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Under fives to get active for free this year

31 Jan 2017

Under fives to get active for free this year

CHILDREN under the age of five will be able to swim and skate in Doncaster for free in 2017 thanks to a new initiative launched by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust.

The scheme, aimed at tackling childhood inactivity, will enable under five's to use the facilities at The Dome to swim or skate for free.

Michael Hart, chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, said: “Our lagoons area has recently reopened following a refurbishment and we are now offering free swimming for under-fives.

“The Dome is also home to a very popular ice rink and by offering free skating to this age group we are hoping to encourage them to try a new activity. Ice skating can be great fun and is also a good way to keep moving.”

Children under five should not be inactive for long periods of time and it’s recommended they should actually be active for three hours a day.

“Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and that’s why we are offering free access to under-fives visiting The Dome.

“We hope that this initiative will encourage lots of families to visit us and try out our refurbished pool area and spectacular ice rinks,” added Michael.


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