Afternoon Openings

We are so happy to announce that we are now fully open for the rest of the term. As well as the morning Stay and Play from 10am -12pm every weekday and our specific projects, we are opening up every afternoon as well from 1pm-2.30pm!!! Thank you all for getting involved and helping us plan our activities out, many of you told us since April that lockdown has really had an impact on your whole family and we've listened - our afternoons will be targeting the areas of support you feel you need with activities that stretch us in fun exciting and innovative ways. So our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, afternoons now look like: Tuesday is Free Mobility & Agility Wednesday is Free PlayThursday is Arts and Crafts  Everything is still free and all under fives are welcome, afternoon activities will be ideally suited to those kids starting new adventures in September or in the next year or so. Find out more>>

Speak up

Speak Up is back our family under five English Language playgroup is back for families who aren't quite ready for sit down classes and formal ESOL education. Clare who is leading the project said; 'Its great to be back and meeting new families'  

Lockdown closure

The Big Red Bus Club will remain closed during this lockdown. Throughout this lockdown, staff and volunteers will be online everyday on our facebook wellbeing group sharing tips, hints and strategies that are helping own families wellbeing, and sometimes just for a chat, do join us If you need absolutely any type of practical support please contact the Greenwich Community Hub from food & heating to social activities; calling free on 0800 470 4831 (Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 6pm) emailing [email protected] or using thier online form Continue reading

Big Red Bus Club launches Family Facebook Wellbeing Group

Today sees the start of UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week Organised by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, the weeks aim is Supporting Mums During Difficult Times. Today the Big Red Bus Club launches the a new and innovative Facebook group for families to improve our families happiness and wellbeing together.   Continue reading

Win a £25 Amazon voucher and tell us your views

Tell us what you think and enter our prize draw for a Amazon voucher worth £25. We know that lockdown is hard, and our staff and volunteers want to make sure what we do is relevant to you and your familly now and in the future. Please do help us, by telling us what you would like to see us doing more of to support your family. Currently online Right now our staff and volunteers are reading stories online every weekday with a whole bunch of activities and songs suitable for all ages, you can find out more here>>  You can also join our online excercise class for any ability here>> or if you are a member of the Baby Blues Choir you can still meet up here>> on Fridays. Play Plus signed storytelling is every Monday and our online pages has a whole range of activities  to do at home here>>

Chicken pox notice March 2020

Last week we had a visitor who has now got chicken pox they would have been infectious at the time. Although we have all stepped up the hand washing and disenfecting please do keep an eye out for the signs, which as well as spots include: a high temperature above 38C aches and pains, and generally feeling unwell loss of appetite There is plenty more information on the NHS website.

Closure of Big Red Bus Club

Due to the ongoing and evolving situation around the Corona Virus we have decided to close our Stay and Plays and move our projects online.  We will be publishing online activities using Zoom and on our exsisting Facebook private groups so please keep an eye out for our activities on both platforms

Big Red Bus Club is looking for a new Treasurer

We are actively seeking to recruit a Treasurer to our Management Committee interested persons should in the first instance contact the Chair [email protected] Big Red Bus Club is a volunteer led family wellbeing centre. We are a dynamic local charity in a period of consilidation after sucessfull growth. Since becoming a charity in December 2016, we have started new projects and successfully diversified funding streams to underpin our future as an organisation.  The overall role of the treasurer is to maintain an overview of the BRBC financial affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are established and maintained. We are looking for an individual with financial experience and the experience to support our ambition and growth plans.  This oppourtunity has opened up due to the relocation overseas of the exsisting postholder, who will be available remotely to whoever becomes part of the team. For a PDF of the Job description click here>>

Anatoliy and Daisy cycle 100k

  Daisy and Anatoliy would like to thank all the friends, family and Big Red Bus Clubbers that helped them both cycle a staggering 65 miles to support the Big Red Bus Club. Daisy was overwhelmed by the messages on social media and said "The Big Red Bus Club has been a part of my life since I was so little, I love walking past and seeing the new little children playing, thank you for supporting us” It was a long gruelling day with the kids spending over 8 hours on thier bikes, including climbing a few hills and crossing the river at Gravesend/Tilbury and Woolwich.  The two twelve year olds met over nine years ago at the Big Red Bus Club and both now attend the local secondary school.  Anatoliy has made a great video of thier day out