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Monday 28th January – Day 28

Messy play means fun play! Does the thought of messy play at home, getting the paints, glue, feathers, glitter and gloop out fill you with dread? An activity with your child that sounds fun, but the reality is...

Saturday 26th January – Day 26

National Storytelling Week “Once upon a time” … “a long, long time ago”…  “it was a dark and stormy night”… How do you begin your stories? At YMCA we love a good story -whether that’s shared with the childre...

Sunday 27th January – Day 27

Take what you need; add what you can ... At the YMCA, one of our aims is to help the communities we operate in to live happy, healthy lives. Last November, after recognising a need, YMCA Portsea launched a Com...

Friday 25th January – Day 25

Whale Island Deployment and Walice Whale Island Nursery is a unique YMCA branch – it is situated on a Naval Base and most children who attend the nursery have parents who are in the Navy. For many child...

Thursday 24th January – Day 24

The Minutes ... hours … seconds that make a difference. Whether you can give an hour, a day or a weekly commitment, the benefits of volunteering outweigh the donation of time. Here, at the YMCA, we see ever...

Wednesday 23rd January – Day 23

Newtown Pre-School – extended for bigger and better playtime! Children of all ages love to play and run around with their friends. Our thriving YMCA Newtown Pre-school at the heart of the local community has j...

Tuesday 22nd January – Day 22

Weston Library – the community gives back! Our YMCA Weston Community Library is located at the heart of the Weston Community, offering a wide range of services to local children and families. With everythin...

Monday 21st January – Day 21

Squeezing in as many hugs as we can for National Hug Day! There’s nothing more reassuring than a comforting cuddle – especially if you’re feeling down, need a little bit of encouragement or just want to ex...

Sunday 20th January – Day 20

Celebrating local traditions on World Religion DayFor World Religion Day, children at our YMCA Woolston Nursery were invited to share and celebrate other traditions and customs from their cultures and backgro...

Saturday 19th January – Day 19

National Popcorn Day! It’s National Popcorn Day! We love popcorn, it’s fun to make, tastes good and it usually comes with good memories – whether it’s shared with friends at the cinema, or simply enjoyed as a...