A £290,000 mobile play project is bringing fun to communities around Kirklees.
The project, which has been launched for the summer holidays, will run during school breaks and weekends for the next two years, at venues around Kirklees.
It is being run by community company Organised Chaos, who will be providing free fun activities including sports, games, arts and crafts for eight to 12-year-olds.
Play sessions will be held until August 29 at recreation grounds around the area.
The mobile play project is part of the Kirklees Play Right scheme, which is a three-year initiative with £958,446 from the Big Lottery Fund.
Clr Jim Dodds, Kirklees Council Cabinet member for children and young people, said play was vital for young people.
“All children and young people need to play. They need the space and time to be themselves and naturally explore and develop their social and problem solving abilities, explore risks and develop independence.”
He said children often do not have enough freedom, but the play project would give them the chance to enjoy themselves in safety.
“By providing qualified and experienced play workers at identified sites, on a regular basis, this project aims to provide parents, children and young people with the reassurances they need to be able to play out.”
Play sessions will take place on the following days, at the following venues:
Mondays: 10am to noon – Firthcliffe recreation ground, Heckmondwike. 1pm to 3pm – Broomsdale recreation ground at Soothill.
Tuesdays:10am to noon – Salendine Avenue recreation ground, Lindley. 1pm to 3pm. Dirker recreation ground, Marsden.
Wednesdays: 10am to noon – Kingsley Avenue recreation ground, Birkenshaw. 1pm to 3pm – Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury.
Thursdays: 10am to noon – Denby Dale Multicourt.
1pm to 3pm – Shelley Recreation Ground.
Fridays. 10am to noon. Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.1pm to 3pm – Norman Park, Birkby.
To find out more about the sessions, contact Charlotte Rayner on 07534 178331.