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Summer holiday fun for everyone<p>​</p><span><p>'The festive season holiday is the longest school break on the calendar and while it's a time for our children to unwind, it can be stressful for parents who have to keep the young ones entertained. Our departments have put together a bumper programme to help keep children active and mentally stimulated in a safe space,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.</p><p> </p><p>The Recreation and Parks Department holiday recreation programme is filled with lively and vibrant activities to ensure that the end of year holidays are action-packed and full of fun.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:872px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>The programme provides an opportunity to safely enjoy a variety of recreational activities, sports, and outdoor games, whilst enhancing their skills and enjoying a different recreational learning environment. </p><p> </p><p>The holiday programme will be offered from Wednesday 13 December 2023 to Wednesday 17 January 2024 at more than 130 recreational venues across the city. </p><p> </p><p>These include community centres, sports grounds, play parks, pools, beaches and green spaces. </p><p> </p><p>City libraries offer more than a world of imagination and an escape into books. </p><p> </p><p>Events at libraries include arts and crafts, movies, a visit from the City's Metro Police K9 unit, and puppet shows.</p><p> </p><p>lla.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'Our holiday programmes are designed to keep our children busy, but also encourages play and teamwork. These activities not only keep them occupied, but allow them to interact socially and make new friends. With so much on offer, there's sure to be something for everyone,' added Councillor Van der Ross.</p><p> </p><p>For the holiday programmes in your area, please visit your nearest library or go to <a href=""></a> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2023-12-06T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1f61ec30-8889-4114-8411-a3ee8477bc1b;L0|#01f61ec30-8889-4114-8411-a3ee8477bc1b|Libraries;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#842133ab-7d93-404c-a8cb-56c42beaef53;L0|#0842133ab-7d93-404c-a8cb-56c42beaef53|holiday programme10

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