Maketime Halton is based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing:
Keep your mind active, challenge yourself and learn something new. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but keep putting it off? There’s no time like the present!
Adult Learning in Halton provide an array of courses from to maths to cake decorating:
Why not learn how to play an instrument?
Keep moving and exercise. This doesn’t have to mean going to the gym – it can be a walk, dancing or playing in the park with friends or your kids, or just taking your dog for a walk.
There are lots of classes and activities available from our local leisure centres in Halton and other venues:
Widnes Vikings offer lots of activities and programmes for residents of all ages:
Halton Health Improvement Team also runs an Exercise on Referral programme for people who want to get more active and lose weight:
Widnes Silver Blades Ice Rink:
This could be your time, money, a gift or just simply a friendly ear or smile or helping hand.
There are lots of volunteering opportunites in Halton:
Keep in touch and make contact with family or friends or new people. If you’re new to the area or don’t know many people, why not try a class at your local community centre?
Why not visit your local Community Centre and find out what’s on there? There’s more information about the centres on Halton Council’s website:
If you have children, visit your local children’s centre – there’s always lots of activities for parents and children. We have 4 children’s centres across Halton:
You could simply meet a friend or colleague or relative and g for a coffee and catch up at a local cafe.
Don’t forget our local Citizens Advice Bureau has offices in Runcorn and Widnes and can help you with a wide range of issues and problems – debt, benefits, housing, etc.
Take in your surroundings and acknowledge your abilities. We have many parks, gardens and areas of interest across Widnes and Runcorn and we all have something we are good at and can pass on to others. Appreciate yourself and your surroundings.
We have so many green and open spaces in Halton where you can go for a walk and take in the surroundings and Walking for Health offers guided group walsk locally as does Active Halton.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is just one of the many fantastic local places of interest we have in Halton:
Search #maketimehalton for more info on how you can get involved.