The summer holidays can be difficult when managing work and family life, so we have gathered together a range of events and activities, and money saving ideas to help:

Free events for children Essex, United Kingdom Free Kids Events | Eventbrite

Youth service Essex Summer Programme 2023

Essex Libraries- Ready, Set, Read – Big Summer Read

Library eBooks – Libby – Read books and magazines completely free via the Libby App –

Visit Essex

Kids Eat free or for a £1

Free and cheap days out with kids in Essex 

ActivAte Summer Holiday Clubs (Active Essex)

  • If your child/ren is eligible for benefit based free school meals, you will receive a WONDE e-Voucher by email or text, depending on your contact preferences with your school. Click the link on your e-Voucher to book your child directly onto a local club. If you are still waiting for your e-Voucher, please contact your school.
  • We offer limited spaces for young people who are not eligible for benefits based free school meals, but are from ‘low-income’ working families, may be vulnerable and/or experience inactivity and social isolation without access to this free support. To book your child/ren onto a local club, you will not receive an e-Voucher and you will need to contact the club directly by finding their contact details below.