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Leisure and Recreation

kids playing football

We all need time to relax and get away from the daily routine. Maybe spend family time kicking a football in the park, swimming at the leisure centre or discovering something new in the libraries and museums. Whether you are looking for a Zumba class or somewhere to take the kids during school holidays, there is lots of information to help you make the most of your free time.


 

Useful advice and information

Learning through play

Your child’s brain will grow better if you play with them. Connections in their brain make links that will help them understand communication and feelings. Play counting games, sing action songs or pull a face at your baby. Your baby will copy these actions, helping More…

Holiday Childcare

Finding suitable, affordable childcare during school holidays can be a challenge. Many  playschemes and childminders are open, and there are usually lots of activities to keep the kids busy. Choosing the right option for your family can take time. It may be that you have More…

Libraries

Libraries are places where children discover, imagine and go on magical journeys. There are lots of children's activities run by your local library, storytelling, crafts, science, magic shows, dressing up. Library staff are always on hand to give advice on books to read, help with More…

Outdoor Play

Children love to play and outdoor play is really important. They need natural sunlight and fresh air. If they can run around outside and find new things, they can grow and develop. Children love to pick flowers, splash through puddles, run through leaves and search More…

Holiday Activities and Food

Sandwell Council support for children entitled to free school meals during school holidays. Holiday clubs taking part in the Holiday Activities and Food programme will provide a healthy meal and a range of play activities for school aged children during Easter, Summer, October Half Term and Christmas More…

Craft Corner

Looking for fun activities and crafts for kids during school holidays, rainy afternoons, or times when kids are bored? Craft Corner has lots of easy to make indoor and outdoor projects for all the family.  Have fun learning new skills. Crafts don't need lots of More…

Things To Do

Looking for fun ways for your children to to get active, be creative, meet new friends? There are great opportunities to get involved in performing arts, play, sports and recreation, local youth clubs or community groups. Find information about what is going on near you More…