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The school summer holidays in Peterborough – sorted!   

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Whether you are looking to spend some quality time together or seeking something fun to keep the kids occupied Vivacity has a great range of engaging activities to choose from…

Take a look at some of the Vivacity summer highlights – for a full list of activities see the website 

Go-ride at the Regional Pool Athletics Track
17 July – 21 August Every Friday (6.30pm-7.30pm)
A fun and safe way to introduce young children to the world of cycle sport and provides a great platform for learning and developing bike handling skills.
For more information email

Regional Pool summer sports club for Kids (ages 8+)
20 July
– 4 September (9am-5pm)
Children aged 8-12 can enjoy a wide range of activities this summer, a great way for kids of all ages and abilities to try their hand at something new or take part in a sport they already love. Every fun-packed day kicks off at 9am and offers a variety of sporting activities, all set in a friendly group environment. Children get to enjoy up to seven different activities each day including traditional sports such as cricket, football, athletics and swimming, as well as fun team activities like dodgeball, tag rugby and fun indoor games – great for both girls and boys. Just £25 per day or £75 for the whole week!
To book call 01733 864 760 or email today. 

Summer with the Vivacity Swim Academy
The summer is the perfect time for children to learn to swim and improve their skills in the water. The Vivacity Swim Academy offers ten levels of fun, pool-based tuition in small and friendly groups of just 12 children. The Academy is aligned with the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) Learn-to-Swim Pathway. This is a national syllabus for delivering swimming tuition and provides a comprehensive programme to support your child in being confident, safe and happy in the water. ■ Children can progress at their own pace with expert support ■ Every child receives a Swim Academy pack and progress passport ■ Colour-coded swim cap and achievement certificates available at every stage ■ Stickers, badges and medals to collect along the way ■ Watch your child progress with the online assessment tool with realtime progress and feedback
For more information on the Vivacity Swim Academy call your local centre on 01733 864000, email or see more online

Children’s summer athletics (4-13 years)
20 July – 28 August at Hampton Leisure Centre (8am-6pm) for children aged 4-13 years
3 August – 14 August at the Regional Pool (9am-4pm) for children aged 8-13 years
Enjoy some outdoor summer athletics where children get a chance to try all disciplines in a safe and structured teaching environment with the focus on having fun, whether it is running, jumping or throwing.
Just £3 per session, to book call Hampton Leisure Centre on 01733 864 657 or for sessions at the Regional Pool from £11 for half a day email  

Fun pool inflatables at the Regional Pool (ages 5+)
20 July – 4 August weekdays 1pm-5pm
Great value family fun with our crazy inflatable water zorbs, tubes, floats and boats! One of our most popular family sessions – where you have just as much fun as the kids! If you haven’t already tried it, it is an absolute must!
Adults £4.70 and children £3.70
Call 01733 864 760 for more information.

Summer sports and holiday club session also available at: Werrington Leisure Centre (8-14 years)
From 20 July – 28 August
■ Badminton and basketball ■ Football and rollerskating ■ Sports Xtra days: Adventure, Dance, Detective, Futsal and Spy To book, call 01733 576606. Bushfield Leisure Centre (8-14 years) From 21 July – 25 August ■ Short tennis ■ Badminton ■ Sports Xtra days: Adventure, Dance, Detective, Futsal and Spy To book, call 01733 864656 Hampton Leisure Centre (4-13 years) From 20 July – 28 August ■ ‘Schools Out’ sessions ■ Us Girls club
To book, call 01733 864657. 

Xplorer Family Challenge at Ferry Meadows (5-14 years)
23 July – 27 August, every Thursday at the Watersports Centre, Ferry Meadows (1pm-3pm)
This family friendly navigational challenge is educational, fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park and follow the clues to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.  Just £1 for the map – no booking required, find out more at

Youth Football at Werrington Playing Fields (11+)
23 July – 3 September, every Thursday 2pm-4pm
Does your child love football? This is a great way to enjoy a weekly game of football with likeminded players without any commitment – simply turn up and play!
All sessions are free and no booking required. 

Summer Holiday fun starts at the Lido!
You don’t need to go far to enjoy a great holiday feeling… Enjoy an atmospheric day out at the Art-Deco inspired Peterborough Lido! This fantastic outdoor swimming complex offers three heated outdoor swimming pools, a 50m main pool, a shallow teaching pool for children and a paddling pool for toddlers. The Lido is the perfect venue for a family day out with three expansive sun-bathing terraces, a large grass lawn and a fun play area for the kids. Bring a picnic or enjoy hot and cold food alfrescostyle at the Lido Café. Prices Entry to the Lido is just £5.70 for adults and £4.00 for children.
Entry for a family of four is just £16.00 or £26.00 with food (includes a burger and a drink each). Entrance to the Lido is free to some Vivacity gym members and discounted with some Vivacity cards, please ask staff for details. 

Jack Hunt Pool summer holiday activities (ages 4-11) 27
July – 28 August (9am-5pm with shorter options available)
This is a great holiday club for younger children with a great range of fun activities and sports in one place, including arts & craft, science-based sessions, indoor games and a variety of sports.
Just £16 for a full day or £70 for the whole week
To book call 01733 864 754 or email

Summer Sports Xtra – Dance, Adventure, Futsal, Spy and Detective days! (ages 5-11)
Various days from 27 July – 14 August (extended sessions available from 8.30am-5pm)
Due to popular demand Sports Xtra is back with sessions at both Werrington and Bushfield Leisure Centres with five great options available. Children can immerse themselves in the world of espionage, dance, football, adventure or detective work.
Just £18 per day, to book call 08453 716 121 or email  

Rollers Family Skate at Werrington Leisure Centre (ages 4+)
Every Saturday at Werrington Leisure Centre from 5pm-8pm
On 2 August and 6 September at Bushfield Leisure Centre 10am-1pm
Our Fun Family Skate has all the latest music with a state of the art lighting and sound system, with our resident DJ taking your special requests and our friendly stewards on hand for those a bit wobbly on their roller-skates!
Just £3.50 or £11 for a family of four – skate hire available at £1.50
Call Werrington on 01733 576 606 or Bushfield on 01733 864 656 for more information. 

Trampolining fun at Werrington Leisure Centre (ages 4-18)
27 July – 21 August
A great way for children to keep fit and have fun whilst learning a fantastic discipline that improves stamina, agility and body strength. These friendly sessions are run by Aero Kinetics, a local club affiliated with the East Midlands Gymnastics Association – ideal for all abilities including absolute beginners!
Just £6.50 per session or £30 for a five-day course
To book or for more information call 01733 752 900, email or see

Us Girls at three centres across the city (12-19 years – girls only)
Get together with girls for a range of sports, dance and fitness sessions just for teenagers. These sessions combine fun, fitness and friendship with a FREE nail treatment after 10 sessions! All sessions are FREE.
For more information, or to book: Thomas Deacon Academy call 07734 814 988 or email
Peterborough Town Sports Club call 07920 160 148 or email
Hampton Leisure Centre call 07920 160 240 or email

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