Get set for a summer of free fun with High 5

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A fun-packed programme of free leisure activities for youngsters kicks off on Monday, July 19, 2010, at Rhondda Cynon Taf’s leisure centres and pools.

Children can learn to swim for free, improve their swimming skills or enjoy free indoor activities during the summer holidays through the Council’s High 5 leisure scheme.

Parents can also join youngsters aged 16 and under for free leisure activities including football, swimming, table tennis and badminton from July 19-August 27.

Youngsters can swim for free between 11am and 4.30pm during the holidays at all swimming pools within RCT. Up to two adults and three children can swim for free as a family group between 11am and 5.30pm. All pools will offer free swimming lessons as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Free Swimming initiative.

Free swimming will also be available on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1 and some leisure centres will be offering free ‘dry side’ activities on those dates. Please check with your local centre to find out what’s available and when.

Now in its fifth year, High 5 was launched to provide children and young people with safe and healthy activities during the school holidays.

Cllr Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism said: “Thousands of children and their families enjoyed our High 5 scheme at Whitsun and we are now planning a great range of activities to keep youngsters active throughout the long summer break.”

To find out more go to www.rctcbc.gov.uk/high5
To find your nearest leisure centre or pool go to
www.rctcbc.gov.uk/Leisure or call Leisure Services on 01443 400563

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