Family Craft & Cooking Challenge

Funded by The National Lottery Fund & Stockport Council Local Fund, we have created the Family Craft & Cooking Challenges. Creating over 80 craft and cooking bags each week until the end of August 2020.


Nicola, like lots of parents, is feeling the pressure of homeschooling and getting a bit agitated by the perfect schooling social media posts. Because of this she is going to try out a few easy activities that don’t require you having lots of stuff in and tons of patience. They will be posted on The Starting Point Facebook Page every Monday morning and we ask that if you try them you post your pictures too, to inspire others. All activities will be archived at the bottom of this page. For more information you can contact

Get Involved

We create at least 40 craft bags every Tuesdays and at least 45 cooking bags every Thursday. We them drop them at our doorstep depots (see below) and people have get them on a first come first served basis. We also share the instructions below, so you can get involved even if you don’t have one of the bags. Have a look at the activities we have shared so far.

20th April 2020

Making a Family Meal Box

Making Gnocchi

Rainbow Certificate

27th April

Starting Point Lockdown Learning 270420

Rainbow Certificate

Woodley V Bredbury Pizza Challenge

4th May

VE Day Paper Chains

VE Day Scones

Rainbow Certificate

11th May

Florence Nightingale Decoupage Lamp

Learn About Florence Nightingale

Sana Chatt Recipe

What is Ramadan?

Rainbow Certificate

18th May

Make Your Own Sun Dial

Jack Munroe’s Jam Tarts

Rainbow Certificate

25th May

Egg Carton Nature Hunt

Hedgehog Rolls

Rainbow Certificate

1st June

Make A Mood Meter

About Mood Meters

Sunshine Lemon Drops

8th June

Waxy Woodley Worm

Banana Flapjack

Rainbow Certificate

15th June

Father’s Day Mugs


Rainbow Certificate

22nd June

Cheese Cookies

Rolo Tea Time Treats

Rainbow Certificate

29th June

Sunflower Art Challenge

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie

6th July

Octopus & Worm Craft Challenge

Rocky Roads

13th July


20th July

Butterfly Cakes

The Deep Dark Wood Nature Scavenger Hunt

27th July

Rainbow Week

6th August

Energy Week

13th August

Feed The Duck Week

20th August

Book Week

27th August

Celebration Week


Doorstop Depot – We know our community has a strength beyond each individual, so at a time of need we have set up two doorstop depots outside the homes of some of our Community Organising Team. On Bank Road in Bredbury & Woodlands Avenue in Woodley, Carriage Road in Bredbury & Start Point coffee shop in Woodley; we set up a free food points every Thursday afternoon. Initially providing bread, we hope to expand the options as time goes on. This is a provision where people take what they need when they need. For more information contact or phone 07312 124 267