There is a range of activities for children and young people across the district, including:
Unfortunately, we are unable to deliver holiday activities in person this summer. We are currently exploring alternative options and will update this page with further information.
Day camps take place during the Easter and summer school holidays and are delivered by trained activity leaders. The programme offers a wide range of activities including sports and arts for children aged 5-11. Leaders will supervise children throughout the day until they are collected by a nominated person. Each day, children will be offered a range of activities to ensure that all children can find something they will enjoy.
Free Sport Friday drop-in activity sessions take place every Friday for five weeks during the summer holidays.
These sessions are delivered by trained activity leaders who offer a range of sports and games including football, cricket, tug of war and giant snakes and ladders.
Sessions are free to children of all ages, but under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. No booking is required for these sessions.
This year's Playday (Wednesday 5 August) will focus on encouraging children, young people and their families to enjoy home-based activities. This is due to the social distancing restrictions that are currently in place. Therefore please note there will not be any communal, park-based events organised.
Further details of our plans for Playday will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.
Playday (co-ordinated by Play England) is a national event that celebrates children's right to play.
For more information, visit the National Playday website.
All activity leaders have received emergency first aid training and child protection training. All leaders have also had an Enhanced DBS check.
Day camps operate on a ratio of one Activity Leader to eight children.
Children should be dressed for activities such as painting, crafts and indoor/outdoor sports.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks (please pack plenty as it's a long day!)
No. Children can bring money for vending machines (may not be available at all venues), although staff will not be responsible for this.
Please note: We are unable to accept childcare vouchers.
For more information on Hi-5, please call the Leisure team on 01789 260115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The NHS recommends that children and young people (aged 5-18) complete:
60 minutes of physical activity everyday, this should be a range of moderate (e.g. playground games) and vigorous intensity activities (e.g. running or playing tennis). Activities that strengthen bone and muscle should be completed three days per week (e.g. gymnastics, swinging on playground equipment or hopping).
It is also recommended that children and young people minimise the time spent sitting. Visit the NHS website for further information about the physical activity guidelines for children and young people, including recommendations for children under 5.
The 'Change 4 Life' website is full of ideas on how to help your children be more active.