Activities for children

FREE activities have been lined up for bored youngsters to get stuck into throughout the school summer holidays.

Children aged between eight and 16 can enjoy free swimming at Belper Leisure Centre during public swimming sessions.

Every Monday and Wednesday, from July 25 to August 24, on the Parks estate, there will be multi-sports sessions. They take place from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Also every Monday at the Whitemoor Recreation Ground, in Belper, there will be the Derby County Football in the Community scheme (6pm to 7pm for under-12s and 7pm to 8pm for over-12s).

On Thursdays on July 28, August 4 and August 11, slacklining and free running is available (3pm to 6pm) to those aged five and over at the Church Street Recreation Ground.