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Lots to do in Leicester this summer

Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

child on climbing wall

WITH more than three weeks of the long school summer holidays to go – families in Leicester are being reminded there’s a huge range of activities on offer on their doorstep.

The city council has hundreds of activities on offer in its leisure centres, sports facilities, parks, children’s centres and other venues.

As well as regular activities such as pool discos, toddler’s splash sessions, trampolining and fitness classes, there’s lots of new things on offer this summer: they include the chance to tackle the mobile climbing wall which will be in Knighton Park on August 16, and kids age six to 16 can splashdown for one pound at six city council pools.

The kids for a quid sessions are available at Cossington Street, Spence Street, New Parks, Braunstone, Aylestone and Evington leisure centres until August 31. Swimming is already free for children age five and under in city council pools.

Fan of table tennis will be glad to know that Ping is back for the summer, with free-to-use table tennis tables, bats and balls at a range of venues around the city.

Aylestone Leisure Centre is hosting a summer fun sports scheme for eight to 14 year-olds running from August 6 to 24. From just £8 a session, children can take part in a football masterclass from LCFC, learn to dance like a hip-hop star, do kickbox training and more.

The revamped Humberstone Heights golf course will be offering footgolf and pitch-and-putt sessions every day from 8am to 9pm, from Monday 16 July to Friday 31 August.

Leicester’s children’s centres are hosting a range of Get Up and Go sessions throughout the summer, with lots of free activities for young children ranging from circus skills training to water play or activities on local parks.

Asst city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “There are always lots of things going on in our sports and leisure centres, and parks, and this summer there are even more to choose from. Along with the fun events in our children’s centres there really is something on offer for everyone in Leicester this summer.”

 A free summer fun guide containing more details on all of the activities on offer is available on the city council’s website