FAMILIES have turned out in their thousands to enjoy Tameside Council’s busy programme of free summer event and activities.
Libraries are having an exceptional response to this year's Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents, with 2700 children having signed up. Activities to support the challenge have also been well attended, with over 400 children taking part in crafts, games and treasure hunts.
These events have been supported by teenage volunteers, who gain skills and confidence while helping children take part.
Families have also joined the Cultural Services team at Go Wild events in local countryside and parks. They’ve been making woodland music, bug hunting, charcoal making and den building – with about 1,000 people attending events so far.
The theatre in the park programme has also been a success, with over 2300 people coming along with their picnic blankets to enjoy open air performances of favourite children’s stories.
While over 14,000 people have visited Portland Basin Museum so far in August.
Feedback from families has been excellent. Here are just a couple of comments received:
Mum-of-two Vicky Mcfarland said: “Animal Agents has made reading during the holidays exciting for both of my children. We really enjoyed the craft activities. Excellent fun.”
Janine Naggs said: "The sounds of nature workshop today was fab! Thank u to all those involved - we will definitely be coming to others!.”