Free summer Holidays
activities for families
MERSEYSIDE Police, One Vision Housing
and Sefton Council's Active Sefton are joining forces this summer to provide
free activities for young people across South Sefton's parks and open spaces.
The Jamie Carragher 23
Foundation will be running football
training and tournaments and other activities on offer include:- Segway
sessions, basketball, go karting, fun days and day trips. 300 cinema tickets
have also been provided for families in the area. Youth workers will be in the
following areas until the end of the school holidays, with further activities to
be announced later in the year:-
► Litherland Boys Club and the Carragher Foundation
will be in Kirkstone Park and the 'Backy' between Bark Road and
Daley Road, Litherland.
► Caradoc Kids Club will be in Bowersdale Park,
► Brunswick Youth Club and the Carragher Foundation
North Park and Poets Park, Bootle.
► Christ Church Youth Club and the Carragher
Foundation will be in South Park and Derby Park in Bootle.
► Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Carragher Foundation
will be in Marian Square Gardens and Killen Green Park, Netherton.
Jed Pearson, Managing Director of One Vision Housing (OVH),
said:- "Working with key partners we are delighted to offer a range of
free activities for children and young people in our community during the summer
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member Health and Wellbeing, said:-
"We are very lucky in Sefton to have so many wonderful parks and open spaces
and it is great to see these being used by all our communities over the school
Summer holidays. The Active Sefton Street Games initiative sees hundreds of
children get involved in free activities right on their doorstep. Along with
other partner agencies, collectively we provide a raft of activities for young
people to get involved in keeping them active and busy over the holiday period.
For more information about venues and activities available, please contact the
Active Sefton team on:- 0151 288 6278."
Sefton Local Policing Sergeant Kate Young said:- "Keeping children active
and occupied throughout the long summer holidays is a challenge for all
families, and hopefully people across South Sefton will take advantage of the
great variety of fun on offer over the next few weeks and beyond, and all of
which is completely free. There are so many great youth facilities in the area
and I hope this encourages even more families to get involved. The activities
and events are all about communities making best use of the many parks and open
spaces in South Sefton. Many people attend these places to enjoy walking,
exercising and having family time and we want to ensure that, along with our
partners, these areas remain amenable to all residents, families, and the wider
communities of Merseyside."
Regular Active Sefton activities are as below:-
► North –
Portland St. Playing Fields (Southport)
► South – South Park (Bootle)
► North –
Bedford Park (Birkdale)
► South – Bowersdale Park (Seaforth)
► North –
Kings Gardens (Southport) [Street Golf venue]
► North –
Russell Rd. Recreation Ground (High Park, Southport)
► South – Killen Green (Netherton)
► South –
Coronation Park (Crosby)