Healthy Holidays FREE Christmas camps now available to book
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Free swimming and activity camps for kids over Christmas

Free junior swimming and holiday camps are now available during the Christmas holidays, as part of Hull’s Healthy Holidays programme.

The scheme, which is organised by Hull Culture and Leisure and funded by the Department for Education Holiday Activity and Food programme, will provide activities from Monday 20 until Thursday 23 December.

24 sessions will be available across the week for children aged eight – 13 years within a Hull postcode, across Woodford Leisure Centre, Costello Stadium and Kingwood Parks Primary School.

The sessions will run 10am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm with a range of sports, dance and craft activities on offer. Food will also be provided.

Camp places are limited and can be booked online at www.hcandl.co.uk/bookonline or by calling the centres directly.

Alongside the camps, 36 free junior swimming sessions are also available for children aged five to 15 years old also starting Monday 20 until Friday 31 December at Woodford Leisure Centre and Beverley Road Baths. Under eights attending free junior swim sessions must be accompanied by a paying adult.

These sessions cannot be prebooked and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Details of all the session date and times can be found here.

Councillor Hester Bridges, Deputy Leader and Chair of Hull Health and Wellbeing Board said: “The Christmas holidays are a great time for relaxing at home, but we know it can be a difficult time for parents and carers to find affordable activities for children.

“This programme of activities offers a whole host of free activities to suit children and young people, even including healthy food. Wherever you are in Hull, there are activities in your area and there really is something for everyone.

“I would like to thank Kingswood Parks Primary who have stepped in to offer their building for these camps as Ennerdale Leisure Centre will now be set up as a booster vaccination centre.”

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Our leisure centres offer excellent facilities and we are delighted to have these free swimming sessions available to young people across Hull.”

The Love Exploring app (Love Exploring – Love Exploring) also provides a number of discovery games and guided tours that are fun to do and free to use. The trails and games including Dinosaurs and holiday Winter Fairy at Hull’s parks and spaces; Hull City Centre, East Park, West Park, Pearson Park, Orchard Park, Pickering Park, Bude Park, Alderman Kneeshaw Recreation Ground and Noddle Hill Nature Reserve.

Healthy Holidays provides a range of activities and information for children young people and families to try at home, these can be downloaded from the website.

For more details on the Healthy Holidays programme, visit www.healthyholidayshull.org.