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Exciting activities for children and families over the spring half term holiday

News release from 24 May 2021

CAMBRIDGE City Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation Service (ChYpPS) have got the spring half term holiday covered with a mixed programme of free online bookable events and outdoor play sessions aimed at local children and their families.

ChYpPS have once again teamed up with Cambridge University Museums to give families the chance to explore their wonderful collections online and the teams will also get together on the city’s parks to host in person events.

Sessions on offer over the half term holiday will include learning about the Greek alphabet with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, testing your knowledge with an animal quiz with the Museum of Zoology and getting creative with ChYpPS on their insect themed drawing session.

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

  • Draw with ChYpPS

     1 June 4-5pm, for ages 8-11 - Online Session – booking required. Have a go at drawing bugs and creepy crawlies in our step by step guide

  • Animal Adventurers Quiz with the Zoology Museum

      2 June 11-12pm, for all ages - Online Session – booking required. Explore different habitats found near and far, observe the animals that live in them, and discover how we can protect the environments around us

  • The ancient Greek alphabet with the Museum of Classical Archaeology

3 June 11-12pm, for ages 7-11. Learn how to write your name using Ancient Greek letters and see if you can help decipher a message from an Ancient Greek monument.

ChYpPS will also be visiting some parks over the holiday offering craft activities, taking care to follow the current government coronavirus guidelines to keep people safe.

For the full programme and how to book visit www.facebook.com/chypps or www.cambridge.gov.uk/chypps or call 01223 457873.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “The past year has been an extremely hard time for many children and their families so I am pleased that we’re able to offer a mixed programme of free activities for children during the half term holiday.

“The sessions are all free as part of our vision of ‘One Cambridge, Fair for All’, and we are offering a range of online and face to face activities. I hope lots of families will be able to take part and enjoy what’s on offer.”

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.