Summer holiday fun

Did you know…….? 

Research shows that a love of books and reading with young children has a direct impact on how well they do at school. From pregnancy onwards your child can enjoy stories.

But reading doesn’t just have to be about books, children can enjoy reading in all sorts of forms – including comics, newspapers, shop signs, bus shelter messages etc.

So come and join us for our Comic Creations sessions taking place at your local children’s centre throughout the summer holidays, where we will be bringing comics and stories to life with our fun and interactive sessions for families with children aged two to seven.

Amazing Adventures

Be like Dora the Explorer and become an adventurer in the outdoors, creating maps, building dens and hunting for treasure.

Spectacular Superheroes

Superheroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes from Wonder Woman, to Spiderman, to the people who help us every day. Join in with lots of hero themed fun from obstacle courses to making a splash with water play.

Fantastic Fairytales

Just like your favourite Disney characters, enter a world of wonderment by making your own castle, creating potions and singing and dancing to your favourite songs.

Terrific Transport

Thomas the Tank Engine loves to travel and meet his friends and you can too with lots of activities including model making and pretend play.

Messy Monsters

There is always a monster or two in our favourite stories…come and be a messy one with us. Together we will create lots of mess with slime, paint and more.

Younger children

Have you got a baby or toddler, up to two years old and want to join in some fun activities? Then how about coming along to one of our Ready, Steady, Read play and learn sessions. You and your child will be able to partake in lots of fun story-based activities, just on a smaller scale for little ones.

Find out more

Look out for our summer timetable of activities in your local children’s centre. Full details are available on Slough Family Services website or email

For more information regarding activities to do with your child or how to book for summer holiday places for children aged three months to eight years, please call and speak to staff for more details on the below numbers.

(Please note that during the summer holidays we offer childcare places at Chalvey Grove, Monksfield Way, Romsey Close and Penn Road Children’s Centres).

Slough's children's centres

  • Chalvey Grove Children's Centre - 01753 574387
  • Elliman Avenue Children's Centre - 01753 896688
  • Monksfield Way Children's Centre - 01753 578691
  • Orchard Avenue Children's Centre - 01628 661789
  • Penn Road Children's Centre - 01753 574420
  • Romsey Close Children's Centre - 01753 540797
  • St Andrews Way Children's Centre - 01628 559085
  • Vicarage Way Children's Centre - 01753 684455
  • Wexham Road Children's Centre - 01753 533543
  • Yew Tree Road Children's Centre - 01753 527571

Getting ready for school – top tip

Lessen the anxiety for a child going to a new school. Walk past the new school with your child during the summer holiday. Get them ready with the routine so it is not so daunting in September.

Try this activity

Over the summer, try doing different activities with your children. Why not make a delicious fruit kebab with different fruits chopped up? It gets your child used to food preparation and teaches them healthy food habits.

Parents can encourage their children to keep up with their learning over the summer, continue to read together and find educational talking points when out and about.

See our next article for more summer holiday activity ideas.


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