Flintshire leisure centres have received government funding to provide summer holiday provision for children aged 5-11. 

Aura Wales, the Flintshire leisure centre provider, has announced they have recieved funding as part of the Welsh Government's 'Summer of Fun' initiative. 

As a result of the funding they are offering Flintshire residents, with children aged five to 11, six free sessions at their summer holiday and football camps across various venues. 

The summer activities begin in July (Monday 25) as schools break up and run every week until school resumes in September (Thursday 2).

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Following a successful launch of the 'Summer of Fun' scheme by the Welsh government last year, which saw 99% of children reporting that they had fun, they have increased their funding. 

According to the Welsh government: "Over 67,000 enjoyed a host of free indoor and outdoor activities including music, theatre, sea-based sport activities, climbing and zip lining, offering inclusive opportunities to take part in activities to engage with society again through play based activities."

The government implemented £5 million in funding for the scheme in 2021 which has increased to £7 million this year. 

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The scheme was aimed at children and young people aged between 0-25. 

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, said: "We are building on this success, offering another Summer of Fun this year of free activities to support our young people and help families across Wales with the rising cost of living over the summer months."

Participating leisure centres in Flintshire include; Buckley Leisure Centre, Deeside Leisure Centre, Jade Jones Pavillion in Flint and Mold Leisure Centre. 

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The holiday camps run at Buckley Leisure Centre, Mold Leisure Centre and Jade Jones Pavilion Flint; the football camps run at Deeside Leisure Centre, Buckley Leisure Centre, Flint High School 3G, and Mold Leisure Centre.

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The free sessions also include the football camps which run every day from 9am to 2pm at Deeside, Buckley, Flint and Mold. 

Parents are being reminded that in order to access the free sessions they will be required to give consent for the use of personal data to be used for monitoring usage of activities. 

To reserve places, bookings can be made directly via the various leisure centres at Buckley Leisure Centre: 01352 704290 Deeside Leisure Centre: 01352 704200 Jade Jones Pavilion Flint: 01352 704301 Mold Leisure Centre: 01352 704330.