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Crich Rocks 2 "Before the Flood"

by Linda Philo

Poster for Crich Rocks 2

Crich Rocks 2 "Before the Flood" Guided Walk

Sunday 23 May 2.00pm Crich Market Place

Dr Andy returns with Crich Rocks 2 “Before the flood!”

On Sunday, 23 at 2pm Andy will be leading us on a 3,5 mile walk from the marketplace.

This will probably take a leisurely 2.5-3 hours as Andy brings alive the ground under our feet. Andy’s specialist subject...

Well-behaved dogs and their humans welcome.

The picture of the coral fossil Andy found behind the Tramway on the first walk we did, Crich Rocks, just before the first lockdown in 2020.

And of course there is the opportunity to slake your thirst and support local hostelries with your business too after!


Hope to see you there!

October Half-term Holiday Activties

by Linda Philo

Poster advertising half term holiday activities

Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday. These activities are for children who are registered with Crich Medical Centre and includes those who go to South Wingfield and Holloway surgeries.

Holiday club – Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October

Premier Education will again be running a 3-day holiday club on Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October. This time it will be at The Briars.

The days will be filled with games, art and craft activities.

If you are interested in attending please register your interest with James at  for further details.

The cost for each child will be £5 per day. Please note, this is slightly more than in the summer when the price was per family.

child with blackberry stained hands

Online Family Nature Challenge – Monday 26 October 2020

In addition, to the Holiday Club, we are absolutely delighted that Claire Teeling, from Grow Outside, is arranging an exciting opportunity for families.

Please see this message from Claire: 

"We were looking forward to seeing you in person for our half-term workshop, however to keep us all safe we've decided to come to you!

We're going online so we can come together to offer a day of interactive fun. We'll start off by sending you a secret link to a surprise challenge which you can complete throughout the day, and we'll invite you to visit the dedicated Facebook page to show us how your beautiful creations are looking and see how everyone else is getting on.

You'll have the chance to meet everyone else at the end of the day when we all come together through Zoom to show off our masterpieces!

We can't say too much or we'll ruin the surprise but we can tell you that the more people we get to join us the lovelier your community will look and the more fun we'll all have!

Register by Friday 23rd October through


Please register your interest for both activities quickly as places are very limited.


Crich Patient Participation Group (6th October 2020)

Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

by Linda Philo

dog on a footpath

photo by Geoff Brown

Autumn Footprints 2020 - Walks in Amber Valley and Erewash in Derbyshire

Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

Walking is great for both mental and physical health - so why not see what is on your doorstep.

Log onto to download the leaflets from their homepage. For more walks around Crich see the Walks section of the Crich Standard website.

The festival is jointly organised by Erewash Borough Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council, several parish councils, community groups and Groundwork.

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FREE Kids Summer Activities

by Linda Philo

poster advertising Children's Summer Activities

Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

Children’s nature connection activity sessions in Fritchley.

Calling all children aged 5-12! Come and enjoy lots of exciting activities and experience the outdoors in a brand new way! We will be using our senses of touch, smell, hearing and sight to discover elements of your local green space that you’ve never even noticed before. We also invite you to bring your imagination to help us weave stories, create woodland characters and follow your own ideas. You will be able to take your creations home with you, along with skills and ideas for new adventures that you can carry on at home throughout the holidays and share with your friends and your grown-ups!
With a ratio of seven children per leader and a maximum group size of 14, we are able to give every individual the attention and support they need to follow their own inspiration and tailor the session so that your child enjoys a completely unique experience that they will love!
Monday 17th and 24th  August, morning (9-12) or afternoon (1-4) sessions.
Age range 5-12 - parents are not required to attend.
Cost: £15 per child and £10 per sibling (up to two siblings) NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact or 07960 249816 for bookings or more information. Due to small group sizes, places are limited.

Sarah Poplar’s physical activity

All the sessions below will begin week commencing 10th August for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday each week and will take place on the field at Fritchley (behind the school).

Rise and Shine – 9.30 to 10.15
This is group is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds and will get your child jumping around to start the day.
Boot camp 1 – 10.30 to 11.15
This more strenuous session is aimed at 8 to 10 year olds.
Boot Camp 2 – 11.30 to 12.15
Another workout for 11 to 13 year olds.
Cost £2.50 per child  NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact Sarah Poplar on 07875342201 for more information and to book a place.


This is a fun play session for children aged 0--4 years.

Outdoor activities suitable for toddlers including dry sand play, bubbles and chalk, ride-on toys, slide and small climbing frame, toys, cars, farm animals, kitchen, work bench, dolls etc. There will also be story time and a safely distanced song time –one singer (with actions for all!)

There is no charge for this activity

Dates: Friday 21st and Friday 28th August 10am -12midday
Venue : Crich Wesley Chapel, Chapel Lane (off the Common) Please park on The Common
Contact Details for booking : Lynda Gray 07890 688021

Children's Summer Holiday Activities

by Linda Philo

Poster advertising summer activities

We are very pleased to announce that Crich Patients’ Participation Group in partnership with Premier Education and other providers are looking to host Summer Holiday Activities for children in Crich and the surrounding areas.

At present this is only an idea, and we are looking at accessing funding to make it more financially viable for parents. Whether the activities will run or not is dependent on whether we can access the funding and sufficient interest from parents.

We are very aware of the impact Covid19 and the school closures have had on many children, and feel that this provides a great opportunity for children to engage with other children and increase their confidence, social skills, fitness and general wellbeing before they return to school in September.

Although most of the activities will be held in Crich we are eager to welcome children from surrounding villages; for example, South Wingfield, Fritchley, Whatstandwell, Lea, Holloway and Dethick.

In addition to the Holiday Club being hosted by Premier Education there will also be some ad hoc activities for families during these weeks which will include things like sports, games, story telling, gardening, forest schools and more.

Confirmation of activities, days and times will be announced here on the Crich Standard website and Facebook page as soon as we have them so please keep checking back.

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Premier Education Holiday Club

The Premier Education holiday club will run during the weeks commencing 17th and 24th August. The club will be held in Crich at the Glebe Field Centre. It will run from 9.00 – 3.30 Monday to Friday and will be open to children aged 5 – 13 (Years 1 – 8).

If we are successful in accessing funding then the cost of the club will be £5 PER FAMILY per day or £20 for the entire week. This effectively means for families with more than one child, that after the first child all siblings are completely free.

The holiday club will not be solely sport focused with opportunities to take part in dance and drama, art and crafts, games and much more.

It will operate on a ‘bubble’ basis as schools have done, on lower coach:child ratios than normal (1:15). Bubbles will be organised each week and children will be grouped based on ages.

As it will be operating on a bubble basis, once a bubble has been created and reached its capacity of 15 children they cannot introduce new children to the bubble for health and safety reasons. Therefore we will require children to attend a minimum of 3 days in any one week. Though there is no requirement to attend both weeks, children are of course more than welcome to attend both weeks.

As the holiday club is only a proposal at this stage we are very much looking for feedback from parents who would access this opportunity for their children so that we can get an idea of viability. If you would be interested in your child(ren) attending this please register your expression of interest by emailing James Jennison on the contact email below. When doing so please include the number of children, age of child(ren) and number of days you would like your child(ren) to attend.

If you have any further questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact James on the email address below.

James Jennison, Premier Education

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