Children and young people in Croydon will have the chance to enjoy a range of free, fun activities next week while on their school break.
The council’s youth engagement team will be running activity sessions, starting on Wednesday 15 February at the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Centre, South Norwood, followed on Thursday 16 February at the Fieldway Centre, New Addington and returning to South Norwood on Friday 17 February.
Each day will run from 10am until 4pm and will feature a range of activities including music production, dance, arts and crafts and sports. Young people need to be registered with the youth engagement team to take part in the activities. Registration is quick and easy via the online form.
Throughout half term, the borough’s leisure centres will also be running morning sessions where under-16s can “swim for a quid” when accompanied by an adult at participating pools before 10am. To find participating centres and book, visit this page.
In addition, on Monday 13 February, the Museum of Croydon will be hosting a family activity session making paper Indian dancers to commemorate the new exhibition from Aspara Arts.
Finally, some of Croydon’s libraries will have activities available for a wide range of ages, completely free with no registration required. You can see the full list below:
Croydon Central Library
Junk Build Workshop – Ages 5-9, Saturday 11 February 3-4pm
Storytime – Ages 2-5, Monday 13 February 3-3.30pm
Valentine’s Day craft – Ages 5-11, Monday 13 February 4-5.30pm
STEM Science – Ages 5-9 Wednesday 15 February 3-4.30pm
New Addington Library
Make a frisbee – Ages 5+, Thursday 16 February
Valentine’s Day craft – Ages 2+, Monday 13 February 11am
Rhymetime – Under 5s, Wednesday 15 February 10.30am
Oi Frog and Friends stories and crafts – Wednesday 15 February 4pm
Storytime – Under 7s, Saturday 18 February 10.30am
Marble Mazes – Ages 5+, Saturday 18 February 10.30am
“From free craft sessions in our libraries to low-cost swims in our leisure centres, there’s something to keep all ages active and entertained in Croydon this half term. I encourage all families to check out what’s on offer in their local area.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon