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Get the kids to abandon the screens for half term activities
Children in and around Lichfield in Staffordshire are being encouraged to keep fit and active during the forthcoming February half term school holiday. From tennis and basketball to indoor football and park workshops, Lichfield District Council has a programme of activities to keep local children and young people busy and engaged this half term break, which runs from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February. The council's Getin2it sessions aim to offer something for all youngsters to enjoy, including trampolining, street dance and boxing. The holiday programme also includes half term activities such as tennis, indoor football, tri golf, multi sports and basketball. The Getin2it holiday activities, which take place at a range of venues across Burntwood and Lichfield, are aimed at 7 to 24 year olds and do not need to be booked.
Plenty of half term activities this February
However, children can also have a go at designing and making their own moving model to amaze their friends and family. The automata workshops will run at Beacon Park's Discovery Hub on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 February at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm. Each one-hour session costs £2, and places need to be booked by calling 01543 308867 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Councillor Andy Smith, Activing Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure at Lichfield District Council, said: "We've got a great selection of activities for children and young people this February half term. It can be difficult to get young people away from their screens, so having a go at our Getin2it sessions in Lichfield and Burntwood or taking part in a park activity, is a good way to get them out of the house and engaged in positive activities."