Newham children and young people offered great October half-term holiday activities programme

Newham’s Year of the Young Person is a fantastic time to reflect on the latest superb holiday activities the borough has lined up for children and young people!

Newham Council has just published its online October half-term brochure, offering an exciting programme of engaging and fun free-or-low-cost activities for all children and young people in the borough aged up to 25.

The programme features opportunities across the age groups such as activities from Newham’s children’s centres and local play schemes for the youngest participants,  imaginative events organised by Newham libraries for mostly primary-age children, and a variety of activities for older young people delivered by local providers and Newham’s Youth Empowerment Service (YES) through its network of Youth Zones.

Moreover, young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) will find activities provided by charities Ambition Aspire Achieve and Resources for Autism and a range of other providers.

If you’d like to find out more about the SEND offer in the borough, providers will showcase their wares on 23 October at the Gr8 Day 2 Play event at the Newham Leisure centre. For more information, please visit:

Newham’s October half-term programme also includes lots of activities by activeNewham inviting young people to get fit and healthy.

Examples include joining the Ping! Events being held using Newham’s new table tennis tables in 11 parks across the borough, playing Street Tag – a free and fun game enabling players to collect points by using their smartphones to scan virtual tags while exploring Newham’s green spaces – or trying out a range of sports.   

For young people looking for creative and arts-based activities, the programme also has a great deal to offer including recycling arts and crafts and music production.

And as well as listing activities, the holiday programme provides a wealth of contact  information and details for young people on crisis support, health, safety, wellbeing and financial support.

Full programme details are available online at

To find out more about Newham’s Year of the Young Person, visit 

Published: 19 Oct 2021