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11.08.2021 Newsletter

Summer Activities for Children and Young People

We hope you and your families are enjoying this summer holiday. There are still a lot of activities taking place in and around Batley & Birstall to keep children and young people busy and happy! 

You can see the summary of activities in our previous Summer Holidays Newsletter.

Like and follow us on Facebook where we add new events as we find them, such as this new project coming to Batley in September:

Yorkshire Tots to Teens

Yorkshire Tots to Teens is the go-to website for Yorkshire family fun by Yorkshire mum Erin and her two Yorkshire Tots.  

Their website and Facebook page are full of ideas for fun and active days out, many of them FREE. 

Recently added 75 free things to do in Yorkshire for families article features our very own local places: Oakwell Hall, Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park. Visit the website for more information about attractions found further afield!

Love Exploring app

Take your visits to the parks to another level with this FREE app. Guided trails, quizzes, interactive maps... and dinosaur safari! 

To find out more and to download the app visit their website. Test it out at Oakwell Hall and share your photos from your encounters with the dinosaurs with us! 



 Café Connections

Café Connections are coming to Batley Tesco Café in August and September:

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust - free workshops

Northorpe Hall are offering a number of free workshops for Children and Young People and their Parents/Carers (Kirklees residents only). 

 Topics include:

For Children and Young People:

Building resilience
General anxiety
Low mood
Managing worry
Self-harm information session

For Parents/ Carers:

Autism Spectrum Condition awareness session
Back to school support
Exploring loss and grief
Positive communication and attachment
Supporting CYP with parental separation
The teenage brain
...and more

For more information including dates and online booking form visit this website

Feedback from BBEST Projects

We have recently run some projects with Rachel from MAMA Unleashed and have been pleased to receive some wonderful feedback from the participants. All of these classes were free to attend thanks to the funding we received from Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Thriving Kirklees.

Mama Unleashed at Fieldhead Primary Academy

You can read about this project and the impact it has had on the participants on our funder's page:

Family Dance Classes

Please watch this short feedback video from our 6 week Family Dance Class course.


 Unleash Your Best Self

This 6 week exercise course was designed to increase confidence and self esteem.


Future projects

We are working on bringing more classes with Rachel to our local venues so keep an eye out for news and updates on our social media and in our newsletters!

PeerTalk August Newsletter

Our local PeerTalk peer support group meets at Jo Cox House, 90 Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5DS every Wednesday at 11am – 12.30pm.

BBEST Directory

Our own BBEST Directory is the Communication HUB for Batley and Birstall Community. 

 What you will find in the BBEST Directory:

Please feel free to browse and let us know if you have any feedback.


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All events and information are correct at the time of publishing. BBEST take no responsibility for events being cancelled or rearranged.

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