The Red Balloon Foundation are currently working alongside Hutton & Shenfield Union Church to develop a variety of new children's and youth ministry projects. 

If you are interested in RBF working with your church or organisation to develop similar programmes, please contact





Magnificent mondays

School Holiday 2019/2020 PLAYSCHEMES

9-12noon or 9-3pm

£6 per session/£12 per full day

17th February, 6th April 2020 (further dates coming soon!)

 Hutton & Shenfield Union Church

Booking via Clubsbuddy -

RBF are working with the team from Hutton & Shenfield Union Church to run "Magnificent Mondays" for primary age children on each Monday of each school holiday throughout the year, except where these Mondays fall on a Public Holiday (e.g., May Half Term).

This full day experience will see children aged from Reception through to School Year 6 take part in a wide variety of activities including drama, construction, art and craft, sports, challenges and games all themed around adventures from the Bible.

Thanks to the generous support of the church, we are able to offer a 50% discount on places for families who in receipt of childcare tax credits, out of work benefits or are allocated the pupil premium at school. In addition, where multiple siblings are attending, after the first sibling pays full price all subsequent children can access a half price place.

£5 of the session cost is a fixed fee and the additional £1 is an optional donation to the wider work of the Foundation, and, if you are a UK taxpayer, we can also reclaim an additional 25p from the government at no cost to yourself through the Gift Aid scheme. If you would prefer to not make the donation, please contact us by email and we will make the necessary arrangements for your registration to be processed. Please note that due to this activity not falling under our OFSTED registrations that we are unable to accept Childcare Vouchers as payment for this particular playscheme.

To register your child, click here to launch our Clubsbuddy registration system. If your child has attended an RBF activity before, you can login using your username and password, or if they are new to RBF you will need to create a new account before signing up.


Once you are into the Clubsbuddy interface, choose 'Registrations' then select 'Activities in Partnership with Hutton & Shenfield Union Church' and you should find everything you need!

Any issues, just drop us an email - 

Swipe/click to the left and right on the box below to find out more information about the activity

What is a playscheme?

For RBF, our playschemes (aka Holiday Clubs) are designed to be opportunities for children to creatively explore new ideas, meet new friends and learn new skills. Each three hour session generally follows a similar structure so children feel safe and know what to expect, but within that we include a great deal of variety to ensure they are constantly stimulated and if there's an activity happening that isn't their favourite, they don't need to worry because another opportunity will be along shortly!

A typical three hours would be structured as follows:

9-9:40- Free Choosing 'Arrival Activities' (lunchtime for PM sessions)

9:40-10:15 - Gathered Time for Stories, Songs and Challenges

10:15-10:30 - Snack Break (provided)

10:30-11:30 - Rotations (children generally complete three/four activities in small groups which might include games/sports, teamwork challenges, drama, story reflection time, art & craft, cookery and more...)

11:30-12 - Gathered Time for Plenary and Challenges

Where numbers allow, we often differentiate our rotation activities for older children in Years 5/6 offering a special programme or certain activities just for them and, weather permitting, will often take groups off site for treasure hunts, trips to local parks for outdoor games, etc.

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