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Popular summer play scheme is returning to Great Wakering

12 July 2018
Adults and children with a selection of toys in the community centre.

A popular play scheme jam-packed with activities for children is set to return to an Essex village next month.

The Great Wakering Summer Play Scheme, with funding from Sanctuary Housing, will take place for its 34th consecutive year between Monday 6 and Friday 10 August.  

The volunteer-led sessions, costing just £2 per child each day, will run between 10am and 12.30pm, and are available for children up to 11 years old.

Exciting activities, including swing boats and roundabouts, will be on offer at the community centre at the old school on Great Wakering High Street.

The venue, which has capacity for around 200 children, will also host a range of indoor and outdoor sports, games, arts and crafts and cooking, meaning there will be something for everybody no matter what the weather.

Chris Silvey, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “This very successful community-led project provides a fun-filled experience for local families.”

Kevin Stibbards, chairman of the play scheme, added: “We are gearing up for an exciting week ahead. A lot is scheduled and we look forward to seeing some old and new faces this year.”

Advance registration is advisable to secure your child a place at the play scheme. Forms are available from the local library and schools. Places may also be available on the day.

Please note that children under five must be accompanied by an adult. For further information, or if you would like to volunteer at the event, please call 01702 217 047.

This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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