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Children get creative for Stone Puppet Festival

Schoolchildren across Stone have been busy making their own puppets for the town’s first puppet festival in August. The Treasure Trove Puppet Company – who will be performing The Victorian Cinderella in the Crown Hotel ballroom during the festival on 8th and 9th August – have been working in local schools to help children create their own puppets. The puppets ...

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Open afternoon at Tilling Drive Allotments

There’s a free ‘Dig For Victory’ open afternoon at Tilling Drive Allotments in Walton on Saturday August 15th. Gates will be open at 3pm and a BBQ will be lit – visitors are asked to take along their own food and drink. Jill Piggott is part of the community interest company (CIC) that manages the allotments. She said: “The theme ...

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Keep the kids active with Step Into Summer!

There’s a packed programme of summer holiday activities in Stone and across the borough with the Step Into Summer programme. From Sport in Your Space, Bikeability, Crazy Catch, multi-activity days, arts and crafts, wildlife and woodland days and plenty in between, there’s a host of fun-packed sports courses and activities to suit all ages and abilities. Some of the highlights ...

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Record-breaking bid kicks off Summer Reading Challenge

People young and old in Stone have been urged to make a pledge or promise related to reading – and help set a new Guinness World Record. The national world record attempt launches ‘Record Breakers’, this year’s annual Summer Reading Challenge in local libraries. The popular scheme, which takes on a different theme each year, offers youngsters between four and ...

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Excitement builds in run-up to Stone Puppet Festival!

Hundreds of schoolchildren across the town will be busy making their own puppets ready for Stone’s first Puppet Festival in August. From next week, the Treasure Trove Puppet Theatre Company will be holding puppet-making workshops in local schools. Their puppets will be displayed in Stone Library and in the windows of participating High Street shops in the week leading up to the ...

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Strawberries, Pimms and more at Oulton village fete!

The beautiful grounds of Oulton Abbey will be playing host to the village’s fete and garden party on Saturday 11th July. The organisers are hoping to match or even better the success of last year’s event, with another record year. There will be various stalls selling plants, cakes and jams, as well as traditional stalls such as a white elephant, tombola ...

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Family Days Out – Peak Wildlife Park, near Leek

After a good, reasonably priced day out for your animal-mad youngsters? Then I can highly recommend Peak Wildlife Park, near Leek. Previously Blackbrook Zoo, the site now has new ownership and they have clearly put in a lot of investment into the revamp. There are three walk-through areas where you can get up and close to wallabies, three types of ...

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A well-earned pamper for local mums!

Are you a mum and need a little pampering? Of course you do! Well this event may be for you… Summer Mums & Bumps Pamper Morning Tuesday 7th July, 10am – 12.30pm at Walton Community Centre Bring your little one along, and be nurtured in the company of mums, helping out, making tea for you, feeding you cake, looking after ...

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Summer photography workshops to get kids snapping!

Do your children love using your camera phone and compact camera?! Are you wondering what they can do in the summer holidays? Well, Amanda White from Amanda White Photography has your answer. Click Kids -Photography Workshops. Amanda says: “Earlier this year I launched my ‘Click Kids’ ~ Photography Workshops for Kids, and I must say that it was such a ...

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Barney raises hundreds for his school with 5k run

Six-year-old Barney Stannard raised £400 for his school’s new library fund by running the Trentham 5k road race. The PTA at Barney’s school – Oulton First – has been raising money since last September to deliver a modern library for pupils. Barney decided he wanted to raise some money himself – and he certainly did this in style. Barney is a huge ...

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