October Half Term Scheme

22-26 October 2018

Join us at JW3 this October for an action-packed holiday scheme filled with JW3 fun & games. We'll be developing co-ordination, balancing and motor skills in a huge variety of engaging circus themed activities, from juggling and spinning plates to team-building and problem-solving activities.

Each day will include a one hour workshop run by experienced professionals from The Circus People (www.thecircuspeople.co.uk ) who bring their expertise to engage the group in specialised content.

Our fully-trained team of experienced in-house youth leaders will then keep participants entertained with their exceptional programmes full of creativity and exploration into different educational themes including those based on Jewish values. 

Each day will begin with a Ruach (spirit) session to get the group excited and energised for the day ahead. We will end each day with a PJ Library tale (for the younger ones), and on Fridays we’ll explore the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, by baking Challah and participating in a special Kabbalat Shabbat experience. 

We’ll also provide a delicious and nutritious kosher lunch as well as snacks throughout the day so no need to bring your own!

If you would like to book the series at a discounted rate, please click the links below:

Book this series for 5-7

Book this series for 8-11


Monday 22 October    10:00 - 16:00     

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Tuesday 23 October   10:00 - 16:00    

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Wednesday 24 October 10:00-16:00  

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Thursday 25 October     10:00-16:00  

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Friday 26 October          10:00-14:30   

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What will my child be doing?
Each day the children get to do a mixture of specialist activities and a mixture of youth leader activities. Each day is designed to be engaging and interactive so that attendees get to do a variety of different, fun things.

Does my child need to be Jewish to attend?​
No, any child can join us on scheme and we promote an inclusive and friendly environment and there may be some content that relates to Jewish culture.

What will my child be eating?
Our in-house restaurant, Zest, provide kosher catering for scheme. The children have a selection of fruit at morning break and a biscuit at afternoon break. Lunches always include a salad bar and vary from pizza and pasta with tomato sauce and cheese (on the side), fish and/or falafel and chips or plain bagels with either cream cheese, egg, tuna or cheddar cheese fillings. We always provide a vegetarian option and can provide a gluten free option if requested beforehand.

My child is 4 years old, can they attend?
We cannot take children under 5 years of age on our scheme for legal reasons.

Can my child change age groups to be with their siblings/friends?
If a child is over 7 ½ then, dependent on there being space in the desired age group, we may consider moving them to the 8-11 age group. Similarly, if the child is under 8 ½ then we may consider moving them to the 5-7 age group. However, we will need to speak to the parents about this first to approve any move as scheme activities are designed to suit the particular age group and if they move they may find the activities too easy or hard.

My child has additional needs, is scheme suitable for them?
We always try to cater to children with additional needs on scheme and have a network of one to one support workers for children with additional learning needs. Please feel free to get in touch so we can talk to you about ways we can support your child, including cost implications.

I/my family are in receipt of statutory benefits, does this change the cost of Scheme?
Concessions are available for those families who are recipients of benefits. Please contact Box Office to discuss individual circumstances. Proof of the benefit will need to be provided.

Can I bring medication for my child?
The only prescribed medicines which will be held by JW3 staff are asthma inhalers and EpiPens which should be in the original container, labelled with the child’s name and dosage. Any other medication must be approved by the Programme Director in consultation with the parent/guardian. Antibiotics will not be stored or administered by JW3 staff. Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen may NOT be brought in.

What time do I pick up my child?
You can pick up your child in the afternoon between 3.50-4pm. We give this window of time for flexibility as we know that some parents might need to pick up children from other places. Please make sure you are on time - if your child is with us after 4pm we cannot guarantee entertainment or activities for them as we begin our preparations for the next day.

Do the leaders have specific training?
We provide training for our youth leaders and ensure they have plenty of experience working with children aged 5-11. They design and deliver their own creative activities and support our professionally facilitated workshops which they run daily. 

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
We do not refund tickets for scheme except in the unlikely event of cancellation.

Contact: schemes@jw3.org.uk

Finding things to do with your kids over Half Term is hard. Whether it’s arts & craft activities, painting, drawing, running or playtime; keeping children entertained over long periods of time is no joke, especially if you’re a working parent.
So, if you’re looking for Half Term activities, then our October Half Term Scheme is perfect for you. We’ve got Circus skills, team activities, energetic activities, arts, crafts, sports, all the great activities for children that you’d want. Our qualified youth leaders will take them through a full week of half term scheme, of course, with lunch from our fabulous in-house restaurant Zest. We split our scheme into ages 5-7 and 8-11, so it’s suitable for all primary school ages. Your kids will spend time developing new skills, enjoying enrichment activities and – most importantly – having fun!