Stevenage youngsters to make their mark this Easter

24 Mar 2017

Stevenage children and young people can make their mark on the Town Square this Easter as Stevenage Borough Council hosts a pavement art competition during the school holidays.

On Wednesday 5 April from 12pm till 2pm children and young people are invited to come along to the Joyride in the Town Square (near the bus station) and create a chalk masterpiece as part of a pavement art competition that celebrates 50 years of playwork in Stevenage. 

Our holiday play schemes for children aged five to 14, are also open from Monday 3 April to Thursday 13 April. Activities at Bandley Hill, Pin Green, and St Nicholas play centres include model making, a lip sync challenge and soft archery. Our holiday play scheme at Symonds Green Community Centre will also be offering a range of activities, while young people and their families should keep an eye out for Bedwell’s mobile play service that will be visiting Fairlands Valley Park, Town Centre Gardens and the Dell.

Stevenage Museum is also open during the Easter period. You can take the tiger to have his tea in a new town kitchen or help Mrs Tiggywinkle do the washing Victorian style. For more information on what’s on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “With spring sprung, the Easter holidays are the perfect time for our children and young people to get out and about and enjoy the free activities we have on offer. I can’t wait to see the Town Square awash with colour as Stevenage’s youngsters show off their creative side for the pavement art competition.”

For more information on at the council’s holiday play schemes, visit