SUMMER is here and school is out. That means parents will be dreading the cries of ``I'm bored" from their children.
But a solution is in sight as Kirklees Young People's Service has launched its programme of summer activities.
It has co-ordinated the scheme using money from Connexions West Yorkshire, Neighbourhood Renewal and area committees.
There is a junior programme for eight to 12-year-olds and a senior programme for 13 to 19-year-olds. Both run for five weeks.
Activities differ for each age group, but include swimming, sports, mountain biking, treasure hunts and kite-flying. There will also be book- making workshops, textile crafts and ceramics.
There will also be barge trips and visits to the Ponderosa animal centre at Heckmondwike.
The activities take place all over Kirklees. Some will be run by the young people's service and others by community groups.
Young people must register with the young people's service and register at any events they attend. But they are free to leave at any time.
A Kirklees spokesman said: "Kids can go if they want. We don't force them to stay and don't babysit them.
"It won't suit all kids and it won't stop some of them misbehaving. But it will help some to know there is something for them to do."