Summer fun for Stevenage youngsters

19 Jul 2016

Stevenage Borough Council has a range of fun activities to keep young people in the town entertained during the summer holidays.

Children inspired by the European football championships or Rio Olympic Games can take part in a mini Olympics and target football at holiday play schemes at Bedwell Community Centre and Symonds Green Community Centre. Play centres at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St Nicholas are open and will be offering activities including cooking, kwik cricket and junk modelling. Keep an eye out for the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor John Lloyd, on Wednesday 3 August as he will be will be making an appearance at play centres and schemes across the town as part of National Playday.

Young people in Stevenage aged 11 to 19 (or up to 25 with a learning difficulty or disability) can get involved in activities ranging from cooking to cage football and dance to DJing thanks to the Summer Fillerz initiative, which is led by the Young Engagement Team Stevenage and co-ordinated by the council.

Classic tales with a twist are on offer at Stevenage Museum on Wednesdays to Fridays as children can make arts and crafts related to stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Little Pigs. Sessions take place from 11am till 12pm, and 2pm till 3pm at a cost of £2 per child. There is no charge for concessions.

Children (and adults) of all ages can have their picture taken with one of their favourite Disney characters, Minions or superheroes in the Town Square during the holidays. The BowerBirdy team will be on hand to take pictures on Saturdays throughout the holidays.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “The summer holidays are a chance for young people to unwind and enjoy themselves. If you’re not sure how to spend those long summer days then don’t worry as our play centres, schemes and museum have something for all young people in Stevenage to take part in.”

For more information on what is on at the council’s play centres, visit For more information on what is on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email