Welcome to Wirral Unplugged
Our purpose is simple and mighty. We exist to transform lives, by creating opportunities for all and by empowering families to innovate, collaborate and unplug.
Fairy Troll Post
Fairy Troll Post delivers magic to families across Merseyside, serving up regular drops full of creative activities and weekly newsletters bursting with exciting activities for everyone.
Screen Free Sundays
Screen Free Sundays is a weekly meet-up, where families from across the local area join together to read, imagine, create and connect. From inspiring guest speakers to awesome activities, there really is something for everyone!
To keep everyone safe while COVID-19 is circulating, Screen Free Sundays is taking a break for a while. Make sure to stay safe and check back here soon for updates on when we’ll return.
We rotate between STEM, cultural, environmental and imaginary topics to strengthen children’s flexibility today and open up a wider future.
In 2001, having never lived abroad, I took my first teaching job in Thailand, and in 2005, without knowing anyone in Liverpool, I moved there. I didn’t think of myself as brave at the time, but now I realise how much I took on (but also how much it gave me in return). Through learning new customs, languages, cuisines, rationales and practices, I gained flexibility, resilience and problem solving skills. As a person who felt like I didn’t fit in growing up, realising that things didn’t have to ‘look a certain way’ or be ‘done a certain way’ was a liberating and empowering gift. (Dr Diana Powell)
As a group, we hope that through focusing on new cultures, not only will children develop compassion and understanding, they’ll also become resilient and confident in themselves.
Jack Ma (Chinese entrepreneur who co-founded Alibaba) commented at the World Economic Forum in 2018 that we need to encourage children to do things computers cannot do, as automation claims many of the jobs of today.
We’re a screen-free group that gives children and adults the space to imagine, innovate and recharge. Our founder, Dr Diana Powell, even taught Digital Literacy for several years – so we’re not anti-computers, just pro-creative time! 🙂
With Fairy Troll Post, we deliver a wide range of activities and fun – all to enjoy as part of your family’s digital balance.
Whether it’s building cereal box aeroplanes, cardboard dream catchers, monkey puppets or floating cork pirate ships, being creative helps us to unwind and gives us a sense of achievement. And by reusing materials wherever possible, we’re giving a new lease of life to the once discarded – and doing part of our bit for the planet, too.
At Wirral Unplugged, we don’t limit imagination or ability. A heart-polka dotted dog? Sure! A dragon bookmark instead of a farm animal? Excellent! The sky is the limit.
Above all, we aim to provide a crafting experience that 3-10 year-olds (and the adults who come with them) enjoy.
With Fairy Troll Post, we offer a craft starter pack and weekly craft and activity ideas to keep those creative juices flowing!
Most people have felt lonely before, but making new friends or talking to new people can be intimidating. We’ve seen how children of different ages and, yes, adults too (including mothers, fathers, grandparents and guardians) have made connections at Wirral Unplugged over a craft or a cuppa, and we want to encourage this even more!
We’re also keen on connecting people to a wide range of cultures & ideas to enable the critical development of important global skills.
With Fairy Troll Post, we’re connecting families with Wirral Unplugged’s magical fairy kingdom through letters. Our eclectic cast of characters even write back to your child, supporting their creativity and wellbeing.