Packed schedule of FREE activities for February half-term
Cold weather isn’t stopping a free sports programme this February half-term as Telford & Wrekin Council’s Urban Games programme serves up its latest offering of activities across the borough.
Councillor Kelly Middleton, (Lab) cabinet member for healthy, safer & stronger communities and partnerships said: “It might be cold out, but the Urban Games team is still offering free activities in easy to reach places and some have moved indoors so they can still go ahead.
“These sessions are part of the council’s ambition to make Telford and Wrekin a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. Best of all, the sessions are completely free to attend, and professional coaches run the sessions so you can be sure your youngsters are safe and having fun.”
A mix of activities are available for young people from toddlers to teenagers, there’s something for everyone. Wild Telford nature activities are supported by Shropshire Wildlife Trust helping younger children to learn about the world around them and develop a love for nature.
While others such as football, cricket, learning to ride a bike, BMX-ing and hockey and aimed at young people aged eight and older and will be hosted such in parks and playgrounds at the heart of communities with some indoors for the winter half term.
Finally, as half-term coincides with Chinese New Year what better way to learn about it than with Chinese dance and arts sessions for all ages.
The Urban Games are part of the council’s commitment to help provide affordable, accessible, and safe support for young people and professionals coaches make sure youngsters get the most out of the events.
Councillor Middleton added: “If you’re going to a Wild Telford session wrap up warm and get ready to spend a few hours exploring the world around you from a new perspective with your children.”
The Urban Games forms part of the Safer & Stronger Communities programme, funded in part by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Safer & Stronger Communities aims to create local projects that help reduce crime based on ideas and suggestions by residents. Along with the Urban Games, youth and sport clubs, women’s self-defence classes, reading groups, even art and gardening groups are just a handful of projects the Safer & Stronger Communities team have helped set up in the last year.
It’s easy to get involved and if you have an idea for a project in your area, the team can help with advice as well as funding.
Families can also take advantage Telford & Wrekin Council’s Kids4£1 programme. This offers family favourite activities including swimming, tennis, golf and soft play – encouraging people to stay local and spend less. Find out more about all the activities at www.telfordandwrekinleisure.co.uk/kidsforaquid