Summer packed with fun for Fife kids

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust offering free swims in the summer holidays to those under 17.
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust offering free swims in the summer holidays to those under 17.

With the summer holidays almost here, there’s loads happening across the Kingdom to keep the family happy while school’s out.

This year Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) will once again be offering youngsters free swims that are sure to be popular.

The Fife Council funded offer, that’s available to under 17s attracted over 62,000 children last year and is available again this summer at every FSLT swimming pool.

The trust also have other offers including racquet sports for £1 and a selection of pre-bookable activities including sports camps.

The Council’s Active Fife and Community Use Schools teams have a huge selection of sports camps on offer too.

Covering everything from athletics to zumba there’s plenty of fun to be had.

For those that enjoy the outdoors, at Lochore Meadows the Outdoor Education team has a packed programme featuring kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing and archery.

Councillor Mark Hood, Executive committee member said: “It can be hard to keep the children entertained during the holidays, not to mention expensive!

“That’s why it’s so important to offer activities like the swimming sessions. They’re fun, free and offer an opportunity to get active!

“With the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this summer, we’re hoping children and young people have that added incentive to take part in sports or exercise.

But it’s not all about sports.

Fife Cultural Trust has plenty on offer too.

It’s free to visit their Fife museums and there are lots of children’s activities in museums and libraries on offer during the holidays.

The Lochgelly Centre is also running summer activities including aerial skills workshops, dance and art classes, film screenings and a 48 hour play challenge!

The Council’s ‘Fife Play Development team’ are running outdoor play adventure weeks including den building, toasting marshmallows on the camp fire, making rope swings and outdoor games.

Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman added: “We’re lucky in Fife. There are lots of attractions right on our doorstep to encourage all of the family to get out and play.

“Award winning beaches, coastal walks, town and country parks all offering the chance to explore something new.”