A low-cost programme of summer holiday entertainment for West Norfolk kids is back this year.
The borough council has teamed up with Alive Leisure to reduce the cost of activities such as swimming, soft play and skating to as little as 50p or £1 in Hunstanton, King’s Lynn and Downham Market, saving older children, teens and families a sizeable amount on regular charges.
Council leader, Stuart Dark MBE, said: “When we did this last year, we said it would be a one-off to support people emerging from the pandemic and its restrictions. But after two years coping with COVID, families – especially those on lower incomes – are still facing an uncertain world and having to wrestle with the increased cost of living.
“We see the news, like you do, and know that when people’s finances are pressured one of the first things they potentially give up is the meaningful extras like trips out and leisure activities.
“But we also know how important these are for people’s physical and mental wellbeing. As a local authority we’re here to help and support our residents and if we can, as part of our wider efforts, take away some of that pressure by keeping the cost of these activities as low as we possibly can and letting people know early so they can be reassured and make fun plans for the summer, then that is what we will do.”
Full details of the programme, concession card scheme and booking information will be published in June.