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Children's Activities

Messy Play is a Parent/Carer toddler group for families with babies & Pre-school children.
It is held in the Cherry Hinton Baptist Church Family Centre (across the road from the main Church building)
Every Tuesday in term time between  9:15 to 11:15am.
Each session costs just £1 per child (no charge for siblings under 1 years of a paying child)

Messy Bible

Messy Bible aims to be a friendly, informal group where carers can come, with their pre-school children and babies and explore what the bible has to say about Christianity and support each other in putting it into practice.

Youth Group FootballPool, Table tennis, Darts, Computer game

Youth Group aims to be an inclusive and safe environment in which children can enjoy a variety of social activities, so that they develop good relationships with each other.  We welcome all children, celebrating good behaviour and not welcoming behaviour which is hurtful.  

Youth Group is open to older Primary school and younger Secondary school children, every Friday in term time in the Family Centre from 6:30 to 7:40 (for school years 4-6) and 7:50-9:00 (for school years 7-9).  While the Youth Group is open most Fridays in term time, check Dairy for actual opening dates. The Youth Group is staffed by Christians in Cherry Hinton who attend a variety of churches.

Football, dodgeball and Unihoc in the floodlit car park give an opportunity for team games, and the tuck shop allows for sugar levels to be topped up.  Less strenuous games include table tennis, pool, darts, table football, computer games and board games.  There is always “something to think about” which takes a variety of forms, including themed games or informal discussion.

Each Sunday morning during Gathered Worship (10:30-11:50) there is a program of activities for children under the umbrella of Value Builders.  Currently Value Builders is separated between a younger group (children can be left without parents from about 2 onwards to 5/6 years old), a middle group (6-11 year olds) and a secondary school group (11-16 year olds).  Typically, there are between 6 and 10 children in each group.  We aim to share faith through games, stories, physical activity and craft activities introducing children to prayer, worship and bible ‘study’ through these means, having

Approximately each month we have some form of meal together as a church. 

Sharing Lunch Nov 2016

At the end of July and August we have bring and share Picnics in the Cherry Hinton Recreation ground


January (Last Sunday): 12:30pm Bring and Share lunch (Family Centre) - followed by the Annual General Meeting and tea.

The 29th Annual Cherry Hinton Holiday Bible Club is due to take place Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August (inclusive) 2018 at Colville School. 
The club is planning to offer 256 places to children aged 5-11.  Booking forms will be distributed through local schools in June 2018 and an  online booking system will operate from May 2018.

2018 Holiday club posterHoliday club 2015 DVDHoliday club 2015 Drama

Since 1990 Christians in Cherry Hinton from a variety of churches (including St Andrew’s and Cherry Hinton Baptist Church) have put on a Holiday Bible Club for 5-11 year olds in the first week of the school summer holidays between 10am and 12:30pm. The club has either been located at Colville School (2008-2012, 2014-present) or St Andrew’s church (1991-2007, 2013) and an average of 150 children have attended each of the previous 28 clubs.  In 2016 and 2017 numbers exceeded 200 each day, so we increased capactity in 2017 to 256.

We aim to provide drama, songs, games, crafts, stories, challenges, fun and friendship. At £10 per child for the week (or £5 if on pupil premium) this represents fantastic value: all craft materials and refreshments are included including a BBQ for all the family on Thursday . The BBQ takes place during a fair and show which has been a highlight of previous clubs.

See below for photos of past years

During the year we take part in activities with other churches:

Every Tuesday at 8am our Pastor and the vicar of St Andrew’s church, Cherry Hinton say Morning Prayer together (and members of both churches are welcome to join them).

Each Spring on Good Friday we have a walk of witness starting at St Andrew’s.  We stop five times for a reading, a song and a prayer.  We finish with tea and coffee at Dorrington’s. 

Fireworks 2014

Around the beginning of November we host a bring and share fireworks party for the community in the manse garden (95 High Street) between 5:30 & 6:30pm which is attended by around 100 people.  In 2015 this was on Sunday 8th November after the Family Centre is re-opened. 

People watching FireworksFamily Centre Opening and Fireworks 8th Nov


An after school club ran between April and Juy 2015 on Thursdays 3:30-5pm for School years 1-4, run by Charlotte White within the church building.  Activities included crafts, games and sports. The group was a place where children can make new friendships and develop their social skills and learn new skills through engaging in new activities and opportunities.

Instead of the after school club we will be providing holiday clubs In the Christmas, February Half term and Easter holidays.

Messy Dads is an informal group for Dads and Grandads of  0-5’s, every second Saturday of the month 10:30 am -12 noon  from September 10th
 Held at the family centre of Cherry Hinton Baptist Church, CB1 9HR.
-Craft activities
-Free play
-Tea and Coffee
-Bacon Sandwiches (Dads)
-Healthy Snacks (Kids)
£1 per family suggested donation


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