Free summer SPACE activities in district’s parks

boy playing foot golf with space and getin2it logo

From cricket and football, to basketball and tennis, there are lots of outdoor sessions available for young people this summer holidays.

Lichfield District Council is running a series of SPACE sessions this summer, thanks to funding from the Staffordshire Police & Fire Commissioner.

The sessions, which are free and aimed at 8 to 17 year olds, are running at parks in Lichfield and Burntwood, including Beacon Park, Shortbutts Park, Chase Terrace Park, Redwood Park and Cherry Close.

The council has released the first two weeks of activities online at www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun and will release the remainder of the summer holiday programme soon.

Free activities on offer include: cricket skills, foot and disc golf, penalty shootout, tennis skills, outdoor fitness, and basketball skills.

Councillor Richard Cox, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks & Waste, said:

“After so much time cooped up at home, it’s wonderful to see activities for young people taking place this summer holiday. They offer great opportunities to burn off some energy and socialise in a safe environment.

“The sessions are outdoors to allow for social distancing and all the equipment will be cleaned before and after use. On top of a drink, we’re asking participants to bring hand gel with them so they can sanitise their hands after using equipment.

“There are limited numbers at the sessions, so make sure you book in your child’s slot to avoid disappointment!”

All the sessions need to be booked in advance and a SPACE declaration form and Getin2it medical form also need to be completed before attending any of the activities.  

The programme and booking details are available at www.activelichfield.co.uk/holidayfun

Published: 31 July 2020