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Summer Holiday Survival Guide

Schools out for Summer! And we've put together a guide to help you through the next six weeks. Shame we can't promise bright sunshine throughout!

Take a look at our family-friendly attractions, or engage their brains with an educational day of fun at a museum.

Make time for a seaside classic of Fish and Chips and if you've got room enjoy a Sweet Treat too. Don't worry we won't judge!

However you decide to spend your time in Southend our Summer Holiday guide will help make your visit unforgettable.

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Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is ‘Gadgeteers’; a Challenge that’s all about science and innovation!

From Saturday 16 July – Wednesday 31 August 2022, children are invited to join the Gadgeteers in using their curiosity and imagination to understand the science behind a whole range of interests, from fashion and technology to cooking and music.

You can take part at any of our 6 libraries across Southend, for full details of our venues please visit our website. Gadgeteers Volunteers will be on hand from 10am – 2pm each day to chat to your children about the books they have read.

If you are unable to visit the library, children can participate in an alternative online Challenge at:

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