HAF Southsea Festive Family Fun Day

Booking page for HAF-eligible families

Your mentors

The Young Creatives Portsmouth

Nathalie Gunn

Location address: Southsea, PO5 1HG
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 1 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Free Adult HAF Ticket FreeFree Child HAF ticket Free
Next date: None - Register your interest
Funded by Portsmouth Council
Universal holiday club
What we'll do
Enjoy some family time whilst taking part in festive crafts and activities provided by The Young Creatives Portsmouth. We will enjoying some delicious hot food provided by Jacket Required who will be serving Jackets Potatoes with: beef chilli, veg chilli (vegan), beans, tuna, cheese or coleslaw, Pasta Bolognese & festive cakes And each family with then head to the matinee showing of 'Rapunzel - A Tangled Panto' at The Guildhall Portsmouth. The day starts at 10am at Cottage Grove Primary School. Food will be available from 11.30am. Families will need to make their own way from Cottage Grove school to the Portsmouth Guildhall for the 1pm Panto matinee of 'Rapunzel - A Tangled Panto' by Curtain Call Productions. This HAF event is suitable for families with children aged 3 to 13 who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE ADULT PER FAMILY. Please note we are limited to 50 free HAF places for this event. If you are not eligible for a HAF ticket we have a limited number of non-HAF spaces, please book via our Non-HAF Southsea Family Fun event booking page.
About your mentors
The Young Creatives Portsmouth
Creativity is Intelligence at play!
The Young Creatives Portsmouth aims to give young people an active creative voice. We provide opportunities for creative minds through the mediums of drama, music, film and creative arts. TYC always aim's to build confidence and provide experiences to remember! We pride ourselves on being inclusive and believe that creativity lies in everyone. Everybody should have the opportunities to express their creativity in a supportive environment.
Nathalie Gunn
Outreach Co-Ordinator for The Young Creatives
Nathalie trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts before completing a BA Honours Degree in Creative & Performing Arts at Portsmouth University. Nathalie has worked with The Young Creatives as Outreach Co-Ordinator for two years, alongside this Nathalie performs with Children’s Theatre Company – Black Hat Theatrical, New Apollo & People and Stories. Nathalie also works a director and producer. Nathalie is the lead singer of a function band called The Spoils and performs solo as an events singer specialising in vintage and musical theatre.
Always ready for fun!
Hi there, I first joined The Young Creatives as student back in 2014 and have since grown up with the Theatre Company, massively increasing my confidence and skill set, and started working for them as a teacher about four years ago, assisting with a variety of classes and behind the scenes work! My love of theatre has now lead to me attending Drama School but I’m still incredibly involved with TYC, taking part in their great projects and leading exciting workshops. I want to share my passion for theatre and make people smile.
Gail Oakley
Drama Teacher and Theatre Maker
Hi I am a qualified teacher with more years experience than I care to remember! I have worked with people of all ages to create theatre and have fun. I have worked in all sorts of places including lots of theatres and schools. I enjoy using drama games and skills as a way to get to know people. Theatre doesn't always have to be about creating an end performance, sometimes its much more about all the things we might learn along the way. That being said, I do love the opportunity to share any work we have created!
Pippa Janes
Creative/ drama assistant
Hello, my name is Pippa,   I am looking forward to bringing my creativity to fun activities.  I love dancing, cheerleading and drama, so you can guarantee that I will be bringing some lively and active elements to everything we do!   I have been working with The Young Creatives for 3 years and have been in a variety of different plays and musical theatre, as well as street performance and charity events.
Shelby Spreadbury
Crafty, kooky and easily amused!
I love music and crafting, am bubbly, easy to talk to and sometimes funny! I work at my daughters school and that has ignited a passion for working with children and those with behavioural differences. I truly believe that a persons mental health and attitude is more important than their results and enjoy seeing people of all ages enjoy life and achieve goals.
Abbie Rist
TYC assistant
I started TYC as a member i would do all the activities then i became a volunteer and I now work for them! I love to sing and act and help around doing anything i can. I really enjoy drama as i believe it brings people together.
TYC assistant.
I enjoy dancing, crafts and looking after others. I also enjoy plays, musicals and baking. I use all these skills and pass them onto others during the TYC events I help out with.
Sheridan Welch
I enjoy learning in a group environment.
Having worked in an office all my life and raising two children, I now look forward to a change in career supporting young people in learning new skills.
Food provided:
We have teamed up with the Hayling Island based caterers, Jackets Required, who will be serving Jackets Potatoes with: beef chilli, veg chilli (vegan), beans, tuna, cheese or coleslaw, Pasta Bolognese & festive cakes for all.
Learning aims
Aim 1
TYC aims to help ease the pressure around the festive session by providing a free, accessible, fun event
Aim 3
TYC aims to promote physical activity that is fun for both the children and adults involved
Aim 5
TYC aim to create a fun environment for children to spend time with their adults completing festive craft acivities
Aim 2
TYC aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and creative ways of implementing them into everyday life
Aim 4
TYC aims to provide a nutritious hot meal for all involved
Waiting lists
Once all tickets are sold bookings will be placed on a waiting list. If we have any cancellations those on the waiting list will be contacted first.
Pricing information
Ticket nameFree Adult HAF Ticket
Ticket nameFree Child HAF ticket
Where we'll be
Cottage Grove Primary School, Chivers Close, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 1HG
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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

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