Operation Summer

Various Locations, Crewe, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2NG

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Create, make, dance, play and move your way through summer in Crewe with the FREE to access Operation Summer programme!

This summer in Crewe:

- learn the skills you would need to run away with the circus

- dance around the park in giant butterfly wings

- see history brought to life at the Heritage Centre

- get creative with an array of workshops from video game design to author illustration workshops or even science

- experience outdoor theatre and storytelling that will captivate even the wriggliest of viewers

All on your doorstep! Operation Summer is Crewe’s FREE to access summer programme for families and EVERYONE is invited! Please stay safe and make sure you bring sun cream, sunhats and plenty of water to activities.

Keep an eye on this webpage for the latest updates from us and supporting partners.

Activities will be held in:

Queens Park

Crewe Library

Crewe Heritage Centre

Christ Church

Lyceum Square

Our Operation Summer schedule will be available to download here shortly and a print copy will also be distributed around various community points in town and sent home with school-age children within the Crewe town boundary.

 

Operation Summer schedule - download your copy here.

Monday 24 July

Crewe Library (10am-3pm) Freestyle Lego session. FREE. 4+

Families - come and book out a box of Lego to build Lego creations with in the library!

 

Tuesday 25 July

Crewe Library (11 - 12 & 2 - 3pm) Marc Makes Comics Cartoon Workshop. FREE. 7+

Join cartoonist, Marc Jackson (The Beano, Aces Weekly, the Brooklyn Red Hook Star-Revue) for an hour of cartoon-art. Learn the basics of cartooning and comics as Marc shows you tips and techniques on how to create your characters!

Book the morning session here.

Book the afternoon session here.

 

Wednesday 26 July

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Arts & Crafts with Creative Crewe. FREE. 2+

Nature theme - animals, sea and the outdoors!

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Learn to play chess with Crewe Chess Club. FREE. 7+

Crewe Library (11 - 12 & 2 - 3pm) Friendship Bracelet workshops. FREE. 2+

Book the morning session here.

Book the afternoon session here.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) Hats & Headdresses Workshop. FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition.

Aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, with activities for under 4s and the exhibition for older children.

 

Thursday 27 July

Crewe Library (10 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 2pm, 2.30 - 4pm) Mako Create Tech Day: Stop Motion Animation, Code-a-Sphero, Video Game Design! FREE - Booking required (link will be added soon). 7+

10 - 11.30am - Stop Motion Animation: shoot your own SMA film using iPads and Lego, before adding titles & credits and sharing them on the Mako Youtube channel!

12.30 - 2pm - Code-a-Sphero: create your own Lego maze and code a Sphero from the start to the finish via a press of a button.

2.30 - 4pm - Video Game Design: use the Bloxels app to create a character and design the first level of your own retro video game.

 

Friday 28 July

Cumberland Play Area (11.30am - 12.15) Pop Up in the Park Zumba. FREE. All ages.

Dance the day away with a fun loving group and enjoy both challenging and freeing moves in this much-loved dance class. No better way to spend a summer day than enjoying it in the fresh air with good music and good friends!

Saturday 29 July

Lyceum Square (Times to be confirmed) Wild Rumpus: Creative Consultation.

 

Sunday 30 July

Lyceum Square (Times to be confirmed) Wild Rumpus: Creative Consultation.

Leighton Brook Park (9.30am - 10.15) Pop Up in the Park Family Bootcamp. FREE. All ages.

Open to all! Families with children of all ages are welcome to this inclusive session where trained instructors will use a mix of bodyweight exercises and challenges to get everyone in the family active.

 

Tuesday 1 August

Crewe Library (4 - 5pm) Let's Lego Club drop-in session. FREE. All school age children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Wednesday 2 August

Queens Park (11am - 3pm) National Play Day organised by the Friends of Queens Park. All welcome.

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Ready Steady Rocket Challenge. FREE. 7+

Have a go at building a paper rocket and launch it to infinity and beyond! Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) Summertime Pop-up Pictures Workshop. FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition.

Aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, with activities for under 4s and the exhibition for older children.

 

Thursday 3 August

Queens Park (11am - 3pm) Family Fun Day. FREE. Suitable for all ages.

Spend the day in Queens Park for a whole host of fun for all the family. Circus skills, bubbles, story-telling and more! Make a wildflower seed bomb with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. No need to book just turn up! Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult, and hot weather is expected so please make sure you bring sun cream, sunhats and plenty of water.

Crewe Library (11am - 12 & 2 - 3pm) Circus skills workshops. FREE. 7+

Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

 

Friday 4 August

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Saturday 5 August

Lyceum Square (Timings to be confirmed) Circus Skills Workshop. FREE.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

 

Sunday 6 August

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Monday 7 August

Crewe Library (10am - 3pm) Freestyle Lego session. FREE. 4+

Families - come and book out a box of Lego to build Lego creations with in the library!

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Wednesday 9 August

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Dreamcatcher Workshop. FREE. 4+

Capture your dreams by creating your very own pretty dreamcatcher. Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Arts & Crafts sessions with Creative Crewe. FREE. All ages.

Home theme - food ornaments and other take home crafts!

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) Trains, Tractors & Tanks Pop up Pictures Workshop. FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition.

Aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, with activities for under 4s and the exhibition for older children.

 

Thursday 10 August

Queens Park (11am - 3pm) Family Fun Day. FREE. Suitable for all ages.

Spend the day in Queens Park for a whole host of fun for all the family! Giant butterfly wings, Mother Nature and Squiz the Squirrel, story-telling and more! Make a wildflower seed bomb with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. No need to book just turn up! Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult, and hot weather is expected so please make sure you bring sun cream, sunhats and plenty of water.

Crewe Library (11am - 12 & 2 - 3pm) Football Quiz with Tom Palmer. FREE. 7+

Come along to Crewe library in your favourite football shirt and test your brain power and football skills with Tom Palmer, one of Britain’s top authors!

 

Friday 11 August

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Saturday 12 August

Lyceum Square (Timings to be confirmed) Circus Skills Workshop. FREE.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

 

Sunday 13 August

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Monday 14 August

Crewe Library (10 - 3pm) Freestyle Lego session. FREE. 4+

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Tuesday 15 August

Crewe Library (11am - 12.30 & 1.30 - 3pm) Mad Science Show. FREE. 7+

Come and enjoy this interactive science show by the crazy scientists from Mad Science and learn a few things along the way! Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Crewe Library (4 - 5pm) Let's Lego Club drop-in session. FREE. All school age children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Wednesday 16 August

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Arts & Crafts Sessions with Creative Crewe. FREE. All ages.

Movement theme - sport, dance and music.

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Ready Steady Rocket Challenge. FREE. 7+

Have a go at building a paper rocket and launch it to infinity and beyond! Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) Come and see a very Curious Contrivance and take part in a Sarah and Duck Craft Activity with Lyceum Theatre. FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition. Aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, with activities for under 4s and the exhibition for older children.

 

Thursday 17 August

Crewe Library (11am - 12 & 2 - 3pm) Matt Buckingham Children's Author: Illustration workshop. FREE. 7+

Something fishy will be going on when Matt drops in at Crewe Library, when he will be bringing his much-loved character Bright Stanley! Matt will be showing how he creates the illustrations for the books in a special drawing workshop.

Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

 

Friday 18 August

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Saturday 19 August

Lyceum Square (Timings to be confirmed) Autin Dance: Out of the big deep blue outdoor Theatre.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

 

Sunday 20 August

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

Market Square & Market Street (10am - 4pm) Crewe Makers Market.

 

Monday 21 August

Crewe Library (11am - 12.30 & 1.30 - 3pm) Freestyle Lego session. FREE. 4+

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Wednesday 23 August

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Friendship Bracelet Workshop. FREE. All ages.

Book here for the morning and afternoon sessions.

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Arts & Crafts Sessions with Creative Crewe. FREE. All ages.

Transport theme - trains, boats and planes!

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) Mini Treasure Cabinets Workshop. FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition.

Do you have treasure to keep safe? Make and decorate your own mini treasure cabinet complete with mini drawers to hold your treasure. A lovely activity to do as a family and get them to share what they treasure and add it to your design. Aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, with activities for under 4s and the exhibition for older children.

 

Thursday 24 August

Queens Park (11am - 3pm) Family Fun Day. FREE. Suitable for all ages.

Spend the day in Queens Park for a whole host of fun for all the family! Big bubbles, story-telling, outdoor theatre with the Fabularium and more! Make a wildflower seed bomb with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. No need to book just turn up! Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult, and hot weather is expected so please make sure you bring sun cream, sunhats and plenty of water.

 

Friday 25 August

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Saturday 26 August

Lyceum Square (Timings to be confirmed) Autin Dance: Out of the big deep blue outdoor Theatre.

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

 

Sunday 27 August

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Monday 28 August (Bank Holiday)

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3.30pm) Visit the Forging History: 180 years of the Crewe Works exhibition this summer to discover how Locomotives were a catalyst for change in the town! 180 years ago, the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works moved to Crewe and had a huge impact on the town and the people who lived and worked here. Find out more at this engaging and interactive exhibition. Admission charges apply.

Pop Up in the Park (TBC)

 

Tuesday 29 August

Crewe Library (4 - 5pm) Let's Lego Club drop-in session. FREE. All school age children welcome, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Wednesday 30 August

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Doodle Day! No need to book. FREE.

Calling all budding artists! Be part of the giant doodle day.

Christ Church (11am - 3pm) Arts & Crafts Sessions with Creative Crewe. FREE. All ages.

Party theme - games, hat making, bunting and music!

Crewe Heritage Centre (10am - 3pm) FREE entry to site, activities and Crewe Works 180 exhibition.

 

Thursday 31 August

Crewe Library (10.30 - 11.30am & 2.30 - 3.30pm) Board Game drop-in session and play chess with Crewe Chess Club. FREE.

 

 

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