Easter excitement in Stevenage

23 Mar 2018

An Easter extravaganza is on offer for Stevenage children and young people over the holidays with Stevenage Borough Council putting on a range of activities for people to enjoy. 

Our holiday play schemes for children aged five to 14, are open from Tuesday 3 April to Friday 13 April. Activities at Bandley Hill, Pin Green, and St Nicholas play centres include first aid skills, an archery competition, and a mini Olympics. 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 and the Town Centre Gardens.

An Easter egg hunt around the town centre, Indoor Market and Westgate Centre takes place on Saturday 7 April from 9am to 5pm with free car parking available at St George’s Way multi-storey. Activity sheets will be available on the day from the Indoor Market or in advance online and at the council’s offices on Danestrete. The winner gets a family ticket to Air Space at Stevenage Leisure Park. On Saturday 14 April from 10am to 3.30pm in the town centre there’s a chance to meet your favourite characters and superheroes, and enjoy some sweet treats.

Stevenage Museum is also open during the Easter period. A two-day workshop to make amazing animal masks takes place on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 April at either 11am to 12 noon or 2pm to 3pm. Sessions cost £6 per child. Folk Tale Fun comes to the Museum on Friday 13 April from 11am to 12noon when you van explore local stories and try your hand at traditional crafts. Sessions cost £3 per child and booking is essential. For more information on what’s on at Stevenage Museum contact 01438 218881 or email museum@stevenage.gov.uk.

The Bath House in Church Lane behind the Cromwell Hotel will also be open on Thursday 5 and Thursday 12 April, from 2pm to 3pm. Come and see how local people kept clean when indoor plumbing was a thing to marvel at, and make simple bath bags or pirate boats to float at home in your bath. The Bath House is free to look around, with activities £1 each.

Matt Partridge, Strategic Director (Community) at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “Our play schemes are always exciting places to be during the school holidays and our play staff have organised lots of fun and games based on the ideas local children have shared with us. Along with the fantastic egg hunt taking place in the town centre, there is plenty happening to keep children and young people happy and entertained this Easter.”

For more information on at the council’s holiday play schemes, visit http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/news-and-events/events/.