THE EASTER HOLIDAYS ARE CRACKED THANKS TO GET IN!

Chelmsford City Council has a range of Easter holiday activities as part of its Get In! Mini and City Camps, Active Fun and Skills Clinics taking place at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Dovedale Sports Centre, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC). The Get In! holiday courses offer great fun and learning for children aged between 4 to 12, and help youngsters to develop a passion for sport that will last a lifetime.

The Easter City Camps program runs between Tuesday 3 April and Friday 13 April and there is a choice of Mini City Camps for younger children aged between four and seven, and City Camps for older children aged between eight and twelve. The range of activities available is extensive and includes; swimming, football, horse riding, go karting plus other team sports.

There will also be a series of Get In! Active Fun courses, which will focus on getting children active and having fun. Activities includes: multi skills athletics, gymnastics, go karting, cookery, dance and drama and also Bricks 4 Kidz, where Lego is used to explore science and engineering. For those who want to fine tune their sports skills, Get In! Skills Clinics are also available and offer intensive short courses designed to give a foundation in a particular sport such as; archery, athletics, horse riding, ice skating and numerous courses for swimming and diving.

Chelmsford City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Julia Jeapes, says: "The Get In! City Camps, Skills Clinics and Active Fun sessions are a fantastic way to keep kids active during the holidays - where they can learn a new activity or improve existing skills". Councillor Jeapes continued: "The Get In! courses are also an affordable and fun child-care option for parents over the Easter break".

For bookings made before 20 March, the early bird discount price for City Camps are £25 for whole day (full price £30) and £12.50 for half-day (full price £15). Active Fun sessions start from £4 per session and rise to £35, depending on the course. To discover more on the Get In! holiday courses as well as the term time Get In! Sports Schools, visit http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/getin

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