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Range of activities on offer for youngsters in Lichfield and Burntwood over Easter

A range of activities are being offered by Lichfield District Council to help keep youngsters entertained over Easter.

Holiday clubs, special offers on football and swimming, a sports camp and crafts sessions are all set to take place.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for leisure services, said: “We want families to enjoy their Easter holidays and so have developed a packed programme of fun and sporty activities.

“Taking part on a coaching course or holiday club is a great way for children to meet new friends and keep busy. And, with activities ranging from a Morse code challenge and Easter egg trails, through to swimming and badminton coaching, there is plenty to choose from.”

Burntwood Leisure Centre is running its holiday Playscheme, which is set to keep children aged from five to 11 busy with arts and crafts, games, swimming and more.

Taking place from April 2 to 5 and from April 10 to 13, the holiday club allows children to have fun under the watchful eyes of qualified play leaders. The Playscheme costs £15 for the 9am to 4pm day.

The leisure centre is also holding two swimming crash courses from April 2 to 5. The sessions for four to five year-olds are running each day from 9am to 9.30am, and the sessions for five to six year-olds are running each day from 9.30am to 10am. The four-session week costs £20.

A Rookie Lifeguard course is also running for eight to 12 year olds. This four-day course is for anyone who wants to learn about what it takes to become a lifeguard. Taking place from April 10 to 13 from 9am to 11am, it costs £24 for the four days.

To find out more or to book, call Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre also has plenty on offer this Easter with activities, including a badminton course, a sports camp, intensive personal training sessions, swimming lessons and more.

The badminton course, aimed at eight to 16 year olds, is running from April 3 to 5, from 2pm to 4pm. It will cover serves, drop shots and game play with the coach John Bagshaw. It costs £27.50 for the three sessions.

The leisure centre is also holding a Rookie Lifeguard course. Taking place from April 2 to 3 from 9am to 11am, the course is aimed at eight to 16 year olds and costs £20.

To find out more or to book, call Friary Grange Leisure Centre 01543 308842.

There are also lots of activities taking place at King Edward VI Leisure Centre this Easter, such as an art and craft day, table tennis and gymnastics. 

To find out more or to book, please call King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308782.

On top of the activities held at the council’s three leisure centres, there is plenty going on across the district. For £1 families can follow Easter trails at Chasewater Country Park and Beacon Park.

Chasewater Country Park is also holding a free Community Cycle Ride. Just bring a bike and turn up at the Innovation Centre on April 7 at 2pm.

Beacon Park is running a special Morse Code Challenge on April 14, between 11am and 3pm. It costs £1 for a map and clues and is part of the Titanic 100 years on commemorations.

The council’s Mobile Leisure team will also be entertaining children and young people this Easter with a programme of activities across the district. There is Mini Mambo fun for the under fives at Mile Oak Community Centre as well as Armitage and Handsacre Village Hall, cooking for the over eights at Curborough Community Centre as well as Fazeley Town Hall, and fun sessions with inflatables and games for toddlers and children up to 11 years of age at Whittington Village Hall. 

For more information about the Lichfield District Council Easter holiday programme, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/holidayactivities.

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