Free LEGO workshops have launched in Nottingham aimed at giving fathers and children a free activity to get involved in.
The first LEGO Club takes place today at the bar and record store Rough Trade in Nottingham, designed for parents and children to get stuck into LEGO building. It is free to attend, with the West Bridgeford Wire providing more details:
Organised by community interest company, Make to Make, they have been successful in gaining funding from Awards For All Big Lottery money for the second time in order to provide free, fun and inclusive creative workshops for the people of Nottingham.
At the first LEGO Club, they are hoping to engage all parents to come and play with their children but especially focusing on involving young dads, single dads and dads who are the main care givers of their children. They identified a need for dad friendly children’s activities in Nottingham where men feel part of larger community, hence, LEGO Club!
A club focused on crafting, that is not LEGO specific, is also planned.
The second part of the funding will enable the group to run a Craft Cafe over the Autumn and another in Spring. This is more female focused as feedback from past workshops has shown a huge demand for such activities. These will enable local women; single mums, those who are new to the area due to resettlement and for women who’s first language is not English, to come and be involved in an inclusive supportive community where they can learn new skills and make friends, hence supporting each other in the future.
Neither workshop is exclusively male or female focused and all are welcome to attend either, there was just an identified difference in interest so they wanted to provide both.
LEGO Club starts September the 2nd and runs until next July, every other Saturday at Rough Trade. Kids can also paint and doodle, and brews and bacon butties are available.
The Craft Cafe will be starting in October, exact times and place will be confirmed very soon and promotional material will be available.