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Half-term activities on offer for youngsters in Lichfield and Burntwood

Lichfield and Burntwood youngsters are being offered plenty of activities to keep them entertained during the half-term.

The holiday swimming offer, Splashtastic, is running once again at Friary and Burntwood leisure centres. This allows children, under 16 years of age, to swim for just 50p, when accompanied by an adult.

Burntwood Leisure Centre is also booking now for its half term Playschemes, which is set to keep children aged from five to 11 busy with arts and crafts, games, swimming and much more.

Running all day, from October 29 to November 2, it is run by qualified play leaders and costs £15 a day or £60 for the week.

Children aged from four to six years of age can learn to swim with Burntwood Leisure Centre’s Swimming Crash Course. Running from October 29 to November 2, from 9am to 9.30am for four to five year olds, and from 9.30am to 10am for five to six year olds, the five-day course costs £25.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre is hosting lots of activities to keep boredom at bay.

Aquascramble at Friary Grange Leisure Centre

Aquascramble at Friary Grange Leisure Centre

The popular Aquascramble – which features a giant inflatable – and Family Fun sessions in the pool are back, while the Lichfield leisure centre is also inviting children to learn how to roller race as part of its Roller Training Camp and Sprintfest.

This is the indoor cycling that pits competitors against the clock over a set distance. The three-day camp is running from October 31 to November 2 and costs £15. The Saturday Sprintfest costs £5, or its £17 for the camp and competition.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre is also inviting young people to have a go at its interactive dance mats and sports walls at energetic fitness sessions on October 30 and November 1, from 10am to 11am. The hour-long work out costs £1.50.

King Edward VI Leisure Centre is running a basketball coaching course for eight to 15 year olds, while toddlers can play away at Tumble Teds – featuring a bouncy castle, soft play kit and climbing frames – on November 1 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. It costs £3.40 a session and £2.10 for an extra child.

The ever popular ‘racket savers’ is back at all three leisure centres. Badminton, squash and table tennis courts can be booked, from 9am to 5pm, for just £2.

Meanwhile, the Mobile Leisure team will be hosting a Halloween Extravaganza at King Edward VI Leisure Centre on October 31. Taking place from 10am to 3pm, it offers blood curdling cooking, spooky crafts, ghostly games, competitions and some creepy surprises. The sessions are aimed at five to eight year olds and eight to 15 year olds and costs £10.

Weather permitting, Lichfield District Council’s play rangers are running skateboarding sessions at King Edward VI Leisure Centre on October 29 and 30 from 10am to 12noon and 12.45pm to 2.45pm. The mobile skatepark has ramps, a manual box and a grind rail.

Councillor Val Richards said: “The courses book up quickly, so make sure you secure your child’s place by calling your centre of choice as soon as you can.”

To find see programmes of all the half term activities offered by Lichfield District Council’s leisure team, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/holidayfun. For more on activities running at the leisure centres, or to book any of the courses or activities, please call Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842 or King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308782.

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