Activities

All our activities

Find out more about the full range of classes and courses offered at The ARC and book in right here.

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Classes

Arts and Crafts

Tuesdays at 10am for 2 hours
Thursdays at 1pm for 2 hours

In this 2-hour session participants create different projects using different materials such as paints, paper and clay. In this session we strive to allow participants to use their imagination to make their projects completely their own.

Price: £24 per person
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ASDAN programmes and qualifications

Mondays from 10am for 2 hours
Thursdays from 1pm for 2 hours

Our ‘Towards Independence’ modules are for learners 16+ and are suited to learners with MLD, SLD and PMLD. ‘Towards Independence’ offers formal recognition for small steps in achievements towards larger goals. Learners will work through their workbooks and once completed these will then be internally moderated ready for externally moderation in which they will receive a certificate on completion.

Price: £12 is the first outlay, then each module booklet after that costs £4.65
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Baking

Wednesdays at 5pm for 2 hours

In this 2 hour session participants will be able to bake savoury and sweet pastries to include bread making, baking cakes etc.
This will promote the learning of culinary skills, food hygiene and for participants to become more independent using ovens and kitchen equipment.

Price: £24 per person
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Bingo

Tuesdays at 6pm for 2 hours

Come and join our bingo session along with other participants. The session is tailored for those with hearing and visual impairments. Prizes are given at each session.

Price: £12 per person
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Body Pump Fitness

Tuesdays at 6pm for 1 hour

This is 1 hour hour class in which we focus on stretching ligaments and the use of dumbbell weights to strengthen and grow muscle to assist participants in posture and flexibility. It is low-impact and high-intensity to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing. It is a wonderful way to incorporate physical activity and mental wellbeing. Doing exercise is known to release natural endorphins in to the body that make you feel energetic.

Price: £24 per person
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Cinema Club

Thursdays at 6pm for 2 hours

This is an opportunity to come together and watch your favourite blockbuster film along with popcorn and a drink provided. A variety of films will be shown including comedy, action, chick-flick, murder mystery and Disney.

Price: £12 per person
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Computer Learning

Mondays at 1pm for 1 hour
Wednesdays at 10am for 1 hour

In our computer learning session, participants will have the opportunity to learn Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This will help them gain confidence in these areas, so they can transfer them into everyday life.

Price: £24 per person
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Cookery

Tuesdays at 10am for 2 hours
Tuesdays at 1pm for 2 hours
Thursdays at 10am for 2 hours

In this 2 hour session, participants will learn essential cooking skills by creating different nutritional meals each week. They will have to prepare, cook the ingredients and tidy up.
Attendees will be able to take what they have learnt back home and help create some healthy meals in a more independent way. Please note that prior to the session, attendees will need to buy the ingredients.

Price: £24 per person
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Creative Lego Building

Saturdays at 10am for 2 hours

Our sessions are more than just building with Lego they provide service users with creative stimulus that can be continued into other interests. For example, super heroes, dinosaurs, cars and buildings.

Price: £24 per person
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Discussion and Functional Skills

Wednesdays at 1pm for 1.5 hours

In the first half of this session, participants will be shown a presentation on a topic they have previously picked. Topics have previously included countries and seasonal events.
In the second half, participants will learn about topics such as history, geography, maths, science and english. All work books are in a paper format.

Price: £24 per person
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Drama & Costume Design

Sundays at 10am for 2 hours

Participants can develop their life skills to improve their confidence and have fun using the creative arts. The improvisational games are great drama activities and these include shoeboxes or bags to hold different props, items to use as props such as hats or household articles and cards with different locations (e.g. a train, bus, restaurant, etc).

Price: £24 per person
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Fitness

Tuesdays at 2pm for 1 hour

This is a 1 hour class in which we focus on stretching ligaments and the use of dumbbell weight to strengthen and grow muscle to assist service users in posture and flexibility. It is low impact and high intensity to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing. It is a wonderful way to incorporate physical activity and mental wellbeing. Doing exercise is known to realise natural endorphins in to the body that make you feel energetic.

Price: £12 per person
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Karaoke

Fridays at 6pm for 2 hours

This is a fun activity in which the service users will be able to take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone over pre-recorded backing track as well as socialising with others.

Price: £12 per person
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Music

Mondays at 6pm for 1 hour

Come and join our hour-long music session with Anthony. The service users get the opportunity to participate by singing, using instruments or dancing. This is a fun, loud and engaging session.

Price: £24 per person
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News Group

Saturday at 1pm for 2 hours

An opportunity for service users to come together and voice what has happened in their week. This can include activities, events such as birthdays, outings and any other topics that service users choose to discuss. This will then be put into a newsletter for all subscribed ARC service users.

Price: £12 per person
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Pampering

Mondays all day from 10am for 1 hour per person
Wednesdays all day from 10am for 1 hour per person
Fridays all day from 10am for 1 hour per person

Those that choose to come to our Pampering session will be able to choose from having their nails painted, a foot or hand massage or a foot spa. This will give the service users a chance to relax as well as build on their self-confidence. This will be a 1-hour treatment per person.

Price: £24 per person
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Quiz

Fridays at 1pm for 2 hours

Come and join our fun quiz where different individuals come together in teams and attempt to answer questions about general knowledge, films, music and sport correctly. During the quiz, you have an opportunity to purchase snacks and a drink and meet new friends. The team that gets the highest number of correct answers to questions will win a prize. This is a very popular activity and is a huge amount of fun.

Price: £12 per person
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Relaxation Reading

Sundays at 1pm for 1 hour then at 2pm for 1 hour

Reading can be a wonderful and healthy escape from the stress of everyday life. Simply by opening a book, you allow yourself to be invited into a new world that distracts you from daily stress. Reading can even relax your body by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles. You can either listen to our skilled facilitators reading from your favourite book or read along with the group.

Price: £24 per person
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Sculpture Design

Thursday at 1pm for 2 hours

Explore a range of sculpture session that bring out creative skills. Participants can try their hands at the techniques of moulding using a verity of safe materials under the guidance of the assistant activity coordinator.

Price: £24 per person
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Sensory Art

Wednesdays at 6pm for 1 hour

Sensory Art is exploring all aspects of artistic methods in a calming, therapeutic environment, with a high level of sensory input. This session allows individuals to express their feelings and emotions through non-conventional means.
Through the use of artistic techniques, we can explore various ways in which to create a sensory experience. The class is not only about craft but more about the process of exploring the senses. The experience is multi-sensory, we will often have calming music playing to create an atmosphere.

Price: £12 per person
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Sugar Craft

Wednesdays at 10am for 2 hours then 1pm for 2 hours

We will work with participants to create sugar paste sculptures which are themed and can be self-initiated. We encourage participants to be creative with their work, making sure they do it independently.

Price: £24 per person
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Supper Club

Tuesdays at 4.30pm for 1.5 hours
Thursdays at 4.30pm for 1.5 hours

Supper Club is where you can cultivate new friendships and deepen old ones. You can meet and dine with others on a regular basis in our Tea Room area either bringing along your own pre-cooked meal or arranging with the ARC to bring along ingredients so you can cook and eat together. This is always a fantastic occasion that guarantees you won’t lose touch with your friends.

Price: £24 per person
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Table Tennis

Mondays from 5pm for 1 hour
Fridays from 5pm for 1 hour

Come along and join our fun table tennis (we call it ping pong!) sessions here at the ARC. Have a casual knock-around or take things a little more seriously by keeping score, it’s entirely up to you. Our ping pong sessions are a great way of having fun with your friends or meeting a few new ones too.

Price: £12 per person
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The Sensory Room

Available every day for sessions lasting 1 hour

The Sensory Room is ‘creative as therapeutic’ for service users to come in and relax. A calming space, the room can be accessed through a booking system at any time.

Price: £12 per person
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Yoga

Tuesdays at 10am for 1 hour
Wednesdays at 10am for 1 hour

Our fantastic yoga instructor Natalie provides an hour of relaxation and poses over 2 days for our service users to engage in. This is a popular session and has found to be helpful in reducing service users’ anxiety as well as improving their flexibility.

Price: £24 per person
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If you have any questions about our classes please get in touch!