Free Summer Holiday Fun in Keighley

19th July 2016

The school holidays are here and some parents may be wondering how on earth to keep their children entertained over the 6 week break.  Get Out More CIC is keen to make sure that children and young people are able to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and active play in Keighley’s parks and woodlands this summer, rather than be stuck inside in front of screen devices.

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All fund, Get Out More are running a number of outdoor programmes for children and young people from Keighley East ward.    Called the Outdoor Adventure Club, the programmes will give young people a chance to take part in outdoor activities like den building, woodland crafts, bushcraft and campfire cooking.  All the sessions are run by qualified outdoor leaders who are skilled in encouraging children and young people to enjoy the outdoors safely.

The sessions are as follows:

  • Hainworth Wood; sessions for children aged 8 and under and their families. 30-5pm on Tuesdays 26 July, 2 & 9 August.  Meet at Hainworth Wood Community Centre
  • Park Wood; free outdoor activities in the woods for young people aged 9-15 years 1-3.30pm on 17, 18, 19 & 20 August. Meet by the gate to the woods on Kendal Street
  • Forest School at Riddlesden St Marys Primary School on 26 July, 2, 9 & 16 August. Places for the forest school must be booked in advance, contact [email protected]

Managing Director Annie Berrington said, “The summer holidays are a great time to be outdoors, come rain or shine, but many children get bored at home or spend too much time playing on their phones and devices.  Keighley has some wonderful and accessible outdoor spaces that we can enjoy for free.  The aim of the Outdoor Adventure Club is to encourage children and young people to get out more, meet new people and enjoy what nature has to offer.  If the programmes go well we hope to continue some sessions after school and in the next school holidays too”