Winter of Wellbeing (WoW) Activities
Through our Winter of Wellbeing (WoW) grant, organisations across Herefordshire are holding fun and free activities during the winter months! This is to support the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of families during the cost of living crisis, by enabling them to access free activities. All events will include free hot food and drink. Families will be able to access information and advice to support them around the cost of living.
It's not just for children, it's for all the family!
Activate @ St. Josephs School, Ross-on-Wye
Indoor badminton sessions with hot drinks and snacks.
Weekly from Friday 1st December, 5-6.30pm.
Barons Cross Community Room, Leominster
Family cooking sessions - come together, cook together and eat together + crafting activities. Sessions will run 12.30-2pm on the following dates:
- Sunday 26th November - Baked potato lunch
- Saturday 30th December
- Sunday 14th February
- Sunday 25th February
- Sunday 24th March
The Core, Foley Trading Estate, Hereford
Family activities, films, disco lights and fun! Hot food and drink included. Events will run 4-6pm on the following dates:
- Friday 8th December
- Tuesday 19th December
- Friday 29th December
- Tuesday 9th January
- Tuesday 23rd January
- Tuesday 30th January
The Courtyard, Hereford
Childrens activities run by the Youth Ambassador + hot buffet meal included.
Events will run - times TBC on the following dates:
- Saturday 2nd December
- Saturday 9th December
- Saturday 16th December
- Saturday 23rd December
Dandy Lions @ St Thomas Cantilupe School, Coningsby St, Hereford
Forest School Crafts for the whole family + tasty food
- 22nd December 10am - 2pm (Baked potatoes + toppings)
- 14th February 10am - 2pm (Healthy campfire pizza)
Hereford Football Club
Pool, air hockey, foosball table, drawing and colouring corner with hot food and drink included. Events will run Tuesdays 4-6pm start date TBC
Holme Lacy Village Hall
Enjoy family friendly activities + hot soup served with bread and cheese.
Wednesday evenings 5.30-7pm : 29th November - 21st February (excluding 27th December, 3rd January, 14th February)
Kindle Centre (South Wye Development Trust)
Join the Christmas party! Get a present from Father Christmas and a Christmas hamper to take home
9th December - times TBC
The Lion Cafe (Talk Community Hub), Kington
'Invite your Grandparents to Family Tea' enjoy hot food alongside story-time, board games, decorating picture frames and having a photo taken of the family to print and treasure + memory book creating.
Fortnightly on Thursday evenings 4-7pm, from 11th January
Ross Community Gardens
- Christmas Fest 3rd December 4-6pm
An event full of entertainment, food, drinks and company. This will include performances from Ross Town Band and Border Belles Choir, and there will be the Zero Waste Stall, free uniform stall and Talk Community Stall where we can give advice, support and signposting.
There will be a hog roast (& vegetarian option) & mulled wine and hot chocolate for children.
- Christmas Eve 24th December 6pm
Enjoy a cosy hot chocolate or warming soup.
Variety of activities and stalls and the opportunity to take home free food which will help over the Christmas and New Year period.
St Martins Church, Hereford
Crafts and games on Sunday lunchtimes with hot food included. The events will run 12.30-2.30pm on the following dates:
- Sunday 10th December (Roast Dinner)
- Sunday 7th January (Roast Dinner)
- Sunday 28th January (Roast Dinner)
- Sunday 11th February
- Sunday 3rd March
- Wednesday 27th March
The Winter of Wellbeing is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions