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Fun and games for children and families during October half term

News release from 18/10/2018

CAMBRIDGE children and families can join in with a host of exciting activities this autumn half term organised by Cambridge City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS).

The free programme will include a number of autumn themed sessions including pumpkin carving, crafts and a spooky party. The Iroko Theatre Company will also be offering a family story-telling and drumming workshop at Brown’s Field Community Centre which is open to everyone, with no experience necessary.

The full programme is as follows:

  • Monday 22 October – Autumn Arts and Crafts, Storey’s Field Community Centre, 11.30am-1.30pm
  • Monday 22 October – Litter pick with soup for tea, Green End Road Recreation Ground, 2pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 23 October – Outdoor Play, Cherry Hinton Hall, 3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Tuesday 23 October – Baking Workshop, Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre, 3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 October – Storytelling and Drumming with Iroko Theatre Company, Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre, 2pm-4pm
  • Thursday 25 October – Family Crafts and Treasure Trail, Nuns Way Pavilion, 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday 25 October – Pumpkin Carving and Autumn Crafts, The Meadows Community Centre, 2pm-4pm
  • Friday 26 October – Spooky Party, Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre, 2.30pm-4.30pm

In addition during half term the council is holding a Spooky Sports session for children aged 8 and over at Cambridge Regional College, from 2.30pm-4pm on Friday 26 October.  This session costs £5 per family, and those taking part will have the chance to take part in glow-in-the-dark sports and games, with special UV lights and equipment provided. Families are welcome to come in Halloween fancy dress, and UV face painting will be available on the day. Tickets for the Spooky Sports session can be booked online at [link removed].

Councillor Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Any families looking for some fun and entertainment during half term should get along to the exciting sessions being organised by the ChYpPS team.“There are loads of interesting activities for children to join in with – from baking to music, treasure trails to disco dancing, most of which are free at venues around the city.”“Families might also be interested in our Spooky Sports session at Cambridge Regional College, which should be a fun way for children to burn off some of their excess half term energy.”

Booking is required for the baking and drumming workshops, the pumpkin carving and the spooky party. Contact the ChYpPS team on 01223 457873 or email to avoid disappointment.

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