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Free summer activities for children starts this week

Posted by East Suffolk Communities Team on 8 August 2019 | Comments

Young people in Saxmundham and Leiston can enjoy free summer activities throughout August – starting this week!

The free summer activities are organised by Access Community Trust in partnership with East Suffolk Council, Leiston Abby, Gootsars, Procorda, Leiston Town Council and Suffolk County Council.

Beginning this week, the activities will take place every Monday and Tuesday in Saxmundham and every Wednesday and Thursday in Leiston – running until Tuesday 27 August.

The activities will run from 11am to 3pm and include football, tag rugby, rounders, tennis, basketball, bush craft, arts and music. Children in receipt of free school meals will receive a free packed lunch.

Cllr Letitia Smith, East Suffolk’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism said:

“It is great to see these summer activities being offered to children in the area – giving them the chance to get outside in the sunshine, be active and stay occupied over the summer holidays.”

The schedule for the free summer activities:


Memorial Field – 11am drop off

Waterloo Road School site – 11am drop off

Bank Building – 12.30pm lunch

Leiston Abbey – 12.30pm lunch

Bank Building – 3pm pick up

Leiston Abbey – 3pm pick up


Monday 12 August

Wednesday 7 August (*at Old College)

Tuesday 13 August

Thursday 8 August (*at Old College)

Monday 19 August

Wednesday 14 August

Tuesday 20 August

Thursday 15 August

Monday 26 August

Wednesday 21 August

Tuesday 27 August

Thursday 22 August

For more details, or to book a space, contact Keith Turner on keith.turner@accessct.org or 07554 454946.