with the Bifrost Guard and make your own shield and helmet.
- Lemonpop Workshops are holding a Spring Arts Festival in Wellingborough Library on 2nd April.
- Enjoy interactive adventures with Outside In Theatre – try Finding Robin’s Rainbow, enjoy Bramble Ramble or go on a Sense Safari.
- An augmented reality Dinosaur Safari is live in East Carlton Countryside Park and West Glebe Park in Corby – just download the Love Exploring app to take part.
- Have a go at making puppets with Josh Macrow.
- 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.
- Northants Music and Performing Arts Trust centres in Wellingborough and Corby.
- Storyline Online hosts a treasure trove of videos of children’s books being read by celebrated actors for children, parents, caregivers and educators to access 24 hours a day.
Primary/Secondary school age children
- Every Thursday Glamis Hall Youth Club in Wellingborough run sessions with crafts, games and activities for children age 7-15.
- There’s a new FREE Saturday Morning Art Club in Wellingborough starting on Saturday 22nd January.
- Children and young people in schools and clubs can access free films through Into Film and take part in the world’s largest youth film festival.
- Join Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts‘ Minecraft world of Rockingham Castle!
- Age 9 – 17? Join Writing East Midlands online Young Writers group with local writer Karen Rust, sessions are free, fun and very welcoming.
- 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!
- 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!
- Project M is a new and exciting youth music project for young people aged 12 – 19 years located in an empty shop unit in Corby Town Centre throughout 2022 and beyond.
- Would you be interested in joining a friendly online creative-writing workshop for autistic people in your area? Writing East Midlands are looking to expand their Beyond the Spectrum project, here will be groups available for young writers (aged 11-13 and 14-17 years).
- Age 11 – 24? HD Media CIC on the job training/experience for future careers in film, television and web-casting.
- Age 11 – 18? Join the Oakley Rangers are looking for new band members aged 11 – 18 for their Rockschool style music lessons.
- Check out The Creation Station for activities for 12 – 18 year olds at the Core at Corby Cube.
- Aged 12 – 25? Join Warts and All Theatre‘s Wellingborough Young Producers to develop your creativity, confidence and leadership skills.
- Corby Amateur Theatrical Society welcomes new members over 14 years of age.
- Screen Northants Academy provides young people age 14-25 with an enriching film industry experience.
- Apply for funding from The Travers Foundation or apply for their annual Travers Rising Stars challenge – apply by 31st May 2022.
- 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.
- Dance4 has opportunities for young dancers across the East Midlands
- Emerging performers can register for Northamptonshire’s Rising Star competition.