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Summer Activities

Library Services

The library service holds regular sessions open to all children.

  • Read and Rhyme Time - fun sessions of songs, rhymes and stories for pre-school children,
  • Organised board games and bingo sessions for school aged children
  • Fun and creative sessions themed around the environment as part of the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Learning to code - a beginners guide to Microbits

You can find out more about each session on the St Helens Library Service Facebook page.

  Summer Reading Challenge

Be a Wild World Hero at St Helens Libraries this summer!

The Wild World Heroes are coming to a library near you! With a focus on nature, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge teams up with The World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading independent conservation organization.

Produced by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge celebrates reading, nature and action for the environment and encourages children aged 4-11 to challenge themselves to read 6 library books over the summer, preventing the summer reading ‘dip’.

As they read their six books, children collect stickers and after completing the challenge, they will receive a certificate and medal. Children who join the Wild World Heroes will learn how they can help their environment and be inspired to stand up for our planet.

St Helens Library Service has a widerange of awesome books and eBooks to help children complete the challenge, as well as a packed programme of fun, free events and activities over the summer, which includes lots of ideas for taking care of our planet. The Summer Reading Challenge keeps children reading over the summer break, building skills and confidence and celebrating Reading for Pleasure.

It is open to all children, free of charge. The challenge will be arriving online and at St Helens Libraries this July! Children can join with their St Helens Library card -just visit your local library for more information. 


Leisure Services

If you looking for a new place to entertain the kids? Then Willowbees is perfect for you! With plenty of room to run around, children of all ages are bound to enjoy Willowbees. The play structure is aimed at children up to age 11, with a soft play area for the younger ones. We really have everything! Willowbees is based within Newton le Willows Health and Fitness and open 7 days a week. Prices start from £4.

Go Active have sports pitches and courts available to hire, coaching sessions and swimming sessions that can be booked. Visit the website for more information.


Children’s Centres

Children's Centre activities

There will be a wide range of activities taking place at St Helens Children’s Centres over the summer including:

  • Crafts activities
  • Cooking sessions
  • Sports days
  • Messy Masstravaganza’s
  • Opportunities to learn new skills

Please visit the Children’s Centre Facebook page for more information and how to book a place.