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Exciting online activities for children and families over the Easter holidays

News release from 23/03/2021

CAMBRIDGE City Council’s Children and Young People’s Service (ChYpPS) have got the Easter holidays covered with an online programme of free activities for primary school aged children and their families.

ChYpPS have once again teamed up with Cambridge University Museums to give families the chance to explore their wonderful collections.

Family sessions on offer over the Easter holidays will range from learning about the small world of animal cells to looking at the vast night sky through a range of fantastic objects in the Whipple Museum.

The Museum of Zoology will test family knowledge with another of their fun quizzes and children will be able to get creative with ChYpPS on their Easter themed drawing sessions.

All the activities are designed so they can be done with limited resources families have at home. Sessions include:

  • Fun and games with ChYpPS

29 March 11-12pm

For ages 8-11, join in with games, challenges and get to chat to other children

  • Fossil drawing with the Sedgwick Museum

1 April 11-12pm

For ages 7-11 - draw and learn about some of the Sedgwick Museum’s fossils and how they might have looked when they were alive.

  • Scientific Women with the Whipple Museum

7 April 11-12pm

For ages 7-11 – introducing some of the fantastic female scientists represented in the Whipple Museum’s collection

  • Greek Gods with the Museum of Classical Archaeology

8 April 11-12

For ages 7-11 - the museum is full of statues of gods, goddesses and heroes. Justyna will share her favourite statues and stories with you from the awesome setting of the museum.

For information and how to book visit www.facebook.com/chypps or www.cambridge.gov.uk/chypps.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Easter holidays will be different this year with families and children unable to do all of the things they may like to do so I am pleased that we are putting on a fun and stimulating programme for children.

“As usual, the sessions are free, open to everyone and a great way for families to get together and share a positive experience.”

ChYpPS organises activities throughout the year, promoting inclusive opportunities for young people, to support their well-being and help them develop life skills, as part of the council’s wider ongoing work to tackle inequality in Cambridge. For more information go to: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/children-and-young-people or www.facebook.com/chypps or call 01223 457873