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Activities for Stevenage children 5 - 12 years old

The October play activity programme includes some spooky activities with Halloween fun and games, lots of crafts and other fun things to do. Activities vary depending on the play centre.

You will need to be registered on Playwaze and then book online for your child to attend a play session (details below).

And don't forget our play centres are open afterschool (term time) Monday to Friday 3.15pm until 5.30pm

Dates and times

Half-term activities start on Monday 24 October and end on Friday 28 October.

  • Morning sessions are from 10am to 1pm
  • Afternoon sessions are from 1pm to 4pm

Bandley Hill Play Centre

Activities at Bandley Hill Play Centre
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Make spooky badge Clay monsters
Tuesday Let’s go fly a kite! Make your own kite Keepy uppy football challenge
Wednesday Ceramic tile painting Spooky bingo
Thursday Paint your clay monsters or just paint a picture Outdoor fun and games
Friday Halloween arts and crafts Halloween fun and games

You can call Bandley Hill Play Centre on 01438 218848

Pin Green Play Centre

Activities at Pin Green Play Centre
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Write a spooky story or poem Build a spider web
Tuesday Feely box challenge Scavenger hunt
Wednesday Board game challenge Make some ghostly goo
Thursday Make a Halloween costume Bingo
Friday Halloween fun and games Halloween fun and games

You can call Pin Green Play Centre on 01438 726749

St. Nicholas Play Centre

Activities at St. Nicholas Play Centre
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Make a pasta photo frame Prize bingo
Tuesday Come and try sports day Come and try sports day
Wednesday Let’s cook together! Help to make a meal to share Decorate a plaster model
Thursday Mexican theme day Mexican theme day
Friday Halloween fun and games Halloween rainbow scratch masks

You can call St. Nicholas Play Centre on 01438 722753

After School Halloween Party for 5-12 years old

You are invited to join us for a Fancy Dress Halloween Party on Monday 31 October at Bandley Hill or St. Nicholas Play centres

From 3.15pm until 5pm

So get your spookiest costume on and come scare the play team.

Book a place now on Playwaze, places are limited.

Under 5s

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

  • School holiday play sessions are available for Stevenage families with children aged 0 -12 years old.
  • 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).

NOTE: Children under 5 years old cannot be registered on the Playwaze app and need to be registered manually at the play centre.

Register your child

 Our new registration system requires you to register at online or using the Playwaze App. The app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.

All children and young people who use our play centres must be registered. The registration form provides essential information about the child, including emergency contact details of their parent/carer. This ensures that play staff are aware of all the children’s support needs, that it meets standards set by Ofsted and that parents or carers can be contacted quickly in the unlikely event of an accident or emergency.

You will need to fill in a form for each child you are registering. Once you have registered you can access all of our play centres and events.

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Book a play session

Once you have registered you can check available play sessions and book online through the Playwaze App.

The play centre activity programmes are subject to change at short notice and activity priority will be given to children age 5 to 12 years.

Please note: if you do not arrive 15 minutes after the session opening time, your place may be given to someone else.

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Unable to pre-book or register?

If you are having difficulties using the Playwaze App please contact your nearest play centre, contact details above and the Play team will be happy to help.

Play Service

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242246