LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

 

15/9/21 - The Arc is so pleased to be able to host a fantastic charity night - supporting BBC’s Children in Need
Get in touch to purchase tickets.

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14/9/21 - SEN CHILDREN CHRISTMAS SOFTPLAY PARTY

We are so pleased to now offer tickets for a fun packed Christmas Soft Play Party for 40 of our amazing SEN children locally.

Caterham Barrack Community Trust, the charity The Arc belongs to , has so generously offered to fund a Soft Play Christmas Party, including a festive PizzArc feast, Soft play fun, Lego play and also an art corner.
Santa has also agreed to drop in and will treat every child to a gift.

The Arc is so pleased to be supported by Ola from Caleidoscope and Gemma Webb, former Phonic Stars tutor.

Tickets are absolutely free for all SEN children’s
Adults and sibling tickets are £5 each and should be purchased when collecting any free tickets.
Please call us on 01883 330380 to reserve your tickets.

As always, the Arc will try to provide a calm quiet environment but please be aware that we are expecting 40 children plus parents, so may be noisier than our regular special need activities but we will keep any Christmas music at a very low volume.


20/6/21 - Fun Fridays at  ZodiArc


Zodiac Gymnastics club and the Arc (Both registered charity’s) are so pleased to be able to restart.

Fun Friday reopens 18th June but as with everything at the moment are subject to Pandemic rules:


Fun Friday is open for preschool gym & soft play at the Arc and will cost £5 per child, adults are free.  This allows 45 mins in the Zodiac gym and up to 1 hour in the Arcs soft play area. 


The Arc’s cafe is back to offering their full menu.  Any food or drinks not served or finished within the Arc hour can be consumed in the Bistro bar to allow the through clean in between each session. Customers are not permitted to bring their own food or drink - with the exception of water bottles and certain dietary requirements required. Anyone bringing their food or drink will be asked refrain from eating it whilst at the arc and asked to leave if this is not adhered to


Session 1

9.15-10am in Zodiac 

10-11am in The Arc


Session 2

10.30-11.15am Zodiac 

11.15-12.15 the Arc


Session 3

11.30-12.15pm (you can stay till 12.30pm if you help us tidy all the little bits up) Zodiac 

12.30-13.30pm Arc 


Please note that the gap times between the sessions are to allow for both Zodiac and the Arc to do there clean downs to ensure COVID guidelines are met and make play as safe as possible for everyone. To enable Fun Fridays to be possible we would really appreciate if customers could leave both Zodiac Gym and Arc soft play promptly when their session finished.  This enables us to sanitize ready for the next session. 


We will NOT be taking bookings for these sessions,  they will be first come first served. COVID restrictions have reduced our capacity to 20 adults but each adult can have more than one child,  but as before,  any babies left in their car seat or in a sling won’t be charged.


COVID safety is paramount so we continue to insist  any items coming in the Zodiac gym needs to be inside a plastic bag… this includes shoes before putting on shelves or bench. 

Food or drink inside the gym is strictly forbidden with the exception of water bottles as long as they stay in the bags in between drinks.


Sessions are for  the upto 5’s and The Zodiac session allows full use of all of Zodiac gym, that’s bars,  beams, floor and vaults and strict safety rules will apply  and adults must remain with their children whilst using gym apparatus. 


No shoes or wheels are permitted in the gym or soft play area and please be aware parents/guardians are responsible for children at all times and we expect the responsible adult to be watching their at all times.  


The Arc soft play area has undergone a mini makeover during the various lockdowns and has a whole new under 2 years area for you all to check out.   This is an area we restrict to parent and under two’s only and parent supervision is required. 


Free parking is available in the car park directly in front of the Arc and also the Weston drive car park beside the Village gym. In the unlikely  event that both of the Arc car parks be full we would ask that customers be respectful of bus routes (ensure that buses can pass easily) and please refrain for parking over our neighbours drives and finally double parking should be avoided. 


FINALLY….  It’s absolutely essential and non-negotiable -  all children must have FUN and enjoy the safe play environment that Zodiac/arc is providing. 


Any questions, please get in touch.

 

3/6/21 - We are excited to offer a new activity to our programme.  Rebecca runs amazing and very popular weekly classes at the Arc and is pleased to add this date to her schedule.

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24th May -  What a fab re-opening for The Arc this week. Soft Play has been fully booked all week, all our activities have restarted and PizzArc eat-in was booked up too. We couldn’t have asked more from our wonderful community.  Thank you all for your continued support. Going forward from this amazingly busy week it’s recommended that Soft Play and PizzArc tables are reserved in advance. Walk-ins are welcome but tables can’t be guaranteed. 01883 330380 If phone lines are busy but we will reply to all voice messages left. Thank you all once again.


15th May - It has now been confirmed we are allowed to re-open the soft play on Monday 17th May. The Bistro’s full hot and cold menu will also be back. Pizzarc dine in will be back from Thursday 20th. To book softplay or a Pizzarc table please call us on 01883 330380. No booking required for The Bistro.

15th May - The Arc have used the downtime of not being able to open efficiently and have been able to get all of staff first aid qualified.

14th May - The Arc and Prospero Theatre are pleased to announce the launch of after hours club which will be starting in June. The After Hours Club will be Zoom meetings for creative wellbeing every Friday from 4pm. We are grateful to The National Lottery for funding this unique project.

14th May - Friday 11th June we will be hosting The Dutch Wok “Chinese Food” night 6pm to 9pm at The Arc. Get in touch to book a table.


13th May - Tonight saw the end of our fantastic Family Feast scheme. The Arc has worked in partnership with PizzArc, The Westway, Caterham Food Bank, The Salvation Army and so many other community organisations to make this great scheme work. PizzArc has delivered over 1500 pizzas to vulnerable families over the past 4 months and has also rewarded the vaccination centre volunteers with pizzas each Thursday to recognise the fantastic work they are doing to help get the country COVID free. We would like to thank everyone involved that has made this community scheme work, it’s been a pleasure share this project with so many.

13th May - Family play pass - The Arc, as a charitable organisation, are happy to be able to relaunch The Family Play Pass Scheme. This pass provides entrance and a meal for a family of up to 5. To nominate a deserving family please get in touch.


13th May 2021 - We are so pleased that the first phase of the customer car park repairs will be finished this Saturday, just in time for The Arc's full re-opening on Monday 17th May. To ensure that all our customers can park in this car park we have put up signs to redirect staff and gym members to their designated car park.