With the school summer holidays about to begin, Hounslow Council’s Youth Service has organised a packed programme of activities from sports to creative workshops
Published: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
With the school summer holidays about to begin, Hounslow Council’s Youth Service has organised a packed programme of activities from sports to creative workshops for children and young people to enjoy during the long summer break.
This includes play schemes with the Hounslow Play team in central Hounslow – involving sports, games, arts and crafts, plus a full summer programme at Redlees Play Centre in Isleworth TW7 6DW for young people with special needs and their families.
The playground at Redlees has an outdoor play area with swings, a trampoline, as well as a sensory garden.
Indoor climbing, photography, art and dance are available for 11-16 year olds at The Hub Youth Centre, Hounslow TW4 7NW, while those who like to keep fit by playing sports, can go along to the multi-sports camp at the Osterley Sports Centre, Isleworth, TW7 5FF.
For children aged eight-13, there are various free outdoor trips available to book. Activities include high rope climbing and mountain boarding.
Those aged 13-19 also have the opportunity to visit the Arcelor Mittal Orbit slide at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, E20 2ST, named as Time Out London’s number one thing to do where you can see spectacular views of London and enjoy the world’s longest slide.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services, Hounslow Council, said: “There is something for everyone from toddlers to young people and up to age 25 for those who need additional support.
“It will also be a chance for many of our young people to gain confidence socially, start a new hobby and become active members of their communities.
“It’s a great way to experience something new that you might not have tried before and learn new skills.
“Residents should also remember to visit their local leisure centres across the borough during the summer holidays, as there are always extra activities taking place at this time.”
For more information on all the summer activities programme, visit http://fsd.hounslow.gov.uk