Young people invited to get out and about with ChYpPS during autumn and half term

News release from 26/09/2018

SUMMER may be over, but that does not mean young people in Cambridge have to stay indoors.

Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Service (ChYpPS) are holding free sessions throughout the autumn months for children and families in Abbey, Chesterton, Arbury and King’s Hedges. Children have the opportunity to try pond dipping, computer coding, sports, games and crafts each week.

There will also be a full programme of activities for young people during the October half term, including African drumming, pumpkin carving and a spooky disco.

The autumn sessions build on the success of the ChYpPS PlayDaze programme during the summer holidays, which saw more than 4600 people attending over 100 sessions during a four week period.

Highlights of the summer programme included Big Wednesday festivals in Cambridge parks, and sessions organised in partnership with the University of Cambridge Museums, Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society, Amey, and Speechmatics.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Following the massive popularity of our summer programme, we are delighted to be offering more exciting activities for children and families this autumn and during the half-term holidays.

“The free ChYpPS sessions are a great way for youngsters and their families to banish boredom, get active, try something new, and to meet other people in their community. Please do check out the full programme on our website and get involved.”

For the full programme of events during the autumn visit www.cambridge.gov.uk/about-chypps, look at the ChYpPS page on Facebook or phone 01223 457873.

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