Families invited to picnic

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A COMMUNITY picnic on a school playing field in Bury St Edmunds will herald a week of activities during half term on Tuesday.

Next week is family week, and to celebrate a picnic is being held on the Howard Primary School playing fields from 11am to 3pm.

Families of all ages are invited to bring a picnic and join in with entertainment including a bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, Scalextrics, football, rounders, golf, and a tug of war.

More than 300 people went to the first community picnic held last year and the feedback was very positive.

Research shows the average family spends just 45 minutes a day together and the picnic aims to bring families together.

Meanwhile, Abbeycroft Leisure centre will be holding holiday camps from 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday in athletics, cycling, raft building, badminton, dodgeball, racket sports, table tennis and more They cost £7.50 for a morning or afternoon session, £14 for a whole day, or £50 for the whole week – bookings must be made in advance on 01284 753496. For more information visit www.acleisure.com