Child's play - are you in these holiday playscheme photos?

Playscheme at Hadleigh High School from August 1995

A playscheme at Hadleigh High School from August 1995 - Credit: Archant

Did you have fun at holiday playschemes as a youngster?

Youngsters with the Ipswich YMCA summer playscheme enjoying themselves in Christchurch Park in 2002. 

Youngsters with the Ipswich YMCA summer playscheme enjoying themselves in Christchurch Park in 2002. - Credit: Jerry Turner/Archant

Today we are looking back at some of the varied activities organised by these schemes over the years.

Ipswich YMCA holiday playscheme in July 1979

Ipswich YMCA holiday playscheme in July 1979 - Credit: Archant

Photos here were taken around the area and range from the 1970s through to the early 2000s.

A YMCA holiday playscheme at Shotley in February 1989

A YMCA holiday playscheme at Shotley in February 1989 - Credit: Archant

At spring and summer sessions in particular, the emphasis tends to be on outdoor play - weather permitting, of course.

Playing ball at Glemsford holiday playscheme in August 1993

Playing ball at Glemsford holiday playscheme in August 1993 - Credit: Archant

Our gallery includes children playing in parks, using a giant ball, and getting soaked in energetic water fights.

Children having fun at Stowmarket Middle School playscheme in August 1980

Children having fun at Stowmarket Middle School playscheme in August 1980 - Credit: Archant


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But there are also some indoor activities - including "snow" falling at one summer playscheme in Eye.

Youngsters at the Needham Market playscheme enjoy a water fight

Youngsters at the Needham Market playscheme enjoy a water fight in August 1990 - Credit: Archant

Can you spot yourself having fun, or any family members or friends?

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If these photos bring back memories, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order copies of photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Snow in August at Hartismere playscheme at Eye in 2006

Snow in August at Hartismere playscheme at Eye in 2006 - Credit: Owen Hines/Archant


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