Programme of FREE summer activities revealed for children in Fife

A program of free summer activities has been announced for children in Fife.

Various organizations have partnered with Fife Council to make it easier for low-income families to access free activities, experiences and food during the school holidays.

The program runs weekdays over bank holidays until Tuesday 16th August and includes activities provided by Fife Council, Fife Coast and Cultural Trust, Fife Golf Trust, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, On Fife and Welcome to Fife.

Below we’ve broken down what’s happening in your area.

Across Fife

Additional funding from Fife Council has been made available to the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

Free tennis and racquet lessons are offered.

With this money, the non-profit foundation offers other family-friendly activities free of charge during the school holidays.

This contains:

  • Free junior swimming is offered Monday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm by the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.
  • Free football and racquet sports are available for under 17s, including table tennis, squash, mini-tennis and badminton.
  • Free bookbug sessions and LibrarYAY activities are offered by OnFife.

Cowdenbeath

Children can take soccer lessons at Lochgelly High School from 4 July to Friday 12 August from 10am to 12 noon, at Beath High School from Monday 11 July to Friday multisport (from 1pm to 3pm) and community soccer (9am to 12pm). , 15th of July.

Cycling coaching is also available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11th July to 12th August at the Fife Cycle Park in Glencraig. To book, visit Active Families.

Dunfermline

On 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd July and 11th August from 12pm to 2pm there will be various youth work activities at Tower House Centre, Commercial School, Dunfermline instead. Advance booking required.

Families can grab a bite to eat, enjoy games, activities and makeup bags at the Touch Community Centre. The Food For Your Future Pantry sessions will be held on August 7th, 21st, 28th and 11th from 12pm to 2pm. Advance booking required.

Meanwhile, on July 15, from 10am to 3pm, summer sports activities will take place at the James Allan Community Center in Dunfermline. Advance booking required.

Families can also meet some cool creatures and animals on Monday 25 July from 10am to 1pm, followed by arts and crafts at the centre. Must be booked in advance.

Accessible and focused multisport sessions for young people with physical, learning and/or spectrum related conditions will be held at Dunfermline High on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 4th and 11th August. Sessions will take place on these dates from 10am to 11am for P1 to P7 and 11am to 12pm for S1. Must be booked in advance.

A fun day of bouncy castles, crafts and face painting will be held at the school on Friday 29 July from 11am to 2pm. No booking required.

There will be a Teddy Bear Todle and Picnic at Townhill Loch followed by an outdoor bookbug session on Monday 1st August from 11am to 1pm. Seats must be booked in advance.

Glenrothes

The free Fife Walking Initiative Bums off Seats takes place in the area. All hikes are led by a trained team of volunteer hiking guides. Bums Off Seats healthy walks take place every Tuesday and Saturday.

Participants were to meet at 12.30pm outside the Kingdom Shopping Center at Marchmont Gate in the West End on Tuesdays 19 July to 4 October and people were to meet at the Glenrothes Community Sport and Health Hub on Saturdays 16 July to 1 October , Gilvenbank Park, meet , Pitcoudie Avenue, at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start.

Kirkcaldy

Families can enjoy free walks and storytelling at a different location in and around town each week. These include the Wizard Walk and History on July 12 (participants should meet in Beveridge Park car park at 10.30am), Tales of Nature in Ravenscraig Park on July 19 (meet in Ravenscraig car park at 10.30am).

There is also a walk to the Point in Burntisland to learn more about Burntisland Castle on July 26th (meet at Burntisland Library at 10:30am) and a walk to Seafield Tower in Kirkcaldy on August 2nd. Participants should meet at the Seafield parking lot at 10:30 am. Advance booking required.

Friday Fives Football is offered in Levenmouth Academy Community Use.

Leven

Graffiti art activities will be held at the Sandybrae Community Center on July 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 from 11am to 4pm. Must be booked in advance.

Whilst a free family wellness event with children’s activities will be offered from 8th to 12th August from 9.30am to 3pm and Friday Fives Football (every Friday from 7pm to 9pm) at Levenmouth Academy Community Use.

Northeast Fife

Family roadshows with various workshops and activities will be held at the Cupar YMCA/YWCA on July 8th and 29th from 1pm to 3pm, along with summer fun activities for primary school children on July 12th, 19th, 26th, 2nd and 31st August 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On July 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Rio Community Center in Newport-on-Tay there will be a pirate party and lunch for youngsters aged five to ten.

The center also offers an animal experience including a snack for all ages on July 14 from 1pm to 2pm and a disco with archery, snow blowing and afternoon tea on July 15 from 3pm to 5pm. This is for youth aged five to 14.

Family Bike Tours are held on July 13th, 20th, 27th, August 3rd and 10th from 6pm to 8pm at the Tayside Institute Community Center in Newburgh.

South and West Fife

A family fun program offers activities for all the family at the Blairhall Community Center on July 12, 19, 26, August 2 and 9 from 11:30am to 2:00pm, as well as separate outdoor games. Advance booking required.

Summer family activities will be held at Rosyth Orchard on July 13, 20, 27, 3 and 10 from 2pm to 5pm. Advance booking required.

Families can learn how to cook healthy, affordable meals together at the Oakley Community Center on July 14, July 28 and August 11 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Seats must be reserved.

On 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July and 4th and 11th August from 3pm to 5pm there will be summer fun projects with historical themes and craft activities at the Ballast Bank Community Center in Inverkeith. No booking required.

There are also healthy walks and storytelling events.

Kids can also take part in arts and crafts activities this summer.

‘Take advantage of free activities’

Councilor Linda Erskine, Fife Council spokesperson for Community and Leisure, said: “Our GoFife website is full of inspiration and helping people find fun things to do in Fife this summer.

“Anyone looking for something to do with their children will find links and information on the website to a range of affordable activities across Fife.”

Emma Walker, Managing Director of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to extend our offer to families this summer.

“I would encourage as many families as possible to take advantage of the free activities on offer.”

Visit the GoFife website for more details on the events taking place and how to book

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