Half term fun

Published: Tuesday 7th February 17

There’s a range of schemes being run or funded by the council this February half term to keep youngsters entertained.

Affordable holiday playschemes will be held at Christchurch Primary School in Clapham Junction and Smallwood Primary School, Tooting. Prices start at £10 for a half day and £20 for a full day. Book online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/psbo.

The borough’s extensive network of children’s centres will be holding special half term activities. To find one near you, visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/fis

Kimber Road Skate Park Newspage

The Kimber Skatepark

In Wandsworth the Kimber Road Skate and BMX Park will be open from noon to 6pm throughout half term. Entry is free but under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Playrangers scheme is returning to the Alton Activity Centre in Roehampton on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons during half term. Free outdoor fun includes football, hockey, volleyball and cricket.  Go along to the centre in Ellisfield Drive between 1pm and 6pm.

Also in Roehampton, the council is funding two projects run by the Jimmy Asher Foundation  at the Roehampton Youth Club in Holybourne Avenue. The Radio Broadcasting Workshop runs from February 13-13 from 3pm to 6pm and Learn to Play Table Tennis is on February 16 from 4pm to 7pm. To book a place on either of these courses, contact Sandra Wright on 07585 316482.

Decorate your own skateboard

Meanwhile in Battersea the council is funding a course at the STORM Family Centre to produce your own art on a skateboard and learn how to use your finished board, suitable for ages 8-15.  Email stormempowement@hotmail.co.uk.

Battersea Sports Centre will be running a holiday fun scheme, with sports and activities for children aged 6-13. Visit www.enablelc.org/bsc.

Children with disabilities can try out different sports at a Special Olympics Wandsworth Taster Session at Ernest Bevin School on February 14. All ages and abilities welcome. Email mdoherty@wandsworth.gov.uk.

The George Shearing Centre for young people with severe learning disabilities and complex needs and Generate youth club for young people aged 11-25 years old with a learning disability are both running holiday schemes.

Board Games Day

Other council facilities running half term activities include the  Putney School of Art and Design, Pump House Gallery and sports and leisure centres. Events in the libraries include stories, creative writing workshops, arts and crafts, a board game day and teddy bears' picnics.

The council’s spokesman for education and young people, Cllr Kathy Tracey, said: “We’ve got a packed programme of half term activities, with loads going on for young people and families across the borough. We would encourage people to find out what’s on offer, learn new things and have fun.”

See a list of other activities on the council’s Family Information Centre. There are also eight pages of half term listings in Headstart magazine.

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