Council provides jam-packed programme of half-term activities


As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Newham Council is launching a half-term holiday programme to inspire the borough’s children and young people to enjoy a safe and active holiday. 

The full range of activities on offer from the Council and partners provide interactive, social, and low or no cost ways for children and young people to make the most of the holiday.

Councillor Carleene Lee-Phakoe, Cabinet Member for Brighter Futures said “Our new holiday programme offers a range of different activities to suit all ages. With the easing of restrictions, we hope our children and young people enjoy the local activities we have on offer. We urge all our parents to continue to follow government guidelines in place to help ensure we all remain safe from the threat of Covid-19”.

Activities include storytelling, scavenger hunts, and family bingo hosted by Newham libraries that can be enjoyed from home. But if you’d rather be out and about, families can seek inspiration at the Institute of Imagination’s ‘The Big Build’ project where eight sculptures in eight locations bring to life young people’s visions of hope.

Health and fitness also makes up a crucial element of the programme, from Active Newham-backed classes – all face-to-face and free – to Street Tag which brings together the whole family to compete for prizes.

The half term holiday won’t dim Newham’s commitment to Youth Empowerment services or our offers to Young Carers, with live projects continuing to support community champions, to deliver on food funding, Covid wellbeing, and vaccination.

The programme is designed to offer something for everyone to make half-term fun-packed, inclusive and safe.

Download a copy of the programme

Published: 28 May 2021