Half Term activities in Stevenage

22 May 2017

A wealth of half term activities for Stevenage residents will be on offer at Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres, parks, and across the town from Monday 29 May.

Half term kicks off in Stevenage Old Town on Bank Holiday Monday with the final stage of The Tour Series. The on track action starts at 3pm but the fun kicks off before then at 10am with community activities including open course bike riding where anyone can have a go round the circuit. For more information visit http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-stevenage/159012/ or follow The Tour Series on Twitter or Facebook via the official website at www.tourseries.co.uk.
Stevenage town centre will be hosting activities from Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June including sand art, balloon modelling, face painting, a batak wall and bungee from 11am to 3pm. Follow @lovestevenagetc on Facebook and Twitter for details.

Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres will also be open during half term. Activities at our play centres in Pin Green, Bandley Hill and St Nicholas include pavement art, junk modelling and caterpillar cress heads. Stevenage residents who are aged five to 14 are welcome at the play centres, which open from 9am till 12.30pm and from 1.30pm till 5pm on Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June.

Young people can learn about bees, butterflies and other pollinators at a free ‘Pollinators in the Park’ event at the Town Centre Gardens on Wednesday 31 May. Children can come and see a real bee hive, make a bug rock and sew a seed for pollinators from 11am to 3pm.

Stories from the Ancient Greeks will be told at Stevenage Museum from Wednesday 31 May to Friday 2 June. Make your own Trojan Horse on Wednesday 31 May, create a mask inspired by the snake-haired Medusa on Thursday, and design a maze and see if Theseus will escape the clutches of the Minotaur on Friday. An ancient arts session will also take place on Friday afternoon. Sessions take place between 11am and 12pm, and 2pm and 3pm at a cost of £3 per child. Everyone is free to attend drop-in session on Friday afternoon.

Stevenage Borough Council’s Strategic Director, Matt Partridge, said: “There’s something for everyone in Stevenage this half term as our play centres, parks, Museum and town centre have got something for all young people to take part in.”

For more information on what is on at the council’s play centres, visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/play. For more information on what is on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email museum@stevenagegov.uk.