Free Family Drop-in Christmas Decoration Workshop

Join us for our FREE family drop-in Christmas decoration workshop with local artist Penny Sobr from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 23rd December, suitable for all ages and all materials provided.

This activity is part of the Suffolk Holiday Activity Fund programme and if children aged 5-16 years are in receipt of free school meals, vouchers for the Bakery in the King’s Yard are available for lunch – please book in with your HAF details by sending an email to

There’s no need to book in advance for these sessions, just turn up on the day and head to reception to find out where the activities are being held. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.

We have teamed up with Suffolk County Council, West Suffolk Council, the Association for Suffolk Museums and the Department for Education for 2023’s The Holiday Activity and Food Fund Programme to deliver free nutritious picnic lunches to families eligible for Free School Meals. If families attending our Creative Holidays programme are eligible for Free School Meals from our local area, nutritious picnic lunches from The Bakery in the King’s Yard for children and young people aged 5-16 are available to book in advance by sending an email to Sarah at

What is The Holiday Activity & Food Fund Programme?

The Holiday Activity Fund Programme – also known as the HAF Programme – supports children and families in the school holidays. Outside of term-time, the HAF Programme provides healthy food and enriching activities to free school meal eligible children in every local authority in England. The Programme has been significantly expanded for 2023 and the National Horseracing Museum is proud to be involved in the 2023 holidays scheme. To find out more click here.

These picnic lunches are provided at no cost to recipients of Free School Meals.


Event Information

Saturday 23rd December 2023

11am - 3pm

Free of Charge - Limited Availability