Young people try their hand at gardening, baking and crafts thanks to Play Streets

It’s so important that children have a place where they can let off steam over the school holidays, as well as a place to develop important friendships, new skills and hobbies!

Last year, our holiday activity sessions ‘Play Streets’ had a really successful year with 802 children taking part in a variety of different activities.

From physical sports, to arts and crafts activities like bird box making and designing pencil cases, there was plenty of things for the children to get stuck into.

The children also tried their hand at gardening with the RHS and took part in cookery and baking demonstrations!

Playstreets is completely free to join, and last year they were delivered across 67 sessions in 13 locations and made sure that young people had lots of engaging things to do during their school holidays, which didn’t cost their parents a penny.

One parent showed their appreciation of the sessions by saying “We are on a small budget and barely make it to the next pay day with our shopping, so these sessions that provide great activities and also a free meal are much appreciated!”.

We are so thankful to all the 35 volunteers who donated a total of 551 hours of their time to help make Play Streets happen in 2019 and we look forward to what they have planned for future sessions!