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Get those chopsticks working during half-term fun

Wednesday, 1st February 2012.

A chopstick eating competition, Chinese-themed arts and crafts sessions, movies and Just Dance session are just some of the activities at Haverhill Leisure Centre this half-term.

Kid City has a full programme of entertainment to keep the kids occupied this school holiday including a chopstick eating competition running every day throughout the half-term holiday (13 -17 Feb).

Children will be challenged to eat their five-a-day using chopsticks under the watchful eye of centre mascot Scales the Dragon. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week for the fastest times.

This year is the Chinese year of the dragon and on Tuesday, from 3pm to 4pm, children will get the chance to make Chinese lanterns, hats, handprint dragons, plus Chinese fish and dragon masks.

On Wednesday, from 10am, Hollywood comes to Haverhill as Kid City is transformed into a cinema for Movie Magic Time with a Chinese/dragon theme.

The popular game Just Dance will be on the big screen at Kid City on Thursday, from 1pm to 3pm, where children can take part and show off their moves with staff and Scales the Dragon.

Plus there’s athletics, cycling, swimming, team sports, football, basketball, laser blast, golf, squash, tennis and dance mats on offer at the centre’s holiday camps.

The holiday camps for children aged eight and over will take place every day from Monday, February 13, to Friday, February 17, from 9am to 5pm. Children can take part in the camps for a morning or afternoon, a whole day or even the whole week.

There are lots of different activities to choose from each day and a range of indoor activities for adverse weather conditions.

Amelia Epton, Abbeycroft’s children and young people programme manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer a varied half-term programme. In Kid City this half-term we have a Chinese-theme including a chopstick eating competition which should be great fun, if a little messy, and Chinese-themed arts and crafts.

“Our holiday camps are always popular and provide a great affordable childcare solution for working parents.”

The holiday camps cost £7.50 for a morning or afternoon session, additional children £6 each. For the whole day it costs £14 per child, £11.20 each for additional children and £62.50 for the week, with additional children at £50 per child.

Parents need to provide lunch and swimwear and can take advantage of an early drop off at 8.30am for an extra £2.50 per child, booked in advance.

Bookings must be made in advance at the Leisure Centre or by calling 01440 702548. Visit Abbeycroft’s website for more information at www.acleisure.com

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