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Free play for Stevenage children 5 - 12 years old

As we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Stevenage New Town, the October play activity programme includes traditional and street games that generations of children have played in the town.

You will need to register and then book online for your child to attend a play session.

Dates and times

Half-term activities start on Monday 25 October and end on Friday 29 October.

  • Morning sessions are from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Afternoon sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Bandley Hill Play Centre

Activities at Bandley Hill Play Centre

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Hula hoop and limbo competition Make a whizzbang and prize bingo Stilts and welly wanging Dodge ball and team games Giant and French skipping
PM Jack stones and marble games Pavement art competition Cats cradle and hoopla challenge Skittles and parachute games Party dances and games

You can call Bandley Hill Play Centre on 01438 218848

Pin Green Play Centre

Activities at Pin Green Play Centre
Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Giant and French skipping Jack stones and marble games Make a whizzbang and prize bingo Stilts and welly wanging Cats cradle and hoopla challenge
PM Dodge ball and team games Skittles and parachute games Hula hoop and limbo competition Pavement art competition Party dances and games

You can call Pin Green Play Centre on 01438 726749

St. Nicholas Play Centre

Activities at St. Nicholas Play Centre
Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Skittles and parachute games Stilts and welly wanging Giant and French skipping Jack stones and marble games Make a whizzbang and prize bingo
PM Cats cradle and hoopla challenge Dodge ball and team games Pavement art competition Hula hoop and limbo competition Party dances and games

You can call St. Nicholas Play Centre on 01438 722753

Register your child

You can register your child through the link below. After registering, you will receive an email confirming that your child's registration form has been submitted and it will give you their unique registration number.

Please note: You do not need to create an online account to register or book for play sessions at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas Play Centres.

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Book a play session

Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking a play session for your child at Bandley Hill, Pin Green and St. Nicholas Play centres.

You will need your unique registration number. There are no restrictions to the number of session booked (subject to availability). You will be sent an email to confirm your booking. If you book on to a session and you don’t meet the criteria, you will receive a follow up email explaining why your booking has been cancelled. To book the sessions, follow the link below.

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Unable to pre-book?

When you have registered and have your child’s unique registration number, you can also request a short notice space over the phone, or come along to the play centre with the unique registration number and make a booking.

Under 5s

Parent/carers with children under 5 years old can now attend after school and school holiday play sessions:

  • School holiday play sessions are available for Stevenage families with children aged 0 -12 years old.
  • There is no need to book, just come along and join in the fun (subject to availability).
  • Child registration is required.
  • Under 5’s are welcome and must be supervised at all times by an adult/carer (age appropriate activity restrictions will apply).

Play Service

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

playsection@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 242246