Keeping cool in the hot weather
21st July 2013
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Summer is finally here and what do we do complain that it's too hot!!

Well being British that is what is expected but how are you going to keep the family cool during these school holidays?

How about taking them swimming? The Friary Grange pool is closed for long overdue renovations (re-opening late Autumn.) So our closest pool is at the Burntwood Leisure Centre.

At Burntwood Leisure Centre they have two swimming pools. The main 25m pool has six lanes, making it ideal for competitive or leisurely swimming. They offer ladies-only and adult-only sessions, as well as fun-sessions for kids, swimming lessons, aqua aerobics classes, pool parties and various water-based clubs. The second pool is a smaller 13x7 metre shallow learner pool. The toddler pool, with poolside seating areas, is perfect for children learning to swim.

Contact 01543 308810, for more information.

If travelling to Burntwood you can let them 'GO BANANAS' an indoor play area that will keep them out of the intense midday heat (and give you a breather too)! You can even get lunch and a cup of tea.

Although an indoor centre there is plenty of fresh air cooling you down as during the hotter weather, they open their roller shutter doors to circulate the air.

If you have friends or family visiting, how about a day out to the National Memorial Arboretum? Acres of land, for the family to explore, with a children's play area and a lovely restaurant to relax in. It's free entry but donations are always welcome.

If like most parents these days you have to find child care during the long six week break try the fun activities offered by JC Academy. Highly recommended and if you are quick you could take advantage of their summer offer available right here!

The teenagers can have great fun at Midland Karting in Fradley challenging their friends as they race around the highly organised track, you may even have the next budding Lewis Hamilton!

What about some good old fashioned fruit picking? I used to spend many a school holiday picking bilberries with my Nan. You can 'Pick your Own' at Manor Farm Fruits just outside Lichffield at Hints, where they have strawberries and raspberries for you to get your teeth into! They have bouncy castles too as fruit picking can get a bit much if you are under 5!

Don't forget all the fun that can now be had at the completely renovated Beacon Park, from crazy golf to pitch n' put to donkey rides and paddle boat rides, there is something for children of all ages.

Whatever you are up to this summer keep safe, keep cool and don't forget your sunscreen!

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