Free activities for children and young people this April

By Matthew Shannon March 11, 2024

Media Release 

Free activities for children and young people this April

Everybody Health & Leisure [Everybody] based in Cheshire East, are delighted to announce they have a funded gym and swim membership and free places on their multi activity days during the Easter holidays, for children and young people in receipt of benefits-related free school meals.

These free places are being funded by Cheshire East Council as part of the Department for Education holiday activity and food programme (HAF).

Free Teen Membership – ages 14 – 16 years 

Young people can get unlimited access to Everybody’s gyms and swimming pools between 1st April – 30th April 2024.

  • Available at 15 Everybody Leisure Centres* including Macclesfield, Crewe and Congleton
  • Includes personalised programme with a qualified instructor

Funded Multi Activity Days – ages 8 – 13 years 

  • Available at Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Congleton Leisure Centre and Macclesfield Leisure Centre 
  • Multi Activity Days provide a range of fun activities including, Swimming, Football, Benchball and lots more multi sports, for children and young people during the school holidays
  • 9.00am – 3:30pm each day, with drop off available from 8:45am at no extra cost

(Limited spaces are available and booking is essential)

Keith Rogers, Youth Participation & Talent Lead at Everybody Health & Leisure shares:

“We are extremely proud to be able to offer these funded places again this year, during the Easter holidays and for the month of April. We know how important it is for children and young people to be active throughout the holiday periods as it has both mental and physical benefits”.

Douglas Hubbert, Business Development Manager at Cheshire East Council shared:

“We are really pleased to have Everybody Health & Leisure onboard again, the teen offer is a great addition to their existing HAF programme, which is supporting young people to have fun, stay safe and keep active during April”.

If you would like to find out more about Everybody’s Free Teen Membership, please visit:  or their multi activity days

For any questions please email: [email protected]


Notes to Editor

The HAF programme provides free activities during the main school holidays to children and young people in receipt of benefit-related free school meals, funded by the Department for Education as part of the government’s HAF programme being delivered across Cheshire East.

Free Teen Membership – To use Everybody’s Gym facilities at any site for general use you must be 14 years old or above (compulsory activation 14-15 years)

*Please note this does not include Everybody @ Alderley Park – T’s & C’s Apply

Everybody Health & Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure

Media Contact

Name: Matt Shannon

Organisation: Everybody Health & Leisure

Email: [email protected]