Posted on Thursday 12th July 2012
Children living in Rhondda Cynon Taf can come and play for FREE during the long Summer holidays in fun-packed playschemes across the county borough!
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Early Years and Family Support Team are putting on a whole range of fun, free activities for youngsters aged five to 14. Outdoor play, water slides, crafts, football and hockey are just some of the highlights of the Holiday Play, which is available from Monday, July 23 to Friday, August 31, 2012.
Playschemes will be held all across the county borough at various times in schools and community centres and other community buildings. Penderyn Community Centre, Tylorstown Primary School and Ynysybwl Community Project are among the venues hosting playschemes. For a complete list of local venues, please contact the Family Information Service on FREEPHONE 0800 180 4151.
Children can also join paid-for holiday clubs at a number of venues. Play provision has been arranged by the Council’s Early Years & Family Support Services, Fframwaith and partner agencies.
Councillor Annette Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services, said: "The free playschemes and quality paid-for holiday care and clubs form part of our far-reaching commitment to deliver excellent services for families and the best-possible start in life for young people.
"Play is an essential element of growing up and developing skills and confidence. Children will have plenty of opportunities to have fun and use their imaginations during the summer holidays, at these schemes."
The Family Information Service (FIS) provides a free information and signposting service to ALL families with children aged 0-25 years in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Contact FIS on FREEPHONE 0800 180 4151 or the ‘free from mobiles’ number - 0300 111 4151. You can also email FIS@rctcbc.gov.uk
Fframwaith was established to improve the lives and well-being of children, young people and their families in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Members include representatives from the local authority, health, voluntary and statutory sectors.