Join in the holiday fun with Healthy Holidays this Easter

With the Easter holidays starting next week, our Healthy Holidays clubs are back to provide fun activities and tasty food across Barnsley.

Funded by the Department for Education, the Easter Healthy Holiday clubs will be running from Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April, and Tuesday 11 April to Friday 14 April. The clubs are jam-packed with everything from fun, Easter-themed activities to arts and crafts, team sports, outdoor activities, 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.

This year there’s also the Healthy Holidays Easter festival, taking place on Wednesday 5 and Wednesday 12 April. Join us at Elsecar Heritage Centre for a fun-filled day where you can have fun with the Easter Bunny and try your hand at circus skills with Greentop Circus. Have a feast with our street food stalls, make crafts, play games, and more. Places at the Easter festival are open to all children aged 5 to 11 across Barnsley, and you can book onto the festival online at

Julia Burrows, Executive Director for Public Health and Communities, said: “Our Healthy Holidays clubs are a fantastic way for children and young people to get stuck in with fun activities, eat well, and make new friends outside of term time. We know that a lot of families are struggling right now with the rising cost of living, and we’re really pleased that the clubs will be back once again to help support those families and provide activities and food to children over the school break.”

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, you can find out more about the support available to you on the More Mon£y in Your Pocket webpage.

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