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Easter Holiday Activity Programme 2018

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Here you can find out about what exciting activities and events that are running in Waltham Forest throughout the Easter break. There really is something for everyone including amazing arts and crafts, dazzling dramatics and outdoor adventures!

This year Waltham Forest Council is running FREE family sessions for 5 to 11 year olds and more FREE activities for 11 to 19 year olds (25 for children with SEND). This means that there is always something fun to do across the borough during Easter!

To help you plan your Easter and find what is best suited to you just click the sections below to view more information or download the Easter Holiday Activity Booklet 2018.pdf (787 KB).

You can also view a listing of holiday activities from other providers here.

Free families sessions for 5 to 11 years

child and father doing arts and crafts

This Easter we have a wide range of free exciting activities across the borough available for you to enjoy with your family. The sessions will provide opportunities for children to try new things and learn new skills, whilst having fun and making new friends.

All sessions are led by play workers, with specialist workshops provided by professionals from a variety of local organisations. Most activities run for 45 minutes to enable all children to be able to try everything on offer during each session, and allow families to join at any time throughout the session.

Activities that are provided throughout these sessions are suitable and designed for children aged 5 – 11.

Details of the dates and times of these activities are below so you can plan your time throughout Easter. You can also download the free Easter Holiday Activity Booklet from the top of this page to find out about the different types of activities on offer.

Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 13th April 2018


10am to 12.30pm

1.30pm to 4pm

North (Chingford)

St Marys RC Primary School
Station Road
E4 7BJ

Ainslie Wood Primary School
140 Ainslie Wood Road
E4 9DD


Chapel End Infants School,
4 Roberts Road, E17 4LS

Coppermill Primary School, Edward Road,
E17 6PB


Greenleaf Primary School
80 Greenleaf Road
E17 6QW


(Leyton / Leytonstone)

Buxton School
Terling Close
E11 3NT

George Tomlinson Primary School
Harrington Road
E11 4QN

Free activities for 11 to 19 years

children playing

This Easter we have a wide range of free activities for older children aged 11 to 19 years across the borough for you to enjoy.

All activities are inclusive of children with SEN and/or disabilities, however if your child has additional needs please contact us on 020 8496 3000 before booking so we can ensure the provider can meet the needs of your child.

The courses will provide an opportunity to learn new skills, try new activities and meet new friends. Booking is essential so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Book a place on an exciting Easter activity now

Whats on at your local Children and Family Centre?

Children and Family Centres are a great place to learn, play and enjoy. Every family with children under five in Waltham Forest is invited to register at their nearest Children and Family Centre to take advantage of the many services and activities being offered. This Easter, all Children and Family Centres in Waltham Forest are offering an exciting range of free and chargeable activities such as baby clinics, rhyme time and parent toddler groups. 

To find out more visit the main Children and Family Centres page on the Waltham Forest Directory.

Holiday club providers in Waltham Forest

If you're looking for all day childcare, there are many holiday clubs open across the borough during the holidays. These clubs are open all day Monday to Friday.

A full list of holiday club providers can be found here

Don't forget, if you use an Ofsted registered Holiday Club you can receive help with you childcare costs if you are eligible. Visit GOV.UK for more information about tax credits, tax-free childcare, childcare vouchers and other support.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Waltham Forest's Local Offer is the one stop shop for all support and activities recommended by the parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities.

This includes dedicated Places to go, things to do sections for the below age groups.

0 to 5 years

5 to 11 years

11 to 19 years

19 to 25 years

All ages

Visit the Local Offer for information on all services and support available for children and young people with SEND.

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