If you’re looking for ways to keep children entertained and active this summer, North Lincolnshire Council’s NL Active has a jam-packed timetable of activities over the six-week holidays. From snorkelling and sea scooters to junior gym and racket sports, there’s something for everyone at NL Active centres.
Free swimming is back and is available at all five NL Active pools (Ancholme Leisure Centre, Axholme North Leisure Centre, Baysgarth Community Hub, Riddings Community Hub and The Pods). The free-swimming sessions can be found on the swimming pool timetables under Summer Daze. There’s also free swimming at Epworth Swimming Pool Mondays to Fridays, 12noon to 1pm.
Learn to swim at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Axholme North Leisure Centre and The Pods over the summer with NL Active’s group and one-to-one crash course swimming lessons. The swimming lessons are delivered over five days and will improve children’s water confidence, skills, and swimming strokes.
Other swimming pool activities include the popular mermaid sessions, and new snorkelling and sea scooter experiences. The mermaid sessions are taking place in all NL Active pools, the snorkelling sessions are at Ancholme Leisure Centre and The Pods, and the sea scooter sessions are at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Axholme North Leisure Centre, Riddings Community Hub and The Pods.
Racket sports are half price for juniors over the six-week holiday. If watching Wimbledon has given you a taste for tennis the half price offer also includes the outdoor courts at Axholme North Leisure Centre and Epworth Leisure Centre. All equipment is provided. If badminton is your thing, Ancholme Leisure Centre is holding weekly coached sessions on Mondays for beginners and club players.
If you fancy getting together for a kickabout with your friends, children aged 16 and under can play football on the Isle of Axholme with discounted 3G hire Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm at Axholme North Leisure Centre and Epworth Leisure Centre.
NL Active has added additional junior gym sessions to the timetables over the summer holidays. New for this summer is also the junior rig workout sessions at Ancholme Leisure Centre and The Pods. These functional workouts will show you how to use the rig and other gym-based equipment to keep active and will get 11 to 16 year-olds used to working out in a gym environment.
You can find out more about all the NL Active summer holidays activities on our website.
For those wanting to keep active outdoors over the summer, there are a number of activities in parks and playgrounds across North Lincolnshire.
Baysgarth Park and Central Park have Park Fit, a self-led 10-station circuit course that uses QR codes to demonstrate the exercises at each station.
There’s also the new outdoor gym at Baysgarth Park. The outdoor gym features safe and inclusive equipment that includes cardio and strength activities for beginners through to exercise pros – and even better, it’s all free to use.