Fun Club is the main regular meet up of East Midlands Christian Home Educators Group. “Membership is open to all who are willing to respect the aims of the group and its Christian ethos.”
Date: First Tuesday in the month. No formal meeting in August, although a “park meet” is usually planned.
Time: 10am to 2pm, inc lunch break.
Area: Stapleford, west of Nottingham, close to the A52. (Exact venue intentionally not listed here.)
Age range: “An all age family event, with an upper age range of about 13 years in terms of activities planned but all are welcome. (Young people must be accompanied by an adult who remains responsible for them.)”
Price: First visit free, then membership subscription if you decide you want to join. Annual subscription is currently £40 per year per family, paid as two instalments of £20 – or check the membership details page for any updates.
Booking: Send email to express an interest. There may be a waiting list. When there’s space, you’ll be invited to visit.
Email: tuesdayfunclub at gmail dot com.
A monthly “hall meet” with a variety of activities planned by members through the year to meet the needs of the age range. Sometimes a “main” activity altogether, maybe with an outside provider (eg: mobile planetarium). Other times a variety of different activities, perhaps around a theme, run by members of the group. Usually start with a games session (2 age groups). Bring a picnic for lunch which we eat together. Afternoon tends to be more of a free play/self directed activities time – and a chat/cup of tea time for parents/carers! Christmas and Easter are celebrated. In summer we have a Sports Day at a local park.
Easy access from A52 and M1.
On the i4 bus route from Nottingham and Derby.
On My15 bus route from Long Eaton/Ilkeston.
1/2 hour walk from the Toton Lane Tram Stop/park and ride.
Parking is unfortunately tricky: Best to examine google maps and look for possible “on-street” parking in the vicinity. A small amount of long stay parking in the council car parks – pay and display.
The building is accessible on the ground floor where most activities take place. There is no lift to the upstairs rooms. The toilet for those with extra needs is a little small.
When everyone attends the group it is very “busy” and can be quite noisy: walking straight in could be quite daunting.
However we are very flexible and have ways of providing quiet spaces and alternative activities for children who need them.