Activities to help families over Halloween half term

We have a range of holiday activities on offer to keep youngsters active and entertained

Families fearing scary childcare costs this Halloween half-term are being given a helping hand.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are offering a range of holiday activities to keep youngsters active and entertained over the school holiday.

From holiday camps to dance classes, football matches to arts and crafts, there’s something for every child to enjoy.

Activities will run from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October.

The programme includes activities for children of all ages, as well as offering days out for the whole family, such as cooking classes in the park and swim sessions.

Thanks to funding from Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, there are free places on the October half term activities programme.

These are available to youngsters who receive free school meals or those otherwise in need. They can be booked directly through the activity providers.

However, everyone can benefit from subsidised sessions – again booked directly with the organisers.

Cllr Deborah Saw, cabinet member for people and place at Babergh District Council, said:

“Providing half term events like these is so important to support the wellbeing of children and their parents at what is a stressful time for so many families.

“I would like to thank the fantastic activity providers for partnering with us once again and helping us to make these events fun and engaging while easing pressure on families.”

Cllr Tim Weller, cabinet member for environment, culture and wellbeing at Mid Suffolk District Council, said:

“It’s important that families in Mid Suffolk know that we are there to support them, so I’m pleased that we are able to offer another exciting programme of activities this half term.

“I hope there’s something for everyone, as it's a great opportunity to do something you love or find a new interest!” 

Find full details of all the activities available, and how to book, on Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council’s websites.

Children dressed up for Halloween