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

Cllr Zoe Nolan with Kelly who runs Petite Ponies

Pictured: Cllr Zoe Nolan with Kelly who runs Petite Ponies just outside Milton Keynes - they are one of many providers involved in the City Council’s spring activity week and offer dedicated experiences for children with special educational needs

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

Between 8 – 11 April, a huge range of indoor and outside activities will be on offer, from egg hunts to film making, gymnastics, team sports and baking.  There’s even the opportunity to visit Gulliver’s Land, ZSL Whipsnade or Petite Ponies, where children can spend time with a variety of wonderful animals.

The full activity programme of more than 8,200 individual sessions, developed and funded by the City Council, is now available to view online.

Eligible families can browse the programme and contact their chosen providers via the online booking system.  Most of the activities are four-hour sessions and include nutritious, healthy meals. All providers will be able to cater their events for young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

“Our Easter programme has something special for children of all ages, as we want to help families who might be struggling over the school holidays. There are loads of exciting activities and our online booking system makes it easy to get involved. A big thank you to our local providers who have worked with us to develop safe and engaging sessions for our young people.”
- Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families

The City Council is working with 25 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.

Cllr Zoe Nolan with a donkey at Petite Ponies