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Events calendar

There are a wide range of FREE sessions available in the Better Start Bradford area for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3, as well as events for workforce and volunteers.

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Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

24/01/2020
9.30-10.30am

Family Play Session at Peel Park

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Peel Park (Cliffe Road entrance)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
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25/01/2020
2.00-3.30pm

Infant Mental Health Awareness Training

A practical interactive training day

Barkerend Children's Centre, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

27/01/2020
09.00-16.30

Family Play Session Bowling Park

A free outdoor play session for families with children under four in Bowling & Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton

Bowling Park (Meet at Bowling Park Cafe Lodge, Bowling Park, BD4 7TL)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
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28/01/2020
11.30am-12.30pm

HENRY Healthy Families Group Programme

A free eight-week programme to help families develop a healthy lifestyle

Woodroyd Centre, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

28/01/2020
12.30-3.00pm

HENRY Healthy Families Group Programme

A free eight-week programme to help families develop a healthy lifestyle

St Joseph's Primary School, Park Lane, Bradford, BD5 0RB

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

28/01/2020
9.00-11.00am (Sign up week is Tuesday 21 January at 9.15am)

HENRY - Core Training for Volunteers

Three-day training course for volunteers

The Barn, 16 Teasdale Street, Bradford, BD4 7QJ

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

28/01/2020
9.15am-2.45pm (3 days over 3 weeks)

HENRY Healthy Families Group Programme

A free eight-week programme to help families develop a healthy lifestyle

Thornbury Methodist Church, 110 Leeds Old Road, Bradford, BD3 8JS

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

29/01/2020
1.00-3.00pm (Sign up week is Wednesday 22 January 12.30-3.00pm)

Family Play Session at Bolling Hall

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Bolling Hall, Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7LP

  • Families with children aged 0-3
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30/01/2020
12.00-2.00pm

Cooking for a Better Start

Learn how to cook low-cost, healthy food for your family

Barkerend Children's Centre, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
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30/01/2020
12.00-3.00pm

HENRY - A Healthy Start in Childcare Training

One-day training course for daycare staff and childminders

Central Bradford

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

30/01/2020
9.00am-4.30pm

Family Play Session at SHINE

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

SHINE, St. Stephens's Church, BD5 7BH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

30/01/2020
9.30-11.00am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

31/01/2020
9.30-10.30am

Family Play Session at Peel Park

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Peel Park (Cliffe Road entrance)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

01/02/2020
2.00-3.30pm

Family Play Session Bowling Park

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Bowling Park (Meet at Bowling Park Cafe Lodge, Bowling Park, BD4 7TL)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

04/02/2020
11.30am-12.30pm

Family Play Session at Bolling Hall

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Bolling Hall, Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7LP

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

06/02/2020
12.00-2.00pm

Family Play Session at SHINE

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

SHINE, St. Stephens's Church, BD5 7BH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

06/02/2020
9.30-11.00am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

07/02/2020
9.30-10.30am

Family Play Session at Peel Park

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Peel Park (Cliffe Road entrance)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

08/02/2020
2.00-3.30pm

Family Play Session Bowling Park

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Bowling Park (Meet at Bowling Park Cafe Lodge, Bowling Park, BD4 7TL)

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

11/02/2020
11.30am-12.30pm

Family Play Session at Bolling Hall

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

Bolling Hall, Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7LP

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

13/02/2020
12.00-2.00pm

Family Play Session at SHINE

Free family play session in the great outdoors, including art activities, games and much more!

SHINE, St. Stephens's Church, BD5 7BH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

13/02/2020
9.30-11.00am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

14/02/2020
9.30-10.30am

Infant Mental Health In Action - Training

TBC

  • Workforce and volunteers
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17/02/2020
9.00am-1.15pm

Welcome to the World -Free Antenatal Course

Barkerend Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

19/02/2020
9.30-11.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

21/02/2020
9.30-10.30am

ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Womenzone, 19-21 Hubert Street, Bradford, BD3 9TE

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

24/02/2020
12:45-2:45pm

Starting Solids Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Woodroyd Centre, Woodroyd Road, Bradford, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

25/02/2020
9.30-11.00am

Volunteer Preparation Course - Home-Start Better Start

A 10-week course to become a Home-Start volunteer

The Thornbury Centre, 79 Leeds Old Rd, Bradford, BD3 8JX

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

26/02/2020
9.30am-2.30pm

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

06/03/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

13/03/2020
9.30-10.30am

HENRY Workshop - Let's Get Active

A FREE workshops for families with babies and young children

Killinghall Primary School, Killinghall Road, Bradford, BD3 7JF

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

17/03/2020
9.30-11.00am

HENRY Workshop - Starting Solids

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Avicenna Barkerend Health Centre, Bluebell Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

18/03/2020
1.30-3.00pm

Welcome to the World -Free Antenatal Course

Communityworks, Undercliffe Lane, Bradford, BD3 0DW

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

18/03/2020
9.30-11.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

20/03/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

03/04/2020
9.30-10.30am

ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Womenzone, 19-21 Hubert Street, Bradford, BD3 9TE

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

20/04/2020
12:45-2:45pm

Starting Solids Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Woodroyd Centre, Woodroyd Road, Bradford, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

21/04/2020
9.30-11.00am

Welcome to the World -Free Antenatal Course

Woodroyd Centre, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

22/04/2020
9.30-11.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

24/04/2020
9.30-10.30am

HENRY - Core Training for Practitioners

Two-day training course for health and early years practitioners

Girlington

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

29/04/2020
9.00-4.30pm (Two Days)

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

01/05/2020
9.30-10.30am

HENRY Group Facilitation Training

HENRY group facilitation training for practitioners

Girlington

  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

06/05/2020
9.00am-4.30pm

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

08/05/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

15/05/2020
9.30-10.30am

HENRY Workshop - Starting Solids

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Avicenna Barkerend Health Centre, Bluebell Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

20/05/2020
1.30-3.00pm

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

22/05/2020
9.30-10.30am

ESOL for Pregnancy (English Language Skills)

Free classes for pregnant women with English language needs, to help them engage with their midwife and be more in control of their pregnancy and labour

Womenzone, 19-21 Hubert Street, Bradford, BD3 9TE

  • Pregnant women/expectant parents
Learn more about attending this event

01/06/2020
12:45-2:45pm

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

05/06/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

12/06/2020
9.30-10.30am

Starting Solids Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Woodroyd Centre, Woodroyd Road, Bradford, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

16/06/2020
9.30-11.00am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

19/06/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

26/06/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

03/07/2020
9.30-10.30am

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

10/07/2020
9.30-10.30am

HENRY Workshop - Starting Solids

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Avicenna Barkerend Health Centre, Bluebell Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

15/07/2020
1.30-3.00pm

Baby Club

A FREE, friendly group session for families with babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months, including baby massage and rhyme time (booking required)

Bradford East Family Hub, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QX

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

17/07/2020
9.30-10.30am

Starting Solids Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Woodroyd Centre, Woodroyd Road, Bradford, BD5 8EL

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

18/08/2020
9.30-11.00am

HENRY Workshop - Starting Solids

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

Avicenna Barkerend Health Centre, Bluebell Building, Barkerend Road, Bradford, BD3 8QH

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

16/09/2020
1.30-3.00pm

Forest School Training - Level 1 (Three Days)

FREE Forest School Level 1 training for parents and early years practitioners in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton: 23-25 September 2020

Wonder Full Early Years Training Hub, 83 Leylands Lane, Bradford, BD9 5PZ

  • Families with children aged 0-3
  • Workforce and volunteers
Learn more about attending this event

23/09/2020
9.00am-4.30pm

Starting Solids Workshop - with HENRY

FREE workshop for families with babies and young children

BD5 - TBC

  • Families with children aged 0-3
Learn more about attending this event

15/10/2020
9.30-11.00am