Children and Youth


Community Wise buzzes with children during term time.

There are pre-school activities:

On Tuesday mornings, Living Stones Community Church runs Little Stones, for pre-schoolers of all sizes: (bumps, babes, toddlers) accompanied by parent(s), or grandparent(s). On Friday mornings is Hartbeeps bring music, movement and fun for babies, toddlers and parents as well. Sweaty Mams also meets on Friday mornings providing fun workouts for mother and child.  Old Town Dance offers dance classes to children aged from two-and-a-half. 

There are school-age activities:

Pokemon club meets after school on Tuesdays from 4.00pm. The local Cubs and Scouts’ group is at Community Wise on Thursday evenings. On Friday evenings, Living Stones Community Church runs Live Wires, a youth club for children in school years 4-10 from 6.30-8.30pm.

There are teenage activities:

There are courses for teenage children at Community Wise delivered by Catch 22 who hire our rooms. This is a social business which aims to develop aspiration and resilience in young people.

Wise Buys is also the location for work experience youngsters from local schools. They learn customer services, working within a team and retail business practice here at Community Wise, under the supervision of our shop manager.