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Yorkshire Building Society to host free events for kids over half term

Joanna Faith
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Joanna Faith

If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids over half term, how about taking them to a free financial education session?

Yorkshire Building Society is hosting special free financial education events for children aged 5-11 during October half term.

More than 50 branches across the UK are taking part in the initiative.

Children will be able to participate in one of the Society’s Money Minds sessions run by staff members.

Gary Fowler, director of distribution at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We know holidays can be an expensive time for families so we wanted to offer some fun and free activities for children around the country. Learning how to effectively manage finances is a vital life skill.

“We really want to engage children, parents and grandparents in the area to help them start conversations about money and pass on their knowledge. These sessions will enable them to test and expand their vocabulary and understanding of money through our activities.

Here’s a full list of where and when the sessions take place:

Yorkshire Building Society Branch Event details
Edinburgh 14th October 10am-11am
Glasgow 17th October 2pm-4pm
Wigan 21st – 25th October 10am-12pm
Croydon 21st and 22nd October 2.30pm-3.30pm
Gainsborough 21st October 10am-3pm
Plymouth 21st October 2pm-4pm
Bolton 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 25th October 10am-4pm
Norwich 22nd and 24th October 10am-12pm
Great Yarmouth 22nd and 24th October 2-4pm
Stockport 22nd October 2pm-4pm
Barnstaple Local Agency 23rd October 10am-12pm
Chatham 23rd October 10am-1pm
Ilford 23rd October 10am-1pm
Cheltenham 23rd October 10am-2pm
Ipswich 23rd October 11am – 3pm
Cromer 24th October 10am -12pm
Harrow 24th October 11am-1pm
Ealing 24th October 9am-4pm
Peterborough 25th October 10am-12pm
Bury St Edmunds 25th October 10am-12pm
Shipley 28th October 10.30am-11.30m and 2.30pm-3.30pm, 31st October 10.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-3.30pm
Huddersfield 28th October 11am-12pm
Ripon 28th October 2pm-3pm, 29th October 10am-11am, 30th October 2pm-3pm
Scarborough 28th October 2pm-3pm, 29th October 10am-11am, 30th October 2-3pm
Selby 28th, 29th and 30th October 2pm-3pm
Malton 28th October, 30th October, 1st November 10am-11am and 29th October, 31st October 1pm-2pm
Beverley 29th and 30th October 11am-12pm
Cardiff 29th and 31st October 10.30am-3.30pm
Hull 29th and 31st October 10am-12pm
Honley 29th October 10.30am-11.30am
Birmingham 29th October 10.30am-12pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Woking 29th October 10am – 12pm
Cleckheaton 29th October 10am-12pm
Newcastle 29th October 11am-12pm
Ilkley 29th October 11am-12pm
Warrington 29th October 11am-12pm
Doncaster 29th October 9.30am-2pm
Wetherby 29th October 10-11am
Bristol 30th and 31st October 10am-3pm
Woolton 30th October 10am-12pm
Skipton 30th October 10am-12pm
Oldham 30th October 10am-3pm
Brighton 30th October 10am-3pm
Rothwell 30th October 11am-3pm, 1st November 11am-2pm
Dewsbury 30th October 11am-1pm
Ashton 30th October 2pm-4pm and 31st October 10am-12pm
Liverpool 30th October 9.30am-1pm
Kingston 31st October 10.30am-12pm
Pontefract 31st October 9.30am-12pm
Harrogate 30th October 10am-2pm
Castleford 1st November 10am-11am
Barnsley 1st November 10am-12pm
Wakefield 1st November 10am-2pm
Northallerton 1st November 11am-12pm
Holmfirth 1st November 2pm-4pm