Easter is off to a hopping start! – Newsroom

The first week of the Easter holidays is almost over and children and young people from across the borough have enjoyed a wide variety of activities.

From football to dance, cooking to nail art, there’s been something for all of Croydon’s young residents, and there’s more to come next week.

The council’s list of holiday clubs that provide free activities and healthy food for children and young people who receive free school meals, as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. Parents and carers are encouraged to contact the clubs directly to sign up for activities.

Next week, the council’s Youth Engagement Team will be running morning and afternoon activity sessions on Wednesday 20 April at the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Centre, South Norwood, and Thursday 21 April at the Fieldway Centre, New Addington. Each day will feature a range of activities including music production and DJ-ing, dance, arts and crafts and sports. Morning sessions are for ages 8-12 years and afternoon sessions for young people aged 13-18 years.

To attend, young people must be registered with the youth engagement team by contacting boris.rupnik@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon libraries are also running free and fun Easter activities for families. Selsdon Library will play host to an Easter themed story time on Saturday 16 April at 10.30am. The session is aimed at under-fives and no booking is required.

For the crafty 4-10 year-olds, Croydon Central Library is holding an Easter Craft Club on Saturday 16 April, 2.30-3.30pm. All are welcome but booking is requested – email croydoncentrallibrary@croydon.gov.uk or call 020 7 884 5140 to reserve your spot.

Residents are also invited to discover the culture of Kerala through an inspiring exhibition of Kathakali, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam costumes, traditional dress of Kerala, films and photographs at Norbury Library until 21 April. For further information and to book please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/292971675167

Parents’ looking to weave some fun learning into their children’s Easter holidays can check out Explore Learning Addiscombe’s maths and English sessions on Saturday 16 April:

Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) 11am to 12noon

Key Stage 2 (ages 7-10) 1pm to 2pm To book, contact Ashburton Library by emailing ashburtonlibrary@croydon.gov.uk or calling 020 7884 5175.

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