City Council funds free activities for children and young people this Easter

Cllr Nplan with the team at Curly Tails pig sanctuary

Pictured: Cllr Zoe Nolan with staff and volunteers at Curly Tails Pig Sanctuary in Newton Longville, which homes unwanted pets, and is one of many providers involved in the City Council’s spring activity week

A programme of FREE activity sessions and food during the Easter school holidays is being organised by MK City Council to help families with children in receipt of benefit-related free school meals. 

Between 3 – 6 April, a huge range of indoor and outside activities will be on offer, from egg hunts to cinema trips, adventure golf, team sports and baking.  There’s even the opportunity to visit to MK’s only pig sanctuary which homes a variety of unwanted pets. 

The full activity programme of more than 7,000 individual sessions, developed and funded by the City Council, is now available to view online.

Eligible families simply need to contact providers directly to make a booking, using the details in the programme.  Most of the activities are four-hour sessions and include nutritious, healthy meals. Full details are stated on the programme.  All event providers will be able to cater their events for young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

Once again we’ve worked with local organisations to put on a programme with something special for children of all ages, as we want to help families who might be struggling over the school holidays. The spring programme is packed full of exciting activities and our new online booking system makes it even easier to get involved.
- Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families

The City Council is working with 40 local clubs, schools, charities and organisations to provide the activities alongside events offered by its own Children and Family Centres and Music Hub.

Visit to learn more about the Spring activity programme.