Holiday Activity & Food

FREE CLASSES AND SESSIONS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS

Funding for Summer, Christmas and Easter holiday sessions are provided by the Department for Education in partnership with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council, East Suffolk Council and West Suffolk Council as part of the Suffolk Holiday Activity Programme.

Half-term activities are funded by our other partners and funders.

 Free sessions are primarily for young people who are entitled to means tested free school meals. Other children may be accepted if they meet certain eligibility criteria. Young people must live in Suffolk or attend a school in Suffolk.

ADVENTURE DAYS

Adventure days
Adventure Days

Awesome days out for children aged 8-12 years

08:30-16:30

Action-packed, safe, structured activities with fresh air in abundance, all under the careful eye of experienced outdoor instructors.

Breakfast and lunch are included!

Activities include: axe throwing, fire-lighting, swimming, archery, catapult building and Geocaching and more!

Select your preferred location:

Sudbury

Bury st Edmunds

Newmarket

Stowmarket

Hadleigh

Brandon

Mildenhall 

Haverhill

FAMILY PARK COOKING

family park cooking
Family Park Cooking

XD, , IP2, IP4Adults and children take part in an amazing unique experience, take part in an outdoor cooking master class and range of outdoor activities.

These sessions are only available for families in receipt of free school meals.

These sessions are for parents and children age 5-16 years (younger siblings may attend)

The days run from 10:00-15:00 and include:-

  • Outdoor family activities 
  • Outdoor cooking class and lunch provided
  • Recipe book and videos
  • Food box for a family of 4

Select your preferred location:

TEEN CHALLENGE

teen challenge
Teen Challenge
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11-16

Meet new people and try new things with our Teen Challenge Days. Book on to one of these active and exciting days. Every session will include new and challenging activities. Sessions re based in Abbeycoft Leisure Centres and everyone that attends will get a free hot lunch as well as taking part in at least two of our awesome activities. Challenge yourself!

Join in the fun with activities such as; snorkelling, mountain biking, climbing, cooking lessons, and cinema visits!

Select your preferred location:

Bury St Edmunds

Haverhill

Mildenhall 

Newmarket

Extreme adventure day

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Extreme Adventure Days

EXTREME ADVENTURE DAYS

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 8-16

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at Extreme Adventure Days, subsidised by Activities Unlimited. Join us in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket or Haverhill. 10 am to 2 pm for an action-packed experience like no other.

These days are for:
Activities Unlimited members
Young carers
Children with SEND

Take part in a range of activities including:

🪓 Axe Throwing: Unleash your inner warrior as you learn the art of precision and technique under expert guidance.

🧗 Climbing: Conquer towering heights and push your limits with thrilling climbing challenges suitable for all skill levels.

🏹 Combat Archery: Engage in adrenaline-fueled battles, strategize, and showcase your archery skills in an exhilarating combat setting.

Secure your spot now for this exclusive event that promises unforgettable memories and unmatched excitement.

Activities Unlimited – Empowering Adventure, Unleashing Fun!

Bury St Edmunds 16th March
Bury St Edmunds 23rd March 

FREE SWIM & LUNCH (HAF)

Kids free swimming
Free Swim & Lunch
We’re offering limited FREE swimming spaces including lunch to support children and their families who are entitled to free school meals and/or through discretionary places.
 
The free swim initiative will run throughout the school Summer holidays providing eligible children with FREE access to the selected sessions at our participating pools.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Kids free swimming
Free Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Fully funded Bronze award for young people aged 14-16 years.

Fully Funded – Bronze Award – take part in weekends away, expeditions, learn new skills, and meet amazing people.

  • Kit and equipment provided
  • Camping and expedition fees covered
  • Food for training and expeditions paid for
  • Funding for boots available
  • Weekends Away
  • Learn New Skills
  • Online support

EMAIL US HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Would you like to share your thoughts about your experience with us?

Simply click the link below and complete our feedbck form.

COMPLETE FORM

FREE SWIM & LUNCH

We’re offering limited FREE swimming spaces including lunch to support children and their families who are entitled to free school meals and/or through discretionary places.

The free swim initiative will run throughout the school Summer holidays providing eligible children with FREE access to the selected sessions at our participating pools.

*subject to availability

To view available sessions, click your local pool below.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

HOW TO BOOK FREE SESSIONS

You must contact haf@acleisure.com to prove that you meet the eligibility criteria

The amount of sessions you can book per child is unlimited – however, each session has to booked separately.

Only parents and guardians of children in receipt of free school meals and those with discretionary places (via school) can book via this link.

For any other siblings or friends that don’t qualify – you will need to book a paid-for session via the ‘PAID FOR SWIMMING’ link at the bottom of this page.

Just follow the relevant ‘BOOK’ button below – choose your date & time and follow the instructions to book.

If you’re unable to book online – you can contact us by email haf@acleisure.com 

Book your swim sessions at the following centres:

Kingfisher (Sudbury)

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

‘bookings will go live 21st June

Monday 29th July

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 30th July 

Floats&fun 12.00-13.00
Float&fun 14.00-15.00

Thursday 1st August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Monday 5th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 6th August

Floats&fun 12.00-13.00
Float&fun 14.00-15.00

Thursday 8th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Monday 12th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 13th August

Floats&fun 12.00-13.00
Float&fun 14.00-15.00

Thursday 15th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Monday 19th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 20th August

Floats&fun 12.00-13.00
Float&fun 14.00-15.00

Thursday 22nd August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Friday 23rd August

Floats&fun 10.30-11.30
Floats&fun 11.30-12.30

Monday 26th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 27th August

Floats&fun 12.00-13.00
Float&fun 14.00-15.00

Thursday 29th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

register interest here

Bury Leisure Centre

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

Bookings will go live 28th June

Thursday 25th July: 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild
Thursday 01st August: 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild
Thursday 08th August 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild
Thursday 15th August 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild
Thursday 22nd August 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild
Thursday 29th August 12.00-13.00, Wet & Wild

register interest here

Hadleigh Pool & Leisure

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

‘bookings will go live 21st June

Tuesday 23rd July

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Floats&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 24th July 

Floats&fun 10.30-11.30
Float&fun 16.00-17.00

Tuesday 30th July

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Floats&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 31st August

Floats&fun 10.30-11.30
Floats&fun 16.00-17.00

Tuesday 6th August

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Float&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 7th August

Float&fun 10.30-11.30
Float&fun 16.00-17.00

Tuesday 13th August

Wet&wild 12.00-13.00
Wet&wild 14.00-15.00

Tuesday 13th August

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Float&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 14th August

Float&fun 10.30-11.30
Float&fun 16.00-17.00

Tuesday 20th August

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Float&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 21st August

Float&fun 10.30-11.30
Float&fun 16.00-17.00

Tuesday 27th August

Wet&wild 11.30-12.30
Float&fun 14.15-15.15

Wednesday 28th August

Float&fun 10.30-11.30
Float&fun 16.00-17.00

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Haverhill Leisure Centre

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

Bookings will go live 28th June

Tuesday 23rd   July: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 23rd July: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 30th July: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 30th July: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 06th August: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 06th August: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 13th August: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 13th August: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 20th August: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 20th  August: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 27th August: 12.00-13.00 Floats and Fun
Tuesday 27th  August: 1.00-14.00 Floats and Fun

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Mildenhall Hub

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

bookings will go live 28th June

Tuesday 23rd July 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun
Tuesday 30th  July 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun
Tuesday 06th August 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun
Tuesday 13th August 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun
Tuesday 20th August 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun
Tuesday 27th August 10.00-11.00am Floats and Fun

register interest here

Newmarket Leisure Centre

FREE SWIM & LUNCH SESSIONS:

Bookings will go live 28th June

Thursday 25th July 10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun
Thursday 01st August 10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun
Thursday 8th August 10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun
Thursday 15th August 10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun
Thursday 22nd August  10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun
Thursday 29th August 10.30-11.30am Floats and Fun

register interest here

Suffolk county council
East Suffolk Council logo
Holiday Activity Fund
Babergh District Council
Department for Education
West Suffolk Council
Activities Unlimited

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