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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

Parenting guide to learning through play

When babies are first born, their brains are still developing. The more you sooth, talk, touch and play with them, the more their brain will make connections and develop. When you are calm, and you hold your baby close to you, your baby will feel 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 getting the opportunity to play outdoors is really important. Their physical and emotional development can improve if children are exposed to natural sunlight, fresh air, and the ability to run around and make new discoveries. They can learn to problem More…

Holiday Activities and Food

Sandwell Council support for children entitled to free school meals during school holidays 2021. 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 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…