Free time for kids in Spalding as new school term draws near

Youngsters at The Birds pub in Spalding are entertained by Wizzy's Magic Party Show.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Youngsters at The Birds pub in Spalding are entertained by Wizzy's Magic Party Show. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Youngsters had a choice of entertainment to choose from in Spalding just a week before they go back to school.

Spalding Baptist Church ran its annual Holiday Club for four to 11-year-olds which took on a theme of Polar Explorers.

Children show off craftwork they made at Spalding Baptist Church's Holiday Club with the help of adults Bernard Klompas and Avril Rogers.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Children show off craftwork they made at Spalding Baptist Church's Holiday Club with the help of adults Bernard Klompas and Avril Rogers. Photo by Tim Wilson.

More than 70 children enjoyed a week full of arts and crafts, drama, games, stories and a chance to share what they had learned with parents and grandparents.

Judy Taylor, one of the organisers, said: “The kids had a fantastic time and we had some lovely comments from the children and their parents about how much they had enjoyed it and how grateful they were that we had put the Holiday Club on free of charge.

“Nearly all of the parents came to see what was happening and we had more than 30 helpers as well to put the week on.”

Meanwhile, a week of fun and activities took place at The Birds pub in Spalding to mark the opening of its new outdoor play area.

The kids had a fantastic time and we had some lovely comments from them and their parents to say how much they had enjoyed it and how grateful they were that we had put the Holiday Club on free of charge.

Judy Taylor, Spalding Baptist Church Holiday Club

A coffee morning, children’s magic show and disco, barbecue, car boot sale and family fun day were organised to also raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Landlords Darren and Kerrie Eveleigh said: “We wanted to do something that would show the people of Spalding what The Birds was all about which is families and fun.”

A youngster enjoys a children's magic show at The Birds, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

A youngster enjoys a children's magic show at The Birds, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.