Join in the Christmas fun at our Healthy Holidays clubs

With Christmas on the way, our Healthy Holidays clubs are back to support children across Barnsley.

Following on from the success of our October programme, the clubs offer plenty of holiday fun with a delicious, healthy meal also provided.

Funded by the Department for Education, the Christmas Healthy Holiday clubs run from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 December, with a range of activities taking place across the borough. Each club includes a range of fun, winter-themed activities for children to enjoy, such as arts and crafts, igloo building, gymnastics, team sports, outdoor activities, a Santa dash, and much more.

The clubs are free to attend for children aged five to 16 who receive free school meals. Take a look at our webpage to find out more about the clubs available and how you can book a place.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “We’re really pleased to be running our Healthy Holiday clubs again over Christmas, to help support families and offer fun Christmas-themed activities for children over the school break. Christmas is a great time for many families, but we also know that the festive period can be difficult, and we’re proud that Healthy Holidays is back to support those families who might need it. I really urge families to have a look at the clubs available and make the most of the fun holiday activities on offer.”

You can find out more about the programme at barnsley.gov.uk/HealthyHolidays. Keep an eye out on the council's social media for more on what’s on over the Christmas holidays.

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