As part of our commitment to supporting children and families, we have created the below directory of resources we believe are useful in keeping children engaged in activities, aiding their development and ensuring that a focus remains on leading a healthy and nutritional lifestyle.
In the below table, you will find links to resources that provide information on local services, family support, activity ideas, tips on leading a healthy and fitter lifestyle and more. Just click on any of the below to explore these free resources!
|Family Information Service||To view local support for families, please visit your local authorities website. You can do this by either searching 'family information service' on your web browser or by clicking the link provided.||Family Information Service|
|Holiday Clubs||View the range of activities we have for the upcoming school holiday and our sample timetable!||Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs|
|Healthy Eating & Nutrition Advice||Make healthy choices at home with our tips for nutrition and following a healthy lifestyle!||EK At Home|
|At Home Activity Ideas||Over the school holidays, it’s important that children stay engaged, entertained and active – all whilst having fun! That’s why, whether your child is joining us at an Energy Kidz holiday club or staying at home, we want to ensure that we can still support them and their development with a large range of activities that can all be done at home.||EK At Home|
|100 Summer Activities Booklet||Our Summer of Fun booklet is full of activities to keep the whole family entertained this summer. We know that parenting during the summer holidays can be challenging, the children are beaming at the idea of having six whole weeks off school, and parents wonder how they will keep the children entertained; well, parents, do not fear. We are here to help! In this booklet, you will find arts and craft activities, outdoor activities, physical activities, wellbeing activities, science experiments and activities that will encourage your child to thrive.||100 Summer Activities Booklet|
|Craft Activity Ideas||Find here hundreds of free craft ideas and printables for children and grown-ups!||Baker Ross Craft Ideas|
|Kids Eat Free||Money Saving Central have composed a list of places where kids can eat free during the 2022 school holidays! Click the link to find out the list for the current/upcoming holiday period.||Money Saving Central|
|Change4Life||A range of Change4Life leaflets, and digital resources are available including information about sugar consumption and reduction, the Eatwell Guide and Top Tips for Top Kids.||Change4Life|
|Yoga Activity||Take part in some fun yoga activities that the whole family can enjoy!||Yoga Activity|
|GoNoodle||This link will take you to a large library of resources from movement-based activities for children to bedtime routines that will help children to unwind.||Movement Activities & Bedtime Routines|
|Budget-Friendly Meals||Here you can get some meal inspiration using this budget-friendly recipe picker!||Budget Friendly Meals|
|Eatwell Guide||Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food. It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group.||Eatwell Guide|
|Healthy Lunch Ideas||Whether it's hearty soups, "cheat" pizzas, delicious fresh wraps and rolls, or veggie sarnies with a sunny side, a healthier lunch doesn't need to be difficult.||Lunch Recipes|
|Healthy Living Booklet||Achieving for Children have created this booklet which helps to keep children healthy, fit and active. This provides information for families which helps and supports them to encourage a healthy happy lifestyle for children||Healthy Living Booklet|
*Signposting & Referrals for Children and Families – All Local Authorities provide information, signposting or referrals to other services and support that benefit children and families. Please visit your local Council services (search online – ‘my local authority or local Family / Children Information Services’) for useful links, support on all subjects including Childcare, SEND support, Housing, Benefits and Funding, Wellness and parent support.