Angus kids and young people set for a summer to remember

Families in Angus are set for a summer to remember as Angus Council with over 60 local organisations work together to offer fun activities, childcare and targeted support to children, young people and families during the summer holidays.

The aim is to support low-income households to access free activities, childcare and food during the summer holidays, recognising the importance of widening the opportunities for children to play, socialise, get active and access a range of activities that broaden their experiences. The summer programme is funded through Angus Council’s Holiday Food and Fun budget and the Scottish Government’s summer Holiday Food and Childcare 2022 programme.

Angus Council’s spokesperson for youth engagement and opportunities, Cllr Lloyd Melville said: “Summer holidays are an exciting time for children and young people, but we know times are tough for families financially. The funding from Scottish Government and our own holiday food and fun budget means we can build on the success of previous activities we delivered last year and reach even more children this summer with our summer 2022 programme.

“We’re delighted to once again be working with partners throughout Angus to offer such a wide variety of activities, with some targeted support specifically for low-income households but with many events available for all our children, young people and families.

“We’re also pleased to offer a family bus pass throughout the school summer holidays, allowing adults to travel free of cost helping them get to the events on offer or to travel to the many beaches, parks and attractions in Angus for a fun day out.”

The activities include free swimming for school children with ANGUSalive, Murton Farm, footgolf sessions, Angus Cycle Hub’s free summer activity programme, Angus Council’s 16+ programme, activities with the Vibrant Communities Team throughout Angus, Community Sports Hubs, plus many more running across venues from Thursday 30 June to Monday 15 August 2022.

There’s also targeted support for specific children and families already working with organisations such as Angus Carers Centre, Angus Council services, Carlogie Fun Club, Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group, Glen Isla and Glen Clova Projects, Home-Start Angus, PAMIS and The Wee Childcare Company. This year’s offer also includes piloting free or affordable childcare provision for targeted groups of children. This provision will be expanded in 2023.

Details of what’s on and how to book is available on Angus Council’s summer fun webpage: www.angus.gov.uk/summerfun  This page will be updated as more activities are announced.

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