GREENWICH council has invited children across the borough ahead of this Christmas to their newly introduced holiday scheme.

The scheme, Holiday Food and Fun, is returning to Greenwich after a “successful” summer project.

The aim of the project is to help children and their parents to be "more active" over the holidays.

The council says children aged between four and 16 who receive free school meals can attend the holiday clubs.

A spokesperson for Greenwich council said: “Children who receive free school meals in Royal Greenwich will be invited to holiday clubs across the borough for festive fun this December.

“Spaces are available for young people, so parents do not have to stress over childcare during the school holidays."

The Holiday club spaces will be available for children from December 20 to December 30.

Cabinet member for Children and Young People, councillor Matt Morrow, said: “Times are tough for many families and the added pressure of Christmas shouldn’t be made worse by trying to pay for things to do or find childcare.

“We had excellent feedback for our Holiday Food and Fun scheme in the summer and I urge parents and carers to get in touch with our fantastic providers to book their child’s space while they can.”

The council says parents should directly contact their preferred club to book a place.

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