Sometimes keeping the kids occupied during school holidays can be a tricky task.
As the summer holidays approach, we have looked at the range of things to do in Preston that will keep the kids entertained and busy this break.
TeamTheme is the country’s number one provider in primary school sport and children’s entertainment.
It specialises in curriculum PE coaching along with sport and youth development, and provides a mixture of clubs including week long holiday camps and Saturday mornings.
The holiday clubs, for children aged 5-12, are mainly based around football but include a variety of stimulating sports and games, such as Dodgeball Disco and Footie Golf.
The week-long course runs Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm at a price of £40-£60 and can be booked in by any primary school wishing to run a holiday club for their children.
They run at various venues organised by TeamTheme, usually at local schools, and many children have been known to return time and time again.
Saturday Clubs are football only, from 10am-12noon, and follow a ‘pay and play’ basis at £5 per child for the two hours.
These are held at specially selected venues with great facilities, and have taken place at popular places with Astro-Turf such as Corpus Christi in Preston, often with more than 40 children attending every week.
For more information about the clubs, visit the website http://www.teamtheme.com/ or phone the Head Office on 0800 612 6021.
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Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres
With a long list of summer leisure activities, Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres have a variety of activities to help entertain the kids.
A fantastic selection of Gymnastic sessions will be held for children ages 4-17, including summer camps, conditioning camps and workshops designed specifically for different advances.
West View Leisure Centre is hosting Funky Cat’s Adventure, a session of special sports themes and activity workshops.
Kids can participate in Funky Cat’s Adventure Island (3-7 year olds) or Funky Cat’s Mini Adventure (2 – 5 year-olds) featuring gymnastics, trampolining, music, dancing, messy play, food making, bouncy castle and crafts.
A special offer has also been implemented for children aged 8-17 with a Junior Summer membership for six weeks between 16 July – 31 August. With this offer, members can access the gym (12 years+ with induction), swimming, climbing (14 years+) and exercise classes (14 years +), sauna & steam.
To sign up for the summer offers, you can book in person, or call Fulwood Leisure Centre on 01772 716085 or West View: 017772 796788. Alternatively, you can apply online at http://www.preston.gov.uk/yourservices/sport-and-leisure-centres/
UCLan Sports Arena Summer Holiday Camp
A Summer Holiday Camp is being held at UCLan Sports Arena in Cottam, Preston, in which children aged 4-11 years can enjoy sports, physical activity and inflatable play with many themes, party days and more.
The holiday camp lasts from Monday – Friday each week, starting the 25 July, and is organised by OFSTED registered company FUNDA which enables parents to claim back working tax credits and use child care vouchers.
It runs from 8.20am – 4pm and the cost of the camp is £18 per day or £50 for the week (or children can stay till 5pm for £20 per day and £60 per week).
You can book and pay online by visiting the website www.uclan.ac.uk/uclan_sports_arena/childrens_parties.php or ring the head office on 01282 686 670.
The professional martial arts school is holding a summer club for five weeks for 5 – 15 year olds which will involve children in martial arts, assault courses, team building fun, first aid, sports activities, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, interactive games and more.
The club will begin Monday 25 July and take place every weekday from 8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).
The club will cost £15 per day and £65 per week is located on Watery Lane, Preston, PR2 1Q1.
For further information or to book your child’s place ring 01772 497838, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website http://nipponuk.com/preston-dojo.php
There’s a chance to get up close and personal with some creepy crawlies at Fishwick Nature Reserve.
On Tuesday 26 July there’s creepy crawly things, on Tuesday 2 August flying things, Tuesday 9 August swimming things and Tuesday 16 August making things.
All events take place from 1pm to 3pm, and is £2 per child and places need to be booked by calling Preston City Council on 01772 906471.
What did we miss? Where are you taking your children this summer? Feel free to add them in the comments below