We offer a range of free and low cost after school and holiday activities for 0-5 year olds and parents and 5-13 year olds. These run from the main Zest Centre, our Zest for Sport building and in local parks.
No need to book – just come along and join in the fun. We run a variety of activities so there will be something for everyone.
In addition our pool offers fun sessions and swimming lessons.
‘My children have socialised, become active and learned new things. They have met children from other schools and cultures and developed friendships’
An important aspect of our work is to work with local partners to engage, work with and support local families to help improve parent/ child relationships, increase understanding of and confidence in addressing children’s behavioural issues and to increase knowledge about potential risks to young people, for example, gang exploitation.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact one of our team and we will do our best to provide you with information.
We are also working with local schools to help support local families to address and improve educational attainment.
If you are looking for support or for more activities for children during the current restrictions then please join Zest Children and Families Group on Facebook
Check this page in the couple of weeks before each school holiday to see what we’ll be up to!
Activities For You – view our timetable to see what’s on this week.
Children’s After-School Clubs at Zest
Mondays Play Club 4-5pm
Wednesdays Craft Club 4-5pm
Fridays Homework Club 3:30-5pm (online only until 8th October)
Our after-school clubs are aimed at children aged 4-12, though we are always happy to welcome older and younger siblings.
All our activities are open access, meaning there is no need to book. Just complete a participation form at your first session and then drop in to any session when you want to.
Children 6 and under must be supervised by an adult, children 7-9 must be dropped off and collected, children over 9 can come alone with written permission.
Our sessions are not bubbled, so children will mix between schools and class groups.
Please don’t bring your child if anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
We ask that for the time being only parents who are required to supervise younger children stay for the session.
Other adults are asked to drop off and collect children. We will make a parent’s waiting room available where possible, alternatively the library has space for parents to wait.
All of our equipment will be sanitised and/or quarantined between each session.
All of our staff are double vaccinated and take regular lateral flow tests.
Zest run a dedicated Early Years Volunteer Support service set up to deliver group support activities to families and children aged 0-5 years. Volunteers support and run activities for children and families in children’s centres and in the community, whilst also supporting and encouraging families to engage in positive activities and developing positive, professional relationships.
All volunteers will be provided with training and full support from our Early Years Project Officer, Lynn Wragg.