Action-packed play scheme provides summer holiday fun

• Families say thanks to funder on trip to Delamere Forest.

TICKETS to the Opening Doors summer Play Scheme were once again snapped up as soon as they were advertised.

The charity’s action packed event schedule, funded by the National Lottery, is organised to help keep kids entertained and stimulated over four weeks of the school holiday period.

Alternating between Stalmine Road gardens and St Nathanael’s Church depending on the weather, the first two weeks have seen the children enjoying numerous games, take part in various craft actives, go on day trips and learn about exotic animals thanks to MJS Pets and Exotics run by Michael Wall from Walton.

Laura Quayle, from Walton, was with her children Lydia, 11, and Lola, 9.

“We just love it,” she said, “We have done all kinds – bingo, animals and crafts and we can’t wait for the day trip.”

Meanwhile Helen Spence and her children Declan, 9, and Isaac, 7, have moved from Walton to Bootle but stay in touch with Opening Doors.

“It has been absolutely brilliant,” she said, “Something for the kids to do during the holiday. They love the bingo, making things, and they loved the animals and face-painting.”

Helen added: “They all work really hard at Opening Doors to make it fun and exciting and to include everyone.

“We just love the community feel. There is nothing like that around us. They are like our community family.”

 

This blog story appeared in August issue of Walton Herald. 

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