January/Februrary 2021: Due to Covid19 restrictions we have suspended most of our usual services. Please see our Toy Library page for our free home delivery service which will continue to offer toy loans to your door throughout lockdown.
If you are struggling in lockdown do contact us as we run several other services to support families: ‘Small Steps’ can provide you with pre-school parenting advice and signposting. We also have a ‘Befriending’ service (via social worker or school-teacher referral) for ages 5-12yrs in need of an online buddy-chat once a week. During school holidays we run activities for families who are referred to us by other organisations – we may be able to help you.
The school holidays can be fun and exciting but also a bit of a challenge – what to do with the kids? We aim to offer FREE or low cost activities every day in the school holidays (we do allow ourselves some time off on Bank Holidays and around Christmas!). Activities are usually 2 hrs long and vary from day to day, including cooking, crafts, sport, music – the list is endless. We hold our activities in various venues so that they are easy to reach across Frome.
- Toy Library stay and play sessions remain suspended until further notice. However the Toy Library reopens for lending from 21 July. Please click on our Toy Library page here for further details on how to borrow toys and games all summer long
- Due to social distancing restrictions we will not be running our usual Family Holiday Fun sessions during the summer school holidays. We will return to providing our usual sessions for all as soon as it is safe to do so… watch this space!We are aware that many families remain in challenging situations over the summer and we are working with other local organisations to provide alternative ways to support those most in need. Do keep an eye out on social media for details of alternative family support available.
This remains a challenging time for us all – a time when we, as a community, need to continue to support each other as best we can. As an organisation are doing our utmost to help support those in need. We look forward to your continued interaction on social media and to seeing Toy Library members for loans and returns on Tuesdays. Do join us. We will be back with our usual events as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, look after yourself and those around you.