Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC

There is no monkey business here Cheeki Monkey’s Nearly New Baby Sales are community events for local families to make money while recycling unwanted items.  Buy or sell quality, gently used babies’ and children’s toys, clothes and equipment. Great for savvy mums and dads! NEXT EVENT:  23 February 2020 13:00 – 15:00 SELLERS: Declutter make some £££’s and keep 100% of your takings. BUYERS: Do … Continue reading Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC

RugbyTots is coming to Rochdale!

RugbyTots are launching their first venue in Rochdale on Sunday 24th November at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. If you would like to book your child onto the FREE TASTER session then please contact kath@rugbytots.co.uk / 0345 313 0065 and book your child’s place! 🏉   Make your child’s development more fun! RugbyTots fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging … Continue reading RugbyTots is coming to Rochdale!

Do you know the water safety code?

On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?

Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West

Aquabears swimmers Lucy Cannavan and Amarai Hoque have been selected to swim for next year’s English Schools Inter-Divisional Championships held at Crawley Pool in March. Aquabears Swimming Club was formed in 1979 in response to the need for high level competitive club and as a local centre of excellence in Rochdale.  The club has had many successful years with a number of their swimmers achieving … Continue reading Aquabears swimmers selected to represent the North West

Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.

We spoke with Rochdale Underwater Hockey player Jack Midgley about his trials for Team GB.  The British Navy invented underwater hockey in the 1950’s to keep their divers fit and improve their ability to move and work efficiently under water.   It has since evolved into a fast, dynamic sport played in more than 20 countries. Jack, 18, has been playing underwater hockey for 7 years and … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey’s Jack Midgley trains for Team GB trials.

6 reasons why your child should learn to swim

A report in 2017 revealed that 1 in 3 children aged 7-11 years old are unable to swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided, meaning they are potentially unsafe in and around water through risk of drowning.   In addition, researched carried out for the Swimming Teachers Association (STA) found 25% of parents admitted they don’t like the water themselves or can’t swim, over 75% of … Continue reading 6 reasons why your child should learn to swim

Tips for swimming with your baby

Taking your baby swimming can be great fun for you and your little one, but for a lot of new mums it can be daunting.  There’s a lot to think about and plan before you get anywhere near the water. From what you need to bring with you, to keeping your little one safe in the water and the logistics of getting changed.  We’ve put … Continue reading Tips for swimming with your baby

AquaTots! Discounted parent & toddler swim sessions

We’ve added another AquaTots session on Tuesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Our AquaTots sessions offer an affordable swim in the small pool for you and your little ones, and the opportunity to meet new families and friends. Only £2.50 for you and your little one. Every Tuesday and Friday 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Continue reading AquaTots! Discounted parent & toddler swim sessions