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Chat-a-Box & C2

  • Redland Chat-a-Box 6
  • Redland Chat-a-Box 5
  • Redland Chat-a-Box 3
  • Redland Chat-a-Box 4
  • Redland Chat-a-Box 2


We are not taking bookings for Chat-a-box or C2 (formerly Café Culture) 2017 at the moment, please email for more information and a place on our waiting list.

After a year off to recharge our batteries (and build fantastic new halls!), Chat-a-Box holiday club for 7 to 11s (Years 2-6) is back at Redland Parish Church from Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July. This year we’ll be returning to one of our most popular themes from recent years – Mission:Rescue. Prepare yourselves for a week of spies, secret missons and code-cracking!

In the mornings between 10am and 12 noon there will be drama, activities, stories, music and games all based on our theme. In the afternoons between 2pm and 4pm we will have a range of activities including climbing, horse-riding, den building, drama, football, Blast Lab, pottery, tennis and many, many more!

On Wednesday all day we will be going to the ever-popular Cattle Country as a group. We would love all Chat-a-Box children to come to this as it is always a super day out, but please note there is an extra charge. And on Friday between 6pm and 8pm there’s the Hot Dog BBQ & Bounce and legendary Chat-a-Box Disco to which parents and siblings are warmly invited. Saturday is a day off to give our field operatives time to recover before we finish the week with our Chat-a-Box family service in the Church Halls on Sunday at 10am followed by ice-creams.

Chat-a-Box Timetable
Monday 24 July: 10.00 – 12.00 Mission:Rescue session 1; 14.00 – 16.00 Activities
Tuesday 25 July: 10.00 – 12.00 Mission:Rescue session 2; 14.00 – 16.00 Activities
Wednesday 26 July: 10.00 – 16.00 Outing to Cattle Country
Thursday 27 July: 10.00 – 12.00 Mission:Rescue session 3; 14.00 – 16.00 Activities
Friday 28 July: 10.00 – 12.00 Mission:Rescue session 4; NO AFTERNOON SESSION; 18.00 – 20.00 Hot Dog BBQ & Bounce /Chat-a-Box Disco
Saturday 29 July: DAY OFF
Sunday 30 July: 10.00 Family Service in the Church Hall; 12.00 Ice creams

The cost for the week will be £45 for the first child in a family, £40 for the second and £35 for the third and subsequent children from the same family. This includes a Chat-a-Box T-shirt and most of the activities, but not the outing, which is extra (£20), as are a number of the afternoon activities as listed below. We have bursaries available if finances are difficult. Please contact us and ask if this would help enable your children to come:

Available activities

  • Art Workshop
  • Baking – bring a box to bring home your goodies!
  • Climbing – with trained instructors (£10 supplement)
  • Cricket
  • Dance Workshop
  • Decopatch
  • Den Building in Leigh Woods – with qualified instructor (1.30pm start) (£8 supplement)
  • Drama Workshop
  • Football
  • Horse Riding (1.30pm start) (£15 supplement)
  • Necklace Making
  • Rounders
  • Stitch-a-Name
  • Swimming (£3 supplement)
  • Tennis (£5 supplement)


We reserve the right to withdraw or change activities, for example in the event that there are not enough bookings for a particular activity, or when bookings for an activity have reached capacity. Should we have to do so, we will of course give you notice and give you the opportunity to book an alternative.

Parents please note:
Lunch is not provided nor is supervision of children between the end of the morning session and the start of the afternoon activities and children must be collected by a parent or other authorised adult (18+). Please also be aware that the activities are allocated on a first come first served basis so if your child really wants a particular one, you will need to book, pay AND complete and return your signed Consents & Booking Confirmation Form (see below) as soon as you can. Refunds will be paid on oversubscribed activities for which you have paid extra. Some activities only take place once during the week so you may need to be prepared to be flexible on your choices.

C2 2017
C2 is the new name for Café Culture – our holiday club for young people currently in school years 7 and 8. It will be running on a similar theme (but at a level more appropriate for the older age group) and this year its timings will be the same as Chat-a-Box’s, something that parents have been asking us to do for several years now. C2 will start each day in the main hall with Chat-a-Box, then break off for their own morning activities and finish the morning back in the hall with Chat-a-Box, so that no-one misses the legendary Chat-a-Box drama! Like Chat-a-Box, C2 will break for lunch at 12 and resume at 2 for afternoon activities until 4pm. No supervision is provided during this lunchtime period, so C2 young people should leave the site and return home for lunch or you should make other lunchtime arrangements for them.

C2 will be spending all day Wednesday at Mojo Active outdoor adventure centre with all sorts of activities from climbing to orienteering, zip wire and tunnel maze. We’d love everybody to come to this as it will be a brilliant day, but please note that, as with the Chat-a-Box Cattle Country trip, there is a supplementary charge for this day out – £30.

On Friday, we will finish at 12.00 noon and in the evening there will be an end of week party alongside the Chat-a-Box Hot Dog BBQ, Disco & Bounce between 6pm and 8pm.

C2 timetable
Monday 24 July: 10.00 – 12.00 C2 session 1; 14.00 – 16.00 C2 Activity
Tuesday 25 July: 10.00 – 12.00 C2 session 2; 14.00 – 16.00 C2 Activity
Wednesday 26 July: 09.00 – 17.30 Outdoor Adventure Centre trip
Thursday 27 July: 10.00 – 12.00 C2 session 3; 14.00 – 16.00 C2 Activity
Friday 28 July: 10.00 – 12.00 C2 session 4; NO AFTERNOON SESSION; 18.00 – 20.00 End of Week Party
Saturday 29 July: DAY OFF
Sunday 30 July: 10.00 Family Service in the Church Hall; 12.00 Ice creams.

The cost for C2 is £55 per young person which includes a T-shirt; and the day trip costs an additional £30. We have bursaries available if finances are difficult. Please contact us and ask if this would help enable your children to come:

To book for Chat-a-Box, please use the link at the top of the page. Payment can be made on line via Paypal. You won’t need a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card. If you are unable to complete the automated PayPal payment, we will send you a PayPal payment request. If you are still unable to make payment this way, you can send a cheque made payable to Redland Parish Church for the amount due.

Please note that when you have submitted the online booking form and paid, you will then be sent a Consents & Booking Confirmation Form by email. This needs to be printed, completed, signed by the child’s parent/legal guardian and returned (with medical forms, if applicable) as soon as possible, but at the very latest by 3 July. Every year we have a waiting list for spaces; if your completed and signed form has not been received by 5pm on Monday 3 July 2017, your space(s) will be released to the next child(ren) on the waiting list.

If you have any queries about Chat-a-Box or C2, please contact us at