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Half-term fun…..from the doorstep!

Release Date: 11 February 2021

There are a host of fun activities planned throughout half-term for children, young people and their families – all on the doorstep.   

Achieving for Children has a programme of virtual events to keep young minds busy. This includes online art, sports, music, parkour, cooking and photography sessions, as well as wellbeing support.  

In addition, Richmond libraries service has launched Cover Story, a book review competition for young people aged 11-14. Submit your winning book review and be in with the chance of winning a £20 book token.  

Visit Richmond has a host of other activities during half-term, including:

  • Starry, Starry Night – an online workshop with the Museum of Richmond about the universe and constellation
  • Making your own pottery kit at home with the Happy Potter in Teddington
  • How to make your own tote bag with Royal Parks
  • Young photographer competition with Marble Hill House 

Cllr Penny Frost, Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee for Richmond Council, said:  

“Keeping children and young people occupied during half-term is tough in any year, but this year brings the added challenges of lockdown.  

“For many families, parents will still have to work next week, so I hope that these ideas will give a small amount of inspiration that it is possible to have lots of fun – right in your own home.” 

For more information about activities during half-term, check the Visit Richmond website.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P066/21

Updated: 19 May 2021