Milton Keynes Council has created 3,000 additional activity sessions for children in the past month, as part of its Summer of Play.
There had already been over 27,000 fully-funded activity sessions across the city but the local authority decided to expand its offering even further due to high demand.
The Summer of Play gives children and young people access to a range of activities including cookery, film-making, performing arts, bushcraft, football, African drums, and laser tag.
Families simply need to browse the online programme and contact providers directly to make a booking.
Most of the activities take place within 4-hour sessions and even include meals unless stated on the activities programme.
Since July, we’ve created 3,000 additional sessions to expand our Summer of Play programme.— Milton Keynes City Council (@mkcouncil) August 9, 2021
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Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “We’re so excited to be launching this diverse range of free activities, including healthy meals, for local children and young people.
"We understand it has been a difficult time for all families which is why we’ve worked hard to create a programme that’s accessible to all. We want to support families across MK by providing options for young people to play, to learn and to enjoy their summer. Please help us to spread the word and encourage friends and family to check out our programme.”