New Easter activity programme set to get borough kids moving
The Council’s Park Sport-style activity programme expands to Easter this year to help children and young people across the Borough to escape the everyday this April.
It is funded by Eastleigh Borough Council’s Health & Wellbeing team, as well as the Local Area Committees, Parish and Town Councils, and supported by a broad range of partners including sports clubs, activity providers and venues. This has enabled activities to be subsidised at £3.50 per session, only £1 for families on Housing Benefit, with some free options such as swimming.
The programme will run between 4 and 6, and 11 and 13 April across the two Easter holiday weeks for five-16-year-olds. It sees the return of free popular activities as well as the new Street Basketball and Tag and Touch Rugby.
Introductory sessions, such as Olympic Weightlifting and Archery will enable young people to start something great this spring, with options to continue at local clubs and providers.
Sessions require pre-bookings with staggered release dates from 6 and 8 of March, with free swimming pre-registration already open to the public.
Full details of the Easter programme, including locations, dates, age ranges and how to book, will be available at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/easter
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “We are excited to provide more opportunities across the year for our school-aged children to meet new friends, discover new hobbies and above all – have fun! We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our community and are providing a variety of options at different price points, in light of the cost-of-living, to ensure everyone is included”