We all know that fitness and exercise are both incredibly important for young people, in terms of their health and development. During the summer holidays, there are a whole range of opportunities to take part and spend time outdoors doing the things they love. Everyone is different though and not every child or young person might head to the nearest playground, football field or gym.
Creativity, arts and crafts are just as relevant and just as important for young people to express their selves, get creative and engage with thoughts, ideas and other young people in a way that works for them.
At InspireAll our ethos is to provide leisure activities that engage everyone, we pride ourselves on offering great sport and physical activities for all ages all summer long but we also pride ourselves on offering activities that drive creativity, teach new craft and life skills and empower children and young people to try something a little different.
Our holiday clubs and workshops are crammed full of creativity where mess and imagination are both equally welcome. Our summer Arty Crafty workshops at Wyllyotts Theatre are followed by lunch and the opportunity to watch a film. There are also baking workshops where children can take home their culinary creations, again with the chance to enjoy lunch and a film together in the afternoons after learning valuable life skills. For those who just want to sit back and lose themselves in the biggest and best new releases, the Children’s Summer Holiday Cinema holds screenings throughout the summer.
Over at Bletchley Leisure Centre the holiday club runs on weekdays from the 22nd of July until the 30th of August and offers team-based games, arts and crafts as well as fitness classes, swimming and even gardening. For something unique and memorable try Bushey Grove Leisure Centre’s upcoming Prama Studio, a place for the senses as much as for fitness, where music, colour and light come together to promote movement, fun and physical activity for children aged 5-15 and their families.
Furzefield Leisure centre is yet another destination to fill the summer holidays, with a dedicated holiday club run by a bespoke team offering a wide range of activities, many of which are based around mindfulness, arts and crafts, as well as cinema trips, sports and bouncy castles. The service is registered with Ofsted and includes special themed weeks with topics such as food & baking, science & fantasy and nature, all in a relaxed and safe setting; the perfect antidote after a long hard term at school.
The opportunities to engage with art and the simple pleasures of making things through crafts as well as the chance to learn about new and wondrous things are all just as important for young people and children as physical health and fitness. What better time to introduce them to new worlds and ideas and share those experiences yourself than during the summer holidays at InspireAll leisure centres and community facilities?