Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Half term in Newport

There’s no excuse for boredom this October Half Term, with city-wide activities catering to all ages and tastes.

Heading to your local leisure centre can open up a world of fun, including the brand new Extreme Fun – a daredevil mix of skateboarding and climbing, perfect for those who want to try something different.

Also new to sport and leisure is The Zone, which categorises three different options; active, coaching and aquatic, to help you choose the activity that is right for you.

As well as new activities, your local leisure centre will be running all of the traditional favourites, including Swim Schools, activities for toddlers, football camp, archery and startrack athletics and a 25% discount will be given to customers who book and pay for some activities in advance.

Children under the age of 17 can take advantage of the dedicated Free Swim sessions taking place at scheduled times every weekday over the holidays. Simply sign up for your Free Swim card at your nearest leisure centre.

If you’d rather relax with a good book than work up a sweat the Big Read takes place on the 28 October at The Riverfront Theatre between 9.30-4.30pm.

Throughout the day there will be plenty of book-filled fun for both adults and children, including a range of talks from authors Niall Griffiths, Trevor Fishlock, Bernard Knight, Peter Finch, Dai Smith and local up-and-coming talent Mathew Scott. Hands-on workshops will include Creative Writing, Arts and Crafts, Storytelling and Poetry.

Playschemes will also be taking place across the city for children wishing to take part in arts and crafts, den building, face-painting, sports, dressing up and making new friends.

For more information on any of these activities and for a list of the full timetable please call Newport City Council Contact Centre on 01633 656 757 or visit www.newport.gov.uk

1 comment:

  1. Anything that keeps the hooded chavs off the streets of Newport is to be welcomed.


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