Busy Wee Bees

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All About Us

Busy Wee Bees is an Educational Centre for children aged between 0 and 11 years of age and grown- ups. The activities are all structured around a theme and linked to the Northern Irish Curriculum. All children will have fun and learn things through play and using their senses! Grown-ups are encouraged to play with their Wee Bees and have fun too! After all you’re only as old as you feel!

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All About Our Activities

There will be a different theme every month and activities within the theme will be changed on a weekly basis. You can make things with the junk art and play with puzzles, scented edible play dough, sensory boxes, puffy paint, edible paint, slime, goo and lots, lots more! We have a writing station and a cosy reading corner with fluffy cushions and bean bags for grown-ups and Busy Bees to escape into with a good book.

It’s sometimes a good idea for the Busy Bees to go it alone and explore without a grown-up guiding them. If you find you have a spare minute then you can help yourself to a free cuppa and a biscuit knowing that your Wee Bee is safe and having a good time…

Times

Opening Times

10am - 4:30pm, Mon - Sat

Day 11:00am 3:15pm
Monday Story Time & Art Activity Story Time & Art Activity
Tuesday Messy Play Messy Play
Wednesday Science Time Science Time
Thursday Messy Play Messy Play
Friday Singing Time Singing Time
Saturday Parent’s Time Off (10am – 1pm) Afternoon Play Time (1pm-4pm)

*Parent’s Time Off is a service where you can leave your children with us for up to 1 ½ hours while you go and relax or do your messages. It costs £3 for 30 mins. Unfortunately we do have to charge a late fee of £2 for every 10 mins over your end time. We do discounts if you are booking in more than 1 child. If you would like to use this service then please contact us to book a time.

We have arts and craft sessions running throughout the summer. The sessions will be held on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday and Friday mornings. Each session will last 90mins

Starts 30th June – Fri 29th August. You need to book a minimum of 4 sessions.

Day Times Cost of 4 sessions
Tuesdays, 3 year olds 1:30pm - 3:00pm £40
Thursdays, P1, P2, P3 10:00am - 11:30am £40
Fridays, P4, P5, P6, P7 10:00am - 11:30am £40

Parents don’t need to stay with their children during the Summer Scheme Sessions. These times will be on going though out July and August. We will be closed on Wednesday the 16th of July and will open again on Monday the 21st of July.

Come and have your Birthday Party at Busy Wee Bees! We can cater for all your needs. You can hire our premises and organise the party yourself or alternatively you can request a specific theme and we can create games and activities for your child and their friends to have fun with. You provide the party bags and food and we can set up the party and clean up afterwards.

The cost for hiring our premises for a party is £35 for 2 hours.
The cost for requesting a themed party £45 for 2 hours.
If you run a youth organisation and would like to use our premises for some of our activities then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Prices

Age Group Price
Babies (12 months and under) £3 for 90mins
1-2 £4 for 90mins
3 £5 for 90mins
4-5 £5.50 for 90mins
6-11 £5.75 for 90mins
Family of 3 children ages 2-11 Eldest will get £1 reduction
Childminder rate 50p reduction for each child

About The Science

article by Angie Dorrell

Sensory Experiences Can Be Messy Fun

Sticky, slippery, gooey, heavy, bumpy...that's what sensory experiences are made of. Learning and retention improve depending upon how many of our senses are engaged. Many of our favorite memories involve multiple senses. When thinking about my grandma, for example, I remember the smell of the flowers in her garden; I can see her wearing her favorite outfit; I remember how her gooseberry pie tasted; and even how the sofa felt.

Sensory activities provide children with another meaningful avenue for learning. Sensory tables or several tubs rotated regularly with wondrous sensory materials are worthwhile investments for hours of learning, exploring, and fun. Because children learn best by having "hands on" experiences with materials, sensory experiences are vital to young children's learning. Imagine trying to teach a group of four-year-olds about melting by having them watch an ice cube melt in your hand or as a grown up, learning how to use a new computer program without actually working on it!

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