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Stay Connected!

We are offering our Baby Bees and Mini Bees the opportunity to stay connected via WhatsApp with other parents during this lockdown period, since we can’t meet in person at the moment!

If you would like to be part of a WhatsApp group with others who you would have normally attended a group with, then please email with your contact number, the age of your baby (so we know which group to put you in) and your permission to use your contact number to add you to a group and we will get you connected.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Are you aged between 8 and 24 and live in Silsden?

If you can answer yes to the above questions then The Hive Silsden CIO are looking for your help! We need as many young people who live in Silsden to tell us what they like and don’t like about Silsden, what issues they are experiencing and what activities and facilities they would like to see made available or improved in the future.


We hope that with the information we receive we can set up a ‘Youth Group’ who will be able to influence what facilities, activities and events for young people are made available in the future. We want our young people to develop a project to make things happen in Silsden for them to enjoy and join in and to be proud of what they have achieved. We want to engage as many young people as possible to make a difference to how some people perceive them and to help those within our community who need help and support too.

We will work with public and private sector groups to develop the ‘Youth Group’ as soon as possible and empower our young people to make a difference and to have a bright future.


So if you are aged between 8 and 24 and live in Silsden, please complete this survey to help us to get the information we need so we can find the funding needed to make it happen.

If you have child(ren) who meet this criteria, please encourage them to complete the survey as the more input we get the better.

Please complete our survey – Activities for Young People in Silsden

Useful Numbers over Christmas

The Hive is now closed for Christmas and we will return on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Please find here a list of numbers for service providers that you may need to access while we are not in the office. If you are wanting more information regarding holiday hunger, please see this link –

Thank you for your continued support with The Hive.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas and we will see you in the New Year!

Woodside Road Christmas Lights

Are you going on a Christmas Lights hunt this evening?

Our friend and colleague Emma has kindly offered to collect donations for The Hive for the amazing Christmas lights display that her stepdad has created at their home on Woodside Road. Scan the QR code or follow the link to donate via Paypal Giving.

Thank you


We are launching a new Mummies-To-Bee group on Thursday afternoons!

If you are 24-37 weeks pregnant (and not isolating either due to Midwife advice prior to early delivery or any other reason) we would like to invite you to book onto an informal session where you can get support and guidance, meet other mummies-to-bee and have a brew and a biscuit!

Follow this link to book your place for the next two Thursdays and then hopefully soon we’ll be able to release further dates for the New Year –

Please note, at this time I’m afraid we are unable to allow partners or siblings to attend.

The Hive’s ‘Prize Every Time’ Christmas Raffle

The Hive Silsden CIO is the registered charity that manage The Hive and this year like many charities, businesses and individuals, we have struggled. We are therefore reaching out to you to help us raise funds so we can continue to provide a venue for our community and host affordable groups for new parents, preschoolers, community cafes, youth club provision and events.

Every year we hold a Christmas raffle and this year is no exception. Our volunteers have been working hard to fill Christmas bags full of goodies for you win – but beware, there may be a ‘boobee’ prize or two within some of the bags!!!

We have 5 raffles available for you to choose from ranging from £1 to £5 per number (beginning number denotes how much the bag is). Click on ‘buy tickets’, choose the numbers you want to purchase and then follow the instructions to complete the checkout (if the number is unavailable, it will say ‘sold out’).

Once you have paid and received an order confirmation the numbers are yours!! Prizes will be available to collect on Saturday 19th December, between 10am – 1pm (please note, we cannot let you know what is in your bag before you collect). If you are self-isolating, please do not come to collect your prize but email us on to make alternative arrangements.

Buy your raffle tickets here –

‘Prize Every Time’ Christmas Raffle

We can’t hold a Christmas tombola this year as we normally would, so we have decided to launch a ‘Prize Every Time’ Christmas raffle instead!

There will be tickets available of varying price points and lots of great prizes to be had.

We will launch the raffle on Wednesday 2nd December to celebrate the end of Lockdown 2 so keep your eyes peeled for news!

Shop Local or Support your Local Charity

We would always encourage people to shop local, especially during these times and coming up to Christmas, but we would like to ask that, where this isn’t possible, if you do decide to use Amazon then please sign up to support us via Amazon Smile! Your support is appreciated.

On a web browser use this link –

On your device, press the three horizontal lines, click ‘See All Programmes’ then ‘Amazon Smile’

Then search for The Hive, Silsden CIO

We Will Remember Them

FAQ’s for Lockdown 2

I have a child under 5 years – can I attend a stay and play session?

Yes, you can, we are running groups with limited numbers.  To book a session, please use the following links:

Baby Bees, 2 week to 5 months –

Baby Bees, 6 to 12 months –

Mini Bees, 12 mths to pre-school –

Please note, we cannot accommodate older siblings at the Baby Bees session, but we can welcome younger siblings to a Mini Bees session – but please let us know when you are booking them.

I usually attend Bumble Kids, Rhythm Time or Moo Music at The Hive – are these still running?

Unfortunately, these groups are unable to operate during national lockdown.  Each hirer will be providing online activities during this time and you can find details of these on their individual Facebook pages:

Can I visit the midwife?

If you have made an appointment with the midwife, then you will continue to have your appointment at The Hive as usual.

Can I visit the Health Visitor?

If you have made an appointment with the Health Visitor, then you will continue to have your appointment at The Hive as usual.

Can my partner, parent or friend attend an appointment or group with me?

Unfortunately, at the moment we are not able to allow more than one adult to attend an appointment or group. 

I am booked onto a group, but I don’t feel well, can I attend?

Please do not attend until you feel better.  Please contact us on 07794 366439 to cancel your booking so that we can offer it to another person. 

I have a midwife or Health Visitor appointment, but I don’t feel well. What do I do?

If you have a midwife appointment, please do not attend and contact Karen on 07887 651352 or Vicky on 07584 548654 for further advice.

If you have a Health Visitor appointment, please do not attend and contact 01274 221223 for further advice.

Me or a member of my household is displaying Coronavirus symptoms, awaiting a test result or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. What do I need to do?

You MUST stay at home and self-isolate, please do not come to The Hive.  If you require further advice you can contact the Coronavirus helpline online or by calling 119.

Do I need to pay when I come to The Hive?

Yes, we charge £1 per child (with the exception of multiples) for our stay and play groups and ask for a donation towards tea and coffee.  We can only accept correct change if you are paying cash, but we are able to take contactless payments – just tell us how much donation you would like to pay on top of the £1 per child charge.

We rely heavily on donations to ensure the smooth running and low cost of groups and activities at The Hive, now even more than ever.  When you are making your payment, if you would like to add extra on for a donation, we would very much appreciate it.  There are also details here of how you could support us by making a one off or regular monthly donation.

Do I need to wear a mask at The Hive?

Yes please, unless you are exempt.  You can remove your mask in The Hive when you are seated within a group – you will be advised about this by your group facilitator.

Is The Hive COVID secure?

Yes.  We have implemented many measures to make The Hive COVID secure. 

  • There is a one-way system in and out of the building
  • There is sanitiser available outside the door and at several points around the building. 
  • There are various social distancing markers inside and outside the building
  • Staff are always on hand to advise and reassure
  • Masks must be worn (unless exempt) by visitors and staff alike while travelling around the building.  They can be removed while you are seated.
  • Cleaning has been increased around high touch point areas and wipes are also available around the building. 
  • Toys are wiped and, where appropriate, swapped in between groups.
What can I expect when I come to a stay and play group?
  • You can expect a friendly welcome along with a brew and chat, as well as a variety of activities and/or stimulation for your child. We are a COVID Secure facility and work very hard to make sure you feel safe but welcomed when you arrive.
  • When you arrive at The Hive, there are coloured markers along the fence to indicate where you should wait, if there are other people in front of you.  At the front door (Daisy Chain) you will find sanitiser and wipes.  When you press the buzzer to let us know you are here, a member of staff will come to the door and enquire that you are well and ready to attend the group.  You will be shown in and either shown where to wait, or shown straight into the room if it is ready.  If you are the next person in line, please wait for a member of staff to come and let you in, rather than coming in at the same time as the person before you, so we can ensure social distancing.
  • You will need to sanitise your hands and your child’s hands before you enter the main room, then once you are in the room and sat down, you may remove your mask.  If you need to get up to attend to, or take part in an activity with, your child, go to the toilet, or for any other reason, you must wear your mask while active please.
  • When the group has finished, we will ask you to leave one at a time through the middle exit door.
  • Please use the toilet or baby changing one at a time – there are wipes provided in the toilets to wipe down touch points when you are done.
I am a Childminder – am I able to attend a stay and play session?

We are unable to allow Childminders to attend any sessions at this time.  This is something we will be looking at in the New Year, pending restrictions.  Please keep an eye on our website for more information.

Are other groups such as Police Drop In or Community Café running at The Hive?

No, these groups will not be running during the national lockdown.  We will update everyone on the new dates for these groups once we know when we will be able to return.

Can I drop my recycling off at The Hive?

Please DO NOT bring your recycling to The Hive during the national lockdown.  Please keep it at home where possible and keep checking our website for news on when we can begin to accept it again.

Can I drop a uniform donation off at The Hive?

Please DO NOT bring your uniform donation to The Hive during the national lockdown.  Please keep it at home where possible and keep checking our website for news on when we can begin to accept it again.

I sometimes or would like to volunteer at The Hive, can I still do this?

As much as we appreciate your efforts, I’m afraid we cannot allow volunteers to come and help at The Hive during national lockdown.  If you would like to volunteer after lockdown and are not already in touch with us, please drop us a message via Facebook or

I would like some advice not listed here – how do I get in touch with someone?

That depends on what you would like to ask.

If you are looking for advice regarding anything pre-natal, or for a young baby then please get in touch with

If you are looking for advice regarding anything at The Hive to do with toddlers or older people then please contact

If you are not sure who the best person to help you, or would just like some help finding a service that we don’t currently offer you can contact and we will direct you as best we can.


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