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

08:30-17:30

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
Brandon
Mildenhall

Haverhill
Newmarket

Stowmarket

FAMILY PARK COOKING

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Family Park Cooking

Adults 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

Each Family will receive a food box containing all the ingredients for a Christmas Dinner and Boxing Day lunch

Select your preferred location:

TEEN CHALLENGE

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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, for just £10 per child.

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.

New dates coming in 2024!

Activities Unlimited – Empowering Adventure, Unleashing Fun!

SELECT ‘EXTREME ADVENTURE DAYS’ FROM THE DROPDOWN BELOW TO BOOK


FREE SWIM & LUNCH (HAF)

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Free Swim & Lunch

We’re offering limited FREE swimming sessions to support children who are entitled to free school meals.
Sessions are available to those aged 5-16. The rest of the family can now swim for FREE with their children!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

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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 sessions & a 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 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 SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Easter Half Term swim and lunch sessions available: TBC. To avoid disappointment, and receive notification when bookings are available please register your interest by clicking HERE

Bury Leisure Centre

FREE SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Tuesday April 2nd- 12:00- 13:00
Thursday April 4th- 12:00-13:00
Tuesday April 9th-  Two sessions 11am-12:00 & 13:30-14:30

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Hadleigh Pool & Leisure

FREE SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Easter Half Term swim and lunch sessions available: TBC. To avoid disappointment, and receive notification when bookings are available please register your interest by clicking HERE

Haverhill Leisure Centre

FREE SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Tuesday 2nd April – 12:00–13:00 – Floats and Fun
Thursday 4th April – 11:15–12:30 – Floats and Fun
Monday 8th April – 12:30–13:45 – Floats and Fun
Friday 12th April – 12:30–13:30 – Floats and Fun

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Mildenhall Hub

FREE SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Monday 1st April -10.30.11.30
Tuesday 2nd april-10.30- 11.30
Monday 8th April -10.30- 11.30
Tuesday 9th April -10.30-11.30

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Newmarket Leisure Centre

FREE SWIMMING SESSIONS:

Wednesday 3rd April – 9:15–10:15 – Floats and Fun
Friday 5th April – 10:45–11:45 – Floats and Fun
Wednesday 10th April – 9:15–10:15 – Floats and Fun
Friday 12th April – 10:45–11:45 – Floats and Fun

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Have you or your child recently attended one of our funded holiday activities? Then we’d love to know what you think! We value your feedback as it enables us to help make positive changes to the programme, which ensures that your child has the best experience possible.

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West Suffolk Council
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