Half-term fun for children and young people

This half-term, children and young people will have access to fun and engaging activities across the borough.

Like our successful summer activities programme, young people aged eight to 18-years-old will be able to take part in a wide variety of sessions including art, boxing, cricket, football and, to commemorate Black History Month, a Caribbean-inspired cooking class.

These daily sessions will take place at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre in South Norwood, the Timebridge Community Centre in New Addington and Shrublands ball park. To take part and to find more information, visit the Young Croydon page on the council’s website.

The Youth Bus, our mobile youth outreach service, will be out in Shrublands on Tuesday offering 1-2-1 support, mentoring and activities facilitated by our youth engagement team.

In addition to this our partner organisation Reaching Higher will be running their free half-term Hangouts for young people aged 10- to 16-years-old. Activities include rounders, football, athletics, drama, dance, Brazilian drums, cooking and baking, graphic design and so much more! Sessions will take place at Oasis Academy Arena, Albert Road, Croydon from 10am-3pm. To register for sessions, visit the Reaching Higher website.

Croydon Drop In’s Talk Bus will be available for walk-in emotional and mental health support from Tuesday to Thursday 2.30pm–5.30pm. You can find it at Milne Park on Tuesday, Thornton Heath Tesco on Wednesday and North End on Thursday.

The council has also made provisions for those who receive free school meals to continue to receive this support over the half-term break by providing them with vouchers or meals.

“As part of our continued commitment to supporting our young people we are offering a range of free activities across the borough over the half-term holidays – giving them the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and most of all have fun.

“Croydon also supports free school meals and we are making sure that every child who needs them will continue to have access to healthy food during the school holidays.”

Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning

2021-10-22T15:10:49+00:00 October 22nd, 2021|Recent news|