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Summer activities for children… coming to a town near you!

Published Monday, 08 July 2019

Children across the district will have a summer to remember as ENC teams up with Freedom Leisure and town/parish councils across the district to bring activities to local children from 5 - 23 August.

For three weeks during the school summer holidays, fully trained coaches will offer a variety of exciting sports, arts and crafts activities in towns and villages throughout East Northamptonshire, from Easton-on-the-Hill through to Higham Ferrers.

Each ‘Turn Up & Play’ session will run for two hours, cost £2 per child and a full list of locations and sessions can be found at

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said:

“Following on from the success of previous events, we are delighted to be partnering with Freedom Leisure and local councils in East Northamptonshire to offer a series of exciting Turn Up & Play sessions across the district.

ENC is committed to getting its residents more healthy and we hope that lots of children will be able to come along and learn a variety of new skills, whilst making friends and getting active this summer.”

Johnathan Rudland, East Northamptonshire Active Communities Manager agreed:

“Each of the two hour Turn Up & Play sessions will be run by a fully qualified, DBS checked leader and will offer high quality activities aimed at children aged 8 - 13.

For the more adventurous, we will be kicking off the summer with a very special Xplorer session at Rushden Hall Park from 11am - 1pm on 31 July, and further Xplorer sessions will run alongside the Turn Up & Play sessions from 3 August.

Myself and the Turn Up & Play team can’t wait to get out to as many towns and villages across East Northamptonshire as possible.”

For further information about the Turn Up & Play scheme, including locations and dates, please visit