Family fun on offer throughout the holidays
To celebrate the start of the
school holidays, Wakefield Council has launched a fun-packed summer planner
full of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The planner is available to download from the Council’s website and shows
events for every day of the school holidays, making it easier for parents and
carers to keep the children entertained all summer long.
The Council is holding
various events at its parks, leisure centres, museums, libraries and castles.
The planner makes it easy for families to see what’s-on and take part in the
many activities on offer.
Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member
for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “Keeping the kids entertained all summer
can be a real challenge. We hope we’ve made it a little bit easier for families
to see what’s happening across the district so they can plan in lots of fun and
exciting things for everyone to do.
“With events and activities
taking place across our parks, leisure centres, museums, libraries and castles
- there really is a fun-packed itinerary that all ages can enjoy. And most of
them are free! Download it today and start planning your summer.”
The planner can be downloaded
It shows every day throughout the school holidays with a suggested activity on
each, including many Olympic-themed events.
Other highlights include:
- Yorkshire Day activities at Pontefract Castle on
Monday 1 August, 11am-4pm.
- The wonderful world of Roald Dahl at Wakefield
Museum, Wednesday 3 August, 11am-4pm. Meet Willy Wonka and see the new
Roald Dahl activity zone.
- Olympic fun day with free kayak lessons at Pugneys,
Monday 8 August, 1-4pm.
- Hands on history at Pontefract Museum, Wednesday 17
August, 10am-3pm. Touch real objects from the past and make fun
- Seaside in Castleford on Saturday 20 August,
10am-4pm. Celebrate the British seaside with Punch and Judy, donkey rides
and the beach.