Greater Manchester & Cheshire

Half-term fun in Langley

More than 100 people flocked to Langley on Wednesday 20 February to enjoy free family activities to help beat the half-term boredom.

The ‘Let’s Get Together’ event was held at the Burnside Community Centre to celebrate culture and diversity across the borough.

The worshipful Civic Mayor of Rochdale Cllr Mohammed Zaman officially opened the event with a range of free activities on offer, including plate spinning, stilt walking, face painting and glitter tattoos.

Local service providers Mantra and Better Health 4 Middleton, also set up information stalls to promote their services.

The free event was organised by Onward Homes, Riverside and Burnside Centre with support from local partners. 

Local resident, Toni Walsh, said: “It was helpful to find out about the services provided in my area. The kids had a lovely day and there was loads for them to do as well. Thank you.”

Shoab Akhtar, Social Investment Specialist at Onward, said: “We wanted to host an event to bring the community together to raise awareness of different service providers and also to have activities for families during half term. It was really great to see the families getting involved, trying new skills and having fun.”