Festive recipe: Gingerbread Biscuits

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Gingerbread biscuits in a box.

Gingerbread Biscuits  This month, try out our festive recipe and get the whole family involved in baking some delicious Gingerbread Biscuits! These simple but delightful, sweet treats are the perfect way to begin the Christmas fun! These biscuits are very popular amongst the children across our Early Year’s settings!  Ingredients  100g salted butter 3 tbsp golden…

YMCA Christmas Daycamps are back!

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YMCA Christmas Daycamps are back, and you can now book your child’s space for this December! This time December, we have an ‘Enchanted Christmas’ theme with lots of festive crafts and games as well as some fantastic headline activities, including:   Archery  Roller Skating   Inflatables   Climbing  Segway YMCA Daycamps offer a great amount…

YMCA Christmas Craft

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Macramé Christmas Tree This Christmas, why not get creative and have a go at making this Macramé Christmas Tree? It will make a fantastic festive decoration and is a great activity to with all the family! You will need: A twig or small branch approximately 6 inches (which is quite straight) from the garden. You…

Beach Hotel Weston joins Public Living Room Scheme

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The Beach Hotel Weston from outside

The Beach Hotel Weston has opened a Public Living Room this winter as part of a North Somerset Council initiative to offer warm spaces to local communities. The Beach Hotel Weston, part of YMCA Dulverton Group, is now open weekdays from 11am-3pm to members of the public throughout the winter months. The bar area of…

The Old Potting Shed Nursery celebrates first anniversary!

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The Old Potting Shed Nursery in Blagdon has celebrated its first anniversary since joining YMCA Dulverton Group. The Nursery, based at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon, joined the existing cohort of YMCA Early Years settings, including Barley Wood Nursery in Wrington and Yew Trees Nursery in Tarnock, in late 2021. The beautiful setting in Blagdon comprises…

YMCA Early Years recipe of the month

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Dorset Apple Cake Today is ‘Wild Food Day’ and if you have an apple tree nearby or want to try baking something new this October, then this delicious Dorset Apple Cake is the perfect recipe for you! The children in Early Years have been thoroughly enjoying this delicious dessert and the team have been going…

Banwell Youth Club Residential  

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Young people on paddleboards in canal

Recently, Banwell Youth Club took twelve of their youth members on an exciting two-day residential trip to Bridgwater. The fantastic trip was made possible thanks to extra funding provided to youth club. The trip: On the morning of the residential, the group arrived at Banwell Youth Club where they boarded the minibus to Bridgwater. During…

Community meal at The Beach Hotel, Minehead 

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At the latest Beach Hotel Minehead community meal, we welcomed young people from YMCA housing. This was a chance for Beach Hotel chefs to share with young residents the experience of working in a professional hotel kitchen.  This was the first time in a professional kitchen for many of the young people attending, and with…

Tenancy Training team attend citizens advice open morning

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Recently, the Tenancy Training team attended the Citizens Advice open morning in Sedgemoor. The event was open to members of the public, which welcomed in lots of faces. The morning was predominantly there to increase awareness and understanding surrounding Citizens Advice, but it was also a great opportunity for other local organisations within the area…