Keep the kids entertained this summer!

Hollie Farley, East Sussex County Council

24 July 2017

Help your children remain fit and healthy over the summer holidays!

A recent article in the Telegraph reported summer holidays as being bad for children’s health. In the article they blame youth being “plonked in front of screens” as undoing the fitness they gain at school.

The article goes on to report that British school children lose 80 percent of the fitness they build up during term time by being “lazy” over the the summer holidays! We want to help parents and children in Rother challenge that research!

There are plenty of activities happening over the summer months to keep the children entertained whilst maintaining or even improving their fitness! We’ve pulled together a list of top summer activities happening in Rother!

Chelsea FC Foundation is bringing football to Sidley and Bexhill during August. Fun and engaging sessions for 6 to 14 year olds are taking place at Sidley Recreation Ground (August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) and on The Downs, Bexhill (August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th). Sessions run for different age groups: 6 to 8 years – 10 to 11.30am, 9 to 11 year – 11.45am to 1.15pm and 12 to 14 years – 1.30 to 3.00pm. Places are funded by Active Rother but a £1 donation is welcome on the day.Book in advance as places are limited, via [email protected] or phone 07525 810 781.

The Freedom Leisure Junior Summer Fitness Challenge is running at the centres in Rother – Bexhill Leisure Centre, Bexhill Leisure Pool and Rye Leisure Centre. For more information go to

A Summer Family Pass is available at all 3 centres. More information at

There is a Myride virtual spin class offer at Bexhill Leisure Centre running until August 31st. A block of 10 sessions offered at the price of 8. Phone 01424 731171 or visit

Trampolining sessions for children at Bexhill Leisure Centre on Wednesday and Thursdays mornings through until the end of August. Phone 01424 731171 for further information.

Family Fun swim session on Friday and Saturdays at Rye Leisure Centre. For further information visit

1066 Cycle Club are organising a 1066 Country cycle ride on Sunday August 20th. Starting between 9 and 11am from Battle Recreation Ground there are 30km and a 60km route options available. For further information including entry prices phone 01424 751581 or email [email protected]

1066 Gymnastics are running Summer Camps on Mondays and Thursdays stating on July 24th and running throughout August. All sessions run 9.00am until 4.00pm at Unit 3a Brett Drive, Bexhill on Sea. Play gym sessions also available. Phone 01424 213779 or email [email protected] for further information.

The Active Hastings summer holiday programme has a range of activities available. It’s available at

Whatever your childcare plans this summer, whether they are attending clubs, at home with you or you’ve made other childcare arrangements the Change 4 Life 10 minute shakeups is another great way to get them moving!!




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