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Things to do at half term

It's not always easy to find half-term activities, so we've compiled a a little list of providers and activities that it might be worth looking at. Many thanks to our friends at Waltham Forest Parents Forum who originally gathered much of this information.

Don't forget - if you find a really good activity, or a helpful organisation that we don't have listed tell us about it by mailing

General events for young people in Waltham Forest

 The London Borough of Waltham Forest Winter Days (pdf) brochure provides a good directory of mainstream events and goings-on up until the end of February.  This is a mainstream resource, however so it is worth phoning first to see whether they can accommodate your child's needs.

The Borough has recently reorganised its childrens services Web into a childrens service directory.


LDX (formerly known as Waltham Forest Mencap)

If you have short break hours to use at half term, LDX have have two strands running:

  • Fusion ( age 13-18) is running on Monday 16th and 17th Feb
  • Playscheme( age 5-12) running Wed 18th, Thur, 19th and Friday 20th

Contact Gaye Studman for details
Tel: 020 3233 0855 or Mobile 07939 596690

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project

 Makes its sessions available to Waltham Forest Families, with or without shortbreak hours.

There are three activities lined up:

Monday 16 February 2015 - Multi sports camp – 10am to 3pm – £15

Join our sports camp for a day of activities. The coaching team will be putting on sports including trampolining, football, athletics and dodgeball. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Trampolining – 10am to 11am - £4
If you don’t fancy a whole day of activity then just join us for trampolining in the morning. Siblings welcome. Booking recommended. Limited spaces.
Debden Park High School, Willingale Road, Debden, Loughton, Essex IG10 2BQ

Tuesday 17 February 2015 - Own a pony morning – 10am to 12pm - £25 including hat hire

Enjoy a morning of riding and all the fun that comes with owning a pony. Learn how to groom, tack up and feed ‘your’ pony. Limited spaces,must book in advance. This session is only for children or young people with disabilities / SEN. Please wear suitable clothing.
Woodredon Equestrian Centre, Woodredon Farm Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3SX

Friday 20 February 2015 Yogini Tinies – 10am to 12pm - play, learn and share workshop – £8 per child

Learn yoga the Yogini Tinies way through story telling, music and creative play. This fun interactive session will help improve your child’s posture, core strength and muscle tone. Siblings welcome. Booking recommended. Limited spaces.
The Limes Centre, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5LP

For more information or to book a place on any of these sessions contact Olivia Worsfold

call 01992 564220 or 07711 014879