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Timely help with keeping the kids happy and busy

KEEPING children entertained over the summer holidays is never an easy task.

KEEPING children entertained over the summer holidays is never an easy task.

To help parents with this, the council has released booklets featuring activities for young people this summer.

Two guides have been created – one for children aged between three and 16, and the second for young people aged 13-19.

The summer activities booklet, which is aimed at younger children, contains more than 150 activities – many of them free of charge – including library events and play schemes, as well as a six-page section featuring support available for children with additional needs over the holidays.

For older children, the Summer Sizzler guide has been designed with the aim of giving young people new ideas for things to do during the long break – it features a variety of activities in all sorts of places, including youth centres, libraries, parks and open spaces.

Councillor Ken Meeson said: “It can be tricky for parents to find ways of keeping their child­ren entertained over the summer... I hope that they will find these guides useful and that they encourage children and young people to participate in the many activities available.”

Guides can be picked up free from libraries, schools, Sure Start children’s centres or Soli­hull family information service.



Cathrina Hulse
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Annette Belcher
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