North Down Co-op

From Sheep to Jumper

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor

From Sheep to Jumper- This co-op will take us through all the processes needed to create and knit or crochet with yarn. From washing wool, carding, spinning, plying, knitting and more. There will be a chance to try spinning yourself on a spinning wheel and with drop spindle.

CS Lewis Festival

Thu, 20/11/2014 (All day) - Sun, 30/11/2014 (All day)
various locations, Belfast

"C.S Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898, and spent much of his childhood in the Strandtown area in the East of the city.

As one of the most important writers of the 20th Century, his Chronicles of Narnia are some of the best known works in the English language. Additionally, Lewis was an Oxbridge scholar, theologian, essayist and science fiction writer. He was interested in the power of stories to educate, entertain and  inspire.

Farm to Fork Trail - Tesco

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tesco Knocknagoney, 2 Knocknagoney Road, Belfast
Farm to Fork Graphic

This co-op is not at the hall but we will meet at Tesco Knocknagoney and have a Farm to Fork trail around the store and behind the scenes. As well as the tour there will be food tastings and all children will go home with a goody bag of recipe cards and some fruit.
It is important I have final numbers by the morning of Monday 8th at the very latest. Please contact the group.
We will still ask for the usual £5 or £3 per family to go into the co-op fund, but there is no extra to pay on top of that.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Last Year's Dragon Parade

The Chinese New Year falls on the 19th February 2015 and will be the year of the sheep. This has become an annual celebration for the co-op with Chinese calligraphy and painting, learning some simple language such as the numbers, geography, Chinese crafts, making Chinese food to share for lunch and of course the amazing Dragon parade. 
If you can make a dragon beforehand or liaise with another family to make one in collaboration that would be brilliant.


a parent was in touch to ask if they could come to this event and we're unable to respond (the email gets bounced back), so I'm putting a quick note here in the hope they will see it- please do come along!

Alice in Wonderland

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland themed co-op, including a Mad Hatter's Tea Party for lunch, nonsense rhymes, storytelling and songs. And perhaps a Cheshire cat! 
Come dressed as your favourite character!

Welcome to Shakespeare

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor

To coincide with National Shakespeare week we will be looking at all aspects of Shakespeare. 
I have ordered 10 Passports to Shakespeare but please let me know how many primary aged children will be attending before February so I can order more if necessary. The passports are only available to primary aged children so please do not include children who have not yet reached school age or are now Secondary school age.


Tue, 24/03/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Weather Map

The seasons, collecting weather data, extreme weather, cloud formations, satellite imaging and predictions. 
Have a look at for some great information and resources.

Deep Sea

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor

There is still much that we do not know about the deep sea, but we will learn about what we do know so far! We will cover ROVs, marine life, geology, and I'm sure we can fit in some plankton viewing with microscopes too.


Tue, 28/04/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Elephant puppet

Crafting of all sorts - from weaving and knitting to making cardboard animals.  Bring a craft and some lunch.


Tue, 27/01/2015 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Aztec Art

Aztec culture, temples, religion, food, language. Please prepare something on the Aztecs to show us and bring an Aztec dish for lunch. Be sure to tell us what you are bringing beforehand to avoid duplication.

All welcome, the Co-Op charges £5 per family to attend, with discounts for families with no children over 5.  Contact the Co-Op if you wish to attend.

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